The geeks get sad as news that Leonard Nimoy has passed hits mid-podcast; Net Neutrality wins until the lawsuits hit; that damn dress & those silly llamas break the internet; big storage & big data; Tesla & uBeam, House of Cards & the three little pigs.
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The FCC’s Vote to Protect Net Neutrality Is a Huge Win for the Internet
Comcast: We’ll Sue to Slow Down the Web
What Color Is This Goddamn Dress?
The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress
We are Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald from the Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR. AUAA.
This Was Neil Patrick Harris’ Least Funny Hosting Gig. What Went Wrong?
Your HR department doesn’t give a damn: How corporate overseers exploit American workers
The iPod effect: how near limitless storage made content worthless
IN THE NEWS
“I want to punch everyone in the face”: Iggy Azalea opens up about toxic Internet culture and being catfished by her own mom
Kickstarter’s ‘Zach Braff’ problem gets worse with the Pebble Time
Medium gets a bit more Twitter-like, and a bit more blog-like
Apple working with record labels on something bigger than subscription streaming
Apple’s Upcoming Multiracial Emoji: Say Hello to Black Santa
Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask
Why Tesla’s battery for your home should terrify utilities
Hyperloop Construction Starts Next Year With the First Full-Scale Track
Women are leaving the tech industry in droves
Revealed: Brazilian former PORN STAR ‘is owner of mystery hands behind $5million a year YouTube sensation Disney Collector’
Target Breach Costs: $162 Million
There Are Creepy Drones Tracking Cell Phones In The Valley
A Field Guide to the Internet Infrastructure That Hides in Plain Sight
Following White House crash, the Secret Service will begin flying its own drones
Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys
Cybergeddon: Why the Internet could be the next “failed state”
Yahoo exec goes mano a mano with NSA director over crypto backdoors
FedEx And UPS Refuse to Ship a Digital Mill That Can Make Untraceable Guns
Waffle House becomes an unlikely competitor to FedEx and UPS
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
The big deal about “big data”—your guide to what the heck it actually means
Looking Up Symptoms Online? These Companies Are Tracking You
More than 1 million WordPress websites imperiled by critical plugin bug
Hackers Cut in Line at the Burning Man Ticket Sale—And Get Caught
AT THE LIBRARY
Read the Synopsis to ‘Armada,’ the Second Novel By ‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernie Cline
Ready Player One
Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
The inventor who may kill the power cord
Radiolab – The Montreal Screwjob
House of Cards
What We Do in the Shadows
The West Wing
Cable’s Latest Great Idea: Speed Up Programs So They Can Stuff More Ads Into Every Hour
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Oral-B’s smart toothbrushes are app-connected and kinda pointless
Ben Franklin’s 200+ Synonyms for “Drunk”
Happy bday, George Harrison, February 25, 1943
The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording