Scooters spreading; Sherlock, hero; RIP Bourdain; browser swapping; streaming scandals; Facebook data trending; declining crypto-crap; Buzzfeed pivots; Apple WWDC; Riverhead holo-phones; VR doilies; revisionist memories; Scalzi; an incomplete list of bunk.
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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Anthony Bourdain Was Found Dead After Reportedly Killing Himself
Benedict Cumberbatch hailed ‘hero’ after fending off four men attacking Deliveroo cyclist
Uber reportedly joining the San Francisco scooter fray
How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world
Denver may start removing electric scooters from city sidewalks
Bye-bye, SF scooters as Bird, Lime and Spin go on hiatus
Scooters littering US city streets shout at people: ‘Unlock me or I’ll call the police’
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Electric Scooters
IN THE NEWS
London launches world’s first contactless payment scheme for street performers
Are traders messing with the price of bitcoin? And why should you care?
Capitalism Has Failed, and Jay-Z’s Streaming Scandal Is Proof
Spotify is starting to compete with the music labels by signing direct deals with music acts
Microsoft to buy coding site GitHub for $7.5 billion
Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends
Removing Trending From Facebook
BuzzFeed is laying off about 20 people — and hiring 45 more — in another reorganization
APPS & DOODADS
iOS 12 Preview
watchOS 5 Preview
How to Find and Set Up Messages in iCloud on the Just-Released macOS 10.13.5
A closer look at RED’s audacious Hydrogen One phone
Dave & Buster’s is building HTC Vive-equipped VR arcades
Revisionist History – Free Brian Williams
The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘I was very optimistic when I was young – now I’m the opposite’
AT THE LIBRARY
Head On by John Scalzi
Lock In by John Scalzi
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Diary 2019
Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline
Microsoft Just Put a Data Center on the Bottom of the Ocean
MORON OF THE WEEK
Man dies on Mount Everest during ASKfm cryptocurrency promotional stunt
An Incomplete List Of Complete Bullshit Websites
Pterodactyl Problems – Spreading Fear (Music Video)
You Can Now Download the World’s Largest Self-Driving Dataset
Bay Area exodus? Nearly 50 percent of Californians say they want to move out soon, poll finds
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you
John McAfee says he will run for president in 2020
US Defense Information System Agency Test
Cyber Awareness Challenge
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