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On today's show we're answering the big questions: Why Wal-Mart would want to buy Jet, which cars are the most prone to hacking and how New York cleared daily fantasy sports. Then: Hillary Clinton has spent around $97 million more on TV ads than Donald Trump and super PACs supporting him. His campaign has the money, what gives? Finally, we look at the gamble Warner Bros. is taking on this weekend's "Suicide Squad" and take a superhero sound quiz.

Segments From this episode

Hospitals partner with start-ups to chart medicine’s future

Aug 4, 2016
Some families love the new tech, but consumer watchdogs worry.
Riley Kinman, 5, with her parents Nicole and Terry at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. She'll be using new sensor-enabled pills to remotely monitor her medication after a kidney transplant.
Courtesy: Children's Health, Dallas

How hackable is your car?

Aug 4, 2016
Last year, two guys hacked a Jeep Cherokee. Here how things got better — or maybe not.

"Suicide Squad" gambles on anti-heroes

Warner Bros. and DC have a lot riding on this squad of misfits
Actor Jared Leto attends the "Suicide Squad" premiere at the Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City.
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Carrera

Jet.com would juice Wal-Mart's online sales

Aug 4, 2016
The deal's reportedly worth $3 billion, and it would position Wal-Mart to better take on Amazon.
A customer shops at a Wal-Mart October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. 
Cancan Chu/Getty Images

Trump is paying a price for being late to the TV ad party

Aug 4, 2016
Donald Trump raised lots of money in July. Will he spend it on TV?
A screen displays Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivering his speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Fantasy sports get the seal of approval in New York

Aug 4, 2016
Companies like FanDuel and DraftKings are hoping the legislation will guide the rest of the nation.
The fantasy sports website DraftKings.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Blurring the gender lines in fashion

Aug 4, 2016
More mainstream retailers are showcasing gender neutral clothing
Model Rain Dove, seen here posing for a portrait in London on February 23, 2016, in both male and female fashion shows. 
JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

The Olympics are trying to ban GIFs and Vines

Aug 5, 2016
Yeah, good luck with that.
The athletes emerge into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: That jobs report

Aug 5, 2016
What should we make of the 250,000 jobs the economy added in July?

On today’s show we’re answering the big questions: Why Wal-Mart would want to buy Jet, which cars are the most prone to hacking and how New York cleared daily fantasy sports. Then: Hillary Clinton has spent around $97 million more on TV ads than Donald Trump and super PACs supporting him. His campaign has the money, what gives? Finally, we look at the gamble Warner Bros. is taking on this weekend’s “Suicide Squad” and take a superhero sound quiz.

Music from the episode

Love Myself Hailee Steinfeld
Colors - Audien Remix Halsey, Audien
From Nowhere Dan Croll
Where the Party At Jagged Edge, Nelly