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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
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
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
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?