Dwayne Phillips ' Day Book

Items I happen to view each day. Science, Techonology, Management, Culture, and of course Writing

This is my day book for this week. I have modeled this after science fiction and computer writer Jerry Pournelle's view, or as he calls it, his Day Book. I encourage you to see Jerry Pournelle's site and subscribe to his services.

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This week: 26 June-2 July, 2017

Summary of this week:

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday


Monday June 26, 2017

Follow the money; Mac malware is surging.

All the tech CEOs stayed in Washington and met with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Believe it or not, the cost of cell phone service in the US is dropping. My bill isn't.

Starsky Robotics: truck drivers teach programmers how to driver trucks without truck drivers. Culture clash on the job as the drivers work themselves out of jobs.

Boom! IT layoffs in India of all places. What happened to the gilded generation?

Surveillance state: traffic ticketing cameras hacked. Results invalidated.

Surveillance state: all these cities install sensors to hear gunshots. Hacking is next. What could go wrong?

SpaceX launches again and lands the launcher again for reuse. What did NASA do over the weekend with our tax dollars?

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Tuesday June 27, 2017

The news is how everyone gets the news. Ad blocking stalls. People pay subscriptions.

Google continues to move into schools with a special version of Earth that comes with lessons for classes.

Debian Linux developers find a problem in Intel's newest processors.

Apple teams with Hertz on self-driving cars. Apple has the technology, Hertz has the cars and drivers.

Volvo signs on with Nvidia for self-driving car technology.

Amazon continues evolving its Alexa to be the home computer.

MIT researchers have built tiny prototype drones that drive and fly. Interesting concept.

What the iPhone and all the smartphones did to the world in the last ten years. Sometimes we forget.

More nostalgia from Nintendo: the Super NES Classic Edition.

Counter-terrorism or censorship? The big tech companies go in together.

The public beta test for iOS 11 is released today. There will be many stories about hands-on testing this week.

Here comes DiffBlue—Oxford-based AI company whose software tests other software.

Independent tests show that Google's home speaker is six times better at answering questions than Amazon's.

No surprise here: the European Commision fines American Google $2.7Billion (with a B) because it can.

High tech immigration and murder in Kansas. The tale of hatred and stomping the American dream.

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Wednesday June 28, 2017

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Thursday June 29, 2017

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Friday June 30, 2017

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Saturday July 1, 2017

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Sunday July 2, 2017

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