Hamburgers everywhere; Tesla takes on touts; Amazon takes over; home automation not worth it; .blog; the death of class action lawsuits; LinkedIn hack; Babelfish; Kapture; Intuit sucks; conspiracy morons; deep thoughts by the Geeks; our law of reboots.
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Conservative crybabies trending on Facebook: The right keeps getting away with its big “media bias” lie
Apple sent engineers to a customer’s house after iTunes deleted a load of his music
IN THE NEWS
Theranos Corrects Tens of Thousands of Blood-Testing Results
Tesla cancels 4,200 Model 3 reservations on concerns about speculators
AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment
Amazon is going to sell its own lines of food, detergent and diapers, and it’s going to be a really big deal
Google veterans head off on their own to work on self-driving trucks
Google Patented a Sticky Car Hood That Traps Pedestrians Like Flies
Why robots and smart technology aren’t revolutionizing your house
Automattic quietly acquired the rights to .blog in 2015, will start selling the domains this year
The creator of WordPress on why .blog was worth $19 million
Enjoy That Sweet Class-Action Settlement With Ticketmaster. We Won’t See the Likes of It Again.
Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously
Roadie is like Uber for shipping
Another Day, Another Hack: 117 Million LinkedIn Emails And Passwords
Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area
Watch This Drone Land on Walls and Ceilings Like an Insect
Data breaches and spying fears are keeping people offline
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
AT THE LIBRARY
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files Book 3) by Charlie Stross
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
WaverlyLabs – The Pilot
How to Disable Backspace as Back Button in Chrome and Firefox
UPS My Choice Service Enables Users To Track Location Of Their Delivery On Live Map
Kapture: the audio-recording wristband
Brtian’s Quicken replacement
Tidal’s lawsuit and the fight for subscriber identity
Mr. Robot: Season 2’s insane trailer is here
Trainspotting 2 is filming now!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Trailer: Laverne Cox Stars in Fox Remake
Star Trek Teaser
MORON OF THE WEEK
Conspiracy theorist plans to buy plane, crash it into Thai building to reenact 9/11
Eagles of Death Metal France Concerts Cancelled Over Singer’s Claims of Muslim Conspiracy
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
I Drink, and I Know Things
How fucked is my database?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
There’s No Such Thing as Free Will
Is Intelligence a Burden on Making Good Life Decisions?
Science: Magic Mushrooms Found to Help Depression
Scientists Are Punnier Than You Think
THE MOTHERFUCKING CURE
I Have Some Really Fucking Awful News
The Last Normal Day
Watch the moving “60 Minutes” tribute to Morley Safer, dead at 84