Zuckerberg gets Lando’d; 23 & Me; Twitter’s Arbitrary 280; Ikea, tech leader; Dubai drones; Amazon’s EchoEverywhere; Star Trek: Discovery, in Swedish; Orville; Terminator Redux; Tinder data; being “retired”; mining crypto-coins; when delete means delete.
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Apple hiring ‘Video Partnerships’ lead to negotiate TV and movie deals with content providers
IN THE NEWS
Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280
How to tweet with 280 characters right now
Senate leader: Twitter presentation on election interference ‘deeply disappointing’
Uber to end its money-losing auto-leasing business
Uber in landmark UK employment tribunal
I Am Altering The Deal
Why you should apply for or renew your U.S. passport before January
DHS planning to collect social media info on all immigrants
People Are Worried About DHS Plans To Gather Social Media Info
Harry Knowles ‘Stepping Away’ From Ain’t It Cool News Amid Sexual-Assault Allegations
Ikea has bought TaskRabbit
Dubai tests drone taxi service
Dubai’s flying taxi – the volocopter – takes first flight
Ruling gives FAA more power over drones than local governments
FAA makes it illegal to fly drones around the Statue of Liberty and other major landmarks
Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth
Elon Musk Now Plans to Send People to Mars in Seven Years
PORNHUB, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ADULT SITE, GIVES BLIND USERS AN UPGRADE
APPS & DOODADS
watchOS 4: How to stop Now Playing and audio apps from automatically opening on Apple Watch
Apple says children and twins shouldn’t use Face ID
Here’s everything Amazon announced today
BMW will offer Alexa voice control in its cars next year
Amazon says there are now 5,000 people working just on Alexa
Loyal to Google Chrome? Firefox Quantum might change that
“Star Trek: Discovery” explodes out of the gate — but what next?
Every Star Trek TV Show, Ranked
Fox’s FX is pulling more of its shows off of rival streaming services and onto its home-grown version
The Honest Trailer for The Next Generation Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek’s More Cerebral Cousin
Terminator will return in 2019 with the help of James Cameron
Under the Noise Podcast
HOW LORE TURNED A CREEPY PODCAST INTO AN EVEN CREEPIER TELEVISION SHOW
AT THE LIBRARY
From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
Autonomous: A Novel by Annalee Newitz
How Our Minds Are Being Hacked, and What We Can Do About It
The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains by Robert Lustig
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
Equifax CEO Richard Smith has ‘retired’ following huge data breach
N.Y. regulators issued Equifax with a subpoena, per report
CBS’s Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers’ web browsers
The Showtime Question: Should Companies Be Allowed to Use Your Computer to Mine Crypto?
I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets
How to Clear Your Amazon Browsing History
Nasty Password-Pilfering Hack Ruins Apple macOS High Sierra Launch
Facial recognition devices installed in central China’s Wuhan Railway Station
The Wonder Stuff Plot Spring Dates With Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
The Wonder Stuff – Never Loved Elvis
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Are You Normal?
Hugh Hefner, Who Built Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91
Hugh Hefner’s real progressive legacy isn’t sexual, it’s racial