What makes a song? Silicon Valley of hardware; 3d printing hype; Atari pivots; sports tech; scrubbing google for Hillary & #fataxl; hacking Zuckerberg; Oklahoma is not OK; Viva la France; Emoji bacon; The Americans; Gibson’s Jesus 2; all aboot Atlas Obscura.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Ed Sheeran lawsuit raises a big question: What exactly makes a song unique?

IN THE NEWS

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of hardware

Why home 3D printing never lived up to the hype

The guy who built failed anonymous messaging app Secret is launching a new company

Classic Video Game Company Atari to Make Smart Home Devices

Flip Your Coin For A $50 Discount

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC is the disaster everyone thought it would be

What Happened When a Student Streamed a Movie on Facebook Live

The NFL’s Brewing Information War

Mets complain to MLB about Dodgers’ use of electronic device

Google accused of manipulating searches, burying negative stories about Hillary Clinton

Facebook just made sharing 360-degree photos with your phone a reality

Introducing 360 Photos on Facebook

Google’s crazy smartphone project is finally becoming a reality

SECURITY HAH!

Some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Profiles Were Hacked

CARD READERS ALLOW OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL TO SEIZE SUSPECTS’ MONEY

Domino’s will track customers on their way to pick up pies

Domino’s has a robot delivering pizzas in Australia

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Unnecessariat

AT THE LIBRARY

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Army’s Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers

Nest Security Cam

France Releases App Meant to Warn About Terrorist Attacks

TwistedWave, an audio editor for iPhone/iPad

MAC KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

These Are Our 5 Favorite New Emojis

Emoji Recently Added

Emoji Candidates

MEDIA CANDY

The Americans

We have no idea what this is…

Preacher

Mel Gibson Planning ‘Passion of the Christ’ Sequel (Exclusive)

LISTEN TO A NEW DESCENDENTS SONG AND OH GOD THAT FELT GOOD TO TYPE

Descendents – Victim Of Me

MORON OF THE WEEK

Axl Rose Issues Takedown Order For Unflattering ‘Fat Axl’ Picture From 2010 Guns N’ Roses Concert

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Take it with a pinch of salt – the food marketing myths we’ve swallowed whole

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

What’s Going On with the Way Canadians Say ‘About’?

The Weird Thing That Makes You Drink More Wine

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Grime Life Podcast

The Morning Dump