Being well rounded; You know nothing, Jon Millennial’s; Betteridge’s Law of Headlines; HuffPo & Ello; A.I.s & Ex-Machina; smiling happy computers; Maximum Homerdrive; Spiderpacalypse; starting, quitting & starting again; Fight 215; WordPress still sucks.
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Celebrating HuffPost’s First 10 Years by Looking to the Next 10
I secretly lived in my office for 500 days
Noel Gallagher on Tidal launch: ‘Do these people think they’re the fucking Avengers?’
Please, please, please don’t let the Smiths reunite
This Is Millennials’ Most Embarrassing Secret
Betteridge’s law of headlines
Hat tip to Kenny on Twitter
Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company
Tesla already has 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall, but use case is narrow
Joss Whedon is right: Twitter is a loud, shallow waste of time — and I’m leaving, too
Why the Best Designers Don’t Specialize in Any One Thing
IN THE NEWS
Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, shows big profits
Has Facebook Seemed Really Aggressive About Birthdays Recently? You Aren’t Imagining Things.
What if Your Computer Cared About What Makes You Smile?
Spiders Ingest Nanotubes, Then Weave Silk Reinforced with Carbon
This new artificial muscle is made from gold-plated onion skin
Freightliner launches first-ever road-legal North American autonomous truck
Hostage saves herself via Pizza Hut app: “Please help. Get 911 to me.”
What was fake on the Internet this week: Baltimore edition
Chipotle Just Revealed Its Guac Recipe to You and All of Its Competitors
How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again
Can You Still Become ‘YouTube Famous’?
Twitter Has a Short-Term Periscope Problem. And a Long-Term Media Mess.
The radical promise of the multi-touch interface
Amazon Prime Instant Video, Plus Rentals And Downloads, Come To JetBlue
A new record for S.F. rents: $3,458 a month
JetPack and TwentyFifteen Vulnerable to DOM-based XSS
Why Today’s Landmark Court Victory Against Mass Surveillance Matters
NSA’S BULK COLLECTION OF PHONE RECORDS IS ILLEGAL, APPEALS COURT SAYS
Searchable database of members of intelligence community posted online
ACLU video app for people recording police comes to Colorado on heels of Colorado Springs cases
Mobile Justice CA
How to Hack a Military Drone Manual is Already Online
On the Requirements for Successful GPS Spoofing Attacks
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Lawrence W. Lee
The number glitch that can lead to catastrophe
Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
National Lampoon’s Doon
Doon on Wikipedia
Grumpy Old Geeks Episode 65: Not Your Parents Sex Toy
AT THE LIBRARY
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Lenovo Just Released a New Laptop That Beats Apple’s MacBook on Basically Everything
How Much Is the Apple Watch Really Worth?
Kindle Voyage, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Adaptive Built-in Light, PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi
AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank – 10,000 mAh
Fantastical 2 for Mac
Fantastical 2 for iPhone
Fantastical 2 for iPad
The Imitation Game
Watch The WORLD EXCLUSIVE Trailer For Simon Pegg Comedy Absolutely Anything on MTV’s Snapchat
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Hulu discovers Myst TV show on mysterious puzzle-filled island
Stephen Colbert shocks South Carolina schools by funding every single teacher-requested grant
Hackers 20th Anniversary Blu-ray out Aug 18th!
Does It Have Legs #32: Hackers
The Crazy Connection Between Color And The Existence of Life
SAY GOODBYE TO LINOLEUM AND GRAB A 3D LIQUID FLOOR FOR THE HOME
There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
Empathy Cards For Serious Illness
‘Exposure’ Now Legal Tender For Photographers
Getting Started in VR with JS Rudy Jahchan
Resistance Pro Wrestling
Grappler’s return marked by ‘Delirium’
Jason on Twitter
Brian on Twitter