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WiFi Won’t Make You Ill, but Thinking that It Will Really Can
The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years by Peter Diamandis
Google’s Plan to Eliminate Human Driving in 5 Years
McDonald’s To Open A Restaurant Run By Robots In Phoenix
Meet the American Nomads of Walmart’s Plentiful Parking Lots
IN THE NEWS
The Bank Of Facebook
A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000
Soaring housing costs forces talent to flee Silicon Valley
Firefox tracking protection sped up web browsing up to 44% in test
Site operator sentenced to 13 months for facilitating prostitution
Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users
Blackhat hack trick wallops popular routers
IRS hacked, tax info stolen for 100,000+
AT THE LIBRARY
Neal Stephenson on his new novel, Seveneves, and the future of humanity.
Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Overcast: Podcast Player – Free with $4.99 in app purchase
Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts – $3.99
Kingsmen: The Secret Service
Show Me Your Mic Episode 86 – Aaron Mahnke – Caring About All the Parts
Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
Counting to Potato
When will the suffering end?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Sci-fi obsessed tycoon builds replica of Star Trek ship as company HQ
Mary Ellen Mark
Profoto Presents Iconic Mary Ellen Mark
Not Your Fathers Root beer
The Foggy Dew