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Facebook’s Political Ads Are Still a Black Box
Birds and Limes scoot through loophole to ride on the beach path
The Scooter Wars will be a bloodbath — and Uber will win
The rise of ‘pseudo-AI’: how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots’ work
IN THE NEWS
A LANDMARK LEGAL SHIFT OPENS PANDORA’S BOX FOR DIY GUNS
Exclusive: Apple to deploy 1Password to all 123,000 employees, acquisition talks underway
Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous vehicle secrets
Apple combines machine learning and Siri teams under Giannandrea
New York City Considers New Pay Rules for Uber Drivers
Uber has terminated its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh
Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use
APPS & DOODADS
Just Press Record
MacBook Pro Updates
1990, meet 2018: How far does 20MHz of Macintosh IIsi power go today?
HoloSuit promises full-body VR tracking and haptics by November 2018
Would you pay $700, plus a monthly fee, for a digital license plate?
China brings Star Wars to life with ‘laser AK-47’ that can set fire to targets a kilometre away
Amazon is turning its Fire tablets into portable Echo Shows
Adorama: The Podcast
Goliath Season 2
The ‘Downton Abbey’ movie is officially happening and filming starts in just a few weeks
Star Wars 9: Lando actor Billy Dee Williams returning to franchise
The Cure closes Robert Smith’s Meltdown by going ‘there to here and back again’ — hear the full set
Watch: The Cure’s full 2-hour-plus 40th anniversary concert at London’s Hyde Park
WHAT YOUR FAVORITE ’80S BAND SAYS ABOUT YOU
New episodes of Somebody Feed Phil have dropped, and a new website broken down by city!
AT THE LIBRARY
The Singularity Trap by Dennis E. Taylor
All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force Book 1) by Craig Alanson
Christopher Moore – Secondhand Souls
Harlan Ellison, one of science fiction’s most controversial authors, has died
US Charges 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking DNC, Running DCLeaks
California just passed one of the toughest data privacy laws in the country
Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR
Beware of Extortion Scams Stating They Have Video of You on Adult Sites
Gmail and other services let third parties read users’ emails
Supreme Court Refuses to Review Ross Ulbricht’s Case
Most People Consistently Visit 25 Different Places in Their Daily Lives
Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This?
Bird Electric Scooters | Realistic Marketing, Inc.
Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace
m1 Finance Review
This truly shows the power of AI….
AMAZON DASH HACK WITH RASPBERRY PI AND PYTHON