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‘You Are All Inside Amazon’s Second Headquarters,’ Jeff Bezos Announces To Horrified Americans As Massive Dome Envelops Nation
Lime is building its first scooter “lifestyle brand store” in LA
Establishing an AI code of ethics will be harder than people think
Who Will Teach Silicon Valley to Be Ethical?
This CEO is paying 600,000 strangers to help him build human-powered AI that’s ‘whole orders of magnitude better than Google’
IN THE NEWS
Germany calls for global minimum tax on large tech companies
Feds Order Company to Stop Shuttling Florida Kids to School in Autonomous Bus
Ford will test self-driving cars in Washington, DC, with an emphasis on ‘equity’
CAN A DRONE ARMY DELIVER DARA THAT $120 MILLION BONUS?
Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts
Amazon Pushes ICE to Buy Its Face Recognition Surveillance Tech
You Are Jeff Bezos
The Extraordinary Accomplishment of Serial Season 3
Daredevil Season 3 Is a Great Reminder That It’s Harder to Be a Hero Than a Villain
Holy Cow, Iron Fist Has Been Canceled By Netflix
Sweet Christmas, Netflix and Marvel Just Canceled Luke Cage, Too
Sail Away: How Enya’s “Orinoco Flow” Went From a Hit to a Punch Line to a Pop Culture Anthem
Bitcoin Poorly Explained
AT THE LIBRARY
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History
New D&D art book delivers the history of the original role-playing game
So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica
Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
MORON OF THE WEEK
Julian Assange is fighting the Ecuadorian government over a cat
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Wears ‘Star Trek’ Uniform in Space (Photo)
Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica
Seven years after Nature, pilot study compares Wikipedia favorably to other encyclopedias in three languages
Wikipedia Or Encyclopædia Britannica: Which Has More Bias?
I love you like a fat lady loves apples (requires Flash)
A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany
Joe’s Blockchain Presentation (requires registration)
Schlage smart locks gain Amazon Alexa voice unlocking
Cisco wants option to contest decryption notices in court
Australia’s encryption-busting bill also after PINs, passwords
Apple says decryption should ‘alarm every Australian’
Scotty Doesn’t Know: prankster takes over Scott Morrison’s website
THE HTC EXODUS BLOCKCHAIN PHONE COMES INTO FOCUS