Apple’s premature tweet; exploding Samsungs; Airbnb’s “constitutional rights”; costly cord-cutting; Americans not into self-driving cars, ride-sharing; Attack of Things!; slogging through the Gunslinger; baby apps; the build team & the triplets are back.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Grumpy Old Geeks on Google Play Music

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

IN THE NEWS

APPLE SCREWS ITSELF

AirPods and the Iris Engine: talking to the lawyer who thinks he found Apple’s secret trademarks

The “secret browser” inside iOS 10

St. Pete family says Jeep totaled by exploding Note 7

Samsung finally said when Galaxy Note 7 replacements that don’t explode will start shipping

Surprise! Airbnb Sues Santa Monica Over Short Term Rental Laws

YouTube De-Monetization Explained

Cordcutting Isn’t a Bargain Anymore

We polled Americans about self-driving cars. Here’s what they told us.

Ride-sharing’s impact on car sales has been dramatically overstated

Were Humans Built to Drink Alcohol?

Vandals just decimated Burning Man’s ‘fancy camp’ founded by the son of a Russian billionaire

14 Excerpts From the FBI’s Report on Hillary Clinton’s Email

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Surprise! House Oversight report blames OPM leadership for breach of records

Sophisticated Mokes backdoor targets Mac users

Google Login Flaw May Pose Huge Phishing Risk

Just One Photo Can Silently Hack Millions Of Androids

Attack of Things!

Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

St. Jude sues short-seller over heart device allegations

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Singapore Reckless Drivers

The limits of science

AT THE LIBRARY

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Lovecraft Country: A Novel by Matt Ruff

A Reader’s Guide to Lovecraft Country

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Masterclass with James Patterson

SmartHalo

KnoxLabs V2 Raven

Picture This Clothing

Sleep Pillow Sounds – $2.99

4Moms – mamaRoo

Owlet Baby Monitor

Stop worrying, parenting is far less important than people say

From the minds who brought you the Drinking Jacket, we introduce the ADV3NTURE Hoodie

MEDIA CANDY

A Look At Spielberg’s Ready Player One Shoot

MythBusters Build Team Reuniting for Netflix’s White Rabbit Project

Netflix Greenlights ‘White Rabbit Project’ Reality Series From ‘Mythbusters’ Producers

Frosty, Heidi and Frank

‘Narcos’ Renewed for Third and Fourth Seasons at Netflix

StartUp on Crackle

Review: Inventing a Better Bitcoin in ‘StartUp,’ New on Crackle

On the Emerging Trend of Adapting Podcasts into TV Shows and Movies

President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue

IBM Robot Watson Made A Movie Trailer & Its Success Should Be A Little Scary For Us Humans

MORON OF THE WEEK

The world’s biggest bottled water brand admits: It’s just tap water

Inside the twisted campaign that’s putting Trump ads on Pornhub

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Spy Agency Sends, Deletes Snarky Tweet on Protocol Spat: “Classy as Always China”

Don’t Pick a Fight with Merriam-Webster on Twitter

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Grime Life 34: The geeks are back

Under the Noise

Make America Smart Again LA screening of Idiocracy

Make America Smart Again Swag