Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending November 29, 2014)
Google Doesn’t Need a New Mission
Explaining moon shots and Nest: how organizing large amount of data remains Google’s unifying objective.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
Facebook’s Auto-Playing Videos In an ISIS Era
This was well worth the call-out: if a Facebooker posts video showing the machine-gun massacre of children, it might auto-play, and you can’t tag it as violent or offensive.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Drone Flights Face FAA Hit (Note: Paywall)
Drone makers’ dreams of skies swarming with tiny aircraft have been tempered by suggestions that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will place strict controls on who can fly even small crewless planes.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
If You Keep Texting, Your Head Will Fall Off
This is a fun read—refuting the idea that texting is really horrible for your neck and spine.
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
What North Dakota Would Look Like if Its Oil Drilling Lines Were Aboveground
Very cool visualization of the oil shale drilling lines in North Dakota.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, materials
Stop Trying to Save the World
Why efforts to bring innovations to poor countries so often fail.
—Will Knight, news and analysis editor
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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