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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Show Notes

INTRO

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

SECURITY? HAH!

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

MEDIA CANDY

The Cure vs The Commodores – “Easy Heaven” (BRAT Mashup)

Wayward Pines

Best Christmas present ever: A ‘Jumanji’ reboot is coming

OOOH FANCY

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?

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

ResistancePro Wrestling

Sol y Luna Mexican restaurant

Smoke’s Poutinerie