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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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
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
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
What We Owe the MythBusters
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