Category Archives: Linked

July 3, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: “Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data”

via Flowing Data: Ever since I found out about the Statistical Atlas of the United States, historically produced by the Census Bureau, it annoyed me that there wasn’t one in the works for the 2010 Census due to cuts in funding. The last one was for 2000. Actually, the 2000 edition was called the Census […]

July 2, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: “Pay for Starbucks Via Apple Pay (Sort Of)”

via PC Mag: So, here’s the deal: You reload your card with Apple Pay in the app, and you then use the app itself to pay for your coffee. Apple Pay, in a way, pays for your coffee, but only by the transitive property. And, yes, the entire process requires Touch ID to work, so […]

July 1, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: “Privacy vs. User Experience”

via dcurt.is: The real issue that Apple is trying to address is not really privacy, but rather security. Though Google has all of my data, it is still private. Google does not sell access to my data; it sells access to my attention. Advertisers do not get my information from Google. So as long as […]

June 30, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: “How Android Is Becoming the New Windows”

via Gizmodo: And even though Android is a powerful OS, the goal for Google has always been to rule the cloud. So we’re moving from a Windows world of smart devices in a relatively dumb internet, to dumb devices in a smart cloud. Because of course your Android device is not much use (and not […]

June 29, 2015

Comments Off on Linked: “In Search Of The Red Cross’ $500 Million In Haiti Relief”

via NPR: After several emails, the Red Cross acknowledged that the “130,000 Haitians” figure is made up of people who went to a seminar on how to fix their own homes, people who received temporary rental assistance, and thousands of people who received temporary shelters — which start to disintegrate after three to five years. […]