WWDC; Napster’s back; Microsoft’s LinkedIn & Twitter’s Soundcloud folly; telecoms want love, too; internet makes you dumb; Swedes go cashless; Olli & Watson; Russian DMC hack; gadgets in naughty places; we come around to VR & AR, Smashmouth & Guy Fieri.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Just Delete Me

Remove built-in apps from the Home screen on your iOS device with iOS 10 beta

The 8 Coolest iPhone Features Apple Just Announced

Mossberg: Apple is still a world of its own

Led Zeppelin on trial: The case of “Stairway to Heaven” is off to a shaky start

If Zeppelin did steal “Stairway”: “It would be like finding out the Beatles didn’t write ‘Sgt. Pepper’”

Elon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced civilization’s video game

Deep Learning Isn’t a Dangerous Magic Genie. It’s Just Math

IN THE NEWS

Rhapsody rebrands itself as Napster because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash, makes big move into enterprise social media

4 Reasons Microsoft Wasted $26.2 Billion To Buy LinkedIn

An Inside Look at Comcast’s Efforts to Make You Hate It Less

A live TV package — ESPN, CNN, AMC and more — is finally coming to Apple TV

Gawker Has Filed for Bankruptcy and Says It Will Sell to Ziff Davis

Twitter has invested in music streaming service SoundCloud

Uber is looking to raise up to $2 billion through loans

Dropbox is now cash-flow positive, so there’s no rush to go public

Crisis Text Line gets $23.8 million from tech A-listers

It’s official — the internet is making us dumb: The more you read online, the worse you write

Sweden wants to kill cash within 5 years, and it’s getting really close

Meet Olli, the self-driving shuttle you can talk to — thanks to IBM’s Watson

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars

Facebook opens suicide prevention tools to everyone

The emerging ethical standards for studying corporate data

MANY IN NATION TIRED OF EXPLAINING THINGS TO IDIOTS

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

Here’s the leaked opposition research document on Donald Trump that’s circulating the web

The NSA wants to monitor pacemakers and other medical devices

FBI’s facial recognition system can access 411 million photos

FBI says utility pole surveillance cam locations must be kept secret

Safari puts yet another nail in Flash’s coffin, again

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Why I Need an AR-15

AT THE LIBRARY

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror by Michael V. Hayden

The Long Cosmos: A Novel (Long Earth) by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett

But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman predicts the future: “Chemotherapy will seem like bleeding people with leeches”

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Sorry, techies – I don’t need your gadgets in my vagina
EveryKey

Swift Playgrounds

This is Meerkat’s new video app: Houseparty

Liftware

Samsung’s ‘Smart Glow’ reinvents the notification LED

Bluetooth 5: Quadruple the range, double the speed

Star Trek All-Stars Pilot a Virtual Reality Starship in This Trailer for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Magic Leap teams with Lucasfilm for ‘Star Wars’ AR experiences

MEDIA CANDY

Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense

The world’s first virtual reality album is by… Björk. Obviously.

Kanye Releases Trailer For Video Game Where You Play His Mom

MORON OF THE WEEK

Facebook Messed Up Big Time And Accidentally Declared This Country At War

Los Angeles File Keepers

Database corruption erases 100,000 Air Force investigation records

Upscale Sex Toy Brand Enlists Charlie Sheen to Promote Its Dubious New Condoms

Smash Mouth’s Desperate, Endless Twitter Battle

HERO OF THE WEEK

Prince William’s bold, beautiful stand against homophobia is a royal breakthrough

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

The Queen’s ‘Green Screen’ Outfit Sparks A Hilarious Internet Reaction

Lay about like an old school Star Fleet officer

Will This Be The ‘Worst’ Fire Season Ever Or Are We Just Obsessed With Our Own Doom?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The FDA approved a weight-loss device that sucks food out of your stomach

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

How USA Soccer Out-Fought Ecuador, Reached Copa America Nirvana In 2016