Sunday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

The Lean Hardware Startup: From Prototype To Production: Editor’s note: Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder of the pioneering hardware startup accelerator HAXLR8R (which is now looking for applicants) and Partner at SOSVentures. Benjamin Joffe is an expert on startup ecosystems, angel investor and Advisor at HAXLR8R. – by Benjamin Joffe, Cyril Ebersweiler –

Chris Hadfield Space Oddity : Interview with author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.: Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, where he spent five months earlier this year. His book is An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. – by Jacob Aron –

Robot Cowboys, Apple’s Starship Campus, and Slimy Starfish: This Week’s Must-Reads: It’s been a long week. You haven’t had much time to devote to keeping current on the news. We get it. But now it’s the weekend and complaining about your significant other to your friends is not a fruitful topic of conversation. – by Daniela Hernandez –

Apple reportedly buys Kinect tech-creator PrimeSense: Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, the motion-tracking company responsible for the technology in the original Xbox 360 Kinect, in a deal said to be worth around $345m. – by Chris Davies –

Ubiquitous cameras: ABOUT halfway through Dave Eggers’s bestselling dystopian satire on Silicon Valley, “The Circle”, the reader meets Stewart, a bald, silent, stooped 60-year-old who has “been filming, recording, every moment of his life now for five years”. – by From the print –

Apple Stores to implement iBeacon location technology to improve service, boost sales: An iBeacon system could allow a store to install transmitters that would wirelessly connect to an iPhone and tell the phone its location with respect to items on shelves. This iPhone could then perform additional functionality if it is equipped with a specialized application. – by Mark Gurman –

Pinterest Launches Its First API, And It’s All About Big Brands: Zappos, Walmart, Disney In First User Group: Pinterest is today, at long last, releasing its first API for developers, which will let third-party sites embed Pinterest pins, and make it easier to post content into Pinterest itself. – by Ingrid Lunden –

Here comes the age of ambient everything: Wait, what the heck is ambient news? Pew uses that phrase to characterize the experience of getting news in social streams, especially on the social sites Reddit, Twitter and Facebook. – by Mike Elgan –

Lessons the American Girl store can teach Silicon Valley: PALO ALTO — Starting about 7 a.m. Saturday in a corner of the Stanford Shopping Center, hundreds of girls under the age of 11 will begin lining up for an event that many of them have been dreaming about for years now: the grand opening of an American Girl store. – by Chris O’Brien –,0,2323348.story

If this doesn’t terrify you… Google’s computers OUTWIT their humans: Analysis Google no longer understands how its “deep learning” decision-making computer systems have made themselves so good at recognizing things in photos. – by Jack Clark –

This Bulletproof Suit Lets You Escape the Line of Fire in Style: Despite the classy appearance, there’s something about an exorbitantly pricey bulletproof men’s suit that screams publicity stunt. After all, besides fictional movie characters that go by 007, who in the world would ever need something like this? – by Tuan C. Nguyen – Tags: bulletproof,business,design,fashion,garrison bespoke,menswear,safety,suit –

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