Big data for cities, transparency in music, the Middleman Economy, no good deed goes unpunished, our first salvo against Canada, Facebook’s illegal video problem, hacking through audio, Germans invent Warp Drive & we’ve got a Berenst#in Bears problem.
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Santa Monica: the city that wants to design itself happier
When Can the “Pay What You Want” Model Succeed?
Open the Music Industry’s Black Box
Stop Calling It The “Sharing Economy.” That Isn’t What It Is.
One Tweet Shows What Silicon Valley Really Thinks of the People It’s Crushing
IN THE NEWS
A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared
A CEO raised his company’s minimum wage to $70,000 a year, and some employees quit because of it
4 Uber drivers cited at LAX have serious criminal records
Canada’s Adorable Hitchhiking Robot Was Attacked In Philadelphia And It’s A National Tragedy
Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video
Facebook’s Ronda Rousey Problem — Which May Not Be a Problem for Facebook at All
Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook
A painful decision – we will refund your money
Universal Music’s anti-piracy ads reached new heights of crazypants gore
The bomb and a new scientific and technical landscape
Press release by the White House, August 6, 1945
WordPress 4.2.4 Security and Maintenance Release
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare. Here’s how to protect yourself.
A Printer That Sings Your Data for Hackers to Hear
Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently
How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed to Hackers?
Report: Russian Hackers Infiltrated Pentagon Email System
This Hacker’s Tiny Device Unlocks Cars And Opens Garages
Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
How I Gave Up Alternating Current
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset
Apple MacBook MJY32LL/A 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display – Space Gray, 256 GB
The Cure vs The Commodores – “Easy Heaven” (BRAT Mashup)
Best Christmas present ever: A ‘Jumanji’ reboot is coming
Donald Hoffman – Do we see reality as it is?
SCIENTISTS CONFIRM ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ EM DRIVE PROPULSION
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
Here’s How That Nut Surfed on a Motorcycle
The Big Picture – Monsoon flooding
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The Berenst#in Bears Problem: Are We Living In An Alternate Worldline?
I found proof that the ‘Berenstain Bears’ were once called ‘Berenstein Bears’… maybe?
Sol y Luna Mexican restaurant