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July 06 2010

Todd Hoff: How Will Memristors Change Everything?

Today there is rough price parity between (1) one database access, (2) ten bytes of network traffic, (3) 100,000 instructions, (4) 10 bytes of disk storage, and (5) a megabyte of disk bandwidth. This has implications for how one structures Internet-scale
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June 28 2010

Julia Ioffe: Roulette Russian

The teen-ager behind Chatroulette.

Joe Weinman: Lazy, Hazy, Crazy - The 10 Laws of Behavioral Cloudonomics

Lazy, as in minimizing physical, cognitive, emotional and real dollar costs; hazy, as in using heuristics or rules of thumb rather than precise calculations; and crazy, or, as MIT’s Dan Ariely says in his book of the same name, “Predictably Irrational

June 24 2010

Justin Lahart: Tinkering Makes Comeback Amid Crisis

Maybe it's time to bring my old white board out of retirement, and rethink some of those old projects.

June 15 2010

Prevelakis-Spinellis: The Athens Affair

How some extremely smart hackers pulled off the most audacious cell-network break-in ever.

May 03 2010

Sir Clive Sinclair: "I don't use a computer at all"

The entrepreneur and innovator tells about inspiration, determination and why he doesn't do email.

January 03 2010

Hadley Leggett: Baby-by-Number: Parents’ New Obsession With Data

What parents need is a good inoculation of common sense and some self-esteem, to realize that they can do this without a tool. Just because we have computers and hand-held devices, doesn’t mean we need a tracking device.

Sally Singer: Machine Dreams

At 34, Marissa Mayer is possibly the world's most poised and powerful information guru. What makes this woman click?

November 18 2009

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