Social network fails; your friends don’t like you; flawed design; FTC crackdown on sponsored posts; ad-block wars; data-fusion; Golden Key; read for health; Meat is Murder 8bit; Mr. Robot FTW; Stranger Things; WTF America; the other Solo; Electric Mayhem!
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Up to Speed Podcast
Studies show people use only 5 apps on their smartphones
App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way
Vinyl buyers are lonely, middle-aged introverts, according to new study
Speaking of which, please buy my vinyl!
Death Waltz announces deluxe vinyl release of the Twin Peaks soundtrack
FOOD WARS: I tried a bunch of subscription meal services, and one is way better than the others
How not to respond to John Oliver’s ode to local newspapers
What Are the Keys to Happiness? Lessons from a 75-Year-Long Harvard Study
Only half of your friends actually like you, study reveals
IN THE NEWS
Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 4
Why This Latest Apple Rumor Makes Total Sense
Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design
FTC vows to crack down on sponsored internet posts
Walmart was the only bidder in $3 billion Jet.com acquisition
Google Fiber wants to start testing wireless internet to homes in over a dozen U.S. cities
Google Fiber re-thinks plans as it considers wireless alternative
Facebook has started bypassing your ad blocker
A New Way to Control the Ads You See on Facebook, and an Update on Ad Blocking
Adblock Plus has already defeated Facebook’s new ad blocking restrictions
This Ugandan village’s satirical videos of Silicon Valley raise a more complex issue
Communities for Development
Hulu Didn’t Fail at Free TV. It Succeeded in Weaning Us Off It.
Are Replicas Changing the Way We Experience Art?
The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)
Microsoft’s Golden Key leak illustrates why governments should stop asking for backdoors
Secure Golden Key Boot
Data-fusion companies are making files on everyone — even you
A new flaw puts nearly a billion phones at risk and shows Android security is still a patchwork mess
Hackers show how they tricked a Tesla into hitting objects in its path
Almost every Volkswagen sold since 1995 can be unlocked with an Arduino
A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens
Got Ransomware? Negotiate.
Turn Off That iPhone, Commandant Tells Marines
Hackers Make the First-Ever Ransomware for Smart Thermostats
Hackers can remotely activate your smart vibrator and find out how often you use it
AT THE LIBRARY
People who read books may live longer: study
Necessary Evil (Milkweed #3) by Ian Tregillis
The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
The Mirage by Matt Ruff
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for iPad Pro 9.7-Inch
Mossberg: The 9.7 inch iPad Pro might be your lightest laptop, thanks to Logitech
THE SMITHS AND PETA TEAM UP TO RELEASE 8-BIT ‘MEAT IS MURDER’-THEMED VIDEO GAME
Darth Vader returns in new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer
Who is Mr. Robot?
Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell Podcast
WERNER HERZOG ON VOLCANOES, NORTH KOREA, AND THE INTERNET
WERNER HERZOG ON THE BOOKS EVERY FILMMAKER SHOULD READ
STRANGER THINGS Showrunners Want An 8-Bit Video Game to Bridge The Gap To Season 2
Netflix Details ‘Stranger Things: Volume 1’ Score Release
Sony Has Likely Pulled the Plug on That Ghostbusters Sequel
The All-Female Ocean’s 11 Spinoff Just Got Some Serious Star Power. Here’s Who Else Should Join the Heist.
Watch Muppet Band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Play Their First Human Music Festival
MORON OF THE WEEK
Man intends to sue Warner Bros. for misleading Suicide Squad trailer
22 People Who Traveled To The US Share Their Best ‘WTF America’ Moment.
Darth Vader Toothpick Dispenser
Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
Take a Look Inside Bangkok’s Last Phone Booths
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Mini Fedoras For Man Buns Now Exist, Apparently
There’s a Show About Building IKEA Furniture on Drugs
Brazil Fans Chant ‘Zika’ at USA Goalie Hope Solo After She Posted Repellent Pic