Bad QI; Bird graveyards; Toronto tech; Twitter trending twitches; Facebook takes a hit, finally; Moviepass plunges; GM goes peer-to-peer; abandoning cash; Google’s DTP; Fairy Vulcan earbuds; Deadwood; Luke Cage; social prisons; hacking SIMs; ASCII art tattoos.
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If Your iPhone Keeps Dying, Check for Weirdly Behaving Apps
Quitting All Your Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life
Apple Watch: How to get the official Apple user guide for free
Bird scooters are ruining Venice
Segway’s New Electric Skates Are the Latest Volley in the Scooter Wars
Toronto is the center of new technology jobs in North America
Chris Hardwick Returning to AMC and ‘Talking’ After a ‘Comprehensive Assessment’ By the Network
Pasadena’s Burger-Flipping Robot Will Now Fry Chicken at Dodger Stadium
IN THE NEWS
Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals
Facebook officially loses $123 billion in value
Tracking Facebook’s fortunes in six charts
Departing Facebook Security Officer’s Memo: “We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides”
Virgin Galactic’s third supersonic test flight hits Mach 2 and 170,000 feet
Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars
MoviePass boosts its stock with a reverse split — and immediately plunges 50%
MoviePass couldn’t afford to pay for movie tickets on Thursday
GM launches a peer-to-peer car-sharing service
Sh*tcoins! 4New lands $30 million to turn waste into cryptocurrency
‘SCRAPER’ BOTS AND THE SECRET INTERNET ARMS RACE
Google launches ‘Data Transfer Project’ to make it easier to switch services
Data Transfer Project
DARPA pushes for AI that can explain its decisions
How Microsoft Is Profiting From the Amazon Backlash
APPS & DOODADS
Razer Blade 15
Sony announces world’s highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras
Star Trek fans can now buy Vulcan wireless earbuds to look the part
‘Deadwood’ Movie Is Finally a Go at HBO
Alita: Battle Angel | Official Trailer [HD]
Alita: Battle Angel | James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Jon Landau & Rosa Salazar Live Q&A
Ready Player One
The New Buffy Showrunner Addresses Reboot Concerns: It’s ‘Time to Meet a New Slayer’
NIN: “Cars” with Gary Numan, London 7.15.09
Underworld and Iggy Pop release their 4 track collaborative EP Teatime Dub Encounters today (July 27th) via Caroline International. A video for the EPs final track – Trapped – has gone online today, directed by tomato’s Simon Taylor.
Why You Should Never Pay For Podcast Hosting
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS FREE PODCAST HOSTING
‘Planet of the Apps’ star Gary Vaynerchuk attributes show’s failure to Apple’s bad marketing
Ross Ulbricht on Twitter
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange may be evicted from Ecuador embassy providing asylum, reports say
Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing
Yes, Google’s Security Key Is Hackable
LifeLock Bug Exposed Millions of Customer Email Addresses
Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers
Maybe Fitness Tracking Shouldn’t Be Social After All
Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users
How 3,000 streetlights turned San Diego into America’s smartest city
Ascii art tattoos!
Archive with all Mac and iOS wallpapers
A parasite found in cat poop has been linked to a higher likelihood of entrepreneurial behavior in people who get infected
Bittner called it.
MORON OF THE WEEK
‘Billions’ co-creator Brian Koppelman says everyone knows how to tell a great story — but few get the chance
USERS SUE JUUL FOR ADDICTING THEM TO NICOTINE
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Contract Milestone Brings Enterprise Cloud Solution One Step Closer to Warfighter
Big pharma makes a $300m bet on 23andMe
Breaking: Researchers at CERN break “The Speed of Light”
Two private equity firms just created the largest private provider of public safety services in the US
This Old Man’s Advice About Dealing With Death Has Been Called ‘The Best Internet Comment Of All Time’
Sia – Breathe Me (Six Feet Under Finale)