The world’s news is bleak & Facebook is sorta reporting it; smart pirates; music sales tank; burn, Google, burn; fair & balanced email scandals; a load of cameras; bye, bye Blackberry; watch us eat; endless wine; Disney obsessions; because Calendars.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Police confirm DVD player found in Tesla Autopilot wreck

BattleTech Centers

Pods for Sale

Move over, Tatooine: Planet discovered orbiting three suns

IN THE NEWS

Facebook is the dominant social network for news

Mossberg: The tyranny of messaging and notifications

Smart pirates are fooling YouTube’s copyright bots by hiding movies in 360-degree videos

This Week’s Number One Album Is The Lowest-Selling In History

LG is getting into connected cars with Volkswagen

The complete timeline to self-driving cars

Man who ‘felt Google was watching him’ arrested for setting a Google mapping car on fire

San Francisco Might Tax Tech Companies More to Address Its Homelessness Problem

SECURITY HAH!

Clinton Was “Extremely Careless” With Email but Should Not Be Charged, FBI Director Says

The George W. Bush email scandal the media has conveniently forgotten

Bot Hacks NASA And Tweets Pic Of Woman’s Ass In Red Lingerie

Second man pleads guilty to breaking into celebrity accounts

Algorithmic tattoo identification for law enforcement could have all sorts of scary consequences.

Researchers find over 100 spying Tor nodes that attempt to compromise darknet sites

TP-LINK loses control of two device configuration domains

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Nasdaq jumps 1.5% as stocks extend gains; materials lead

AT THE LIBRARY

Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye by Michael Shermer

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by: Antonio Garcia Martinez

Night by Elie Wiesel

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Call for the Dead: A George Smiley Novel by John le Carré

The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

HooToo 9-Port 60 Watts USB 3.0 Hub with 2 Smart Charging Ports and 7 Data Transfer Ports

App Blocks Other Smartphones From Taking Your Photo

Aerdos

Panasonic DMC-ZS40S

Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera

Go Inside the World of ‘Alien’ With This 360 Degree Look At Stunning H.R. Giger Bar

WD 4TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0

The Senate is ditching BlackBerry phones — and BlackBerry is trying to ditch phones

MEDIA CANDY

Stardust

STAR TREK BEYOND WILL MAKE SULU ITS FIRST LGBT MAIN CREWMEMBER

Sigourney Weaver Confirms Alien 5 Story Plan

You Can Now Visit a Free Virtual Museum of Prince’s Many Old Websites

MORON OF THE WEEK

Checkmate, Atheists! Duck Dynasty Dude Says Jesus Existed Because Calendars

OOOH FANCY

This tiny contraption is capable of producing endless wine

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Abandoned: Why One of Disney’s Best Ever Attractions is Rotting in Plain Sight

Blade Runner – Typeset in the future

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The Basslet

Residents baffled after coachloads of Chinese tourists descend on ‘unremarkable’ Oxfordshire village and ask for selfies after being told it was used in HARRY POTTER films by a ‘rogue tour operator’

The Dark Side To The Firefly’s Flare

Twitch Streamers Are Eating and Throwing Up on the Air