The Internet’s taken a scatological turn this week; bad news from the WEF; Tidal’s billing problem; Verizon kills Net Neutrality; blinding us with science; quantified break-ups; coffeeshop cube-farms; your stupid password; building a better pyramid.
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Ready Player One Movie Casting
Three Myths About the Digital Economy
Overall Best Countries Ranking
IN THE NEWS
Robots, automation, and AI will replace 5 million human jobs by 2020
Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work
Exclusive: Amazon Reveals Details About Its Crazy Drone Delivery Program
WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee
Google Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Search Bar on iPhone
Tidal charged ex-subscribers and re-activated accounts
Verizon wants advertisers to pay for ‘free data’ websites
Finally, There Are Decent Mobile Options for International Travelers
GM quietly buys failed Uber rival Sidecar
Mcity: America’s true nexus of self-driving research
Adele breaks more records with Carpool Karaoke
Music publicist accused of sexual misconduct issues classic non-apology: “If I crossed the line of decency or respectfulness” isn’t owning up to anything
Deezer Replaces Its $330 Million IPO With a $110 Million Funding Round
Technology Didn’t Kill The Music Industry. The Fans Did.
CERN scientists ‘break the speed of light’
Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet
BitTorrent Sync gets support for running a Windows service, SD cards on Android, and encrypted folders
The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015: We’re All Such Idiots
Princeton researchers find security flaws in IoT devices
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor
Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post
AT THE LIBRARY
Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Mozilla co-founder’s new browser blocks ads, speeds up web
Massive Attack app uses iPhone data to give fans unique remixes
Doc About Adam Ant’s Struggle With Mental Illness Screens At Cinefamily
Black Mirror revived by Netflix for 12 new episodes
Pee-wee Herman madness returns in Netflix movie teaser
REDISCOVER 50 YEARS OF FILM, TELEVISION, AND MUSIC. 100 CITY TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 2016.
MORON OF THE WEEK
Etiquette: Is It OK To Bring A Gigantic Computer Setup To Starbucks?
Woman Who Spent Her Life Savings On Lottery Tickets Has Made A GoFundMe Page To Get Her Money Back
Why pay for hotel rooms when you can sleep comfortably in your car
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
The Shit Pyramids of King Sneferu
I asked 8 researchers why the science of nutrition is so messy. Here’s what they said.
Guy’s Fitness Monitoring App Captures The Moment He Was Dumped
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The Internet of Things in Your Butt: smart rectal thermometer
This Rectal Thermometer Is the Logical Conclusion of the Internet of Things