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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“Eat, sleep, code, repeat” is such bullshit
Elizabeth Warren Takes On the ‘Gig Economy’
Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots
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IN THE NEWS
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An Open Letter to Peter Thiel
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Google’s Paris office raided in tax fraud investigation
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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
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.
Take a Ride Inside West Hollywood’s Brand New Robot Parking Garage
Apple Leak Confirms ‘All Glass’ New iPhone
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
How this guy used Watson to tune out of conference calls
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?
YouTubers get their own action figure range… no, really!