Giant Meteor 2020; not-good Covid news; Uber & Lyft could have complied with the law, chose not to; Overcast & Spotify testing; why tech isn’t exciting anymore; TikTok sues US government; Facebook war-gaming for election meddling; Facebook back taxes; FAA testing drone detecting tech; fastest internet speeds, ever; Lovecraft Country; Entourage; bundle confusion; the Batman, again; time travel sci-fi; OpenDyslexic Font; feedback loop.

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Show Notes


Scientists said tests showed a man returning from Spain in August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March.

NASA: A fridge-size asteroid is headed toward Earth one day before the November election

Uber and Lyft had time to comply with the law. They did not.

Was Donald Trump, Jr. ‘coked out of his mind’ during RNC speech?


TikTok will sue the US over threatened ban

Facebook is reportedly planning for Trump to meddle with election results

Facebook to pay $125 million in back taxes in France, report says

The FAA will test drone detecting technologies in airports this year

Researchers Just Set a New Record For The Fastest Internet Speed Ever


Lovecraft Country


Apple’s First Multi-Service Bundle Will Pair CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99/month

The Batman – Teaser


A Pivot In Time (Alien Artifact Book 2) by Douglas E. Richards

A Change of Plans by Dennis E. Taylor

OpenDyslexic Font


Will Schoder – What is Happiness

Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing

WordPress founder claims Apple cut off updates to his completely free app because it wants 30 percent

Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all

Fitbit posts early findings showing its trackers can identify cases of COVID-19 before symptoms take hold

Apple opposes Epic’s restraining order, says dispute is “completely avoidable”

Microsoft files statement supporting Epic Games against Apple

Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker

Gang of Three – Known Pleasures

Is it common for music labels to “go public”?