Amazon Is Taking on Spotify and Things Could Get Ugly

Meet Octobot, the world's first soft-bodied robot that carries its own fuel supply.

What Happened?

It was a big week. You might have missed something.

Troll Hunters
The unconscionable hacking of Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones – following months of unceasing trolling on Twitter – has increased pressure on the platform to clamp down on online harassment. And while Twitter understandably faces difficulties in policing its 300 million users, consider the case of Jim Weber, a sports journalist whose Twitter account was closed after posting three unlicensed Olympics GIFs. (After an uproar, his account was later reinstated).

Some Good News
VentureBeat takes a look at MindSpark’s program to hire adults with autism as software testers.

Looking for a New Home?
Have you considered buying the International Space Station?

This Week in Fraud
Hampton Creek, the plant-based food startup, is reportedly under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission after allegedly inflating sales. And Bloomberg goes deep in explaining how Lending Club’s biggest fan uncovered millions of dollars in potentially fraudulent loans.

What Is Nougat, Anyway?
Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out this week, but only to users on new Nexus devices. The Guardian offers up some tips and tricks.

Java Jive
It turns out the coffee rings left by your mug have been baffling scientists for quite some time.

This Could Get Ugly
Amazon is rumored to be taking on Spotify, listed as one of our coolest companies to work for, and Apple Music.

Gift of the Babs
Barbra Streisand is better at tech support than you are.

Welcome to the Terrifying World of Tomorrow, Volume 74
A new startup is analyzing litigation data to allow third-parties to invest in lawsuits by funding them.

Let’s Blame Something Else on Millennials, Volume 377
Haven’t taken a vacation this year? Apparently it’s a millennial’s fault.