NanoSpamo; WeWork devalued; Libra’s continued hurdles; Facebook helping to protect the 2020 US election, no, really, ok maybe not in ads; Google wants to shut down unionization; Amazon injuries; NordVPN hacked; Air Force ditches floppies; tipping Uber; new trailers; free Apple TV+; rebooting AI; Bryson’s back; Moviepass zombie charges; feedback.

Show Notes


IKEA begins selling its smart blinds in some US stores

SoftBank to take control of WeWork

G7 countries caution against Facebook’s ‘risky’ Libra

Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ gets desperate as it considers stablecoins

In a big reversal, Libra reportedly could peg its cryptocurrencies to national currencies


Helping to Protect the 2020 US Elections

The Authenticity Trap

New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads

Google’s attempt to shut down a unionization meeting just riled up its employees

The problem with Amazon’s speedy shipping, in one graphic

NordVPN confirms it was hacked

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers don’t tip their drivers


Silicon Valley: Season 6 | Official Trailer | HBO

The Crown Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer

The Deuce


If You Just Bought a New Apple Device, You Get Free Apple TV+

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Podcast


Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust by Gary Marcus & Ernest Davis

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson


MoviePass resurrects from the dead to charge bank accounts

Office Space – If I had a million dollars

You Can Now License Your Face to Be Used on a Humanoid Robot

Want $125k? Just Donate Your Face to Some Humanoid Robots

What the Downfall of WeWork Says About Tech Capitalism

The Missing Crypto Queen

Sex workers create their own safe space online

Accessibility, the future, and why Domino’s matters

PornHub Announces Partnership With Tesla To Capitalise On Emerging Driverless Car Market