It was a very bad week; what’s new?; big tech offices aren’t dead; tech salaries revealed; Apple’s new products, fixing the app store; Amazon gets drone delivery approval; Elon Musk creates cyber pigs, neuroscience theater; guillotine outside of Bezos’ home, again; Zuckerberg admits Facebook erred with Kenosha; Bill & Ted 3; Star Trek Discovery dates; when they come for comedians; TikTok house parties; periods are triggering Gen Z; feedback loop.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

It Was a Very Bad Week

AMAZON ANNOUNCES HALO, A FITNESS BAND AND APP THAT SCANS YOUR BODY AND VOICE

YSK that Amazon has a serious problem with counterfeit products, and it’s all because of something called “commingled inventory.”

What’s New

IN THE NEWS

The Big Tech office isn’t dead. Here’s why giants like Facebook and Amazon keep gobbling up space while telling workers they can stay home.

Facebook salaries revealed: How much the social network pays for software engineers, product managers, copywriters, and more

San Francisco Bay Area tech salaries revealed: Here are 21 of the region’s highest-paid jobs at companies like Netflix, Google, Apple, and Facebook.

What you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 12 and 12 Pro

Apple might announce four iPhones and two watches this fall

Apple mistakenly approved a widely used malware to run on Macs

Apple Confirms New App Store Policies on Bug Fix Updates and Challenging Guidelines Are Live

Apple says App Store appeals process is now live, so developers can start challenging decisions

Amazon Gets Permission to Start Making Drone Deliveries

Elon Musk unveils V2 of the Neuralink brain-machine interface surgery bot

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater

Protesters set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos’ mansion and demanded higher wages for Amazon workers after the CEO’s net worth surpassed $200 billion

Zuckerberg acknowledges Facebook erred by not removing a post that urged armed action in Kenosha

Zuckerberg spoke to Facebook employees about what’s happening in Kenosha

A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules.

First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in Woodland Hills

Overcast’s latest beta update tells listeners which podcasts are tracking them

MEDIA CANDY

Bill and Ted 3

Raised by Wolves

Raised by Wolves Trailer

Star Trek: Discovery Sets CBS Broadcast Television Premiere Date

AT THE LIBRARY

A Change of Plans by Dennis E. Taylor

Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble by Judy Gold

The night that broke Jim Gaffigan, the ‘clean’ Catholic comedian

MORON OF THE WEEK

Los Angeles Charges TikTok’s Bryce Hall and Blake Gray and Others in Party House Crackdown

Young people don’t trust anyone who uses this punctuation mark

FEEDBACK LOOP

[Podcasts] Automatically save offline new Podcasts and remove completed Podcasts

China Imposes New Rules Which Could Halt TikTok Sell-Off, Triller Enters Bid for the Platform

Chinese government changes rules, could block TikTok sale to US company

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

How to factory reset your Google Pixel phone

1970s Japanese TV series ‘Monkey’ had a magic that has never been matched

The New Legends of Monkey

How a Twitter clone heralded a no-code boom

Biden snags ‘Keep America Great’ domain in latest act of Trump trolling

How the DNC was produced from a living room

Trainspotting

Sophia X Classes for Kids

Ubiquity AR Demo

Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Twitter says Chadwick Boseman’s final post is the most liked tweet ever