God Is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger — Wired

There is a ghost, no, God in the machine! Anthony Levandowski has founded a religious organization called Way of the Future. Its purpose? To "develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based...

How the internet found a better way than illegible squiggles to prove you’re not...

How do you prove you are human to a server somewhere? The Guardian's Alex Hern writes. Here is the link. Find Google's reCaptacha website here.

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and...

Former NASA intern Chris Garry uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer source code to GitHub, on July 7th. Keith Collins wrote a piece on Quartz, talking about what happened after (coders began dissecting...

Jeff Bezos’s net worth just broke $100 billion — Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest $100 billion mogul, writes Tom Metcalf of Bloomberg. Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-24/jeff-bezos-fortune-hits-100-billion-on-black-friday-stock-surge

Keep the Internet open — Sam Altman

"The internet is a public good, and I believe access should be a basic right," writes Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator and co-chairman of OpenAI. Here is the link.

Tesla to raise $1.15 billion ahead of its Model 3 launch — CNBC

Tesla aims to raise $1.15 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Robert Ferris of CNBC reports. You can find Tesla's prospectus supplement filed with the SEC here.

10 breakthrough technologies — MIT Technology Review

From brain implants that can be used to reverse paralysis to the botnet of things, these are the ten breakthrough technologies in 2017 you can not miss, from the MIT Technology...

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots — The Economist

Around 5,000 nursing-care homes across Japan are testing robots, writes according to a feature in Economist. Read here - https://www.economist.com/news/business/21731677-around-5000-nursing-care-homes-across-country-are-testing-robots-japan-embracing

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco to block rental rules — Bloomberg

Airbnb sued San Francisco, over claims that the city’s rental restrictions violate protections for internet companies and their free-speech rights. Eric Newcomer of Bloomberg reports. Here is the link - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-27/airbnb-is-suing-hometeown-san-francisco-to-block-rental-rules.

Alphabet wants to deliver Internet access via laser beams — Ars Technica

Alphabet's X Lab is planning on an internet delivery system sends data over laser beams, using a technology called free space optical communication; Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica writes. Here is the link - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/12/alphabet-wants-to-deliver-internet-access-via-laser-beams/

PayPal has been talking with Amazon on payments, CEO says — Bloomberg Technology

There is nothing to announce yet, but PayPal and Amazon have discussed letting buyers on Amazon pay using PayPal, reports Spencer Soper of Bloomberg Technology. Here is the link.

Secret rules make it pretty easy for the FBI to spy on journalists —...

Secret FBI rules makes it easy for the FBI to obtain journalists' phone records, writes Cora Currier of The Intercept. The classified rules allows the FBI to obtain information about journalists’...

Bitcoin surpasses $10,000 for the first time — CNBC

All that glitters is not gold; sometimes it can be bitcoin. The digital currency hit $10,000, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin's market cap is less than $200 billion; the digital currency could rise...

The Divided Kingdom: a machine learning analysis on the Brexit result — MonkeyLearn

What happens when machine learning is unleashed on Twitter to gauge reactions of the Brexit result? Federico Pascual of MonkeyLearn finds out. Read about it here - https://blog.monkeylearn.com/divided-kingdom-machine-learning-analysis-brexit-result/.

A hack to Yahoo’s shrunken reputation — The New Yorker

Vauhini Vara, the former business editor of newyorker.com, calls Yahoo the 'Britney Spears of the Internet,' and wonders whether current Yahoo users and potential future ones will decide that the downsides of...