Corona-zombies; I need a haircut; Allostatic load aka brain all dumb now; Lime, Lyft stopping operations; if our leaders don’t follow rules, why should we; we’re all getting a little antsy; losing friends over social distancing; WTF, Musk; #Maythe4th; feelings check in & McRibs; contact-tracing & trust; some more kid’s apps; keyboard nubs; Elgato Stream Deck; death of the office; NASA space sounds; OpenAI Jukebox presents AI Elvis.

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Show Notes


‘Allostatic Load’ is the Psychological Reason for Our Pandemic Brain Fog

Too Much Inside Bad? Brain All Dumb Now


Off Their Plate

AI cannot be recognised as an inventor, US rules


Lime leaves Santa Monica permanently, other scooter companies continue operation

Lyft ends electric scooter operations in Oakland, Austin and San Jose

Editorial: The Venice Neighborhood Council Does not Follow Rules so why Should We?

Phone data shows Americans are moving around more, despite social distancing orders

Friends Are Breaking Up Over Social Distancing

“What The Fuck?” Elon Musk Calls Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Orders “Fascist.”

May the Force of the Law Be With You

Disney Introduces Cloth Face Masks and Donations for Families and Communities in Need


Room on the Broom

The Gruffalo

Room on the Broom Game

The Gruffalo Game

Spotify’s catalog tops a million podcasts, consumption increased by ‘triple digits’ over last year

This TIE Fighter Fire Pit Has an Imperial Flame Job

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad keyboard is the best way to get the infamous nub on your desktop

Elgato Stream Deck

Buy an Elgato Stream Deck


Death of the office

NASA Actually Recorded Sound In Space, And It’s Absolutely Chilling

OpenAI introduces Jukebox, a new AI model that generates genre-specific music with lyrics



The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans


Three weeks in, Quibi has its first privacy scandal

WhatsApp claims spyware firm launched attacks with US servers

The Apple-Google contact tracing tool gets a beta release and a new risk level feature

Apple and Google release first seed of COVID-19 exposure notification API for contact tracing app developers

Half of Americans won’t trust contact-tracing apps, new poll finds

The History of the McRib


Grumpy Old Geeks Threadless Store