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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Show Notes

INTRO

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Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey

My love-hate relationship with Medium

Twilight of the gods: Jimmy Page’s testimony shows just how misguided music plagiarism cases can get

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

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

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

PEBKAC

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

TrustBag

TrustBag Demo

LightDims Original Strength

LightDims Black Out Edition

MEDIA CANDY

‘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

OOOH FANCY

The KickStick!

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

Janet (airline)

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Meet Fu Yuanhui, The Most Lovable Athlete At The Rio Olympics