June 3, 2020

444: Hello Dystopia!

So, yeah, we aren't gonna talk about that; yay, SpaceX & NASA; Facebook employees stage virtual walkout, roll out set-visibility-to-zero feature; Twitter continues to flag posts; Coronavirus is the new eggs; Microsoft lays off journalists, replaces them with AI; Uber …

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May 30, 2020

443: Farewell Utopia

The tweet label heard around the world; social media executive orders; wherefore art thou, Zuck?; quarantine reunion shows; SpaceX take two; Magic Leap CEO out; Globe home-sharing takes a stand; Instagram sharing revenue, sort of; Palantir may leave California; Elon …

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May 27, 2020

442: White Claw Wall

Quarantine, tech & the third-quarter phenomenon; of course Facebook knew the algorithms were divisive; 44.2Tbps cables; NASA & SpaceX astronaut launch a go; stretching out wine & White Claw walls; Muppets & Fraggle Rock are back; Hotel Artemis; Into the …

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May 23, 2020

441: Furry Party Gonna be Awesome

Dreaming & FPGAs; Fitbit pivots; Apple & Google launch exposure notification API; no, we don't have 5G, AT&T; Netflix does subscribers a solid; WFH for Facebook, Shopify; Prime Day delay; podcasting news with Rogan, Call Her Daddy; family squabbles & …

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May 20, 2020

440: Precedented Times

Now more than ever, in these unprecedented times, DRINK; Giphy business plan; Square at home; no end point in sight; Uber layoffs; weaponizing social media for good; Fitbit comes a bit late to the ventilator game; DJI patent infringement; Untappd …

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May 16, 2020

439: Stormbittner

LUMI has landed; Uber masks; Twitter employees can work at home forever; Facebook settlement with moderators, censoring, buying Giphy; video games have record sales; Unreal Engine royalty-free; France gives social media sites an hour to remove illegal content; exhausting Zoom …

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May 13, 2020

438: Zuckerbergian Slip

Existential Me Time; Quibi & Katz; Facebook finally gets a Star Chamber; Libra lingers on; FCC ordered to release fake comments; arrest Musk; Stack Overflow furloughs; Influencers are just fine; micro- & teeny-tiny-influencers; monitoring at home & at work, ick; …

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May 7, 2020

437: That’s Quarantainment!

Science starting to come in on COVID-19; tracking apps voluntary, sort of; France goes their own way; Uber to require face masks, developing "technology"; May Day strikes get attention; Amazon VP quits in disgust; Quarantainment from Westworld, Devs, Marc Maron, …

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May 2, 2020

436: COVID19-84

Corona-zombies; I need a haircut; Allostatic load aka brain all dumb now; Lime, Lyft stopping operations; if our leaders don't follow rules, why should we; we're all getting a little antsy; losing friends over social distancing; WTF, Musk; #Maythe4th; feelings …

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April 29, 2020

435: Pandemic Brain

Drink-up wrap-up; Stanford antibody study; Deepfakes have been floated; Facebook's latest ripoff; Tesla stop sign navigation; Amazon's self-serving algorithm; Westworld; Goonies never say die; SNL getting better; Food Network mindless entertainment; Terry Pratchett TV shows, books coming; a Tyler Perry …

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April 25, 2020

434: Apex Moron

He may have broken Brian, nothing a little bleach won't fix; toilet paper shortages; CDC warns of second wave; Octoberfest, nein; Quibi versus fans; Magic Leap leaps off a cliff; Abigail Disney & Abigail Amazon; Boston Dynamics pivots; pandemic white …

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April 22, 2020

433: The Woke Must Flow

Furloughs & death clocks; we’re all on the S.S. Minnow; traffic silver linings; Instacart tipping procedures; Facebook misinformation flaws; social media COVID policies failing; America’s funniest Zoom videos; Elmo’s virtual happy hour; the new woke Dune; yet another HBO streaming …

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April 18, 2020

432: Unified Theory of Oprah

Eggs, fat, masks & step counts; Apple & Google promise they'll turn of tracking, someday, maybe; Amazon is essential, essentially horrible; JEDI silence; the end of the office as we know it; drone scolding; Peacock launches, not really; coronavirus should …

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April 15, 2020

431: Grump Long and Prosper!

Dogs & cats, Apple & Google playing together to track us; South Korea putting wristbands on people for tracking; WeWork won't make deals on rent but asks for them for themselves; Amazon on path to dominance; IKEA blinds finally available; …

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April 11, 2020

430: Another Day in Paradise

Billionaire's relief funds; WhatsApp trying to stop spread of misinformation; weather prediction; the internet is stronger, scalable; we planted a flag in the moon, it's ours; StageIt sees success after 11 years; we may not be epidemiologists, but; headphones, adapters, …

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April 8, 2020

429: On the Sauce

Virtual happy hours; wherefore art thou, sports?; Apple frees up some software, releases a new phone; Microsoft Edge gains popularity; more Amazon internal meetings leaked; how US employment has changed in a month; NASA worm; Common Sense; more free media; …

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April 4, 2020

428: Fundamentally Useless

Masks are the new masks; the C19 playlist; Zoombombing; Airbnb, Amazon step up a little; restrictions are slowing things, a little; will a recession mean more automation; DoorDash doesn't know what's open; tech giants giving away ad credits, not cash; …

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April 1, 2020

427: What’s a Hug?

Coronavirus Day 7,284... the internet is creaking a bit; more work from home tips; gig workers striking; privacy is dead, governments tracking movements via cellphones; Amazon hid competitors faster shipping options; Zuck puts a drop from his bucket into Gates' …

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March 28, 2020

426: WE’RE #1!

The USA takes first in Coronavirus infections; ambient music playlists; gig workers getting support; Amazon, Uber, Tesla cases; free media to keep you occupied; why do tech companies have stockpiles of masks; Airbnb doing good deeds but suffering; cybersecurity fallout; …

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March 25, 2020

425: Climbing Up the Walls

We killed all the TP; we're all hypochondriacs now; US Digital Dollar; Amazon Prime no longer delivering quickly; Amazon releases more kid's shows; Disney+, Facebook reducing streaming quality in Europe; smart thermometers tracking Coronavirus; comfort TV; Bert Kreisher; reading dystopian …

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March 21, 2020

424: Strategic TP Reserve

California goes full lockdown; KROQ fires morning show; Trapt Twitter meltdown; Netflix may go SD to manage surge; Ibuprofen is the new eggs; Facebook has a virus in their spam filters; our advice for working at home; resources for parents …

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March 18, 2020

423: Earth Interrupted

Social isolation linked to inflammation; one degree of separation; statements on misinformation is not action; Amazon suspends third party sales except for medical, household; Teams goes down; Google screening service unrolls; bitcoin price drops; what will and won't work on …

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March 14, 2020

422: Panic at the Costco

What a great time to be a nihilist; all podcasts are coronavirus podcasts now; feinds of the show; nerd utopia; everything is cancelled; corona-pocalypse tips; financial costs; people on the front lines; companies & employers stepping up to help; be …

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March 11, 2020

421: All Alone Together

Coronavirus effects roll on; Jack keeps his gig at Twitter, for now; Twitter tags Trump tweet as manipulated; NetNewsWire for all your RSS; Wuhan students tried to boot DingTalk from the app store; Kids in the Hall; Sex Education; Dracula; …

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