Ep 170: Brian’s Getting a Drone!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  July 29, 2016

CEOs paid to be average; Pono down; Yahoo deconstructed; Facebook value rising; 7-11 wins the drone race; Apple’s billionth iPhone; DNC hack & treason; IoT code audits; Star Wars drones; Star Trek; Moby; Lucy; drink beer for cash; meet the Allens.

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Show Notes

INTRO

CEOs Are Paid Fortunes Just to Be Average

Best iOS 10 Features: The Clock App’s “Bedtime” Feature Actually Changed How I Sleep

Neil Young’s PonoMusic Store Goes Offline as It Switches Content Providers

IN THE NEWS

Highway ban squeezes lanes for China’s self-driving car industry

Federal regulators says car makers “cannot wait for perfect” on automation

Uber Has Yet to Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths, Study Says

What Will Happen to Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Maps, and Yahoo Mail? An Exhaustive List.

SoundCloud reportedly wants to find a buyer

You’re more valuable to Facebook than ever before

You’ll be able to watch Olympics highlights on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

7-Eleven just made the first commercial delivery by drone

Apple’s business is getting smaller and smaller

Apple’s billionth iPhone is a rare milestone in tech

Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, Moore’s Law Roadmap Predicts

Photographer Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Is the DNC Hack an Act of War?

No, Donald Trump Did Not Commit Treason When He Suggested Russia Hack Clinton’s Emails

Amazon’s Alexa will now lock your door for you (if you have a ‘smart’ lock)

Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards

Osram’s Lightify smart bulbs blow a security fuse – isn’t anything code audited anymore?

Pets left hungry as smart feeder breaks

EFF Sues U.S. Government Over DMCA

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

How I made LastPass give me all your passwords

AT THE LIBRARY

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Microsoft thinks it can do a better iPhone camera app than Apple

How to properly charge a phone’s battery: stop charging from zero to 100% and other tips

Scrivener for iOS

Fuck You OmniGroup and OmniGraffle

‘Star Wars’ drones can do aerial stunts and shoot lasers

Star Wars Battle Quads

MEDIA CANDY

New episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will air on Netflix

First Look – Test Flight of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Discovery

Star Trek Was Among the Best Franchises at Representing People With Disabilities—Until Star Trek Beyond

Oh, FFS.

Marvel fans will have to wait until 2018 for more ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’

Sound Opinions – Moby

Lucy

MORON OF THE WEEK

Meet the Allens, the “Off-Grid” Family That Wants Your Support to Survive

YouTube star asks fans for passwords to hijack their Twitter accounts

OOOH FANCY

Moleskine Opened a Café in Milan, and It Looks Exactly Like You Think It Would

The Smithsonian Will Pay Someone $64,000 a Year to Drink (and Research) Beer

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

The ice bucket challenge actually did help ALS research

The Ice Bucket Challenge did not fund a breakthrough in ALS treatment

The Rolling Stones go Snap, Crackle and Pop! 1960s commercial for cereal sung by the band is unearthed by incredulous internet

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Engineer finds a huge physics discovery in da Vinci’s ‘irrelevant scribbles’