Dark mode Mojave; ChairGate2018; IoT California Bill; microtasking & gig economy problems; SiriusXM & Pandora; Instagram’s not CEO leaving; NYT sues FCC; our Mosquito overlords; Tenacious D; Picard; Dan Rather; Dark Matter leaves us hanging; don’t steal GPS devices; sexy Handmaids.
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