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Cats, Cubits, and Teleportation (and quantum computing) alvin August 6, 2018 - 9:49am

I haven’t read it yet, but I’m told that Cats, Cubits, and Teleportation is a clear description of quantum computing.

Diagrams that explain HTTP and HTTP2 alvin July 30, 2018 - 6:51pm

Here are three nice diagrams drawn by Mariko Kosaka that explain HTTP and HTTP2.

If you could give one tip for reaching heights in tech today, what would it be?

When asked, “If you could give one tip for reaching heights in tech today, what would it be?”, this was the initial response from Jonas Bonér, creator of Akka:

  • Work hard at minimizing your ego & attachment to identity
  • Learn deliberately, seek out weaknesses & work hard at them
  • Eliminate bad habits, replace them with good, one at a time
  • Read a lot, foundational stuff, not just latest hyped thing

Why Siri is bad (and Apple is behind Amazon and Google)

While it’s old news (March, 2018), I’ve often wondered why Siri seems to be getting worse, and how/why Amazon and Google beat Apple to the market for Alexa-like assistants. MacRumors has this article where they report several of the problems related to Siri’s development. (Their article is based on an article written by The Information, which requires a subscription.)

Zalando “Tech Radar” alvin June 2, 2018 - 4:26pm

Zalando has started their own tech radar list.

Apple has the second-most autonomous vehicles registered in California alvin May 14, 2018 - 5:26pm

I was surprised to read in this TechCrunch article that Apple now has the second-most autonomous vehicles registered in California. A bigger surprise was seeing that GM has nearly double the amount that Apple has.

A company claims to be able to track any cell phone in the U.S. alvin May 13, 2018 - 5:23pm

Per this Wired security news this week story, a company named Securus claims to be able to track nearly any cell phone in the United States, within seconds.