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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Show Notes

INTRO

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

Vapid

Joss Whedon is right: Twitter is a loud, shallow waste of time — and I’m leaving, too

Irish Exit

French Exit!

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

Maximum Homerdrive!

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.

CU-SeeMe

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

SECURITY? HAH!

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

Fight 215

Searchable database of members of intelligence community posted online

Transparency Toolkit

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

Transmission

Lawrence W. Lee

The number glitch that can lead to catastrophe

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Miranda

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

Todoist

MEDIA CANDY

Ex Machina

The Imitation Game

Watch The WORLD EXCLUSIVE Trailer For Simon Pegg Comedy Absolutely Anything on MTV’s Snapchat

Or just watch it on Youtube.

Hulu discovers Myst TV show on mysterious puzzle-filled island

Sense8

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

OOOH FANCY

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

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Getting Started in VR with JS Rudy Jahchan

Resistance Pro Wrestling

Grappler’s return marked by ‘Delirium’

Jason on Twitter

Jason’s Website

Brian on Twitter