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How to Fix the iPhone Disconnected Error During Backup or Restore in iTunes
Boar’s Head Hot Dogs
Coinbase is now the No. 1 iPhone app in the U.S.
What You Should Know About Bitcoin’s Ridiculous Surge In Value
Buys Bitcoin once by Corporate Bro
Nearly 80 percent of female tech founders have experienced sexual harassment at work or know someone who has
IN THE NEWS
Can You Trust Navigation Apps During a Major Emergency?
All the Ways Facebook Copied Rivals and Tried to Become the Whole Internet in 2017
Facebook Is Giving the “Poke” Another Chance
Hilton plans to offer a smart hotel room system next year
SEC Emergency Action Halts ICO Scam
INVESTOR ALERT: PUBLIC COMPANIES MAKING ICO-RELATED CLAIMS
DeepMind’s AI became a superhuman chess player in a few hours, just for fun
AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions
APPS & DOODADS
How to Mirror Specific Displays in OS X: Mirror some, but not all of your monitors on an Apple system
‘Her Story’ creator’s new series is based on ’80s classic ‘WarGames’
HQ, the hot new trivia app, is raising money in a round that could value its company at $100 million
Apple Has Ruined Its Podcasts App
Apple buys podcast search startup Pop Up Archive
Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmers – 6 Hour
Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Lighting Science FG-02263 Good Night LED Household Light Bulbs
NYKKOLA Unisex Barbarian Knit Beanie Octopus
Knuckle Duster Blood Spattered Mug
Muji Gel Ink Ball Point Pen, 0.38-mm, Black, 10 Pcs
Field Notes Steno Pad
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
Synology Disk Station 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS416j)
Elite Cuisine EGC-007 Maxi-Matic Egg Poacher & Egg Cooker with 7 Egg Capacity, White
Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV, finally
The Grand Tour Season 2
Star Trek: Voyager
Slicing Up Eyeballs Alternative Christmas Playlist
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Battlestar Galactica Viewing Order (No spoilers!)
The Crow’s Original Director Has an Emotional Reason for Opposing the New Reboot
Netflix Announces ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Release Date
Trump vs Talking Heads – Swedemason
Roxanne but every time they sing Roxanne it gets 5% faster
A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users’ personal data
Facebook’s new Messenger app for kids has Congress asking about privacy
The Uber hacker was a 20-year-old Florida man who lived with his mother
Cayla doll too eavesdroppy to put under the Christmas tree, says France
Meow! Facial recognition reaches pet doors
Irish villagers complain Viagra plant fumes have men and dogs walking around with ‘hard-ons’
I can’t quite settle, I think.
The Miniature Set Used for Blade Runner 2049 Will Change the Way You See Movies
Millions Are Hounded For Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With A Vengeance
MORON OF THE WEEK
“House of Cards” to return with Robin Wright as lead, Netflix confirms
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
This heavy metal music made by a machine will rock your human face off
We’re Updating Patreon’s Fee Structure. Here’s Why.
Apple ‘On Schedule’ to Terminate Music Downloads by 2019
Run Lola Run Soundtrack
Judah Friedlander – America is the greatest country in the United States
Craig Ferguson – Tickle Fight
Jason on Goodreads
Brian on Goodreads
Bitcoin: How Does it Work? (Roger Ver Interview)
Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI
This smart urinal will show you ads while you pee