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Show Notes


The Top 10 Cryptocurrency Resources for Non-Technical People

Grumpycoin (GRUMP)

US has regressed to developing nation status, MIT economist warns

A $1,000 per month cash handout would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion, new study says


Subsidizing massive tech companies isn’t paying off for workers

Uber employees need a morale lift, so six staffers created a website promoting positivity

House unanimously approves sweeping self-driving car measure

We need to stop pretending that the autonomous car is imminent

Facebook Told Advertisers It Can Reach More Young Adults in America Than Actually Exist

Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder

Two-thirds of Americans are now getting news from social media

Artificial Intelligence can now work out whether you’re gay or straight just from a photograph

The Proudly Resents Podcast


kungfuren Selfie Stick Bluetooth, 50-Hour Long Battery Life and Japanese Seiko PCB Protection, Built-in Remote Camera Shutter for Selfie Stick iPhone 7 Plus All iOS and Android Smart Phones BLACK

DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE, Black

Janod Ukulele



Apple iMac



Alien: Covenant

Revealing the mystery behind “Twin Peaks: The Return”’s new mysteries

Narcos Season 3

‘Star Wars’ And Marvel Films To Leave Netflix And Go To New Disney Streaming Service

Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond film rights

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s Star Wars

Solace: An Interactive Animation


Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era By James Barrat

Rosario Dawson Narrates ‘The Martian’ Follow-Up ‘Artemis’


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Equifax Hackers Might Have Your Social Security and Credit Card Numbers

Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever

Is there no moral hazard in the US data economy?

Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed

Are you an Equifax breach victim? You could give up right to sue to find out

A twitter thread on this topic

Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to ‘silent,’ nefarious commands

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.

FDA recalls close to half-a-million pacemakers over hacking fears

Is Your Smartphone Listening to You, or Is It Just Coincidence?


Adam Carolla – ‘The Great Magnet”

The Police – Synchronicity 1


Who Said It? C-3PO or Morrissey?

How did Walt Disney’s vision of a futuristic metropolis become a quaint symbol of a bygone era?

Every Night Perfect

The Uncomfortable is a collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani

Dark Patterns

Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web)


Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees

Trump’s Latest Tweet About Taxes Is a Lie, According to Every Tax Expert


Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

HSBC is killing my business, piece by piece — How to plan for your bank screwing up

Copenhagen Suborbitals

Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception