Complaining for good health; the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week in security; the Winter is Coming rule; drones, faux skylights and King Tut; brain games and HQ audio debunking; wallet (sans chain); retweeting to make a difference!

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Show Notes

INTRO

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances

Which is better, Adblock or Adblock Plus?

Why I Switched To Adblock Plus (And You Should, Too)

Technology Isn’t Boosting Our Productivity Like It Used To

The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

If inequality is such a growing concern, why are no Americans taking to the streets?

IN THE NEWS

Could driverless cars own themselves?

FAA shoots down Amazon’s drone delivery plans

New rules governing drone journalism are on the way — and there’s reason to be optimistic

Five things you need to know about the FAA’s new rules for flying drones

An Australian researcher has worked out how to store 1000TB on a CD

Scientists develop prototype contact lenses that allow wearers to zoom in and out

Your Dick Pics Are About to Be All Over the Internet

SECURITY? HAH!

News and updates from the Project Zero team at Google

The Great Sim Heist

Android malware spies on you even after phone is shut down

Lenovo caught installing adware on new computers

Lenovo Is Breaking HTTPS Security on its Recent Laptops

LENOVO STATEMENT ON SUPERFISH

The Great Bank Heist, or Death by 1,000 Cuts?

Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware

How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

IRATEMONK: NSA Exploit of the Day

Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy

The Equation Group’s Sophisticated Hacking and Exploitation Tools

Automatic License Plate Readers Also Gathering Millions Of Facial Photos Daily

The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It’s time to abolish it.

Microsoft will support biometric password-killers on Windows 10

Haha! War Balls!

AT THE LIBRARY

A Better World (The Brilliance Saga) by Markus Sakey

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Switchmate

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer sounds no better than an iPhone—no matter what the audiophiles say.

Sony wants to sell you an overpriced memory card ‘for premium sound’

Peak – Brain Training

Fartners. The Social Network For Your Ass

Fuck Off as a Service

FAQs about Retweets (RT)

MEDIA CANDY

Amazon orders five pilots to series

Better Call Saul

Fresh Off the Boat

PO’d Cast

Inquisitive #27: Behind the App by Myke Hurley

99% Invisible – Episode 153: Game Over

Nowhere to Hide Season 1 with Steven Rambam

OOOH FANCY

A South Carolina startup has built the slimmest, most practical wallet you’ll find

Leather Biker Billfold

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS