Gates on AI, Stephenson; Musk on neural lace; Troncin’ it; Periscope’s lynch mobs; Facebook ads & deep text; Uber brings back indentured servitude; Daltrey done with new music; Top Gear, Rouge One in trouble; Star Trek swimsuits; Holy Caffeine Batman!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Bill Gates talks about why artificial intelligence is nearly here and how to solve two big problems it creates

Here’s the cyborg tech that Elon Musk says he’ll do if no one else does

IN THE NEWS

One of the world’s most storied media companies has gloriously rebranded itself as Tronc

Periscope has a new plan to fight back against internet trolls

Facebook now tracking and showing ads to people who don’t use Facebook

Instagram’s ad business is looking more and more like Facebook’s ad business

Facebook Is Teaching Its Computers to Understand Everything You Post

Making The Grades

Turns Out There’s An Easy Way To Check What Your Uber Rating Is

Inside Uber’s Auto-Lease Machine, Where Almost Anyone Can Get a Car

Time for Google to have consumer-facing customer service

Songwriter Would Need 288 Million Spins To Equal Average Spotify Employee Salary

Roger Daltrey: There’s no music industry anymore, why would we make an album?

Tesla’s Gigafactory sets grand opening for July 29th

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

CRTC reviews controversial ‘zero rating’ telecom practice

AT THE LIBRARY

The Day the Moon Blew Up

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Brushless Drone

Hubsan X4 H501S

The iPhone SE Is a Design Classic

15 iPhone Tricks Apple Has Been Hiding From You

Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

MEDIA CANDY

What The Hell, Top Gear?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is Reportedly in Trouble

OOOH FANCY

This Star Trek Swimsuit Line Lets You Hit the Beach Starfleet-Style

The Only Playable Stradivarius Guitar Left in the World “The Sabionari” Made in 1679 — Video

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis cause worry