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Price comparison: Google's Project Fi versus Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

It's cheaper, but the difference may not be worth switching over<p>You've now got the option of choosing Google as your wireless carrier instead of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile. Well, Nexus 6 owners do. With Project Fi, Google is aiming to make its presence felt in the mobile industry as a …

NERDSCREEN: The Marijuana Vote

For marijuana legalization advocates April 20th, or 4-20 as it is known, is something of a holiday that is usually marked with a celebratory toke or two. And the pro-legalization crowd has a lot to celebrate on Monday.<p>Laws regarding the drug have been rolled back in states around the country and …

When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

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Teen use of e-cigarettes continues to soar, alarming many experts

The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says.<p>The percentage of American high school students who smoked traditional cigarettes on a …

What Is A Gyrocopter And Why Did This Man Land One On The Capitol Lawn?

Not quite a copter, not quite a plane<p>Earlier today, a postman from Ruskin, Florida, landed a gyrocopter on the east lawn of the United States Capitol building. Doug Hughes claimed his flight was intended as a nonviolent protest against corruption, and shortly after landing he was apprehended by …

How to find your Android phone just Googling its location

Google can help you find almost anything, but it’s no good if you’ve lost your smartphone – until today. The search engine now has the ability to check where your phone is directly from its homepage.<p>Just type in “Find my phone,” and Google will show where your phone is on a map. You can then set it …

Apple And Google Just Approved The Global Rollout For High There, Tinder For Marijuana Fans

It’s been called “Tinder for marijuana users,” but Todd Mitchem hopes his app will be much more. Now, the founder of what may be the first social network for cannabis fans has passed a critical early hurdle–as Apple’s and Google’s own rules about the industry evolve.<p>When High There launched just …

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