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Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On Tuesday

Legal marijuana sales are set to begin in Washington state as early as Tuesday after authorities began issuing retail licenses to stores.<p>The state's Liquor Control Board issued Monday the first 24 marijuana retailer licenses, the board said in a statement. The stores can now stock up on marijuana …

Key fob phone alerts friends that you need help with the press of a button

You know how establishments have hidden emergency buttons to call the police? There's a new device called the ECHO Urgent Messenger that's something like that, except it's a tiny one-button emergency phone that you can attach to a keychain, so you can call for help whenever needed. According to the …

Microsoft Updates The Surface Pro 3 Ahead Of Its Release Tomorrow

Tomorrow is launch day in Canada and the U.S. for the Surface Pro 3, and to make sure the device has as smooth a launch as possible, Microsoft has released a set of updates for the tablet-hybrid.<p>The updates include a slurry of performance boosts, as well as a fix for a power button issue that was …

This Brilliant Teen Has A 10-Year Plan To Clean Up The Pacific Ocean

When diving in Greece, Boyan Slat discovered that there was more plastic than fish in the water. The 19-year-old was not only inspired to take action, but he has come up with plan to clean up half the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean -- in just 10 years.<p>With millions of tons of plastic making its …

Nave de Luz fotografiada sobre las ruinas megalíticas de Stonehenge en las llanuras de Salisbury (Inglaterra) http://t.co/Vw7lgVbpLo

How do submarines get online?

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Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Facebook patent reveals plans for children to join the social network

Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network.<p>The company has designs for a system that allows children younger than 13 to be supervised by parents, according to a new patent, to comply with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa), which …

App Store in macOS 10.14 & iOS 12: Free trials for non-subscription apps, more

The WWDC keynote has come and gone. Apple announced a lot of exciting changes to iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. I can’t wait to see what developers can do with all of the new APIs, and how these products are refined ahead of their fall releases. Be sure to stay on 9to5mac.com this summer to follow …

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2015: The year there will be more cellular connections than people

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At the end of March, there were 6.8 billion mobile connections around the globe, meaning there were more …

Cablevision gets better at letting you watch TV away from home

Whether it is on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, being able to watch live television outside your home network is pretty great. Cablevision, through the Optimum App, has been letting its cable customers do this for some time now, but it's about to get much better. The service provider today …

China to limit carbon emissions for first time, climate adviser claims

China, the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, will limit its total emissions for the first time by the end of this decade, according to a top government advisor.<p>He Jiankun, chairman of China's Advisory Committee on Climate Change, told a conference in Beijing on Tuesday that an absolute cap on …

New climate rules are a breath of fresh air

The debate on climate change is over.<p>Scientists are now as certain that climate change is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill. But cleaning up our air has much more to it than combating shifts in Earth's temperatures and environment.<p>The administration's new pollution standards …

Severe Storms: Tornadoes, Possible Derecho for Plains, Midwest

A dense pattern of severe thunderstorms threatens to bring destructive winds, hail, tornadoes and even a possible derecho to much of the Plains and the Midwest on Tuesday, forecasters said.<p>Strong tornadoes could develop in Nebraska and northern Kansas on Tuesday afternoon, while for Wednesday the …

Baseball-Size Hail Hits Nebraska as Tornado Threat Looms

Baseball-size hail came down in Nebraska Tuesday as a dense pattern of severe weather moved across several states in the Plains and Midwest.<p>Emergency sirens went off mid-afternoon in Omaha, Nebraska, after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the eastern and central …