Monday, June 29, 2015

Markets Brace for ‘Leap Second’   

FinanceScience

Bob Ivry and Yuji Nakamura writing for Bloomberg: Since 1967, when clocks went atomic, human timekeeping has been independent of the earth’s rotation. The problem is, the planet is slowing down and clocks are not. So every few years, to … Continue reading →

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How Gmail Happened   

Technology

Harry McCracken, writing for TIME about the development of Gmail, which launched ten years ago today: The first true landmark service to emerge from Google since its search engine debuted in 1998, Gmail didn’t just blow away Hotmail and Yahoo … Continue reading →