How does Apple (privately) find your offline devices?

At Monday’s WWDC conference, Apple announced a cool new feature called “Find My”. Unlike Apple’s “Find my iPhone“, which uses cellular communication and the lost device’s own GPS to identify the location of a missing…

Why It Is Important That Software Projects Fail…

Computer Productivity: Why it is Important that Software Projects Fail An essay on computer productivity DRAFTDr A Berglas, February/October 2008AXnthony@Berglas.org  (Feedback welcome, remove X.)Copy at will but provide attribution.Abstract This paper boldly challenges the long…

Arc.io – A Crowdfunded Distributed CDN

Crowdfund the websites you love with a little bandwidth, not your wallet Arc unites bandwidth into a people-powered cloud network Users see fewer ads and earn rewards Websites make money, run faster, and reduce costs…

CSS Grid Level 2 – subgrid is coming…

The subgrid feature which is part of Level 2 of the CSS Grid Specification is not yet shipping in any browser, but is now available for testing in Firefox Nightly. This is a feature that,…

Show HN: Bloom – A free and open…

2019-06-05 🇫🇷 Version française ici We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Universal and unprecedented challenges (Why?) Open source, access, data... (How?) Bloom: the top-secret master plan…

Amazon Unveils Novel Alexa Dialog Modeling for Natural,…

Today, customer exchanges with Alexa are generally either one-shot requests, like “Alexa, what’s the weather?”, or interactions that require multiple requests to complete more complex tasks.   An Alexa customer planning a family movie night…

The DevOps Phenomenon: An executive crash course

June 15, 2019 | Palace Hotel, San Francisco ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science ACM and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics are bringing together speakers and panelists to address topics such as…

Modeling the Unseen

How Instacart uses Machine Learning to spot lost demand in its fulfillment chain We give customers a lot of fulfillment options to choose from as they place an order — they can opt for delivery time slots…