Ello, Echo; Vine is dead, Twitter on life support; gig economy; Microsoft rising; autonomous beer delivery; the botnet that broke the internet; Death’s end; Fahrenheit 451 irony; taking down drones; expat 2.0; shoegazing; LostWorld; painting Blade Runner.

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Show Notes

INTRO & IN THE NEWS

List of known easter eggs for Amazon Echo (so far)

Grumpy Old Geeks on Reddit

BREAKING: Vine is dead

Twitter to Cut 9% of Workforce as Q3 Earnings Top Expectations

Twitter Says It Will Crack Down on Abuse—After the Election

The gig economy has grown big, fast — and that’s a problem for workers

Snapchat stops autoplay, marketers grapple with declining view counts

The 8 biggest announcements from today’s Microsoft event

Remember When the PC Was Dying? It’s Making a Comeback.

5 reasons the AT&T-Time Warner merger should make you very worried

The NYT buying Wirecutter and Sweethome is so much more amazing than you think

Facebook plans to launch a series of online classes for journalists

Uber’s first self-driven truck delivery was a beer run

Will Overly Polite Self-Driving Cars Brake for Jerks?

Apple delays AirPod rollout, don’t expect them in October

Apple is launching its new TV guide tomorrow — but Netflix won’t be a part of it

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

What you need to know about the botnet that broke the internet

IoT Scanner Checks for Vulnerabilities In Your Connected Devices

Patch Flash NOW…or kick it to the kerb.

Pager Security Can Affect Critical Infrastructure

AT THE LIBRARY

Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past) by Cixin Liu

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

Kid needs permission slip to read ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ his dad’s response is brilliant

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Alto’s Adventure

Zombie Gunship

There’s a new way to take down drones, and it doesn’t involve shotguns

A new seat of power? The original Aeron chair was iconic — and now it’s been totally redesigned

Herman Miller Just Redesigned Its Iconic Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Mirra® Chair; Fully Loaded; Color: Graphite

A little box of home

MEDIA CANDY

Black Mirror

Sherlock Season 4 Premiere Date Revealed

8 Ways Westworld Is the New Lost

You can’t do the Time Warp again: Fox should have left “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” alone

Marvelously strange: “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” asks us to trust that it’s all connected

This Is An Eye Opening Account On How Phones Have Stunted Human Interaction

The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

MORON OF THE WEEK

This Guy Is Replicating ‘Blade Runner’ Shot-for-Shot in MS Paint

OOOH FANCY

Scientists Accidentally Found A Way To Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Plex Media Server

Give Me a Hammer, Part 2

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

How the ‘Animal Chin’ Ramp Was Built—and Reborn