Is Star Trek’s Utopia coming? Is HP irrelevant? Do e-books earn more at lower prices? Is Twitter going to lose a lawsuit over scanning DMs? Is the ad-blocking Peace app still available? Are we trapped in a closet? Do we like Betteridge’s law of headlines?

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Show Notes

INTRO

Star Trek’s Utopia is already here

The Worldwide Anti-Corporatist Backlash Has Begun

IN THE NEWS

HP Will Cut as Many as 30,000 More Jobs After Split

Why HP Is Irrelevant

Major Qualcomm layoffs in San Diego this week

Ahmed Mohamed swept up, ‘hoax bomb’ charges swept away as Irving teen’s story floods social media

Ahmed Mohamed Starts Twitter Account After Outrage Over Clock Incident

Family: Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen, transferring to another school

How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas

Popular Calculator App Showing Up on Kids’ Phones Is Not What It Appears to Be

There Is Now a Dating App for Bacon Lovers

Do E-Books Earn More Money at Lower Prices?

San Francisco housesitter rents out someone else’s apartment on Airbnb

SECURITY? HAH!

Pentagon Hacked Again, Compromising Employee Financial Info

Twitter Is Being Sued for Scanning Direct Messages

Nine of the World’s Biggest Banks Form Blockchain Partnership

U.S. Air Force developing airborne hacking platform

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Brett in Fresno

Welcome to the Block Party

Leasing vs. buying a car

When Is Leasing a Car Better Than Buying?

AT THE LIBRARY

Ex-Communication – Peter Clines

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Col. Chris Hadfield

Col. Hadfield’s YouTube Channel

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Charlie

Charlie iOS App

New Tool Increases Battery Life Of Phones By 16%

Duolingo

Memrise

Peace is a $2.99 ad-blocking app for iOS 9 from the maker of Instapaper

Half of Destructoid’s readers block our ads. Now what?

Apple’s Most Popular Ad-Blocker Changes His Mind, Pull His App: “Just Doesn’t Feel Good.”

MEDIA CANDY

Michael Moore Just Premiered a “Secret” New Movie. Here’s the First Trailer.

‘Preacher’ Ordered to Series at AMC

‘STAR TREK: VOYAGER’ ACTRESS ARRESTED FOR EXPOSING BREASTS, BUTT TO YOUNG KIDS

R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet to be performed live

Remember Jones

Everything is a Remix Remastered (2015 HD)

‘Turd Ferguson’ makes it to real ‘Jeopardy’

OOOH FANCY

Boeing unveils Star Wars R2-D2 plane

SpaceX Unveils Its Stylish Crew Dragon Spacecraft That Will Take Astronauts To Space

WHAT IS THE SOUND OF NO SOUNDS HAPPENING?

Burned by Design

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

David Gahan & Soulsavers

The Safety Blueprint

Streetwise Barbarian 9,000,000* Stun Baton Flashlight