On this week's episode: HP's horrendous customer service after a man in Montreal reported being hacked; Instagram stories are now beating Snapchat for number of daily active users; the now-infamous murder uploaded to Facebook — what it means for the platform, how they handled it, and what can be done; pretty much everyone is texting and driving, even though it's really bad for you.
-Ecobee 4 might have Alexa — even in Canada!
-Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic
-Facebook's F8 conference is this week
-A guy stole 100 phones at Coachella and got caught with Find My iPhone
-Princeton researchers might have killed the online ad forever
-Steam is getting a competitor
Marc — Leafly
Riley — Meet Henry Orenstein, the Man who Changed How the World Plays
Dan — Blackbox - iOS Puzzle Game
- Montreal man gives HP failing grade after data breach | CBC News — It's not clear how many HP customers were affected, what data was leaked or how it happened.
- Instagram Stories is now more popular than the app it was designed to kill | The Verge — a healthy percentage of the app’s more than 600 million users are spending time every day checking out Instagram Stories
- Facebook Streams a Murder in Cleveland, and Must Now Face Itself | WIRED — The entire video is 57 seconds long. Less than a minute: That’s all it takes to broadcast a cold-blooded homicide to thousands of people around the world. And all it takes to raise questions about the limits and responsibilities of a platform that has pledged to reflect humanity in its purest form.
- Distracted Driving Study Finds Most Drivers Use Cell Phones Behind the Wheel | WIRED — a new study indicates that damn near everybody uses their phone while behind the wheel, damn near all the time.
- Ecobee4 rumoured to feature built-in microphone and Alexa integration, even in Canada | Mobilesyrup
- Facebook F8 2017: Everything Facebook Announced | WIRED
- Coachella man caught stealing over 100 phones thanks to Find My iPhone | The Verge
- Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race | Motherboard
- Steam has a massive new competitor | Polygon