Scooters spreading; Sherlock, hero; RIP Bourdain; browser swapping; streaming scandals; Facebook data trending; declining crypto-crap; Buzzfeed pivots; Apple WWDC; Riverhead holo-phones; VR doilies; revisionist memories; Scalzi; an incomplete list of bunk.

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Show Notes


CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain Was Found Dead After Reportedly Killing Himself

Benedict Cumberbatch hailed ‘hero’ after fending off four men attacking Deliveroo cyclist

Uber reportedly joining the San Francisco scooter fray

How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world

Denver may start removing electric scooters from city sidewalks

Bye-bye, SF scooters as Bird, Lime and Spin go on hiatus

Scooters littering US city streets shout at people: ‘Unlock me or I’ll call the police’

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Electric Scooters


London launches world’s first contactless payment scheme for street performers

Are traders messing with the price of bitcoin? And why should you care?

Capitalism Has Failed, and Jay-Z’s Streaming Scandal Is Proof

Spotify is starting to compete with the music labels by signing direct deals with music acts

Microsoft to buy coding site GitHub for $7.5 billion

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

Removing Trending From Facebook

BuzzFeed is laying off about 20 people — and hiring 45 more — in another reorganization


iOS 12 Preview

watchOS 5 Preview

Mojave Preview

Capture One

How to Find and Set Up Messages in iCloud on the Just-Released macOS 10.13.5

A closer look at RED’s audacious Hydrogen One phone

Dave & Buster’s is building HTC Vive-equipped VR arcades


Patrick Melrose

Revisionist History – Free Brian Williams

Thor: Ragnarok

The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘I was very optimistic when I was young – now I’m the opposite’


Head On by John Scalzi

Lock In by John Scalzi

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Diary 2019


Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline

Microsoft Just Put a Data Center on the Bottom of the Ocean


Man dies on Mount Everest during ASKfm cryptocurrency promotional stunt

An Incomplete List Of Complete Bullshit Websites


Pterodactyl Problems – Spreading Fear (Music Video)

You Can Now Download the World’s Largest Self-Driving Dataset

Bay Area exodus? Nearly 50 percent of Californians say they want to move out soon, poll finds

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

John McAfee says he will run for president in 2020

US Defense Information System Agency Test

Cyber Awareness Challenge

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