Fridges are heating up; Coolest investigation; Ewww Apron; digital rights; Facebook gets local; Google unveils hardware; Yahoo surveillance; Prime reading; bloated apps; superheroes, robots & Mr Robot; bad passengers; the web’s past; R2, get my coffee.

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Show Notes

INTRO & FOLLOW-UP

Pornhub on a refrigerator in Home Depot

IN THE NEWS

Oregon authorities are investigating Kickstarter darling Coolest (updated)

Chabuduo! Close enough…

The Not-So-Wholesome Reality Behind The Making of Your Meal Kit

Tiny Flying Robots Are Being Built To Pollinate Crops Instead Of Real Bees

Introducing Marketplace: Buy and Sell with Your Local Community

Facebook joins the Collaborative Economy with Marketplace

Facebook’s ‘People You May Know’ feature can be really creepy. How does it work?

Here’s Everything Google Announced Today

Mossberg: How Google’s bold moves shake up the tech industry

Shadow Regulation: the Back-Room Threat to Digital Rights

How countries like China and Russia are able to control the internet

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

N.S.A. Contractor Arrested in Possible New Theft of Secrets

YAHOO SLAMS EMAIL SURVEILLANCE STORY: EXPERTS DEMAND DETAILS

Yahoo Said to Have Aided U.S. Email Surveillance by Adapting Spam Filter

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Facebook missed a big opportunity with end-to-end encryption in Messenger

What makes IoT ransomware a different and more dangerous threat?

This Secret Tool Tracks Everything You Do at Restaurants and Nightclubs

On Phone Numbers and Identity

AT THE LIBRARY

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Navigators of Dune by Brian Herbert, Kevin Anderson

Introducing Prime Reading – The Newest Benefit for Prime Members

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

The Best Part of Waking Up Is This R2-D2 Coffee Press

Your Dildo Is Watching You

Tech company accused of collecting details of how customers use sex toys

Grumpy Old Geeks Ep 84: No Talent Ass Clown

We bought a successful app, loaded it with extras and watched it fail

Oculus will soon be able to work with a much cheaper gaming PC

MEDIA CANDY

Mom Singing Daughter To Sleep With PRODIGY’s “Firestarter” is Hilarious

Anonymous Content Finds Its New Strategic Partner: Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective

Laurene Powell Jobs Invests in Production and Talent Management Firm

Luke Cage on Netflix

How Netflix’s Superhero Shows Distinguish Themselves From the Repetitive Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Socially Anxious Framing of ‘Mr. Robot’ and How It’s Used to Tell Stories

Mr. Robot Creator Sam Esmail on How He Handles Criticism of the Show

Star Talk with Neil Degrasse Tyson

Westworld

OOOH FANCY

Celebrate the Life of Christopher Walken by Walking Amongst Statues of His Disembodied Head

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

Welcome to the Web

What Big Websites Looked Like When They First Launched

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The worst airline passengers are usually sober

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

Japan tests out ‘self-driving chairs’ that take the pain out of queuing

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

The World Should Remember Caroline Crawley’s Voice