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This Pa. dispensary was selling medical marijuana for $1, then the state slapped them

Weed hadn't been that cheap since 1979.<p>And for putting it on sale at the rock-bottom price of $1 gram, a medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania …

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Get all the training needed to be an employed programmer in 2017 — for only $59

HTML and CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails… popular, well-respected web technologies are everywhere. And these days, you need to learn not only how each of these popular languages, programs and applications work, but how they all work together.<p>To put you on the right career track, we …

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Top Free Online Resources to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>Coding is a skill that is becoming more and more in demand. If you …

See the visual effects that bring 'Game of Thrones' to life

<i>Game of Thrones</i> didn't get much love from the Emmys last week — it only won just four technical awards out of 19 nominations — but there's no denying what an impressive achievement the series is. Its creators have brought a massive, fantastic world to life on TV in a way that only film has in the …

Nest recalls 440,000 Nest Protect smoke detectors over safety risk

Nest Labs is recalling "about 440,000" of its Nest Protect smoke detectors over an issue that could potentially delay a fire or carbon monoxide alarm from sounding, but you don't need to worry about sending yours back. The company initially halted sales of the device last month in light of the …

The FBI admits it might have to toke up to fight cybercrime

As the FBI looks to hire more cybersecurity agents, it's running into a big problem: the siren song of marijuana. The FBI has a no-tolerance policy for employees using illegal drugs, but new statements by director James Comey suggest the agency is considering loosening that policy to attract …

FAA considering a fast track for businesses that want to use drones

It's currently illegal to use unmanned aerial drones for anything commercial in the US, something that could be changing sooner than expected. Bloomberg reports that the US Federal Aviation Administration plans a "streamlined" approval process for low-risk commercial uses like farming and …

Lithuania Is Banning Red Bull for Some Reason

Lithuania’s parliament voted on Thursday to ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to minors, as companies like Red Bull and Monster face …

Google buys Word Lens, the app that translates languages with your phone's camera

Google has acquired Word Lens, the mobile app that can translate text in real time using your smartphone's camera, along with its development team at Quest Visual. The impressive technology will now make its way into Google Translate. Word Lens and its various language packs have been made free on …

'Alien' artist H.R. Giger dead at 74

H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist best known for designing the iconic "xenomorph" creature in the <i>Alien</i> movie franchise, has died. Swiss newspaper <i>Tages-Anzeiger</i> reports that the news comes from public broadcaster SRF, which said Giger died after sustaining injuries in a fall. He was 74.<p>Giger …

Say goodbye to capitalism as we know it

A new economic system has entered the world stage.<p>The Collaborative Commons is the first new economic paradigm to take root since the advent of …

The Health Wearable Company Apple Helped Build Just Became A Lot More Useful

After all, what might just feel like a bad day could actually be a sign of a serious condition going from bad to worse.<p>That's why iHealth, the wearable health startup that Apple helped get off the ground three years ago, is partnering with Intel and GE to make it easy for those without any training …

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Google already receiving demands to erase search results after controversial EU ruling

Google users across Europe are already demanding that the company erase links about them from its search engine. According to <i>BBC News</i>, new takedown requests have already come in from a politician trying to shore up his image as he seeks re-election and "a man convicted of possessing child abuse …

Arkansas Judge Closes the Loophole that Temporarily Halted Same-Sex Marriages in the State

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update Thursday, 5:30 p.m:</i> On Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza expanded his …

Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal on Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Minnesota lawmakers said Thursday they agreed on a compromise bill to legalize medical marijuana, which Gov. Mark Dayton signaled he would sign into law.<p>The bill would create a patient registry and allow the Department of Health to conduct a study on the impact of medical marijuana. Patients would …

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Deported veterans ask Obama for relief

"My hands are tied."<p>Those are words that Howard Dean Bailey never wants to hear again.<p>The last time he heard them: an immigration judge was ordering him out of the country.<p>In June 2012, just days shy of his 41st birthday, the Navy veteran was deported to Jamaica, a country he hadn't lived in since …

Fewest Americans in 7 years seek unemployment aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in seven years last week, a sign the job market is …

Comcast could mandate a monthly data cap on all customers in the next five years

Comcast says it could begin capping monthly data for all its customers within the next five years, a change that could potentially end up costing some heavy internet users additional fees. Speaking at a media summit in New York earlier today, Comcast executive David Cohen said that he expects the …

First smartphone 'kill switch' law signed in Minnesota

On July 1st, 2015, it will be illegal to sell a smartphone in Minnesota without antitheft software preinstalled. That's because Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton just signed the first so-called "kill switch" bill into law. The idea is that if smartphone owners can always remotely disable and wipe …

US government will finally make it easy to see how your tax dollars are spent

Americans will soon have a much easier time figuring out how their tax dollars are being spent. The United States government is going to begin standardizing its spending data and publishing it on a single website within three years, in a move that's hoped to dramatically enhance transparency around …

Right skeptical of power of Twitter

Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and John Kerry took to Twitter to tell Nigerian kidnappers it’s time to bring back hundreds of schoolgirls.<p>Neocons have another message: Send in the troops.<p>Some conservatives are skeptical of the show of force on Twitter, rather than on the ground. They’re …

Gay marriage licenses issued in Arkansas after judge strikes down ban

Fifteen marriage licenses were issued for same-sex couples in northwest Arkansas' Carroll County, deputy clark Jane Osborn said, on the first day since a judge ruled the state's gay marriage ban to be unconstitutional.<p>Jennifer Rambo, 26, and Kristin Seaton, 27, were the first gay couple to be …

Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday.<p>Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said "every qualified American who wants to serve our …

Is Oscar Pistorius crazy? State wants tests

Oscar Pistorius prosecutor Gerrie Nel wants the South African track star sent for independent psychiatric evaluation, he said Monday, in a move that could delay the athlete's murder trial for a month or more.<p>A psychiatrist testified Monday that Pistorius has an anxiety disorder stemming from his …

South Carolina Man Killed After Asking Friend to Shoot Him

A rural South Carolina woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after firing a gun at a friend who had allegedly asked her to shoot him, authorities said.<p>Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, allegedly agreed to shoot her friend, 25-year-old Blake Randall Wardell. He had asked her to fire a gun at him …

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Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China's placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both countries.<p>The riots marked the biggest outburst of public …