Sending out 2015 and ringing in 2015 2.0 with robot birds, leaving it at the office, suing Spotify, stealing art, crowdfunding intellectual properties, Uber, legislating not-hoverboards, voter record hacks, crazy McAfee, saving Matt Damon & Star Wars.

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Show Notes

INTRO

This is the end… Robot birds.

Leave It at the Office

IN THE NEWS

David Lowery Sues Spotify For $150 Million

Madonna’s Uncredited Use of an Artist’s Work Might Be Legal, But It’s Not Right

Crowdfunded ‘Star Trek’ Movie Draws Lawsuit from Paramount, CBS

California approves Flywheel, the app that makes taxis work like Uber

Beck Taxi protests fee increase for taxi drivers

Insurer asks policy holders: Are you driving for Uber?

Meet “Sledgehammer Shannon,” the Lawyer Who Is Uber’s Worst Nightmare

What You Need To Know About The New Law On Riding ‘Hoverboards’

You Can Have a Real Hoverboard in 2016, But It’s Gonna Cost You

AT&T will no longer offer 2-year contracts starting Jan. 8

SECURITY HAH!

191 Million US Voter Registration Records Leaked In Mystery Database

Entire US voter registration record leaks (191 million)

Who Owns Leaked Database With Nearly All US Voters?

John McAfee says his new security product is a ‘f—ing game changer’

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Kershaw 1660CKTST Ken Onion Black Leek Serrated Folding Knife with SpeedSafe

Qwerkywriter: a tablet keyboard that looks like a mechanical one

MEDIA CANDY

Vacation

Minions

We’ve Spent A Lot Of Money Rescuing Matt Damon (In Movies)

40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

A NEW SPACEBALLS MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS, ACCORDING TO MEL BROOKS

THE SURPRISING SCIENCE BEHIND WHAT MUSIC DOES TO OUR BRAINS

Allstate’s Mayhem guy will recreate real people’s DIY video fails

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Life with Bam Bam

AoC | Best of 2015 (Episode 473)