Irony: Jill Abramson, who today became the first woman to serve as the executive editor of the New York Times in the paper's entire 160-year history, wrote a piece for the New York Times back in 2006 titled, "When Will We Stop Saying 'First Woman to _____'?"
For what it's worth, I, too, long for the day when "First Woman To ____" is no longer notable. But for now, in many cases, it still is a big deal.
A very good piece by Tom Simonite in the MIT Technology Review looks at the implications of Intel’s announcement that it will slow the rate at which it increases the density of transistors in microprocessors.
When Bruce Sterling wrote his seminal book The Hacker Crackdown — a history of the rise of hackers, the passage of the first anti-hacking laws, and the formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation — most of the hackers he chronicled had handles that were a combination of playfulness and menace, like Phiber Optik, Scorpion and […]
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today said it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Model S cars, following the death of a driver who was killed using the vehicle’s Autopilot mode.
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Folks used to rely on alarms to protect their home – and before that, the family dog. Now, anyone looking to guard their homes can choose from some high-tech options, including the Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD Home Security Camera (now just $219 in the Boing Boing Store).In fact, this 2015 CES “Best of Innovation” award-winner boasts so many features, it’s […]