Gig economy, robots & hijacking people’s minds; logo heat mapping; Thiel vs Gawker; Uber monitors your battery, won’t use info, wink wink; pwned checker; nuclear floppies; Gen-X’rs vs Millennials; competitive vaping.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Paramount’s Lawsuit Against Axanar Productions Star Trek Fan Film is “Going Away” (Updated)

Mississippi Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports

These eye-tracking heatmaps reveal why Instagram’s new icon could actually be a huge improvement

“Eat, sleep, code, repeat” is such bullshit

Elizabeth Warren Takes On the ‘Gig Economy’

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

IN THE NEWS

This Silicon Valley Billionaire Has Been Secretly Funding Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuits Against Gawker

An Open Letter to Peter Thiel

Visa’s CEO just threatened to go after PayPal ‘in ways that people have never seen before’

Google’s Paris office raided in tax fraud investigation

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

Why trading your data for great Google products isn’t such a bad deal

Facebook’s Trending Topics Are None of the Senate’s Business

Amazon stopped giving refunds when an item’s price drops after you purchase it

Apple Confirms iOS 9.3.2 Has A Serious Problem

Uber Knows When Your iPhone Battery Is Dying And You’re Getting Desperate

Uber denies it increases fares when your battery is dying

Can China’s Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’ Finally Become a Reality?

Upcoming changes to Tweets

Two more Twitter executives — in charge of media, commerce and biz dev — are leaving the company

Facebook and Microsoft are building a huge trans-Atlantic data cable

SECURITY HAH!

Now It’s Three: Ecuador Bank Hacked via Swift

LINKEDIN IS LATEST CONTRIBUTOR TO BREACH FATIGUE

have i been pwned?

Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems

US nuclear force will phase out floppy disks next year

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Brackets – A modern, open source text editor that understands web design.

Sublime Text

Take a Ride Inside West Hollywood’s Brand New Robot Parking Garage

Apple Leak Confirms ‘All Glass’ New iPhone

MEDIA CANDY

Next season of Survivor will pit annoying Gen-Xers against annoying millennials

A Beautiful Planet

FINAL SHOTS: NETFLIX LAUNCHES FAST.COM, A NEW UTILITY FOR CHECKING REAL-TIME DOWNLOAD SPEEDS

Fargo Season 3 Casts Ewan McGregor As Two Characters

Bauhaus and Skinny Puppy | Peter Murphy and Nivek Ogre to star in horror movie

MORON OF THE WEEK

Two Hours Of Competitive Vaping: A Viewer’s Guide

OOOH FANCY

How this guy used Watson to tune out of conference calls

Say What?

Barisieur’s coffee-brewing alarm clock might actually happen

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Why I Deleted Your Band’s Promo Email

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

LICKI Brush

YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!