The boys are back in LA with a new theme song, despairing at new tech offerings but rejoicing at new books, attempting to play games without getting played, taking a bumper dump, kung fury, personalizing your aural world & a plethora of morons. Bueller!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Andy Stochansky

Report: LAPD Killed More People In 2015 Than Any Other U.S. Police Force

Los Angeles Just Experienced A Weird And Rare ‘Reverse’ Spring

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IN THE NEWS

All the Cool Stuff Google Just Announced, Ranked by Coolness

Google’s New ‘Project Soli’ Gesture Sensing Tech Looks Like Magic

Microsoft WiFi will offer ‘hassle-free Internet’ to Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users

Canadian Ticketed for Using an Apple Watch While Driving

First Apple Smart Home Products Launch Ahead of Worldwide Developer Conference

Thunderbolt 3 is twice as fast and uses reversible USB Type-C

Facebook Opens Third Artificial-Intelligence Research Hub in Paris

SECURITY? HAH!

The government’s personnel office has been hacked by China for the second time in a year

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Patriot Act’s broadest surveillance powers have expired

Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-Collection, and Online Monitoring Act

How to Hack a Computer Using Just An Image

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

Securing Email Communications from Facebook

Facebook Will Send You Encrypted Emails (If You’re Into That Sort of Thing)

Google’s Latest Enhancements Come With Enhanced Privacy Concern

Russian billboard advertising contraband hides when it recognizes cops

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Green Tea (feat. Alex Kelly and the Lady Tigra) by Amungus

AT THE LIBRARY

The Mechanical (The Alchemy Wars) – Ian Tregillis

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

The Shepherd’s Crown – Discworld Novels 41

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Shift – Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Game of War: Fire Age

Ep 68: Open Source Shenanigans with Sean Bonner

Private Internet Access™ Anonymous VPN Service

Bartender

Tab Suspender Chrome Extension

Uncle Booger’s Bumper Dumper

MEDIA CANDY

Steve Albini: Copyright Has Expired

Kung Fury Kickstarter

Death Note on Netflix

MORON OF THE WEEK

Arianna Huffington: “Fetishizing ‘social’ has become a major distraction”

Snapchat CEO: The Tech Bubble Is Real and Yes, It Will Burst

Judge Orders Newspaper To Delete Article, Newspaper Reminds Judge That It’s In The US And The 1st Amendment Exists

Sepp Blatter Resigns From FIFA

Arrested Ex-FIFA Official Cites Onion Article to Defend Himself

FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States

OOOH FANCY

World Too Loud? Just Turn It Down—With These Fancy New Earbuds.

Here Active Listening – Change The Way You Hear The World

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Ferris Bueller took his Day Off 30 years ago today