Evan Doll

9 Magazines | 4,927 Articles | 26,363 Followers | 191 Likes | @edog1203 | Flipboard co-founder, iOS hacker, pixel wrangler...

Google Cuts Its Giant Electricity Bill With DeepMind-Powered AI

Google just paid for part of its acquisition of DeepMind in a surprising way.<p>The internet giant is using technology from the DeepMind artificial …

Bloomberg Terminal

Sports Reporter Cries Foul When Own Son’s Youth League Is Bilked

<i>Times Insider</i> <i>delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Bill Pennington, a Times sports reporter, recalls how his continuing, far-reaching investigative series on trusted adults who steal millions from youth sports</i> …

A Runner’s Career Ends, but Her Mission Goes the Distance

Lauren Fleshman was the top collegiate distance runner in American history. Then, as a professional athlete, she transformed herself into an entrepreneur and a forceful advocate for women in sports. When she included a photo of her pregnancy-loosened belly in a blog post a year after trying out for …

Track and Field

Little America: The Birth of a New Republican Party

Thirteen months ago, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President with a speech that sparked a revival of America’s far right, a seething confederation of white nationalists, “racial activists,” and anti-immigration zealots. On Thursday, the final day of the Republican National Convention, in …

Republican Party

Grit

Management

My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table.<p>By Fabiola Zerpa | July 18, 2016<p>Photographs by Bloomberg<p>Versión en español</i> …

Food

The Dread and Bewilderment of Walking in Circles

A few years ago, my partner and I moved from a small apartment in New York City to a small cabin in British Columbia. Behind our property stands a tall cedar forest, and behind that lie the cold green waters of the Georgia Strait. At the end of our dirt road, where it joins a bend in the main …

Simon & Schuster

The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile

Philando Castile's trouble with traffic stops began when he still had his learner's permit. He was stopped a day before his 19th birthday.<p>From there, he descends into a seemingly endless cycle of traffic stops, fines, court appearances, late fees, revocations and reinstatements in various …

Law

Tim Duncan Raving About Health Benefits Of Standing Bench

SAN ANTONIO—Explaining that it significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and promotes healthier metabolism, Spurs power forward Tim …

Tim Duncan

Nintendo just introduced a tiny $60 version of its first major game console

Remember the 1980s? Everyone had big hair and cassette players and a bunch of stuff I can't properly reference because I wasn't born yet. Anyway, …

Nintendo

Amazon's counterfeit problem is getting worse and sellers are enraged

Amazon sellers have long dealt with counterfeiters, but with Chinese goods pouring in the problem is exploding.

Amazon

Pokémon Go Brings Augmented Reality to a Mass Audience

SAN FRANCISCO — There are video games that go viral overnight, causing people to coop themselves up in their homes for days to play.<p>But the opposite has happened with Pokémon Go, a free smartphone game that has soared to the top of the download charts: It has sent people into streets and parks, …

Augmented Reality

15 Minutes in the Morning: Pokemon Go — Technology Musings

Ingress is an AR/real-world game released years ago. It was Android-only for the longest time and I only had one friend that was <i>way</i> into it but his …

Pokémon

Pittsburghese Expertise: Dropping "To Be"

<i>Since the 1960s, speech local to Western Pennsylvania, referred to as “Pittsburghese,” has be</i><i>en tightly tied to regional identity, although exactly</i> …

Pittsburgh

How Falling Behind the Joneses Fueled the Rise of Trump

In his 1847 pamphlet, “Wage Labour and Capital,” Karl Marx made a point that turns out to be relevant to the Trump phenomenon and the 2016 presidential campaign:<p>A house may be large or small; as long as the neighboring houses are likewise small, it satisfies all social requirement for a residence. …

Working class

Philando Castile Was a Role Model to Hundreds of Kids, Colleagues Say

“He wore a shirt and tie to his supervisor interview and said his goal was to one day sit on the other side of this table"<p>Colleagues and parents on Thursday remembered Philando Castile as an ambitious man who served as a role model for hundreds of children before he was fatally shot by a police …

Kids

Null Island: The Busiest Place That Doesn't Exist

Magical Photographs of Fireflies from Japan’s 2016 Summer

Photo by Yu Hashimoto.<p>Each year when summer comes along, we all look forward to different things. Some of us head to the beach, others to the …

Fireflies

Read the FBI director's full remarks on the Clinton email case

FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that after a thorough investigation, the FBI is not recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton …

Email

‘Strength In Numbers’ convinced Kevin Durant to join Warriors

Full-court press by Curry, Thompson, Green, Iguodala, Kerr and Jerry West sealed the deal<p>Kevin Durant didn’t say a lot during his meeting with the …

Kevin Durant

The Corrosive Nature of Over

The Corrosive Nature of Over-Introducers<p>In modern society we’re all over-worked and over-loaded with information and tasks and to-dos and …

Nature

A home that looks perfect, until bigotry rears its ugly head

Over a long weekend of fireworks, face paint and flags, Fernando Herboso couldn’t stop thinking about the new America he encountered last week.<p>Herboso, 58, and his brother Carlos have their own real estate agency, and they were showing a Muslim couple — a U.S. military veteran and his wife — a …

Bigotry

Durant taking the easy road? Not so fast

Let's start by eliminating the notion that Kevin Durant is taking the easy way out by joining the Golden State Warriors.<p>There's nothing easy about …

Kevin Durant

Home - The Globe and Mail

14,064.54<p>-66.84 -0.47%<p>Weekly Chg<p>2,102.95<p>+65.54 +3.22%<p>Weekly Chg<p>17,949.37<p>+548.6 +3.15%<p>Weekly Chg<p>4,862.57<p>+154.6 +3.28%<p>Weekly Chg<p>$0.7756<p>+0.11¢ +0.14%<p>11:53 PM EDT<p>$1,348.40<p>+29.30 +2.22%<p>Weekly Chg<p>$48.98<p>+1.41 +2.96%<p>Weekly Chg

SF's homeless problem: A civic disgrace

It persists on the streets of San Francisco through boom times and downturns. It is alternately an incubator and a destroyer of political will, as …

San Francisco Bay Area

How I Cracked a Keylogger and Ended Up in Someone's Inbox

It all started from a spam campaign. Figure 1 shows a campaign we picked up recently from our spam traps with a suspicious document file attachment. …

Security

The Illicit Perks of the M.D. Club

ONE of my patients recently had her request for a relatively common medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Vyvanse, denied by her insurance provider. I tried to appeal the decision, but her father — the chief executive of a health care company who purchased insurance for hundreds …

Health Care

Welcome to America. Now Go Change Your Pants.

THE immigrants trickling into the maple-paneled Brooklyn courtroom were a docile group. We had to be there by 8:30 in the morning to utter the oath of allegiance and thus become American citizens, and the collective mood was sleep deprivation mingled with palpable fear of making any kind of misstep.<p>…

Jeans

Recycling Eyeglasses Is a Feel-Good Waste of Money

May 4 (Bloomberg) -- One of the public libraries I use regularly has a box where people can donate their old eyeglasses. Whenever I see it, I regret …

Recycling