Back on the FitBit, gun caches in every city, Morrissey calls crowdfunding insulting, #TidalFail, Tesla batteries, Amazon rockets, AirBNB bans & topless Venetians, Microsoft Edge, tattoos stymie your watch, & we’re having our musical mid-life crisis.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Just Sayin’

Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Morrissey hates crowdfunding: “A desperate measure, and insulting to your audience”

Twitter Reacts To Jay Z’s #TidalFacts

Tidal and Apple face off as music streaming gets more crowded

How a Musician Can Earn Minimum Wage In 2015…

IN THE NEWS

Tesla Energy

Tesla Energy is Elon Musk’s battery system that can power homes, businesses, and the world

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space company launches first rocket into space

Santa Monica Moves To Ban Most Airbnb Rentals

Venice beach passes topless sunbathing proposal: ‘This is an equality issue’

Marissa Mayer docked $13 million and still made $42 million

Falling TWTR Temporarily Halted After Results Published Early — On Twitter

The Ghost of Internet Explorer Haunts Microsoft’s New Browser

We Ordered Chipotle Delivery. It Did Not Go Well.

64-year-old engineer sues Google for age discrimination

Google Is Testing a Creative New Way to Thwart Patent Trolls

Third and Final ‘Top Gear’ Presenter Reveals He’s Not Returning to Show

Anyone with tattoos and the watch please read

Apple confirms tattoos can mess with the Watch’s heart sensor

Spotify data hints at a ‘musical midlife crisis’ for 42-year-old music fans

Japan Post Group, IBM and Apple Deliver iPads and Custom Apps to Connect Elderly in Japan to Services, Family and Community

Creating Digital Assistants for Japan’s Senior Citizens By Masaaki Tanaka

Deleting the Family Tree

Microsoft’s Project Oxford Gives Developers Access To Facial, Image And Speech-Recognition APIs

Microsoft’s Age-Guessing Tool Vastly Underestimated the Internet’s Narcissism

How Old Do I Look?

Waze, LA Cops Bury The Hatchet, Figure Out A Way To Cooperatively Help People

A Guy Just Broke McDonald’s Build-Your-Own-Burger Station With This $900 Beast

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag

SECURITY? HAH!

Sam Harrelson

Critical Persistent XSS 0day in WordPress

Just-released WordPress 0day makes it easy to hijack millions of websites

WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release

Congressman with computer science degree: Encryption back-doors are ‘technologically stupid’

Rep. Ted Lieu is my new hero! Watch his segment. It’s cued up.

How to crack many Master Lock combinations in eight tries or less

Samy Kamkar on Youtube

The NSA made a coloring book for kids

Hackers temporarily take control of Tesla’s website, Elon Musk’s Twitter account

Hackers used a surprisingly simple method to access Tesla’s website and Twitter account

An iPad Software Glitch Forced American Airlines to Ground Dozens of Flights

American Airlines Identifies iPad App Glitch That Caused Flight Delays

“1Password, find my stuff!” (How to not lose anything ever again)

Appearing happy on social media may be used against you in a court of law.

AT THE LIBRARY

The Mechanical (Book One of The Alchemy Wars) by Ian Tregillis

Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan

Here’s What Google Teaches Employees In Its ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course

Matthew Crawford: ‘Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind’

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Spritzlet

Reeder 2 for iOS

Reeder 2 for Mac

Precision Xtra NFR Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Zoom H6

Zoom H4N

MEDIA CANDY

Theory of Everything

The Fall

Blur – The Magic Whip

Milli Vanilli’s Fab – I’m Doing an Album With REAL Voice Behind Our Music

Netflix is adapting Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham it will produce

The Art of Dr. Seuss

MORON OF THE WEEK

Thinking Can Fuel The Growth Of Brain Tumors, Study Finds

Criminal Gets Arrested After Liking His Own Mugshot On Facebook

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

16 Images That Perfectly Capture How Completely Nuts Modern Life Has Become

John Holcroft

Super cool 102 year old color photos

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Eddie Izzard on tour…

Herman Miller annual sale starts May 7

Ep 107: Grump on Grump with Tim Ferriss