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How Smart Weed Could Make Pot the Go-To Painkiller

Making it easier to calibrate the correct dose of medical marijuana may prompt more physicians to prescribe it as an alternative to painkillers such …

What Listening To 124 Startup Pitches In Two Days Taught Me About What's Next In Tech

Twice a year, a new cohort of startups takes the stage at Y Combinator for Demo Day. The presentations follow the same cadence: a two-minute pitch on why their startup will be the next billion dollar business.<p>It’s not a total fantasy that some of the companies could end up as the next Facebook or …

Startups

Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding

The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales.<p>But the weed delivery startup has come under scrutiny recently for burning through at least $1 …

Cannabis

6 entrepreneurs share strategies for staying relentlessly persistent

When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you've never done it before. "Maybe this isn't for me," you think after the 10th hot lead says, "I'll pass."<p>These seasoned entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their strategies to program your mind for …

Sugar Addiction is Real: Here is What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Sugar

I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Penn., “Chocolate …

Six Ways of Correcting a Common Poker Probability Error

Many people share a <b>misunderstanding about poker probability calculations</b> -- but it's one that almost never gets explicitly addressed. I aim to change …

Batman costume sets Guinness World Record for most gadgets

When it comes to setting Guinness World Records, there’s pretty much two ways to go about it: for things like measures of athletic ability, you can …

Watch 45 minutes of Pokémon Go gameplay from E3

Catch it all<p>Nintendo spent 45 minutes demoing <i>Pokémon Go</i> on a livestream from E3 yesterday, and in case you missed it, you check out the whole thing above.<p><i>Pokémon Go</i> allows players to catch, train and battle pocket monsters, just like in other Pokémon games — except because <i>Pokémon Go</i> is an augmented …

Helmet cam captures intense plane crash landing from inside the aircraft

Helmet cam footage from a skydiver captured an intense crash landing after a mechanical malfunction forced the plane to the ground near Lodi airport …

Doctor Strange Trailer: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Make Their Superhero Debut

The is unlike anything Marvel has attempted.<p>Thanks, in part, to a fun-filled romp in New York City, we already knew what <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> and <b>Chiwetel Ejiofor</b> would look like in Marvel’s surreal new film <i>Doctor Strange</i>. But with the film’s first trailer, we finally have a look at <b>Tilda Swinton’s</b> …

Movies

Who needs a hoverboard when you can fly around on this thing? (Tomorrow Daily 346)

Flyboard shows off what appears to be a turbine-powered board; also, an 18-rotor electric helicopter completes its first manned flight.

Hoverboards

These headphones measure your ears on the fly to create realistic surround sound — and the results are amazing

Headphones as we know them are OK if you want to experience VR, but they're not up to the task to reproduce the surround sound you need for the full experience.<p>Why do you need good surround sound?<p>For one, it's key for the immersive experience you get with VR. Virtual reality developers are using …

Audiophile

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Ampy battery pack uses body movement to recharge iPhone

LAS VEGAS — Your body is an amazing energy creation machine but you’re not even using it to its full potential. All the walking, running, biking and other movements you make throughout the day all create kinetic energy, and now you can finally harness it to charge the most important gadgets in your …

Batteries

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes

<b>JJ Abrams</b>‘ first cut of <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> was almost two hours and forty minutes in length. Lets be clear, that’s his first cut of the …

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

The design decisions behind Amazon's strange-looking delivery drone

The unusual look of Amazon’s delivery drone combines elements of both fixed-wing aircraft, such as traditional passenger aeroplanes, and rotocraft …

15 Amazing Secrets And Quests That You Need To See In Fallout 4 « Video Game News, Reviews, Walkthroughs And Guides – GamingBolt | Page 3

<b>UFO Crash</b><p>Aliens have once again made their way into Fallout, but this time they’re a little off the beaten track. Near Vault 75 a crashed UFO sits in …

How-To's

New Fallout 4 Videos Offer Deep Dive Into Creation of the RPG

With just over a month to go before the release of Fallout 4, Bethesda has now published a pair of videos that dive deep into the development process behind the highly anticipated role-playing game. These new videos, taped at E3 but only just released this week, feature insight from game director …

Xbox

Moving on From the Freak: The Likely End of Tim Lincecum’s Giants Career

Tim Lincecum is 31 years old. I was honestly a little surprised to see that figure, because in my mind, Lincecum is sort of frozen in time as a …

Major League Baseball

Giants RHP Chris Heston throws no-hitter against Mets

San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Heston no-hit the Mets on Tuesday for a 5-0 victory in New York.<p>Heston (6-4) struck out 11 and did not allow a …

High-tech robots falling down is the funniest thing you'll see this weekend

After years of work, the highly anticipated DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals are here. Some of the world's most advanced robots are duking it out for the chance at the first place prize: $2 million. But before any of the teams can collect that prize, the robots will need to navigate an obstacle …

Forget first class—rich people are flying on commercial airlines designed just for them

Long lines, delayed flights, lost baggage, crabby flight attendants. These are just some of the reasons to abhor commercial air travel, even for those who benefit from the endless, growing perks of flying business or first class.<p>For coach passengers, the misery seems only to get worse. But for the …

Palm Springs

The 9 Strangest Flying Robots from the World’s Biggest Drone Show

<b>In the past year</b>, drones have crashed onto the White House lawn, hauled radioactive cesium to the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s Tokyo office, …

Vanity Fair's Star Wars issue: What we learned about The Force Awakens

George Lucas wanted the new movie to focus on teenagers, Abrams is holding back the digital polish – and Han Solo may have mellowed in his old age<p>JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only seven months away from cinemas, and despite the film-maker’s reputation for holding his cards close to …

Star Wars

Amazon can finally test its delivery drones in the US

Amazon's drone team must have heaved a collective sigh of relief: the company only had to wait a few weeks for the FAA's approval this time. The agency has officially granted Amazon's request to test its new UAVs in the US on Wednesday, April 8th. If you recall, the company's previous request spent …

Build An Umbrella Stand That Outsmarts The Rain

Never get caught in a surprise shower again<p>It’s all too easy to forget an umbrella on a rainy day. But this is the 21st century—shouldn’t your umbrella remind you when it’s needed? Well, yes, it should. And it can do that via a stand that lights up when the forecast calls for rain.<p>There are several …

Arduino

Bring On The Boring Robots

Why autonomous butlers are the beginning of ubiquitous robotics<p>Sometimes, people would see the robot coming down the hotel hallway, and do exactly what you'd expect—fast-draw their phones, and snap some pictures. Kids were also pretty predictable, spotting the three-foot-tall cylindrical SaviOne …

Robotics

Amazon gets FAA approval for drone testing

Amazon, which one day hopes to make deliveries via drone, has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to perform testing of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology.<p>On Thursday the FAA issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an unmanned aircraft design that the …

Drones

Amazon Can Now Legally Experiment With Drone Delivery

A big hurdle has been overcome by Amazon today for a future where everything’s delivered by drones; the FAA has granted the company an experimental airworthiness certificate for its delivery drones.<p>The company is allowed to use the drones during daylight, below 400 feets in “visual meteorological …

Drones