Measuring AI; retail apocalypse continues; robot journalists; Soundcloud, Microsoft layoffs, Jawbone shutters; drone identification; Xbox One; hackintosh; internet TV; MeDoc; cryptocurrency hacks; Zip Bomb; Panda solar farms; Panopticon; OK Computer.
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AI Progress Measurement
Meet the Startup Hiring Only Seniors to Prove the Futility of Age Discrimination
The FAA is now refunding Americans who registered their drones
Sears, Kmart to close 43 more stores as retail crisis continues
IN THE NEWS
Facebook and Google join net neutrality ‘day of action’
The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?
Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news
Why Google’s newest AI team is setting up in Canada
SoundCloud will lay off 40 percent of its staff to stay afloat
Microsoft to lay off 3,000 people as it tries to boost Azure
Fitness-tracking company Jawbone, once worth $3 billion, is shutting down and liquidating its assets
Tesla is building world’s largest backup battery in Australia
Arizona man charged with 14 felonies for allegedly flying drone near wildfire
Drones may soon have to identify themselves electronically while in flight
Ticketmaster to kill long lines by checking event attendees in with smartphone audio data
Virgin Galactic to conduct first powered spaceship tests in 3 years
Volvo steers toward electrified future
APPS & DOODADS
Microsoft Xbox One S Gears of War 4 1TB Standard Edition Console
Turtle Beach – Ear Force Recon 50X Stereo Gaming Headset
Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter
Microsoft Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership
Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa
Building a Hackintosh Pro
Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself
Replace Facebook Ads With Vintage Ones From the 1980s
Why you should always ‘Like’ your own Facebook posts
The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True
The Asian stars of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ quit the show after CBS refused to pay them as much as their white costars
No one is getting internet TV right — yet
Facebook’s original TV lineup includes LaVar Ball and Mike Rowe
Spotify’s new series tackles topics like immigration and equality
The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry
The MeDoc Connection
Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say
Two charged with running hacking service used in ‘major computer intrusions’ of U.S. businesses
Fourth Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Was Hacked. Users Lose Ethereum & Bitcoin
ZIP Bombs Can Protect Websites From Getting Hacked
US military will finally start encrypting soldiers’ emails
Facebook fights gag prohibiting it from alerting users to search warrants
Whose Speech Is Chilled by Surveillance?
Watch: The Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Video Remade With Sesame Street Muppets
China Just Built A 250-Acre Solar Farm Shaped Like A Giant Panda
Horcrux Is a Password Manager Designed for Security and Paranoid Users