Sep 20, 2019

IoT Forensics, Window Seat Showdowns, and Ranking Public Transportation

Weekend Reads: September 20, 2019
Eddie Stamper Former Marketing Manager

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect

Lauren Smiley | WIRED | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston

In the age of the Internet of Things, smartwatches and home security cameras can make or break a murder case, but how reliable is the information they provide?

AP Analysis: US-UK Trade Deal Won’t Be so Easy Post-Brexit

Paul Wiseman | The Associated Press | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel

Some officials in the Trump administration have made it clear that they want a trade deal with the United Kingdom, but issues such as the Irish border and a ban on haggis could derail any potential agreement.

The Showdown at the Window Seat

Scott McCartney | The Wall Street Journal | Shared by Tyler Cowen

With the proliferation of in-flight entertainment and personal devices, airline passengers often disagree on whether the shade should be up or down, sometimes causing a bumpy ride.

Flying Taxis Are Taking off to Whisk People around Cities

The Economist | Retweeted by Brent Skorup

Around the world, operators are eager to begin testing and deploying flying taxis, but regulations could keep them grounded.

Even Swedish Socialism Was Violent

Phillip W. Magness | American Institute for Economic Research | Tweeted by Veronique de Rugy

Even in Sweden, which prominent progressives credit for their ideology, socialism was undergirded by a striking use of sterilization.

Hong Kong Is a ‘Hair’s Breadth from Destruction’

George F. Will | The Washington Post | Shared by Donald Boudreaux

Hong Kong’s younger generation is often credited with the protests taking place over the last few months, but even the older generation can see that something needs to change.

Study Ranks US Cities with the Best and Worst Public Transportation

Sean Szymkowski | Roadshow | Retweeted by Adam Thierer

Cities across the country have adopted public transportation options as an alternative to driving, but none of them are that great.

The Shift to Electric Vehicles Propels a Strike against GM

Alex Davies | WIRED | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok

Electric vehicles are less complex and take less manpower to build, fueling the fire of the United Automobile Workers’ strike against General Motors.

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