LA cops use a bomb disposal robot to grab a suspect’s shotgun to end a standoff.
Wells Fargo Bank admits 5300 fired for creating 2 million fake accounts.
Woman sues smart sex-toy company We-Vibe for collecting usage data about their sex toys.
The Chinese space agency admits the Tiangong space station is in a rapidly decaying orbit.
Sandisk announces they will produce a 1TB flash memory SD card.
Twitter relaxes their 140 character limit slightly in an attempt to make it more simple.
Researchers develop a method to guess people’s emotional state by wirelessly monitoring breathing and heartrate.
The US army is testing a new ambidextrous grenade.
There’s a robot tank that can shoot down mosquitos. With lasers!
Alan is a man with simple needs.
Brendan’s voice gave out, so we had back on Uday Gajendar (http://udanium.com/pro/home/ and @udanium on twitter and on medium)
We had a great time catching up on his exploits in consulting, self reflection, startups, jazz, experiments, prototypes, job culture, discipline, funemployment, and tequila.
Yes, we dropped a Max Headroom reference. The Future Is Now.
Episode 200: Coming To America
We made it to 200. Whoever would have thought.
We recorded this in person (a first in a while), and we recorded with guest Jørgen also in person now that he’s here in America with us
We don’t look a day older than 100 episodes.
We were not aware there was a uniform for Podcast Co-Hosts. Because it’s Not A Thing.
At first there was a signal from outer space…then SETI and others said it wasn’t.
California’s bill to end Daylight Saving Time dies in the state senate.
Facebook’s algorithm to find and show users “Trending” news finds fake news.
The Madden 17 game will have regular commentary updates.
Hackers can use computer cables as antennas to beat airgapped security measures.
Researchers are testing mind controlled nanobots for medicine delivery.
Don’t buy a podcast co-host shirt unless you’re banishing people to the penal asteroid of Rura Penthe.
It’s our (shhh) Two Hundredth Episode (counting the 000th and 12b episodes) – but it’s still labeled 198. It’s the Animal Style Fries 200th Episode.
We say THANKYOU… which for a short while was a trademark dispute for CitiGroup and AT&T.
Kalashnikov opens a lifestyle and firearm replica store at the Moscow Airport.
The US Justice Department decides to end involvement with private for-profit prisons.
Social Network Nextdoor introduces measures to reduce racial profiling.
The City of Hayward obliterates a curb that showed evidence of tectonic movement.
A New Zealand company makes a personal faraday cage wetsuit for swimming undetected with sharks.
Astronomers confirm an exoplanet Proxima B in the next closest star system of Alpha Centauri — still 4 light years away
Listen to Brendan and Not A Thing! Podcast theme creator (and podcast guest) Garrin O’Brien on Stillborn Messiah’s Shanked By A Unicorn
Not one cop volunteers in Boston for the body camera pilot program.
Univision to buy Gawker media in wake of losing their lawsuit with Hulk Hogan.
Animators for the movie Sausage Party explain its cheapness with mandatory unpaid overtime.
Hacking group The Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked the Equation Group which is (maybe) the NSA.
A class action suit regarding Google reading emails is proceeding.
GPS coordinates in Australia are off by as much as five feet and are getting worse.
The National Park Service is having trouble dealing with black slime biofilm on Washington DC monuments. Spoiler Alert: LASERS are involved.
Audi looks to add countdown timers for stoplights to car dashboards.
Don’t see the new Jason Bourne movie.
Instead watch the Jimmy Kimmel take on the Bourne Ultimatum.
Update: China is actually building a bus that will straddle traffic. (Also, great headline. It’s a Thing!)
Update: Instead of 3d printing a finger, law enforcement got away with a 2d inkjet print with conductive ink.
Florida leads the nation (in infectious diseases) by having the first cases of Zika in the continental US.
Unfrozen Siberian anthrax infects thousands of reindeer and a few humans.
Researchers are hypothesizing flossing is Not A Thing.
Peter Thiel investing in a company fighting aging with transplants of blood from young donors.
Comcast looks to follow AT&T in charging a fee for customers to maintain internet privacy.
Instagram launches “Stories” which appear very similar to the Snapchat Stories feature.
The Rio 2016 Olympics will partially be recorded and broadcast in 8k.
We turned FOUR! Listen back to our first episode.
Maybe Bitcoin isn’t money according to a Florida judge.
The US Olympic Committee wants to restrict using their hashtags.
The NBA pulls the All-Star game from North Carolina.
The MIT Media Lab announces a prize for Disobedience.
Scientists want to shoot Prairie dogs with peanut butter snacks from drones.
Porn website Redtube wants to launch a physical magazine.
Twitter to add the use of stickers.
Mercedes releases a Rescue app for first responders.
The Infinity Burial Suit helps you stylishly (and stealthily) decompose after death.
We talked a little bit about Star Trek: Beyond
The EFF is suing the Federal Government to remove DRM.
Farmers aren’t allowed to work on their own tractors because of DRM.
One can buy fingerprints to use biometric features without using your actual fingerprints.
Cops 3d-print a finger to unlock a phone.
A Knightscope security bot runs over a toddler.
Dallas police use a robot to kill a suspect.
Facebook tests a solar drone to deliver internet.
Germany looks to legislate black boxes into autonomous cars.
The last Japanese company making VHS VCRs will stop this month.
Scientists develop a material allowing transparent windows to the skull for brain access.
We talked a little bit about the new Ghostbusters movie.
We have a special guest, Jørgen Holst (@jorgenism) and we’re talking about Universal Basic Income!
The original story about Foxconn jobs replaced with automation that touched off our research.
That led us to a discussion of China’s Minimum Income Guarantee.
Shortly after we heard about the vote in Switzerland.
That url from basicincome.org led to a lot of other resources!
An article on Basic Universal Income from FiveThirtyEight.
Bonus: The former US Ambassador to Finland, Bruce Oreck, has sweet holiday cards.
An article on wikipedia on Basic Income.
The MINCOME experiment from the 1970s in Canada which was reopened, digitized, and analyzed recently.
We referenced Nick Hanauer’s TED Talk about inequality and minimum wage.
The Illustrated Guide to Law’s chapter on Entrapment and the myth that undercover cops must identify themselves.