Andy Huang

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Searching 1TB/sec: Systems Engineering Before Algorithms

TL;DR: Four years ago, I left Google with the idea for a new kind of server monitoring tool. The idea was to combine traditionally separate functions …

In Atlanta housing recovery, the neighborhood matters

Robin O'Neil owns a four-bedroom home in what looks like a little piece of suburban paradise: the Chapel Lake subdivision in DeKalb County, east of Atlanta. The large yellow house has a generous lawn, a patio and even a little sunroom. But O'Neil, who works in real estate, says her home is worth …

Housing

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

What to Watch For From the Hackers at Black Hat

Hackers have a lot more things to attack, and the security industry has a lot more things to lock down.<p>Could a determined computer hacker use in-flight Wi-Fi to penetrate and interfere with the communications equipment aboard the plane he’s on? Or could someone create a wireless master key that …

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (512GB)

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Thunderbolt

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Tesla's 'fair price' China strategy - will it work?

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Electric Vehicles

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Teenage hacker creates next-gen crypto-platform

Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- …

The bleeding edge in Bitcoin-mining hardware comes to CES

Bitcoin is intangible money, but that doesn't mean you won't see it at CES, the nation's premier electronics trade show. There's currently an arms race in Bitcoin mining, the intense computing required to generate new units of the increasingly popular virtual currency that approximates cash on the …

Coinbase wants to bring Bitcoins from the nerds to you

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Bitcoin

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

The Workplace

john chege on Twitter: "Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) http://t.co/yQ8jnn47Km"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>johnchege</b><p>“@<b>johnchege</b>: Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) …

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

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Supercapacitors

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

Sriracha Sauce

Obama administration promises 'tech surge' to fix ailing Healthcare.gov website

In a blog post today, the Department of Health and Human Services laid out many of the technical problems that have plagued the Healthcare.gov website. Although the code for the front end of the site has been relatively stable, the back end has had myriad issues with regard to account creation — …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Stanford University

Dropcam’s new camera is crystal clear — and it’s learning, too

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Dropcam has pulled out all the stops with its new Dropcam Pro monitoring camera by vastly improving its clarity, control and, …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a …

Further Thoughts On Why BlackBerry's Failure Could Be Your Failure Too

It’s a year and a half now since I offered the view that RIM, the name we used to give to BlackBerry, was a busted flush in part because its new strategy was too narrow. Over the months that followed, the new CEO Thorsten Heins, made a really impressive attempt to make the company work. It didn’t, …

FBI seizes online black market Silk Road, arrests owner

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested …

10 surprising economic trends that rule the world

<i>What’s going on in the world today?</i> It’s hard to keep up. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the caps-lock headlines, subtler, but no less significant, shifts are changing the US economy and reshaping the …

Health Care

Digital Reading Company Kobo 'On Pace To Be A Billion Dollar Company'

Where Barnes and Noble is waffling about tablet manufacturing, has recently shed a CEO and is in some financial distress, the Canadian-founded, Japanese-owned digital e-reading company, Kobo, seems to be flourishing. They are growing in revenue, launched several new e-reader and tablet devices that …

Apple is no longer an innovative company, says the man who helped Steve Jobs design the Mac

Hartmut Esslinger knows a thing or two about industrial design and what it’s done for Apple. He worked directly with Steve Jobs to establish a “design language” that was used on the Macintosh line of computers for over a decade. Esslinger’s iconoclastic firm had already designed over 100 products …

Product Design