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Show Notes


Toys R Us Files for Bankruptcy as Latest Victim of Retail Crisis

Toys R Us Is Dying From a Lack of Imagination

Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiring

Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey


Here Are The First Concrete Numbers Showing How Rarely Twitter Takes Action On Abusive Behavior Reports

Instagram apologizes after a rape threat is reposted as an ad

Netizen Report: Germany’s New Social Media Law Puts a Price on Hate Speech

The Supreme Court Didn’t See E-Commerce Coming

Patreon, one of the most interesting media startups of the last few years, has raised $60 million

Instagram is rapidly eating away at Snapchat’s share of new users

Snapchat’s Influencers Are Fleeing to Instagram for Money

Uber just lost the battle of London

The Pirate Bay Website Runs a Cryptocurrency Miner

Nest’s New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest

Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is ‘sabotage’, says industry

Apple does right by users and advertisers are displeased

Why Apple Should Buy Tesla and Make Elon Musk CEO

The first autonomous drone delivery network will fly above Switzerland starting next month


iOS 11: The MacStories Review

15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

Jordan Cooper @blenderhd – Updated iPhone to iOS 11 and my life hasn’t gotten any better. What a failure.

11 Apple AirPod tips because you never read the manual

soomz Original Webcam Cover directly from the Swiss Manufacturer – elegant and durable – Black Metal, 3-pack

Electrical Tape 3/4″ x 66″ UL/CSA several colors

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black – with Special Offers

Zombie Gunship Revenant AR Trailer

Zombie Gunship Revenant AR for iOS


iPod nano (6th generation)

Audio Hijack


The Handmaid’s Tale

Iron Fist

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of Blade Runner 2049

The Keepers of the Canon

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos Show Rey and Luke Skywalker Having a Stare-Down

The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast

The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast on iTunes

Comedy Central to Launch Podcast Network

Black Line – Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities

Netflix demands closing of “Stranger Things”-themed bar with cutest cease-and-desist letter ever

Hulu’s New Look, TV Service Go Live on Roku


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Don’t Google Avril Lavigne, ever

Investigating the Conspiracy That Says Avril Lavigne Was Killed off and Replaced with an Actress

Stop Leaving Your Smartphone’s Bluetooth On

Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11’s Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers to a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks

If you freeze your credit, Experian will let crooks unfreeze it by ticking a box

This Ransomware Demands Nudes Instead of Bitcoin


Security cameras are vulnerable to attacks using infrared light: study

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How

Friend Request film review: Another Facebook horror film? Yes—and it’s solid


We Asked People Maintaining 90s Websites ‘Why?’

A Dadbag That I Made For People Who Want A Dad Bod Without Eating Junk Food

The Mystique of Melrose Avenue


Juicero Founder Hops on Silicon Valley’s Hot Starvation Fad With ‘Raw Water’ Fast

Dissect, the insightful music podcast looking forensically at Kanye West

Dissect – A serialized music podcast


DuckDuckGo: The Solopreneur That Is Beating Google at Its Game

YouTube Wants Content Creators To Appeal Demonetization, But It’s Not Always That Easy

Dune Series by Frank Herbert

Foundation Series by Isaac Asmiov

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson


Ready Player One by Ernst Cline