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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Show Notes

INTRO

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

SECURITY HAH!

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

Jason Bryant

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

Kapture: the audio-recording wristband

Brtian’s Quicken replacement

MEDIA CANDY

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

OOOH FANCY

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

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

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