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