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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Show Notes

INTRO

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

Microsoft HoloLens

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

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

Australian spooks’ email guide banishes MS Word macros, JavaScript

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

Hey Siri

MEDIA CANDY

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle

Denis Leary Revisits his Hit, “Asshole” and Dedicates It to Donald Trump

Mr. Robot

Preacher

Animal Kingdom

Vice Principals

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

The Pacific

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

OOOH FANCY

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

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Does it Have Legs? Episode 36: The Last Action Hero