Tech support: ‘Mr. Robot’ is a paranoid thriller

A couple weeks back, I talked about my quest to find a summer TV fling. As you’ll recall, I was discouraged. The Whispers was too dumb to be enjoyable. Wayward Pines, while sufficiently ridiculous, failed to do anything interesting with all its weirdness. And the less said about this season of True Detective the better. Then I found Mr. Robot, an unexpected delight from the USA network of all places.

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Periscope, Meerkat let users broadcast to the world

Periscope and Meerkat represent the next stage of personal live streaming, putting the ability to broadcast right in the hand of anyone with a smartphone. That’s a lot of power, and like the broader Internet, content on Periscope and Meerkat runs the gamut from fascinating to banal.

Daily Clicks — May 28, 2014

Editor’s note: We’re hitting the road so Daily Clicks will be on hiatus until next week.  • Slate writer Phil Plait discusses how #NotAllMen has distracted from the bigger issue of violence against and the everyday oppression of women (slate.com) What made that harder was coming to an understanding that I will never truly understand what…