Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending August 1, 2015)
Somehow Teen Girls Get the Coolest Wearable Out There
Form, function, and user control all come together in a new type of wearable device.
—Brian Bergstein, executive editor
The Man for Mars
Sue Halpern reviews Ashlee Vance’s new book on the man behind Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.
—Will Knight, senior editor, AI
I Forced People to Talk to Me on the Phone for a Week
Temporarily restricting herself to only voice calls, shunning e-mails and texts, a journalist annoys her friends and shines a light on today’s digital etiquette.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Tracking Junk in Space
A startling interactive map of the litter humans have left in outer space, orbiting Earth in real time.
—Julia Sklar, intern
A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes
This immersive and informative multimedia feature, about a harrowing chase on the high seas, seems destined for a Hollywood movie.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
What to Do When Your App Is Racist
A thoughtful analysis of the defunct app SketchFactor and its unintended consequences.
Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry
The FT’s Ravi Mattu includes some unexpected voices and interesting perspective in this overview.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
Coding Camps Climb Professional Ranks
The latest craze: going from barista to tech professional in just 10 weeks.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The inside story of how ChatGPT was built from the people who made it
Exclusive conversations that take us behind the scenes of a cultural phenomenon.
How Rust went from a side project to the world’s most-loved programming language
For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.
Design thinking was supposed to fix the world. Where did it go wrong?
An approach that promised to democratize design may have done the opposite.
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death
Can anti-aging breakthroughs add 10 healthy years to the human life span? The CEO of OpenAI is paying to find out.
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