Robot clothes & AI futures; net neutrality; Uber firings; billionaire CEOs on sinking ships; Amazon vs Walmart; building a better web; make America fast again; WWDC; Don Quixote; overthinking the Leftovers; printer steganography; Goop; hacking Britney.
This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks! To claim your free month, go to FreshBooks.com/GRUMPY and, this is REALLY IMPORTANT, enter GRUMPY OLD GEEKS in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.
The Grumpy Old Geeks prefer Private Internet Access for all your VPN needs!
If you’d like to donate to the show please check out our page on Patreon and get all the behind the scenes goodies!
If you like the show please click here and give us a rating or review in iTunes. It helps us out and lets us know people want more episodes!
The Case for Letting Robots Make Our Clothes by ANKITA RAO
Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power
Is Augmented Reality the Future of Computing?
Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail
IN THE NEWS
Amazon, Reddit, the ACLU, and more set net neutrality ‘day of action’
It’s official: Yahoo shareholders approve the $4.48 billion sale to Verizon
AOL has indicated that it is planning more than 2,000 layoffs
Yahoo’s purchase price was lowered by $350 million
Uber Fires 20 Amid Investigation Into Workplace Culture
Uber’s board meets tomorrow to discuss the ‘ugly’ Holder report and possible management changes
Uber executive, who obtained medical records of customer who was a rape victim, is fired
Dilemma for Uber and Rival: Egypt’s Demand for Data on Riders
Why are there so many billionaires leading money-losing companies?
Amazon needs to court Walmart shoppers because the wealthiest Americans already have Prime
Walmart is asking employees to deliver packages on their way home from work
Google prepares publishers for the release of Chrome ad-blocking
Building a better web for everyone
Airbnb rubs its hands as Japan opens doors to home-sharing
Snap just acquired Placed, a company that tracks whether online ads actually lead to offline purchases
Google sells off Boston Dynamics to SoftBank
The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds
APPS & DOODADS
Zombie Gunship Survival
Zombie Gunship Survival shoots past two million downloads five days after launch
Apple won’t let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore
Richard Hammond: Former Top Gear presenter ‘airlifted to hospital’ after horror crash
17 Years Later, ‘Monty Python’ Writer Finally Wraps ‘Don Quixote’ Filming
Lost in La Mancha
Every Monty Python skit can now be played from behind the wheel of a Tesla
‘The Leftovers’: 7 Unambiguous, Post-Finale Facts from Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, and the Creators
The Leftovers Ends With No Answers — But Here’s One Possible Theory
Orange is the New Black
KKCR – Kauai Community Radio
Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Tour Dates
All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best
AT THE LIBRARY
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake was reviewed on Grumpy Old Geeks Ep 71: Too Soon?
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
Pandemic (The Extinction Files Book 1) by A.G. Riddle
Supreme Court to rule on cellphone location privacy
NSA Leaker Outed Thanks to Modern Printer Technology
Judge denies bail for accused NSA leaker Reality Winner after not guilty plea
Boatload of Security Flaws Make Fosscam IP Cameras Absolutely Useless
New PowerPoint malware delivery technique tested by spammers
Turla’s watering hole campaign: An updated Firefox extension abusing Instagram
The Russian Britney Spears Instagram hackers also used satellites to hide their tracks
The Week that Was
MORON OF THE WEEK
Palmer Luckey Is Apparently a Prepper Who Now Wants to Build a Virtual Border Wall for Trump
Gwyneth Paltrow admits that even she doesn’t know “what the f**k” Goop is talking about
APPLE APPLE COMPUTER SNEAKERS, CIRCA EARLY 1990S SIZE 9 1/2
Who are the Xennials?
Seth Miranda on Instagram
Peter Sallis dead: Wallace and Gromit voice actor dies aged 96
Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88