Kickstarter, delayed; 7,728 years of Adele; Zuckerberg does good, gets yelled at; Apple changing cables again; Li-Fi from light bulbs; big hacks & lifetime subscriptions on the Dark Web; Pornhub wins Christmas; sipping whiskey with Nick Offerman.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Cards for Mindfulness

Drinking Jacket 2.0

Adele Beats The Touts

IN THE NEWS

YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT THE FIRST THING EVER SOLD ON THE INTERNET WAS

No, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg did not donate $45 billion to charity

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Apple would be stupid to drop the iPhone headphone jack

Apple, Amazon and Microsoft’s mega-million con: How titans of the new economy screw us all on taxes

Toronto taxi drivers stage hunger strike to protest Uber

Li-Fi has just been tested in the real world, and it’s 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Facebook rolls out live streaming video service

SECURITY HAH!

Toymaker VTech hit by largest-ever hack targeting kids

Hacker dumps United Arab Emirates Invest Bank’s customer data

The attack that broke the Dark Web—and how Tor plans to fix it

People are selling hacked subscriptions to Netflix, Spotify, HBO, and pretty much everything else, on the dark web

Anonymous Is Really Screwing Up Its Stupid War on ISIS

World Bank Site Hacked to Serve a Convincing PayPal Phishing Page

Federal privacy law lags far behind personal-health technologies

AT THE LIBRARY

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

A Better World by Marcus Sakey

Chapterhouse: Dune

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

DIY Girls Creative Electronics Kit

Sonos (Finally) Adds Support for Apple Music

MEDIA CANDY

The Man In The High Castle

Homeland Season 5

Adele Owned Last Week, but a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of Owns Pop Music. Here’s How He Did It.

A Mad Love: An Interview With Lush

Meru

The Athlete (And Artist) Who Cheats Death, Jimmy Chin

How Did This Get Made: Hackers (An Oral History)

Pornhub Wins Christmas

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Drug map reveals the substances YOUR country is addicted to: Scotland is hooked on cocaine, Iceland smokes the most cannabis and opiates are rife in the US

Why people think total nonsense is really deep

45 minutes of Nick Offerman sipping whisky in silence by a yule log

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Cards Against Humanity Made A Fortune Selling Nothing On Black Friday

Man Asks 100 Women Whether They’d Have Sex With Him And The Results Were Exactly What You’d Expect

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Jordan Harbinger Live from The Uptown theatre in Napa