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Bitcoin’s road to democratization lies in decentralization

Conrad Barski, a medical doctor, a cartoonist, programmer, and author of Land of Lisp, has been experimenting with bitcoin since 2011. In a recent interview, Barski talked about the bitcoin and blockchain landscape and noted the potential of decentralization: “We’re …

Four short links: 28 November 2014

Material Up — material design inspiration. MD is a physics engine for UI. Flafka (Cloudera) — Flume plus Kafka, offers sub-second-latency event processing without the need for dedicated infrastructure. (via Abishek Tiwari) terraform.io — open source package providing a common …

Four short links: 27 November 2014

Stumbleupon’s Big Data Architecture Using Open Source Software (PDF) — not just the list of tools but the functions they implement. Useful! Innovega — making a contact lens with a tiny bump that acts as a microscope for content show...

Privacy is a concept, not a regime

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. In this podcast episode, I catch up with Dr. Gilad Rosner, a visiting researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research …

Bitcoin and blockchain use cases won’t be sexy, but will be essential

Researcher and author Tim Swanson originally built bitcoin mining equipment in China a couple of years ago, but as he explained in a recent interview, he’s moved beyond the trading aspects of bitcoin and now focuses on research and use …

Designing a brand story is not optional

Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our recent book Lean Branding ; it is part of a free curated collection of chapters from the O’Reilly Design library. Download a free copy of the Experience Design ebook here. Throughout this …

Four short links: 26 November 2014

Metastable Failure State (Facebook) — very nice story about working together to discover the cause of one of those persistently weird problems. Bandit — static security analysis of Python code. Quantum OS — Linux desktop based on Google’s Material Design. …

Copyrightability of Java APIs revisited

Editor’s note: this is a forthcoming article for the March 2015 issue of Communications of the ACM (CACM); it is published here with permission. For more than 20 years, the prevailing view has been that application program interfaces (APIs) are …

Four short links: 25 November 2014

Michael Ossman and the NSA Playlist — the guy who read the leaked descriptions of the NSA’s toolchest, built them, and open-sourced the designs. One device, dubbed TWILIGHTVEGETABLE, is a knock off of an NSA-built GSM cell phone that’s designed …

Interaction and industrial design team up to serve the IoT

Industrial designers and interaction designers are joining forces to create the best services for Internet of Things (IoT). I sat down with Martin Charlier, a design strategist with a unique distinction of having both interaction and industrial design experience to …

Four short links: 24 November 2014

How Magic Leap is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality (Gizmodo) — amazing piece of investigative tech journalism. Better All The Time (New Yorker) — What we’re seeing is, in part, the mainstreaming of excellent habits. […] Everyone works hard. …

Today’s designers are solving business problems

It’s no secret that design is playing a more prominent role within many organizations. Designers are becoming fundamentally linked to the development and success of products and services versus their more historical role polishing the appearance of those products and …

Four short links: 21 November 2014

Wearable Power Assist Device Goes on Sale in Japan (WSJ, Paywall) — The Muscle Suit, which weighs 5.5 kilograms (12 pounds), can be worn knapsack-style and uses a mouthpiece as its control. Unlike other similar suits that rely on motors, …

Signals from Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014

Experts from across the big data world are coming together this week for Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014. We’ve gathered insights from the event below. #IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans “If we could start over with …

The science of moving dots: the O’Reilly Data Show Podcast

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Data Show Podcast through SoundCloud. Many data scientists are comfortable working with structured operational data and unstructured text. Newer techniques like deep learning have opened up data types like images, video, and …

Uber is breaking bad

Tim O’Reilly has said that Uber is an example of designing for how the world ought to be. Their app works well, their cars are clean, their drivers are pleasant, and they usually arrive quickly. But more goes into the …

Four short links: 20 November 2014

The Infinite Hows (John Allspaw) — when finding ways to improve systems to prevent errors, the process of diagnosis should be focused on the systems and less on the people. (aka “human error” is the result of a preceding systems …

Safari for Schools: Free O’Reilly material for K-12

This past February, Tim O’Reilly brought me into an email thread with the White House with a straightforward but urgent request — could Safari provide the delivery mechanism to make all of O’Reilly Media’s titles available to every K–12 student …

The intersection of data and design is equal parts art and science

Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our forthcoming book Designing with Data; it is part of a free curated collection of chapters from the O’Reilly Design library — download a free copy of the Experience Design ebook here. The …

Four short links: 19 November 2014

Distributed Developer Stack Field Guide (O’Reilly) — making sense of what software development and deployment now looks like. (via O’Reilly Radar) Data Capture for the Real World (Cameron Neylon) — there’s a huge opportunity for science IT: tracking data as …

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