The Grumps strike again, RIP Abe; more income inequality news, so meditate the pain away; our robot overlords are on the way; what’s going on at Twitter?; Amazon on the march; Ello, Peach; X-Files; Hipster Vodka; Tyson takes on B.O.B.; Cthulhu wallpaper!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Abe Vigoda, Sunken-Eyed Character Actor, Dead at 94

What World Are We Building?

9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact

Disney Accused of Colluding to Replace American Workers With Cheap Foreign Labor

Sprint lets go 2,500 employees in cost-cutting measure

Science Shows How Practicing Mindfulness a Few Minutes a Day Can Transform Your Life

IN THE NEWS

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

A Computer Has Beaten a Human Champion at Go. What Next?

The Jobs Most Likely to Be Taken Over by Robots In the Near Future

Ad blockers: Google reveals it now has over 1,000 staff just fighting bad ads

The Rise of VR Porn

Patent troll VirnetX wants jury to give it a half-billion dollars of Apple’s cash

Twitter Has Stopped Showing Ads to Some of Its Most Valuable Users

Former Twitter Product Head Kevin Weil Is Joining Instagram

The Deadly Delay Over Self-Driving Cars

Airbnb Deletes Listing for $200 Igloo Constructed During Winter Storm Jonas

A Scary E-Commerce Earnings Season for Companies Not Named ‘Amazon’

MEET WORKHORSE, THE COMPANY THAT’S COMPETING WITH AMAZON FOR DELIVERY DRONES

SECURITY HAH!

Beware of the sneaky new website that can crash your iPhone with one click

Feds Prod Automakers to Play Nice With Hackers

Amazon’s customer service backdoor

“Internet of Things” security is hilariously broken and getting worse

Uber accidentally exposed one driver’s personal tax information and social security number

Crookston Police: Latest IRS scam pretty aggressive

AT THE LIBRARY

The Coldest War (Milkweed Book 2) by Ian Tregillis

Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey

The Annihilation Score: A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Peach Just Released An Official Web Version, But Is That Enough To Juice Activity?

Aereo founder takes on ISPs with millimeter wave wireless internet

MEDIA CANDY

The X-Files

Anna Faris is Unqualified

Hidden Brain

Harrison Ford Will Preview Star Wars Land In Not-At-All Shameless TV Special

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON SLAMS FLAT-EARTH THEORIST B.O.B

MORON OF THE WEEK

Manhattan Real Estate Developer Accused in Friend’s Death Googled “How Do Fugitives Escape” After Indictment

The Rise and Fall of a Fox News Fraud

Kanye West Wants You To Know He’s ‘Not Into’ Ass Play

“Craft” Vodka Is on the Rise, Even Though It’s Basically a Silly Sham

OOOH FANCY

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety, guard against corporate espionage

Cover your rooms in Cthulhu damask wallpaper and invite madness in

Amazing LED mushroom lamps turn your home into a fairytale forest

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

The Fallen of World War II

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

How to Not Fly an Airplane

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Remembering the Challenger Crew