Peak app; elevated buses; Pokemon mind control; Faraday caged bars; stupid chip payments; uber mapping; Netflix tax; IoT disasters; hacking autonomous vehicles; Australia moving; emoji political correctness; Mr. Robot back on track, stand ups; Matt Damon.
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China’s elevated bus demoed with cars driving underneath
China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic
Mossberg: I just deleted half my iPhone apps. You should too.
POKÉMON GO FUCK YOURSELF!
Pokemon hunters, you are the hunted, warns a Sikh priest
NFL star quits Pokemon Go, fears it involves mind control
Pokémon Go developer sued over Pokémon placed on private property
Did This Man Hack His Tesla Model S to Play Pokemon Go?
Arizona Couple Abandons Toddler to Play ‘Pokemon Go’
First Sneakers With Customizable LED Display Can Sync With Your Pokemon Go!
Pokémon Go tops $160M in global revenue, time spent in-app remains high
College students move one step closer to majoring in Pokemon Go
Crosswalk LEDs Let You Play Pokemon Go Without Dying (Maybe)
IN THE NEWS
A bar owner in the UK has built a Faraday cage to stop customers using their phones
Credit card companies are blowing it with chip payments
Facebook Built an Algorithm to Fight Clickbait. Will It Save You the Right Click?
Google isn’t enough — Uber needs to re-map the world
A New “Smart Onesie” Helps Babies With Cerebral Palsy Develop Motor Skills
The ‘Netflix tax’ is starting
Alphabet gets clearance to begin testing delivery drones in US
Comcast Is Facing a $100 Million Lawsuit Over Its Service Plan
Virtual-Reality Horror Game Tests Limits of Tech, Nausea
Microsoft starts selling HoloLens to business customers
The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)
The Internet of Things Will Turn Large-Scale Hacks into Real World Disasters
IoT alliances join forces to make homes smarter
No More Ransom!
FBI blasted for illegally recording more than 200 hours of audio during an investigation
Jeep hackers at it again, this time taking control of steering and braking systems
Hackers Hijack a Big Rig Truck’s Accelerator and Brakes
Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says
MALICIOUS EMAIL MITIGATION STRATEGIES
Rio Olympics a Cyber Security Nightmare
Black Hat: Chip and pin hack spits out cash
Comcast Charging Flood Victims $600 Early Termination Fee
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
The Journal – Kevin Rose’s once a month email list for the curious.
AT THE LIBRARY
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
APC UPS Battery Back Up (BR1500G) – Back-UPS Pro 1500VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply with Surge Protection
APC Battery Backup & Surge Protector (BE350G) – 350VA 6-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
How free mobile games are designed to make money
Apple Offers New, Diverse Emojis, Replaces Revolver With Water Gun
You should absolutely listen to Siri describe every emoji on the iPhone
The Force is strong with these ‘Star Wars’ toasters
Music-streaming pillow won’t wake your partner up
ZEEQ Smart Pillow: Stream Music, Stop Snoring, Sleep Smarter
Trying to get pregnant? Trying not to? This wearable fertility tech could change your sex life
An electronic temporary tattoo will warn people if they’ve had too much to drink
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
Denis Leary Revisits his Hit, “Asshole” and Dedicates It to Donald Trump
Watch the New TV Spot For Star Wars Spinoff Rogue One
Jim Jeffries – Freedumb
Ali Wong – Baby Cobra
Patton Oswalt – Talking for Clapping
Russel Peters – Notorious
Willem Dafoe, a Man With the Face of a Demon in Real Life, Will Voice a Demon in Netflix’s Death Note
Matt Damon only says 288 words in Jason Bourne film
A.D. 2035: Rich people will be thousands of times smarter than poor people
Scientists just discovered a new state of water molecules
Drivemotion – expressive car message signs.
100-Year-Old Theatre Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
18 Tech Items From 80’s And 90’s That Seem Funny Today. Can We Bring Back #12?
This Super Mario map of the London Underground is every Nintendo-lover’s dream
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Australia Will Suddenly Move 1.8 Meters North On New Year’s Day
AUSTRALIA GETS DRUNK, WAKES UP IN NORTH ATLANTIC
This Ancient Defence Mechanism Inside The Great Pyramid Of Giza Is Blowing My Mind
Does it Have Legs? Episode 36: The Last Action Hero