Measuring AI; retail apocalypse continues; robot journalists; Soundcloud, Microsoft layoffs, Jawbone shutters; drone identification; Xbox One; hackintosh; internet TV; MeDoc; cryptocurrency hacks; Zip Bomb; Panda solar farms; Panopticon; OK Computer.

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Show Notes


AI Progress Measurement

Meet the Startup Hiring Only Seniors to Prove the Futility of Age Discrimination

The FAA is now refunding Americans who registered their drones

Sears, Kmart to close 43 more stores as retail crisis continues


Facebook and Google join net neutrality ‘day of action’

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news

Why Google’s newest AI team is setting up in Canada

SoundCloud will lay off 40 percent of its staff to stay afloat

Microsoft to lay off 3,000 people as it tries to boost Azure

Fitness-tracking company Jawbone, once worth $3 billion, is shutting down and liquidating its assets

Tesla is building world’s largest backup battery in Australia

Arizona man charged with 14 felonies for allegedly flying drone near wildfire

Drones may soon have to identify themselves electronically while in flight

Ticketmaster to kill long lines by checking event attendees in with smartphone audio data

Virgin Galactic to conduct first powered spaceship tests in 3 years

Volvo steers toward electrified future


Microsoft Xbox One S Gears of War 4 1TB Standard Edition Console

Turtle Beach – Ear Force Recon 50X Stereo Gaming Headset

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

Microsoft Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership

Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa



Building a Hackintosh Pro

Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself


Muzzle App

Replace Facebook Ads With Vintage Ones From the 1980s

Why you should always ‘Like’ your own Facebook posts


The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True

The Asian stars of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ quit the show after CBS refused to pay them as much as their white costars

No one is getting internet TV right — yet

Facebook’s original TV lineup includes LaVar Ball and Mike Rowe

Spotify’s new series tackles topics like immigration and equality

The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

The MeDoc Connection

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say

Two charged with running hacking service used in ‘major computer intrusions’ of U.S. businesses

Fourth Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Was Hacked. Users Lose Ethereum & Bitcoin

ZIP Bombs Can Protect Websites From Getting Hacked

US military will finally start encrypting soldiers’ emails

Facebook fights gag prohibiting it from alerting users to search warrants

Whose Speech Is Chilled by Surveillance?



Watch: The Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ Video Remade With Sesame Street Muppets

China Just Built A 250-Acre Solar Farm Shaped Like A Giant Panda


Brave Browser

Horcrux Is a Password Manager Designed for Security and Paranoid Users

Tim Mini