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IN THE NEWS
After fatal Tesla crash probe, US regulators conclude there’s no need for recall
Hair stylist to Marla Maples: No free services in exchange for Inauguration Day ‘exposure’
Moon Express has raised enough money for its first mission
San Francisco District Attorney files lawsuit against drone maker Lily for false advertising
Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017
The FAA just issued the largest fine ever against a company for flying drones illegally
The U.S. Army is bringing autonomous ‘hoverbikes’ to the battlefield
Scottish Newspaper Lists TV Coverage of Trump Inauguration as Twilight Zone Reboot
Facebook Launches Tool to Flag Fake News in Germany Ahead of Election
Netflix Beats Subscriber Count Target By 36% As Growth Strategy Pays Off
Netflix May Not Be Worried About The Looming Death Of Net Neutrality, But Startups Should Be God-Damned Terrified
Germany: Streaming was a quarter of the 2016 music market
Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks
Google has acquired most of Twitter’s developer products, including Fabric and Crashlytics
Google Maps may soon show how difficult parking is near your destination
Apple and Amazon end decade-long audiobook exclusivity deal
The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals
Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author?
Google takes self-driving cars offline to prevent hacking
Sending this text will cause any iPhone running iOS 10 to instantly crash
Julian Assange says he’s willing to return to the US
The CIA’s Secret History Is Now Online
APPS & DOODADS
Loctek Gas Spring Dual LCD Arm
Play Impossible: Reinventing the Ball
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Beeline is a bike compass that lets you choose your path
Apple’s Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates
Not this Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 2016
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens TV Miniseries Arrives on Amazon Next Year
Amazon Is Giving Us a Good Omens Miniseries in 2018, If the World Hasn’t Ended by Then
Sherlock Season 4
The Grand Tour
Last Week Tonight Season 4 Promo
Brian’s “The Top 10 Teen Albums” meme:
The Cure – Disintegration
Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
Love & Rockets – Earth * Sun * Moon
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Echo & the Bunnymen – Songs to Learn & Sing
The Police – Synchronicity
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Peepshow
Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands
Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
The Smiths – Louder than Bombs
How Much Money Has Rick Astley Made From Rickrolling?
What Is a TPS Report?
Star Trek Discovery delayed, no longer has a release date
Knighted actor Patrick Stewart to play animated poop in ‘The Emoji Movie’
MORON OF THE WEEK
MADONNA POSTED A PHOTO OF PUBES SHAVED INTO A NIKE SWOOSH AND GROSSED OUT THE INTERNET
The alt-right eats its own: Neo-Nazi podcaster “Mike Enoch” quits after doxxers reveal his wife is Jewish
Disgraced Neo-Nazi pundit “Mike Enoch” vows to expand racist podcast network, despite alt-right doxxing war
The Cautionary Tale of “No More Woof,” a Crowdfunded Gadget to Read Your Dog’s Thoughts
Alanis Morissette’s Ex-Manager Admits to Embezzling $4.8 Million From Her
Watch the quick brown fox actually jump over the lazy dog
7 Types of Drunkards, According to the 1834 Book ‘The Anatomy of Drunkenness’
Beer Yoga Is Happening – Because Who Says You Can’t Have It All?
The Drunken Yoga Show
TACO BELL® EXPOSES THE NAKED CHICKEN CHALUPA, LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE ON JANUARY 26
Farewell to the “queen of the skies”: United is to stop flying 747s at the end of this year
Coming This Summer to Florida: America’s First New Private Passenger Rail System in 100 Years
Cadillac Launches Subscription Services for Their Cars
AI Can Predict When Patients Will Die From Heart Failure ‘With 80% Accuracy’
People Don’t Realize How Deep AI Already Is In So Many Things, Salesforce CEO Benioff Says
Miguel Ferrer Dies: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ & ‘Crossing Jordan’ Star Was 61
EUGENE A. CERNAN
LGBTQ Protesters Threw a Huge Dance Party in Front of Mike Pence’s House Wednesday Night
Women’s March on Washington and Sister Marches – EVERYWHERE