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The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Resources for Non-Technical People
US has regressed to developing nation status, MIT economist warns
A $1,000 per month cash handout would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion, new study says
IN THE NEWS
Subsidizing massive tech companies isn’t paying off for workers
Uber employees need a morale lift, so six staffers created a website promoting positivity
House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure
We need to stop pretending that the autonomous car is imminent
Facebook Told Advertisers It Can Reach More Young Adults in America Than Actually Exist
Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election
Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder
Two-thirds of Americans are now getting news from social media
Artificial Intelligence can now work out whether you’re gay or straight just from a photograph
The Proudly Resents Podcast
APPS & DOODADS
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DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE, Black
Revealing the mystery behind “Twin Peaks: The Return”’s new mysteries
Narcos Season 3
‘Star Wars’ And Marvel Films To Leave Netflix And Go To New Disney Streaming Service
Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond film rights
Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s Star Wars
Solace: An Interactive Animation
AT THE LIBRARY
Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era By James Barrat
Rosario Dawson Narrates ‘The Martian’ Follow-Up ‘Artemis’
Equifax Hackers Might Have Your Social Security and Credit Card Numbers
Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever
Is there no moral hazard in the US data economy?
Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed
Are you an Equifax breach victim? You could give up right to sue to find out
A twitter thread on this topic
Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to ‘silent,’ nefarious commands
Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.
FDA recalls close to half-a-million pacemakers over hacking fears
Is Your Smartphone Listening to You, or Is It Just Coincidence?
THERE’S A NAME FOR THAT: THE BAADER-MEINHOF PHENOMENON
Adam Carolla – ‘The Great Magnet”
The Police – Synchronicity 1
Who Said It? C-3PO or Morrissey?
How did Walt Disney’s vision of a futuristic metropolis become a quaint symbol of a bygone era?
The Uncomfortable is a collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani
Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web)
MORON OF THE WEEK
Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees
Trump’s Latest Tweet About Taxes Is a Lie, According to Every Tax Expert
Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead
HSBC is killing my business, piece by piece — How to plan for your bank screwing up
Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception