Cell brain drain; FCC shenanigans; Facebook pay-to-play; Twitter turns a profit; Pravda problems; Citizen Robot; Amazon Key & drugs; dev stacks; Forks 2.0; Queens of Quirk; Tim O’Reilly; IoT bot; fingerprint security; antipodes; Mandela, Mandela, Mandela.
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Report: Ageism in the Tech Industry
Separation From Your Cellphone Boosts Your Cognitive Capacity
Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity
We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment
IN THE NEWS
APPLE IS NOT AMERICA’S FAVORITE TECH COMPANY
FCC Eliminates Main Studio Rule
FCC won’t vote on Net Neutrality in November
Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial
No One Is Buying Snapchat’s Spectacles – And everyone’s hindsight is 20/20.
Twitter is spiking after saying it could finally turn a profit (TWTR)
Twitter to label election ads after U.S. regulatory threat
Announcement: RT and Sputnik Advertising
Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.
Shares of Overstock.com spike after online retailer says its entering digital coin trading business
Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent
LA Looks To Rideshare To Build The Future Of Public Transit
Sony reportedly announcing new robot dog next month
Saudi Arabia Becomes the First Country to Give Citizenship to a Robot
Amazon could be responsible for nearly half of U.S. e-commerce sales in 2017
Amazon’s move into wholesale pharmaceuticals sent pharmacy stocks plunging
Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front door
APPS & DOODADS
MAMP Pro 4
Sublime Text 3
Livestream’s new $500 Mevo Plus camera can automatically edit your live stream videos in real time
Amazon’s new Kindle app adds a light theme and deeper Goodreads integration
Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000
This $130 noise-canceling ramen fork is the dumbest gadget of 2017
Should This Thing Be Smart? Fork Edition.
Google Spoon Helps People With Tremors Eat
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is returning for a second season
Mr. Robot Recap: An Unnecessary Detour
Grace and Frankie
Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too)
The Ongoing History of New Music
AT THE LIBRARY
WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us by Tim O’Reilly
Why Is Anyone Listening To Tim O’reilly? by Molly Sauter
The Punch Escrow By: Tal M. Klein
Geek & Sundry – About
The Trouble with Transporters by CGP Grey
Goldman Sachs Invests 30 Million Dollars in KnowBe4
A Massive New Internet of Things Bot Is Growing, and No One Knows What It Will Do
The Dark Web’s Most Notorious Thief, Phishkingz, Gets Doxxed
About Touch ID advanced security technology
How does Android save your fingerprints?
Facebook is listening to me without my permission.
Watch Members of Congress Struggle to Pronounce “Kaspersky” at a Hearing
This map helps you find the antipodes (the other side of the world) of any place on Earth.
Why Do Canadians Drink Milk in Bags?
The Monopoly Guy Never Had A Monocle And 7 Other Lies We All Believe
MORON OF THE WEEK
Robert Scoble and Me
Robert Scoble Blog Post Gives Crash Course in How Not to Apologize
#MeToo sex harassment charges hit Silicon Valley; Robert Scoble says ‘I feel ashamed’
Robert Scoble denies sexual misconduct allegations
No, of that I’m innocent.
Mindhunter vs Real Life Ed Kemper – Side By Side Comparison
25+ Best Memes About Dum Fuck
Internet “entrepreneur” shocked that copyright owner sued him for stealing their work
Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19
FlightRadar24 – HBAL199
Football fan forced to pay Sky Sports £16k for illegally streaming channel through ‘well-known’ website
ROBERT GUILLAUME ‘LION KING’ AND ‘BENSON’ STAR DEAD AT 89
R.I.P. Fats Domino, New Orleans rhythm and blues has died at 89
Mark Goffman Sells Drama Inspired By Morgan Spurlock To CBS, ‘After On’ AI Drama To The CW