The greatest hits collection: streaming & bandwidth charges; Uber logo idiocy; Alphabet, Amazon & Apple; Yahoo still clueless; copyright infringements; self-driving hack targets; drones & bananas; photoshop tricks; Top Gear, X-Files, Billions & Serial.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Comcast Wants to Limit Your Netflix Binges

IN THE NEWS

Alphabet Becomes The Most Valuable Public Company In The World

Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play

The Inside Story of Uber’s Radical Rebranding

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick personally helped design the new logo, and it shows

Angry Uber drivers want to ‘shut down’ Super Bowl Sunday

Amazon Plans To Open Hundreds Of Physical Bookstores, Says Mall CEO

Amazon, explained in one chart

Yahoo is laying off 1,700 people and closing five offices

Yahoo sued over employee rankings, alleged anti-male discrimination

Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center

Facebook is changing which posts you’ll see first in the News Feed — again

Instagram massively increased the number of ads it shows in the last few months

Brooklyn Beckham’s Burberry backlash: This isn’t snobbery — working artists are right to be mad when rich kids jump the line

Google’s ‘SkyBender’ project plans to beam 5G Internet from solar drones

TODAY SHOW SUED OVER COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

SECURITY HAH!

63,000 College Students Hacked at University of Central Florida

Top Female Stars’ Home, Email Addresses Appeared in Public U.S. Soccer Court Filing

Oral Roberts University to Track Students’ Fitness

Your fitness tracker probably has security issues

Your Future Self-Driving Car Will Be Way More Hackable

Corrupt Silk Road Investigator Re-Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Flee the US

A NOTE TO READERS

Retailers ‘capable of tracking shoppers through smartphones’

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Ant Simulator game cancelled because crowdfunded money was spent on liquor and strippers

Is Donald Trump the Modern Nero?

AT THE LIBRARY

The Tao of Seneca Volume 1

The Tao of Seneca Volume 2

The Tao of Seneca Volume 3

Glasshouse by Charles Stross

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Depth-sensing cameras will open up a whole new frontier for smartphones

How to remove all tourists from your travel shots

Hospital Employee Shares iPhone Tip That Could Save Your Life In An Emergency

MEDIA CANDY

X-Files

Billions

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear

Serial

MORON OF THE WEEK

College students were asked simple questions about politics and history and their answers are a dramatic wake up call about the state of our education system

Three cheers for misogyny: why the world can’t handle Susan Sarandon and her 69-year-old cleavage

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

America But Better

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Some of the Most Delicious Foods in the World Are Disappearing

Is this ancient Greek statue proof someone took a laptop back in time (or is it just a TABLET?)

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Help a Mother of Twins Conquer Cancer