Episode 110

Crypto investments that died with a broker and the FBI's home genetics partner


February 7th, 2019

1 hr 11 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

In this week's episode, Dan and Riley cover 5G development in Canada (with or without Huawei), how a dead CEO's air gap lost $190 million in investor bitcoin, a 14-year-old's bug bounty for finding the FaceTime bug, the penalties (and whether we think they're okay) for industrial espionage, more self-lacing shoes, the FBI's partnership with a home genetics company, Spotify's acquisition of Gimlet Media, Elon Musk's latest "for the good of the people" statement, and Peter Thiel's latest investment in "science media."

Speed round:

  • Tweets might actually become editable... for 10 seconds
  • Facebook Messenger will allow you to unsend messages up to 10 minutes after you send them
  • Samsung "leaked a video with a foldable phone," though it kinda just looks like an aspirational future video
  • Goop is getting a Netflix show (sigh)
  • Robot lawnmowers are coming
  • Nintendo's next mobile game will be Dr. Mario World
  • DxOMark has a score just for selfies now (Related: selfies make your nose look up to 30% bigger)
  • Energizer makes phones, apparently
  • Firefox will block autoplaying videos in their new update
  • You should probably download Chrome's new password vulnerability extension
  • There will be 230 new emoji come March
  • Apple is losing one of its few female execs — and maybe the next person tapped to be CEO
  • Warby Parker and FaceID mean you can try glasses on in real time before you order online
  • The EU banned a smartwatch for kids because it was extremely easily hacked

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