Facebook’s death-feed; RIP middle class, Bitcoin, desktops, Soundcloud, Foursquare; sexual harassment in Silicon Valley; going post-mobile; hidden Airbnb cams; Internet of Things hackery; Cloverfield 2?; Epic Tea Time; silly, Snapchat is for kids!
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The “rule of 3″ is over: We’ve entered the devastating age of nonstop collective mourning
The End of the Taxi Era
Uber fined $7.6 million by California utilities commission
The Strain of Always Being on Call
Myth of the middle class: Most Americans don’t even have $1,000 in savings
Wal-Mart pulls plug on smallest store format, shuts 269 stores
Robotic Falcon takes down rogue drones with one shot
IN THE NEWS
Sixty Percent of Women in Tech Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed
How charging your cellphone in your car costs more, hurts the planet
BREAKING: A European Court Has Ruled That Your Employer Can Snoop On Your Private Online Messages
Prominent Bitcoin developer declares the digital money dead
The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment
PC Does What? Answer: Sit on a Shelf, as 2015 Sales Tank Worldwide
Apple is the only company that managed to sell more PCs this year
The Post-Mobile Era
Former Tech Exec’s New Offering: $199 Flights To Europe From LAX And SFO
SoundCloud Raises $35 Million In Debt Funding
Even With a Universal Deal, Does SoundCloud Have a Future?
Apple’s Latest iPhone Update Will Help You Sleep Better At Night
The Internet of Things That Talk About You Behind Your Back
This Man Was Banned From Playing a Video Game Because of National Security?
Police say they can crack BlackBerry PGP encrypted email
Detect and Disable an Airbnb’s Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script
Millions of server logs injected with poem inviting them to jump in the river
GM embraces white-hat hackers with public vulnerability disclosure program
Understanding ‘Do Not Track’: Truth and Consequences
Someone could have stolen your Wi-Fi password from this Internet of Things doorbell
Teen Who Hacked CIA Email Is Back to Prank US Spy Chief
A proposed bill in New York would force Apple to allow backdoor access to user data, or be fined
Apple CEO Tim Cook demands Obama White House formally defend Americans’ right to strong encryption
People are using fog cannons for home security, and it’s kind of awesome to watch
AT THE LIBRARY
Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel
Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Simple code gives access to iPhone’s secret settings, showing extra information on signal strength and call settings
Foursquare Finishes Its Down Round, and CEO Dennis Crowley Steps Away
Snapchat 101: Learn to Love the World’s Most Confusing Social Network
‘Making a Murderer’: Steven Avery’s Ex-Fiancee Calls Him a ‘Monster,’ Says He’s Guilty
‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Martian’ get Oscar nominations
David Bowie breaks Adele’s music video record
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
Music Fans In Mourning As Justin Bieber Tragically Confirmed Alive And Well
What would $1000 of Apple’s stock bought at the release of the Forrest Gump film be worth today?
This Twitter spat between Emo Kylo Ren and Very Lonely Luke is what the Internet was made for
F.lux creators call Apple out for releasing Night Shift after banning their app
Tim Ferriss’s Crowdfunding campaign