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Marijuana use in U.S. adults doubles in decade, surveys show

CHICAGO — Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.<p>The trend reflects a cultural shift and increasingly permissive views about the drug, the researchers say, noting that other …

Cannabis

Germany speeds up new measures to deal with refugee influx | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is speeding up measures to tackle its refugee crisis, a top government official said on Friday, allowing accelerated deportations to begin as early as next week.<p>Migrants are escorted by German police to a registration centre, after crossing the Austrian-German border in …

North Africa

Motorola's next phones will have 'shatterproof' display and 2-day battery

Motorola's decision to not sell the big battery-equipped Moto X Play in the U.S. left us scratching our heads.<p>If leaked promotional documents …

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

Twitter Adds 8 New Services To Its Fabric Platform, Which Is Used By 225,000+ Developers

Fabric, Twitter’s toolkit for developers to build apps on its platform, launched last October. At Twitter’s Flight developer conference, its been announced that the toolkit is getting some nice goodies.<p>225,000+ developers are using Fabric on a billion mobile devices.<p>The idea is that Twitter wants …

Apps

America's drone strike program needs a low-tech fix

Last week, <i>The Intercept</i> released a trove of classified documents (provided by an unnamed source) relating to America's use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as weapons of assassination. These activities took place between 2011 and 2013, throughout both active combat areas in Iraq and Afghanistan …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

Startups

Apple to build more solar projects in China, green its suppliers | Reuters

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple announced Wednesday it will build 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and work with local suppliers to source more renewable energy, its latest moves to green its Chinese supply chain amid criticism that its local partners are heavy …

Renewable Energy

Experts: Smartphones and iPads are OK for early developing children

In what ranks as something of stunning reversal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones …

Mobile

Cadillac CEO: 'Autonomous driving and driving passion must co-exist'

Fear not driving enthusiasts: Self-driving cars will not necessarily mean the end of enjoyable driving machines — at least, so far as Cadillac is …

This is the new version of the Hendo hoverboard

Arx Pax caps off Back to the Future Day with a glimpse of the future<p><i>Back to the Future</i> Day wouldn't be complete without a hoverboard announcement, would it? Okay, it might be <i>a little</i> late in the day, but Arx Pax finally revealed the new version of the Hendo hoverboard — and it is quite a sight to …

Hoverboards

Pepper the humanoid robot debuts in France

Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank is testing its Pepper robot in France after four months of sell-outs in its homeland.<p>It looks like Softbank is broadening humanoid robot Pepper's horizons, on Tuesday announcing that the companion robot will be venturing outside of the Japan for the …

Robotics

Wikileaks to release contents of CIA chief's email account

<b>Update: 22/11/15, 09:46</b><p>Wikileaks has released six emails from the email account of John Brennan. Read more here.<p><b>Original story:</b><p>Wikileaks has …

Cybercrime