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#66: This Year Has Felt Like 10 Years

August 9th, 2018 · 55 minutes

Tech giants move to ban a peddler of conspiracies and snake oil, but not Twitter; MoviePass nears death, but everything may still be a service; and Samsung rolls out a bunch of new products.

Guest Starring: Lisa Schmeiser

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Links and Show Notes

Apple Kicked Alex Jones Off Its Platform, Then YouTube And Facebook Rushed To Do The Same
Apple defends decision to allow Infowars in the App Store, saying it supports ‘all points of view’ | 9to5Mac
MailChimp confirms that it terminated accounts of Alex Jones and Infowars
Twitter says Alex Jones and InfoWars accounts don't violate policy
Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify ban Infowars' Alex Jones | Technology | The Guardian
Twitter won’t ban Alex Jones: Jack Dorsey’s statement is a wake-up call - Vox
MoviePass failed so cinema can live
The new Anki Vector robot is smart enough to just hang out - The Verge
Robot or Not? - a podcast from The Incomparable
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 announced with 6.4-inch screen and a huge battery - The Verge
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Impressions: Underrated! - YouTube
Samsung unveils its latest smartwatch — the Galaxy Watch - The Verge
Galaxy Home is Samsung's Bixby-powered smart speaker
Tails a-wagging: Year later, missing pooch and owner reunite
Meg Kinnard on Twitter: "I always enjoy writing stuff like this. Take a break from your diet of politics and bad news, and start your weekend with all the feels. 🐶…"
Esther Atkins on Instagram: “True love! Man, people have been ❤️😭❤️ing my story about finding Ratchet in a mud puddle by my house and reuniting him with his owners who…”
The Immortal Iron Feminist (@lschmeiser) | Twitter
So What, Who Cares? by Lisa Schmeiser
Stephen Hackett (@ismh) | Twitter
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