China bans US tech; meme thievery; high tech jobs consolidated in 5 metro areas; Yahoo bungles shutdown; password managers; SleepWatch; video editing lessons; Preacher; Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley finale; Ghostbusters are back; Wonder Woman 1984; Outland; the Expanse books; dentists on hoverboards; feedback loop.
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Peloton Woman needed a drink after her viral ad. She got one in new spot for Ryan Reynolds’s gin.
Away CEO is stepping down in light of reports of toxic culture
Anti-Vaxxers Are Asking People To Stop Calling Them Anti-Vaxxers Because It’s “Highly Offensive”
IN THE NEWS
China bans all government departments from using US-made technology
Meme Thievery Goes Corporate
90 percent of growth in high-tech jobs happened in just 5 metro areas
“Let Us Get Our Stuff and Leave”
APPS & DOODADS
NordVPN launches NordPass as password protection market heats up
Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X with Doctor Ali Abdaal
Silicon Valley’s Series Finale Shows Just How Much Its Perspective on Technology Has Changed
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer: Who Ya Gonna Reboot?
Jason Reitman’s New Ghostbusters Sequel Does Not Make Leslie Jones Feel Good
Wonder Woman 1984 – Official Trailer
AT THE LIBRARY
Outland by: Dennis E. Taylor. Narrated by: Ray Porter
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Wayfarers, Book 1 by Becky Chambers
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) by James S.A. Corey
Bonus: Kevin Smith Explains The Expanse
MORON OF THE WEEK
An Alaska Dentist Is Being Prosecuted for Riding a Hoverboard During a Tooth Extraction
Elon Musk wins defamation case over ‘pedo guy’ tweet about caver
Unicorn, e-scooter startup from co-creator of Tile, shuts down with no money for refunds
Why Are E-Bikes Legal For Amazon, But Not Immigrant Delivery Cyclists?
20 VPS providers to shut down on Monday, giving customers two days to save their data
Open Space 52: Dustin Gibson from Oceanside Photo and Telescope
BMW finally makes Apple CarPlay free
Mandalorian bitterly regretting feeding baby Yoda after midnight
Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, and the death of the good internet era
Gifts for Mom – Mama Shark Needs a Drink – Funny Mom Birthday Gifts – Christmas Gifts for Mom – Mom Gifts from Daughter, Son – Mommy Shark, New Mom, Pregnant Mom, Wife Gifts – Coolife Wine Tumbler Mug
René Auberjonois, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Boston Legal’ Actor, Dies at 79
Caroll Spinney, Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Has Died. Here Are Some of His Best Performances.