Working on spec; paying rent with reach; #BenCarsonWikipedia & the Temple of Grain; Oyster dies & Amazon goes brick & mortar; Candy Crush worth more than Star Wars; Mr. Null; the TSA snowjob; Pandora Pods… One; Muons!; Security, HAH! takes a bow.

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Show Notes

INTRO

There’s a new ‘Star Wars’ trailer, and it’s got a surprising amount of new footage

Maybe Spotify Isn’t Killing The Music Industry After All

The Uber-economy f**ks us all: How “permalancers” and “sharer” gigs gut the middle class

You can’t pay your rent with “the unique platform and reach our site provides”

Millennials Got A Raw Deal With Social Media

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

IN THE NEWS

Ben Carson Wikipedia is the best thing to happen to Twitter in years.

Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built

New Star Trek Series Premieres January 2017

I’m not paying CBS to watch ‘Star Trek’ online

Leaked Comcast Talking Points Admit Caps Not About Congestion

SXSW ANNOUNCES MARCH 12 ONLINE HARASSMENT SUMMIT

Bye bye Oyster

Amazon opens first physical bookstore in Seattle

Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore today

Activision purchases the developer of ‘Candy Crush’ for a staggering $5.9B

Google’s New AI Will Reply to Your Emails so You Don’t Have To

Computer, respond to this email: Introducing Smart Reply in Inbox by Gmail

The Autopilot is learning fast: Model S owners are already reporting that Tesla’s Autopilot is self-improving

Hello, I’m Mr. Null. My Name Makes Me Invisible to Computers

We’re on the cusp of a revolution that will change the world as much as computers did

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

SECURITY? HAH!

Anonymous Might Have Screwed Up #OpKKK on Monday. That Doesn’t Mean It Will on November 5.

Anonymous Hackers Officially Dox Hundreds of Alleged KKK Members

Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws

Nine Out of Ten of the Internet’s Top Websites Are Leaking Your Data

TSA airport screeners’ ability to detect weapons declared “pitiful”

AT THE LIBRARY

Bitter Seeds (Milkweed) by Ian Tregillis

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Meet Teforia, A Tea Brewing Robot For The Home

Mossberg: The Apple TV Gets Smart

All-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers ($30 off with Prime)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Persimmon

Tab Position Customizer 2

MEDIA CANDY

Pandora to Stream ‘Serial’ Podcast

You Can Watch Jon Stewart’s HBO Stuff on Your TV. But HBO Hopes You Watch It on the Internet.

Disney fulfills dying fan’s wish with early screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

What We Owe the MythBusters

OOOH FANCY

MUONS AND DRONE-MOUNTED LASERS PROBE FOR SECRET ROOMS IN EGYPT’S PYRAMIDS

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Exclusive: The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously.

Humans have lived in space longer than the iPod has existed

Realistic scrotum backpack prompts unrealistic crowdfunding campaign

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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