The grumps are back in the saddle; bots in the wild; Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Tinder & Facebook shenanigans; Apple Music steals music, Reznor to the rescue; OpenAI; BeautifulPeople hacked; Tilt Brush; ResetPlug; Twin Peaks cast; Star Trek is back; Oldchella!

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IN THE NEWS

Google Chrome Is Now the Most Popular Web Browser

Somebody just put Yahoo up for sale on Craigslist

Bitcoin ‘creator’ backs out of Satoshi coin move ‘proof’

Tensions over Airbnb heightened during Jazz Fest

Uber faces class-action lawsuit over text campaign supporting Austin ballot measure

Uber finally explained why it refuses to include a tip button in its app

Here’s why you might want to tip your Uber driver

Lyft and GM to Test Autonomous Chevy Bolts on Public Roads within 12 Months

Soon To Arrive, The Driverless Truck Will Eliminate Million Of Jobs In The U.S.

Tinder and Facebook collide: This isn’t going to be awkward at all

Facebook May Have Been Syncing Every Photo You’ve Ever Taken On Your Phone

Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free

Social Media is Turning Us Into Thoughtless Political Extremists

Column: Why click-bait will be the death of journalism

UNEMPLOYED? HAWAII WANTS YOU TO MOVE THERE SO IT CAN GIVE YOU A JOB.

3D Printing The Void

SECURITY HAH!

Hack Brief: Site for ‘Beautiful’ People Suffers Ugly Million-Member Breach

Electric utility hit by ransomware shuts down IT systems for a week

Hundreds of Spotify credentials appear online – users report accounts hacked, emails changed

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Why the NRA hates smart guns

AT THE LIBRARY

The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files Book 2) – Charlie Stross

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by: Geoff Colvin

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Tilt Brush by Google

ResetPlug

MEDIA CANDY

The ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Cast List Has 217 Names And It’s Insane

‘Twin Peaks’ Cast: Who’s Making It Back To The Show & Which Notable Cast Members Won’t Be Returning

New Mutants Director Offers Interview With The Vampire Update

New Star Trek Series To Stream Weekly, Debut in January

‘Lost’ Episode Of Huell Howser’s ‘California’s Gold’ To Air Monday

Midnight Oil reform and announce a world tour

How Six Classic Rock Legends United for One Mega Festival

OOOH FANCY

Putting the Tesla HEPA Filter and Bioweapon Defense Mode to the Test

iPhone Tricks Allows You To Change Icons From Squares To Circles

New curiously scaled beetle species from New Britain named after ‘Star Wars’ Chewbacca

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Starbucks Don’t Spell Your Name Wrong Every Single Time By Accident

Texas Man Launched GoFundMe Campaign So He Can Buy Dave Grohl.

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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