Nomophobia; Bad hombres & nasty women; Uber drone ads; fact-checking fails; false unlimited data; 50TB of stolen classified data; Lessig’s high road; creepy VR games; Amazon Echo; new Queen; facial recognition; this check goes to $11; the unreadable web.
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INTRO & FOLLOW-UP
I’m done pretending that Silicon Valley tech is visionary
FOLLOW-UP & IN THE NEWS
Uber’s Ad-Toting Drones Are Heckling Drivers Stuck in Traffic
Tesla won’t let you use your self-driving Model X to drive for Uber
Trevor Bauer’s ALCS Start Pushed Back After He Hurt His Hand Fixing A Drone
You can now be fined or prosecuted for bringing a Samsung Note 7 on a plane
Google News Is Adding a “Fact-Check” Tag. Good Timing.
First Click: Where’s the Facebook fact checker America so desperately needs?
Facebook’s friend-based Recommendations take on Yelp By Nicole Lee
The iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack has turned out just fine
FCC Fines T-Mobile For Abusing The Definition Of ‘Unlimited’ Data
Bill Belichick is through with the NFL’s Surface tablets
Apple to announce new Macs on October 27th, Recode confirms
Now Amazon has a music exclusive, too: It’s the only place to stream Garth Brooks
Who Made Domino’s Great Again?
Feds: NSA contractor stole at least 50TB worth of highly classified data
The surveillance state goes local: Area police departments may be using Stingray technology to spy on you without a warrant — and the Feds don’t want you to know
Facebook caught an office intruder using the controversial surveillance tool it just blocked
Police should rein in facial recognition programs, says new report
Facial recognition technology is taking over US, says privacy group
Cops’ facial recognition database has half of US adults on file
If You’re Ever Dissed in a Hacked Email, Try to Respond Like Larry Lessig
AT THE LIBRARY
Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder by Tony Hawk
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Let’s Play Summer Lesson, PlayStation VR’s Most Unexpectedly Creepy Game
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black
Amazon Echo – Black
Queen on Air
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest
‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek says Maryland contestant’s favorite music genre is for ‘losers’
‘Who is Alex Trebek?’ disses the ‘Jeopardy!’ host for hating on nerdcore
Watch: SNL’s skit of a Honda humanoid robot demo is spot on
Big Bottom Line: Harry Shearer Files $125 Million Lawsuit Over This Is Spinal Tap Profits
CBS joins YouTube’s streaming TV service, set to launch in early 2017
The Dutch Reach: Clever Workaround to Keep Cyclists from Getting “Doored”
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
Danny Elfman Wrote a Horror Movie Score Specifically For the Footage of Trump Looming Over Hillary
AOL Reissues Classic “50 Hours Free!”CD on Vinyl
How the Web Became Unreadable by Kevin Marks
Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it’s more likely than not
Jason on YouPic