SPACE FORCE! WeWork at losing money; Google still tracking you; hacking voting machines; A New Spock; new Monty Python; streaming killed the music star; sand & salt; murderbots; Snapchat Dysmorphia; Seagal & Rodman 2020; Airbnb breaking down walls; the perfect banana.
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IN THE NEWS
Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military
These are the logos the Trump campaign is offering the Space Force
It’s Time to Quit Twitter
WeWork is still growing phenomenally — and losing a lot of money
WeWork raised another $1B from SoftBank as revenue — and losses — accelerate
Google tracks your movements, like it or not
An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes
Rachel Tobac – At @defcon hacking conference and just learned how easy it is to physically gain admin access on a voting machine that is used in 18 states. Requires no tools and takes under 2 minutes. I’m concerned for our upcoming elections.
10 charts that sum up 2018 (so far)
The FDA Has Approved a Contraceptive App. Now More Could Flood the Market.
Google Starts Beta Evaluation of New AI Developer Tools
Star Trek: Discovery’s Spock will be played by Gregory Peck’s grandson
STLV18: Jonathan Frakes Reveals Ted Danson And More Stars Join Marina Sirtis In His ‘The Orville’ Episode
Looking for Lost Monty Python Material? Look No Further
The Oscars Made Some Dumb Decisions Today
Musicians only got 12% of the $43 billion the music industry generated in 2017, and it mostly came from touring
AT THE LIBRARY
The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible BY VINCE BEISER
Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
MORON OF THE WEEK
‘SNAPCHAT DYSMORPHIA’ DRIVES PEOPLE TO PLASTIC SURGERY TO IMPROVE THEIR APPEARANCE IN SELFIES, RESEARCHERS WARN
Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving U.S. ties
Sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Steven Seagal and Anthony Anderson land on L.A. prosecutors’ desks
Airbnb cancels Great Wall of China contest following backlash
‘We’re closed forever!’: How the search for the perfect selfie led to bedlam at an Ontario sunflower farm
GENIUS OF THE WEEK
How to Eat Perfectly Ripe Bananas All Week
One a Day Banana
The Correct Way to Peel a Banana
Marvel Reportedly Scraps James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Script [Updated]
‘Scoobi’ on-demand electric scooter rentals arrive in Pittsburgh
Hundreds Of Bikes Dumped At Dallas Recycling Center As Ofo Leaves Market
Whose sidewalks? Our sidewalks! Cleveland tells Bird Scooter Company to get lost
ELECTRIC SCOOTER SHARING
The Editing Room: Mission Impossible
The latest way busy people are saving time: Hiring someone else to fill up their car with gas
It’s not about the bike: The real story of oBike and what it can teach us
Massive Pile of Rental Bikes Seen at Dallas Recycling Center
Support Jen Fackler
HOT BOTS Brit sex robot firm first to offer £25-per-month finance deal on dirty droids
Sex dolls which ‘go all night’ could replace MEN – as women ‘can’t tell the difference’
Thought you might enjoy this. Madison Wisconsin doesn’t want Birds. http://www.wkow.com/story/38801911/2018/08/02/police-motorized-scooters-cant-operate-in-madison