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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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
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
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
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
Scientists Accidentally Found A Way To Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Plex Media Server
Give Me a Hammer, Part 2
How the ‘Animal Chin’ Ramp Was Built—and Reborn