1 Drone, 2 Drone, Red Drone, Blue Drone; R2D2’s final beep; No Hyperloop for us; Uber’s shoe drops; the Great Con; NASA research free; phishing ain’t just for suckers; IoPoop; tin foil hat news; revisiting Gopher; Dune in Emoji; Scum & Villainy Cantina.
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My love-hate relationship with Medium
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Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All
Scores of students without vaccine proof sent home on first day of school
IN THE NEWS
Kenny Baker, the man behind science fiction’s most famous robot, has passed away
Gawker.com to End Operations Next Week
Sorry Los Angeles and San Francisco, it looks like the Hyperloop is moving to Dubai
Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month
Think Amazon’s Drone Delivery Idea Is a Gimmick? Think Again
The Great Con
Kim Dotcom loses appeal to keep millions
DEA Accessing Millions Of Travelers’ Records To Find Cash To Seize
Keeping Grandma and Grandpa Safe Online
Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons
NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free
The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)
It Looks Like the NSA Was Hacked. Edward Snowden Thinks It Was Russia.
Someone Rickrolled the Bitcoin Auction for NSA Exploits
Massive Email Bombs Target .Gov Addresses
DiskFiltration: Data Exfiltration from Speakerless Air-Gapped Computers via Covert Hard Drive Noise
How states use facial recognition to sniff out driver’s license fraud
Nearly a Third of Users Fall for Phishing
Here’s a Hillary Clinton exposé that’s strictly for suckers
Credit card companies are blowing it with chip payments
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Going to concerts regularly leads to a happier life, according to a new study
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
This Tiny Drone Can Paint Portraits
One drone, two drones, red drones, blue drones.
This one flies a little far.
This one photographs a car.
Say, what a lot of drones there are!
This little drone paints art with dots.
The friendliest of the air robots.
Sensors teach it where to land.
Inkblots made as if by hand.
Like all drones, it isn’t manned!
This delicate cube is an omnidirectional octocopter
When a Roomba Goes Up Against Animal Poop, No One Wins
LightDims Original Strength
LightDims Black Out Edition
‘The Animated Adventures Of Firefly’ Teaser Trailer
Watch Werner Herzog discuss internet addiction in this clip from “Lo and Behold”
Atlas Obscura Has a Podcast
The Black Tapes
This short BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you’ll see today
Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes unnoticed as he plays drums in subway station
MORON OF THE WEEK
I’m Starting to Hate That Moment When Olympic Runners Helped Each Other to the Finish Line
UC Davis Chancellor spent $400K+ to scrub her online reputation after pepper-spray incident
The Cantina From ‘Star Wars’ Is Popping Up In Hollywood This Winter
Scum and Villainy Catina
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
The Rise and Fall of Gopher
Things I Did Last Night
Kyle MacLachlan Just Brilliantly Re-Created the Plot of Dune in Emojis
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Toasteroid- First APP Controlled Smart Image Toaster
How to Weaponize your Cat to Hack Neighbours’ Wi-Fi Passwords
People Have No Idea Why These Passenger Jets Are Flying In And Out Of Area 51
Meet Fu Yuanhui, The Most Lovable Athlete At The Rio Olympics