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‘Star Wars 7’ gets a title: ‘The Force Awakens’
Uber customer outraged over $539 bill for 18-mile ride caused by ‘surge pricing’
Uber’s program to help you buy a car sounds like a sweet deal. But it’s actually really risky.
Neil Gaiman: How I learned to stop worrying and love the duplicator machines
“Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free”
Rich as Fuck Taylor Swift Pulls All Her Music Off Spotify
Apple iTunes music sales down, so what next for Beats Music?
5 disturbing facts that show the system is rigged against America’s middle class
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More
Ask Me Another
Episode 43: The Gloves Are Off
IN THE NEWS
Amazon now competing with Flickr and Dropbox!
Hands On With Microsoft’s New Fitness Wearable, The Band
Google’s Mission Is Changing
Facebook offers hidden service to Tor users
Making Connections to Facebook more Secure
Facebook Conducted Another Secret Experiment On Users
PositiveSingles STD dating site faces $16.5m penalty
Department of Homeland Security employee data breached in “state-sponsored attack”
100 Bitcoin bounty slapped onto head of blackmailer who DDoSed Bitalo
Want to Keep the Cops Out of Your Phone? A Fingerprint Scanner Won’t Help
Researchers bridge air gap by turning monitors into FM radios
Mac Users’ Unsaved Files and Screenshots Are Automatically Stored on iCloud
I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too
Smart light bulb fools burglars by pretending you’re at home
AT THE LIBRARY
The Peripheral by William Gibson
This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit
The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction
BAUHAUS – CRACKLE (BEST OF)
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Guardians of the Galaxy
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
X-Men: Days of Future Past
MORON OF THE WEEK
The messy claims behind ‘Alex from Target’
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
To the Canadian GOG listeners, friends of the show Ted
Gigi Edgley’s new Kickstarter