Nov. 3, 2021

529: It’s a Notch, Notch World

529: It’s a Notch, Notch World

Slow week in tech news; we get Meta-stasized; Apple getting into the headset game; Wendy's PR team wins; Facebook takes down Nicaraguan troll farm, but verifies a fake Elon Musk; Snap being investigated for securities fraud; Uber offers up Teslas through Hertz deal; creator coins; companies leaving China; don't tweet after death; Star Trek: Prodigy; delays on screen wipes; music gadgets; being negative; get your notch; the Book of Boba Fett; Trojan Source; Facebook's cringe-worthy internal staff video.


Slow week in tech news; we get Meta-stasized; Apple getting into the headset game; Wendy's PR team wins; Facebook takes down Nicaraguan troll farm, but verifies a fake Elon Musk; Snap being investigated for securities fraud; Uber offers up Teslas through Hertz deal; creator coins; companies leaving China; don't tweet after death; Star Trek: Prodigy; delays on screen wipes; music gadgets; being negative; get your notch; the Book of Boba Fett; Trojan Source; Facebook's cringe-worthy internal staff video.

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FOLLOW UP

A Reddit user found a 'black hole' on Google maps, and users couldn't figure out what it was


IN THE NEWS

Meta

Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta

Meta working on new smartwatch with built-in camera to compete with Apple Watch

Apple’s first headset will focus on “high-quality” games, reporter claims

Wendy’s Wins

FACEBOOK 'META' CHANGE - Trademark Applicants Will Sell to Zuck ... FOR $20 MILLION!!!

Facebook takes down government-run troll farm in Nicaragua

Facebook verified a Bitcoin scammer pretending to be Elon Musk

SNAP Investigation Alert: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is Investigating Securities Fraud Claims on Behalf of Snap Inc. (SNAP) Investors

Uber will offer up to 50,000 Teslas to its drivers through Hertz rental deal

Patreon may let you reward creators with crypto

CNN: Squid Game crypto plunges to $0 after scammers steal millions of dollars from investors.

As Yahoo leaves China, an accelerating stream of exits

Digital end-of-life services are a booming business — not everybody says that's a good thing.


MEDIA CANDY

Star Trek: Prodigy


APPS & DOODADS

Oculus Quest VR headsets to eliminate mandatory Facebook account log-in requirement

Tiny Wings+

Apple's worst shipping delay is for a $19 polishing cloth

Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe - Black

Fender is buying studio gear company PreSonus

Music wearable Mictic raises $2.5M to get you shredding, scratching and strumming

I wish anyone other than Kanye had made the Stem Player


SECURITY HAH!

The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Hacking Humans

Caveat

Recorded Future

Now, Even Older Macs Can Have a Notch

Why macOS updates might brick your Mac, and what you can do about it

The Book of Boba Fett | Official Trailer | Disney+

Trojan Source and Why It Matters


MORON OF THE WEEK

Facebook’s internal staff video is worse than anything revealed by whistleblowers


CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

The Pivoteer

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