Bots, bots & bots; Tesla’s real innovation; Apple ends allowances; augmented reality caffeine environments; no texting in AMC; Homeland Security hates Quicktime; blocklisting Sweden; the IllumiBowl; Star Wars history; the worst Kickstarter, ever; BEES!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Tesla’s Real Innovation Isn’t the Electric Car

IN THE NEWS

Toyota and Nissan to partner with the Japanese government on intelligent maps

L.A. Taxi Trips Plummeted By Nearly A Third, Thanks To Uber And Lyft

Bots, explained

Facebook is poised to take the chatbot world by storm

With Every Crash Comes a New Cycle of Opportunity

Study finds that “male-dominated” professions are more at risk of being taken over by robots

The tablet market is 100 million units smaller than expected. What happened?

Magic Leap wants to let you drink coffee in an augmented-reality jungle

Here’s why the music labels are furious at YouTube. Again.

Apple Is Ending iTunes Allowances, but Why?

AMC won’t allow texting in theaters after all
Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified

SECURITY HAH!

Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime on Windows

Microsoft sues US government for email data requests

Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key

FBI paid ‘gray hat’ hackers to defeat iPhone security in San Bernardino terrorism case

California phone decryption bill defeated

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Pioneer Podcaster Behind ‘The Art of Charm’ Puts Craft Before Tech

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Which is the best blocklist for Transmission?

It’s Apple’s 40th Anniversary. How Much Money Have You Given Them Over the Years?

A Clever Headrest That Could Make Flying Actually Bearable

IllumiBowl

LOVE MINE!

Close5

Let Go

MEDIA CANDY

For the Love of Spock’s First Trailer Is as Heartwarming as You’d Expect

Stardust

Daredevil

Star Wars Original Trailer

Star Wars Force Awakens ALL Easter Eggs & References

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Reveals Obi-Wan Kenobi Lived In Original Star Wars Script

The story behind C-3PO’s red arm is a mini-tragedy about droids and sacrifice

‘Bill and Ted 3’ To Start Filming The End Of 2016 Says Alex Winter

Seriously Funny: The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett

MORON OF THE WEEK

GOOP is “Jackass” for rich women: Gwyneth reveals “I’ve been stung by bees” — on purpose — like it’s no big deal

$13 million Kickstarter project for a cooler continues to be a disaster

Man accidentally ‘deletes his entire company’ with one line of bad code

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!”

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

LA Dodgers

Bayern Munich

Underworld

Lush