Zeynep Tufekci's scathing response to the establishment consensus that tech will create new jobs to replace the ones we've automated away makes a lot of good points. Read the rest
Jonathan Zdziarski's HOPE X talk, Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices, suggests that hundreds of millions of Iphone and Ipad devices ship from Apple with intentional back-doors that can be exploited by law enforcement, identity thieves, spies, and employers. Read the rest
Camera-equipped drones, like the one that shot the video above, are a wonderful tool for photography at the annual Burning Man festival. But "if you're planning on flying a drone at Burning Man this year," says BB pal Eddie Codel, "You'll need to register and follow a ton of new rules."
Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels.
Elvis's 1963 Rolls Royce, complete with this car phone, will be auctioned off next month with an expected hammer price of $200,000 - $300,000.
Area Mom grossed out to discover that ice cream she bought her kids contains so much artificial junk in it, it won't melt in the hot sun. This is a local television news segment of greatness. [via @nextdraft]
Uplifting contemporary psych from Austin, Texas trip-inducers The Black Angels' latest EP "Clear Lake Forest."
Here's video of the fantastic conversation between whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg at HOPEX hacker con last week.
School librarians say they weren't consulted about throwing away classics and important parts of the collection. (more…)
These delicious images (and video) come from this genius little art tumblr: fatandfuriousburger.com.
The expanding powers, vicious unaccountability and violent, invasive searching conducted in America's 100-mile "border zone" should concern you. Read the rest
They only let them back on again after he deleted his tweet. Read the rest
In a new report on "3D Printing In Space," the US's National Research Council says, “For in-space use, the technology may provide new capabilities, but it will serve as one more tool in the toolbox, not a magic solution to tough space operations and manufacturing problems.”