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BlackBerry Priv review: Android with a hardware keyboard is wonderful

BlackBerry has finally given in: The Canadian company has created an Android phone. Not only that, but the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful, expensive, and powerful device.<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry. Like many fans, I have long missed having the hardware keyboard that made BlackBerry phones …

Mobile Technology

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Mammoth tusk unearthed in Idaho sparking hunt for full skeleton

12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk found in Idaho<p>A 12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk has been unearthed in Idaho and scientists say more of the fossil skeleton might still be buried at the site.<p>Researchers say the large herbivore lived 72,000 to 200,000 years ago and was about 16 to 19 when it died. Its …

Paleontology

3 Takeaways From The South Carolina Democratic Candidate’s Forum

Three interviews with Rachel Maddow in a row gave the candidates a moment in the spotlight. Here's what they did with it.<p>O'Malley is the last man standing among the Democratic also-rans not named "Clinton" or "Sanders." He tried to break into the top tier with a sharp attack on Sanders over the …

Middle-class

Hillary Clinton signed non-disclosure agreement to protect classified info while secretary of state

On January 22nd, 2009, Hillary Clinton signed a Non-Disclosure agreement, or NDA, where she agreed to protect highly classified information, and a failure to do so could result in criminal prosecution.<p>"I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in my termination of my access …

Surveillance

Democratic forum – what we learned

Bernie Sanders hit out at Hillary Clinton over the Keystone XL pipeline, but the frontrunner spoke forcefully about police violence<p>The three Democratic candidates for president sat down for a “forum” on MSNBC on Friday in which each was quizzed separately by host Rachel Maddow.<p>Here’s what we …

Government

Hillary Clinton seeks to outflank liberal rivals at Democratic forum

Clinton tacks left on police violence and corporate influence Bernie Sanders says he can build consensus on gun control Martin O’Malley takes sideswipe at Clinton on Keystone XL pipeline<p>Hillary Clinton moved to the left on Friday night as the Democratic frontrunner took stronger and more …

Middle-class

University returning $1M Coke contribution for health group

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Colorado School of Medicine is returning a $1 million contribution from Coca-Cola to start a group that says it's …

Diabetes

Old feature disappearing from new car dashboards

Automakers still put CD players into the dashboards of the majority of their cars, which seems strange 14 years after the iPod ushered in the intangible music revolution. Now, finally, the in-dash device's days might be numbered.<p>Compact-disc players have been slowly following cassette decks into …

FCC refuses to force websites to honor Do Not Track requests

The FCC has dismissed a petition filed by California nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, asking the commission to require "edge providers" to honor Do Not Track requests. The group named Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix and LinkedIn as examples of edge providers, which means it wants these …

With attacks on Clinton, Democratic race enters new phase

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic primary race entered a new phase on Friday night, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Gov. Martin …

Government

Can REI’s Black Friday Closure Spark An Anti-Consumerist Revolution?

The outdoor gear chain is giving an employees a rest on the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s a great gesture–but will it become a trend?<p>This Black Friday, unlike every other store across the United States, the outdoor store REI will close all of its 143 stores. Employees will be paid to head …

Top 10

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Religion

Is the Economy Overheating? Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Say

Let me tell you a story of the battle between the “inflation targeters” and the “accelerationists.” You’ll want to hear this bit of economic history because you want to know whether the Fed might raise interest rates after the latest rosy employment report.<p>The Fed is struggling with what …

Economics