No Internet in the Whole Country? It's Nap Time

Episode 114 · December 16th, 2019 · 37 mins 58 secs

About this Episode

In this Episode:

  • New airplane seat design will make it easier to sleep in economy
  • Away’s founders sold a vision of travel and inclusion, but former employees say it masked a toxic work environment
  • Brother of drug lord Pablo Escobar launches a $349 foldable smartphone
  • Google Maps prepares to add a “Lighting” layer to highlight brightly lit streets for safer night travel
  • Brookings Institute Suggests Congressional Action for Innovation Sectors
  • AI-enabled assistant robot returning to the Space Station with improved emotional intelligence
  • Interstellar Comet Borisov Makes Closest Approach to the Sun
  • Algeria blocks internet to prevent students cheating during exams | World news | The Guardian
  • Google Fiber drops its 100Mbps tier in favor of gigabit-only service
  • Suspected Internet Cable Spy Ship Operating In Americas For Over A Month

Weird and Wacky:

  • A man ate $120,000 duct-taped banana art: 'I really love this installation. It's very delicious'
  • Instagram influencer sentenced to 14 years for violent plot to steal domain name

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