A.I., isn’t; Facts, aren’t; News, isn’t; Amazon Go; Uber Ponzi schemes; behold, the LingLong DingDong; Reflectacles; surviving the faster future; the Gadget Apocalypse; genderless nipples; stocking stuffers for geeks; violent delights have violent ends.

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Show Notes

SILICON VALLEY MOVES CLOSER TO A WORLD WITHOUT JOBS

Automation is inevitable. Here’s how to make sure we create jobs, not just destroy them

Almost all the jobs created since 2005 are temporary

Amazon Go is a grocery store with no checkout lines

Well-Intentioned Uses of Technology Can Go Wrong

Uber Bets on Artificial Intelligence With Acquisition and New Lab

Uber’s new AI team is looking for the shortest route to self-driving cars

Uber Now Tracks Your Data After It Drops You Off

Excellent, deep series on Uber’s Ponzi-scheme economics

Volkswagen spins off new company focused on ride-hailing and self-driving cars

Sorry, Elon Musk! Driverless Cars Will Take Longer Than You Think.

Behold China’s Answer to Amazon Echo: The LingLong DingDong

Naked selfies used as collateral for Chinese loans

WHY BEING AN IN-N-OUT MANAGER IS BETTER THAN BEING A LAWYER

SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

The CyberWire Podcast (iTunes Link)

Researchers Find Fresh Fodder for IoT Attack Cannons

Never Ever (Ever) Download Android Apps Outside of Google Play

Here are the details on Gooligan

New anti-Facial Recognition Glasses Protect Users’ Privacy From CCTV Cameras

Crooks can guess Visa card details in six seconds by querying lots of websites at once

NSA’s best employees are “leaving in big numbers”

NSA’s best are ‘leaving in big numbers,’ insiders say

AT THE LIBRARY

Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

Flip Through the Solar System With a 360° Earth and Moon Book

Yusuke Oono on Amazon

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

G-RO: Revolutionary Carry-on Luggage

ShuttlePRO v.2

Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

Smonet 4CH 720P Wireless Home Surveillance Security Camera System

Tritan Square water bottles

Pokémon Go is adding 10.5K gym and pokéstop locations at Sprint stores

5 Stocking Stuffers You’ll Actually Be Proud To Gift

The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us

The kickstarted Pebble smartwatch is now a division of Fitbit, so they may “reduce functionality” on all the watches they ever sold

2004 Microsoft SPOT Watch Smartwatch Review

Hello, Pickle…

MEDIA CANDY

Westworld

Black Mirror

Vinyl records outsold digital download in the UK last week

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce First New Album in 18 Years

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

15 Incredible GIFs That Show How Things Really Work

What Are The Colored Circles on Food Packages?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The ‘Genderless Nipples’ account is challenging Instagram’s nipple ban

The Snow Guardian

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Has the LHC destroyed the world yet?