A weekly look at some good news from the world of tech, science, and humanity. In the beginning of the movie "Love Actually", Hugh Grant states in a voice-over that "General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed", but that he disagrees. Today, there seems to be … Continue reading Your Weekly Dose of Good News, part 1
TL;DR This is my rundown of my reading year - not on a book by book basis, but a few thoughts and recommendations. In 2019, I read a total of 30 books, which is about par for the course for me, a little more than last year, but nowhere near the 60+ books that all … Continue reading My Year in Books 2019
Why We Must Expect It To Happen Here In every part of the world, cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital ethics are very much on the agenda. I’ve noticed that it is a discussion with three main counterpoints, and a plethora of standpoints in between. First, there’s what I call the privacy first approach. Proponents of … Continue reading Boots On The Stairs
Apple is back to setting the tech agenda, and this time, it's private! So, another Apple WWDC is over and done, and the rest of us can start dissecting it bit by bit, like fanboys and -girls going to town over a Star Wars or Marvel teaser trailer. And what did we learn? Sure, there … Continue reading Privacy Shots Fired!
Facebook is launching its own currency. Facebook, how much you are becoming a country. If Facebook was a country it would already be the most populous one in the world (2.3 billion active users - you'll find plenty of news stories out there saying it's the third largest, but those are based on 2012 numbers, … Continue reading Show Me The Money!
It's Friday, so you get to a bit of procrastination. And here's what I can't get enough of today. So today's the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" and I seriously have not been this excited about something since my child was born. And seems the guys over at Google are pretty excited too. So here's what … Continue reading Aw, snap!
Blockchain isn't just a technology for the rich, spoiled day traders of Bitcoin (see what I think of Bitcoin as an investment vessel here). FastCompany published their list of 17 ideas that they believe will change the world. Among a strong field, one service stood out to me: Banqu. An American based company that seeks … Continue reading Blockchain for other people
After two years of studying remote work, the tech giant comes out with a few recommendations. When I was at Google, I did tons of remote work. I was in an office, sure, but my boss, his boss, and my immediate team were all placed elsewhere. And a lot of the colleagues I worked with … Continue reading How To Remote Work, According To Google
Curses, foiled again! Like, almost literally, foiled. A group of white hat hackers recently "hacked" a Tesla's Autopilot function, and forced it to swerve into the opposite lane. And they did this using only white stickers. Essentially, the Tesla Autopilot uses camera technology to keep an eye on, among other things, the while lane markers … Continue reading Tesla Autopilot Hacked with Paper