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Did Jeff Sessions Just Increase the Odds Congress Will Make Marijuana Legal?

The attorney general has created intolerable uncertainty for a growing industry that is now demanding legal protections from Congress. And lawmakers are listening.<p>When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana …

Cannabis

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

The Best Hidden Changes in iOS 9, in GIFs

The latest version of Apple’s mobile OS launched to much fanfare and showy new features. Side-by-side multitasking! A creepily efficient digital …

Jill Scott Holds Herself Accountable For Her Own Joy In 'Woman'

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott's new album <i>Woman</i> takes a deep dive into what it means to love.<p>"It's kind of the study of a human being and what I find is we're more alike than we are different," Scott tells NPR's Arun Rath.<p><i>Woman</i> is her fifth album, and her first since <i>The Light of</i> …

The Shape Of Apple’s New iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones at an event next Wednesday, and likely also new iPads and an updated Apple TV.<p>Press invites for a September 9 event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium dropped late last month bearing the usual teasing hint — this time focused on Apple’s voice assistant …

Apple

How SpaceX and Boeing plan to keep Nasa astronauts safe

To fly astronauts, private space companies must go through a series of rigorous tests – and make some morbid calculations. The Verge investigates.<p>Nearly a month after SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated en route to the International Space Station, CEO Elon Musk announced what brought the vehicle …

Apple built an ‘electronic city’ online 21 years ago that still stands out as one of its most puzzling flops

So the notion of creating a safe, familiar-looking space for early cyber surfers must not have seemed too outlandish for the Apple executives who came up with the plan.<p>But the short-lived online service that Apple rolled out that year, dubbed eWorld, failed miserably and the digital buildings that …

Online Life

Self-Aware Robot Shows Progress of AI

A Small Self-Aware Robot Showed Minimal Intelligence During a Test<p>We’re a long way off from having a self-aware robot with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as <i>Her</i> or <i>Ex Machina</i>. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by …

Robotics

Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network

The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taking the basic idea of the Tor anonymity network and slapping on more than a few go-faster-stripe …

Living life on the S6 Edge

My first contact with the Galaxy S6 Edge came on March 1st, during its official unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Immediately following Samsung’s presentation, I took an S6 Edge into my hands and my first impression was unequivocally damning: the curve is on the wrong side! Every …

Apple may release three different iPhones this September

Whispers about three new iPhones set to arrive this September are emanating from Apple’s Chinese supply chain — suggesting that we may be set to receive the expected iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, alongside a 4-inch iPhone referred to currently as the iPhone 6c.<p>Check out details about internal components, …

iPhone

Oppo's next phone has a crazy slim screen bezel

The folks over at Oppo sure know how to tease. Well, that's my guess, anyway, based on the fact that several Chinese tech writers received the above photos from "anonymous" sources yesterday. This mysterious smartphone -- running on Oppo's ColorOS Android ROM -- features an almost edge-to-edge …

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone?

A new study shows Smartphones are potentially addictive, and researchers have suggested that they should come with a health warning.<p>If you have your smartphone next to you all the time – even when you sleep – then perhaps it’s time to question what this level of attachment means.<p>Could you step back …

Why the Apple TV was always a pipe dream

Sorry, you're not going to get a laser TV<p>Apple will actually be fighting the cable monopolies instead of co-opting them. Last night, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> dropped the news that Apple gave up on plans to make a 4K TV a year ago. To the casual observer, the news feels like a bombshell, but to people …

Smart TV

iOS 9 feature wish list: File manager

Ever since Apple launched the iPhone, one feature that has made it to our wish list is a file manager.<p>In iOS 8, Apple introduced iCloud Drive and a …

Carl Icahn only wants one thing from Apple

On Monday, Icahn published a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and argued that the stock was worth $240 per share. Shares were trading near $130 on Tuesday.<p>And while there has been a bit of a to-do about Icahn's assertions regarding Apple's potential to make a TV, or a car, Icahn revealed to CNBC's …

Tim Cook

I'd love lock screen complications in iOS 12

One of the best things about Apple Watch is how the watch face makes so much data so immediately glanceable. That's thanks to the watchOS take on …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 16: Tuning Up Core Data

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How to Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

The RadioShack brand just sold for $26.2 million

Standard General initially helped RadioShack avoid being completely liquidated back in March.<p>At the time, the hedge fund saved 1,743 RadioShack stores and 7,500 jobs by offering RadioShack a $160 million deal — a mix of debt and cash.<p>Standard General purchased both RadioShack's trademark in …

Hedge Funds

Wal-Mart will test new subscription service to rival Amazon's Prime

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is developing a new tool to fight back at Amazon.com (AMZN). The world’s largest retailer will start testing a new unlimited …

Apple is the greenest tech company in the world, according to Greenpeace

Under CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino company has made a major push to become environmentally friendly, committing to drawing 100% of its energy from renewable sources over the long-term.<p>This year the company has began work on two solar-powered data centres in Ireland and Denmark, and it is also …

Samsung pushes into Internet-connected gadgets

Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.<p>At a technology conference Tuesday in San Francisco, the South Korean company unveiled a new line of …

Internet of Things

Apple might be preparing a 'cutthroat' move against Spotify

If successful, this would be a giant blow to Spotify, which has 60 million users, only 15 million of whom are paid subscribers.<p>One source in the music industry even told The Verge that Apple was "cutthroat."<p>The Department of Justice is said to be looking into Apple's practices. Apple is most likely …

Universal Music