Unintended CRISPR consequences; YouTube, Bill Gates takes on anti-vaxxers; facial recognition regulations; Stamps.com (not an ad); scooter software glitches; HoloLens; Ev out from Twitter; BMW’s AI; the horrible lives of moderators; Vice; Clear & Vivid; Abducted in Plain Sight; hand jobs; Grumpy Old Marxists.

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Show Notes


Engineering HIV-resistant babies may have accidentally changed their brains

China’s CRISPR twins: A time line of news

YouTube Is Taking a Huge Step Against ‘Dangerous’ Anti-Vax Videos

Bill Gates’ Warning To Anti-Vaxxers Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Why tech giants are interested in regulating facial recognition


Three confirmed dead after Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crash in Texas

Stamps.com’s stock drops 50% after it ends its exclusive partnership with the USPS

Lime Scooter Software Glitch Causes Random Braking, Dozens Of Rider Injuries

Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas

Say hello to Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view

Ev Williams is finally moving on from Twitter

BMW makes interacting with your car’s AI systems more natural

San Francisco Automatically Expunges 8,100 Marijuana Convictions Using Computer Program

THE TRAUMA FLOOR – The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

Our Commitment to Our Content Reviewers





Clear and Vivid with Alan Alda

‘Unique challenges’ derail Amy Winehouse hologram tour

Abducted in Plain Sight


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Dead Moon By: Peter Clines


‘Hand Jobs’ Nail Salon Is Fighting Back Against Authorities Who Want Sign Removed


Husqvarna Creates ‘Timber’ Dating App To Connect Tree Lovers With Trees From Around The World

Husqvarna Chainsaw Academy

Genius Man Plans To Retire At The Holiday Inn Instead Of A Nursing Home: His Plan Is Perfect And 59 Dollars A Day

Tesla shares fall after SEC asks judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating deal


Keywords Studios acquires GetSocial for undisclosed sum

Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked

Nike’s self-lacing sneakers turn into bricks after faulty firmware update

Visualizing what a warming world looks like. 18 of the 19 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001.

What’s Happening to Technological Progress

The McLaughlin-Sherouse List: The 10 Most-Regulated Industries of 2014

The Internationale by Billy Bragg

BMW’s Apple CarPlay annual fee is next-level gouging

Librem 5

Upstart’s IT gear for sale

Severe vulnerabilities uncovered in popular password managers

Fintech Startup Plaid Is Now Valued At $2.65 Billion After $250 Million Raise

Privacy Security


Mark Hollis of Talk Talk Has Passed Away