It’s been a week; no self-driving cars anytime soon, shoooocking; Google & Fitbit deal with the EU; Hold For Me; Whole Foods employees angry at Amazon workers; cussing Parrots; Amazon’s Utopia; Deep Questions with Cal Newport; Tehran; Borat’s back; Hackers Part Deux; The Last Dance; RIP, Geeks & Beats; the Expanse books wrap up; Murderbot Diaries confusion; Phreaking at Disneyland; Elon Musk returns to Moron of the Week.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Why not all screen time is the same for children

Jeff Bezos wants to start a school for kids whose families are underpaid by people like Jeff Bezos

IN THE NEWS

Why we’re still years away from having self-driving cars

Google, Fitbit deal set to win EU okay after fresh concessions – sources

Google’s new ‘Hold for Me’ feature saves you from elevator music

‘It’s like being in a sci-fi nightmare film’: Whole Foods employees say Amazon workers are crowding stores, ignoring virus protocols, and hounding them for help as online orders surge

Parrots removed from UK family safari park after teaching each other to swear – and laughing about it

MEDIA CANDY

Amazon’s Utopia Should Never Have Been Released in 2020

Utopia (British TV series)

Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Tehran

Hustle

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel will arrive on Prime Video in late October

A Return to ‘Hackers’ Is “Being Actively Considered,” Says Director

Ted Lasso

The Last Dance

RIP, Geeks and Beats

Rammstein Hertzeleid XXV

AT THE LIBRARY

‘Leviathan Falls’: The 9th and final book of epic ‘The Expanse’ sci-fi series revealed

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries 1 by Martha Wells

Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries 2 by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries 3 by Martha Wells

Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries 4 by Martha Wells

Network Effect: The Murderbot Diaries 5 by Martha Wells

Fugitive Telemetry: The Murderbot Diaries 6 by Martha Wells

Phreaks

MORON OF THE WEEK

ELON MUSK: I REFUSE TO GET A COVID VACCINE