Modern life is rubbish; fast food moves to robots; Uber gets disrupted; Alzheimer’s breakthrough; DARPA derps; Feds find Fappening phisher; Amazon Echo; funded fan films; sponsored content kills journalism, internet; LSD microdoses for internet addiction.

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Show Notes


SlideBelts – Belts without holes

SXSW showed me Here’s Active Listening buds are a sound idea


Anonymous Just Made Good on Its War Against Donald Trump in One Massive Cyberattack

For 80 Years, Young Americans Have Been Getting More Anxious and Depressed, and No One Is Quite Sure Why

Carl’s Jr CEO wants to replace all human workers with robots

Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat

Domino’s Is Launching A Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Robot. No Really

Millions just watched a computer program beat Lee Sedol at the game he dominates. Welcome to the club.

The FCC Is Auctioning Off Airwaves: Here’s What That Could Mean for Your Mobile Phone Service

Uber Launches Instant Pay Pilot as It Battles Lyft for Drivers

Unmasking Startup L. Jackson, Silicon Valley’s Favorite Twitter Persona

NPR decides it won’t promote its podcasts or NPR One on air

Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function


DARPA’s ‘Improv’ initiative crowdsources solutions to DIY terrorists

I stayed in a hotel with Android light switches and it was just as bad as you’d imagine by Matthew Garrett

Hat tip to Kenny

Re/code Decode Podcast, hosted by Kara Swisher

You Can Be Hacked From Anywhere (Orion Hindawi, CEO, Tanium)

Tanium: Endpoint Security and Systems Management

Feds Snag Man Who Got Jennifer Lawrence’s Naked Photos From iCloud

How to Recognize and Prevent Social Engineering Attacks

Social Engineer Inc.


Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi


There’s A Hidden Basketball Game On Facebook Messenger

Amazon Echo

Jesse James Firearms Unlimited


The Big Short

Too Big To Fail

How to Watch March Madness Online Without Paying for Cable

It’s Official: Disney Is Making a Fifth Indiana Jones Movie, Starring Harrison Ford

Xena comes out, finally: The rebooted “Warrior Princess” won’t just wink at her romantic relationship

Watch the Morbidly Charming First Trailer for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Paramount Files a Really Long List of Star Trek Trivia in Their Fan Film Lawsuit


The Rest Is Advertising

C Is for Cookie Monster in an iPhone Siri Ad


Bridge Building Drones

Can very small doses of LSD make you a better worker? I decided to try it.

Bye Bye Brushing: Nanoparticles Are Coming to Save Your Teeth


Grime Life Podcast