Tyler Baker

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The Business of Cannabis (Infographic)

It's one of the hottest industries at the moment.<p>While it’s not legal in all states, cannabis is on its way to becoming a top moneymaker for a number of savvy entrepreneurs and business people. California recently passed recreational marijuana use, joining the eight states and the District of …

BitConnect now served with cease and desist letter in North Carolina too

It appears sketchy Bitcoin investment lending community BitConnect is mired in legal trouble yet again. The North Carolina Securities Division has served the platform with yet another cease and desist letter, ordering the company to temporarily suspend its operations within the state.<p>In an official …

LegalFling uses the blockchain to help couples confirm sexual consent - with troubling implications

Critics suggest it takes the spontaneity out of sex but the concerns are much more far-reaching<p>LegalFling, a work-in-progress app from Dutch …

New Samsung phones in the US and Canada will have an active FM radio chip

Having access to local radio stations through an FM chip during emergencies would be an asset<p>The beloved FM radio is getting a mobile revival with news that Samsung is teaming up with NextRadio to unlock the FM chips in new Samsung devices in the US and Canada. There are no hardware changes, as FM …

US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

<b>One of America's largest retirement villages will have a fleet of self-driving taxis introduced next year.</b><p>US firm Voyage said it will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida which is home to 125,000 senior residents.<p>It said the scheme, spanning 750 miles of road, would be the …

Florida

Meet MiniBrew, a counter-top brewery for making any type of beer at home

I’d never started out a day of shooting film with a beer, but there’s a first time for everything. At MiniBrew‘s canal-side office in the Dutch city of Utrecht, co-founder Olivier van Oord introduced me to their product and their ambitious plans for the future.<p>The company was founded in 2014, and …

OnePlus CEO: We're going to start talking to US carriers

The Oneplus 6 has been officially revealed. Now, it does have a notch, but also image stabilization on its dual rear cameras. We spoke with OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei about the new phone and the future of OnePlus.<p>OnePlus could be inching closer to breaking into the mainstream.<p>Pete Lau, chief …

Aflac’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all

Without needing Alexa, Google Assistant, or even games<p>It’s easy to feel jaded at an event like CES where there are countless of tech companies claiming to have the smartest and most innovative products that are, in reality, just expensive and useless eye candy. So it was heartwarming when we came …

Kids

New High Sierra bug lets you change App Store preferences with any password

A fix is expected in the next update<p>A new bug has been discovered on devices running macOS High Sierra that allows anyone to access your App Store system preferences. The bug was spotted by <i>MacWorld</i> and the bug will be fixed in the next update as users running the 10.13.3 beta haven’t been able to …

Amazon May Have Dropped a Clue About a Likely HQ2 Location

Amazon announced in September that it was searching North America for a site for a second major headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in addition to its massive …

Mini-Hubble will scan dim stars to see if they can support life

It doesn't take hugely expensive space telescopes like the Hubble and future James Webb Space Telescope to hunt for habitable exoplanets. NASA and the University of Arizona will launch a small telescope the size of a cereal box called the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat, or SPARCS, in 2021. …

Universe

DJI and Ryze join forces to launch the $100 Tello drone

<i>This post was originally published on Dgit.com.</i><p>A company called Ryze has teamed up with DJI and announced an affordable drone called Tello. It can stay in the air for up to 13 minutes, has a 720p camera on board, and features collision detection that will make sure the flying device won’t crash …

Drones

Skype starts testing new ‘private conversations’ with end-to-end encryption

Secured using the same encryption standard behind the Signal app<p>Microsoft is testing a new feature for Skype: end-to-end encrypted chat conversations, secured using the industry standard Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems.<p>The company announced the experimental feature named “Private …

Apple Health app data used as evidence in rape investigation

Law enforcement might have difficulty accessing iPhones, but it can obtain a wealth of information when it does get in. German investigators have used data from iOS' built-in Health app as evidence in the investigation of a rape and murder case. Police cracked the suspect's phone with the help of …

GeoTagging

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Boeing’s prototype drone can carry 500 lbs of cargo

Boeing just revealed a prototype drone capable of carrying much more than a camera. The company tasked engineers with designing and building a cargo drone and the prototype they came up with is able to haul 500 lbs of goods.<p>The vehicle is huge and much larger than anything DJI sells. It weighs 747 …

Uber remotely locked PCs in foreign offices to thwart investigators

We all know by now that Uber has some shady practices when it comes to law enforcement. Today, <i>Bloomberg</i> reported that the ride-hailing startup has a program called Ripley, which is designed to thwart local police and government investigators that raid Uber's local offices. When officials show up at …

U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.<p>The six-hour online auction will be held on Jan. 22, the Marshals said in a statement, with the …

Bitcoin

Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will try again this month to launch its small rocket to orbit

A second attempt at a second test flight<p>After failing to launch last month, US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will try again at the end of January to get its experimental rocket to orbit. The company plans to launch the vehicle, called the Electron, from its New Zealand facility sometime during a …

Having A Heart Attack? This AI Helps Emergency Dispatchers Find Out

The time between calling 911 and the ambulance arriving can be critical for saving heart attack victims, but the person on the phone may not know what’s happening: this AI parses non-verbal clues to help diagnose from a distance.<p>When someone goes into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, time is …

Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

In May 2015 about 10 investigators for the Quebec tax authority burst into Uber Technologies Inc.’s office in Montreal. The authorities believed Uber …

Dropbox Files Confidentially for Initial Offering

Dropbox Inc., the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion, has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, people familiar …

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see most often, saying on Thursday that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers …

Social Media

One digital media area the duopoly isn’t dominating: Cannabis ads

The duopoly may be soaking up all the growth in digital advertising, but not the ad dollars of one growing category: weed marketers.<p>That’s because …

Coachella adorably attempts to ban weed from this year's festival

Jeff Sessions and his elves are working on it, but for the time being, as of January 1, 2018, marijuana—sorry, <i>cannabis</i>—is legal for recreational use …

Cannabis

California’s Affirmative Action for ‘Marijuana Entrepreneurs’

Los Angeles, Oakland and other cities create ‘equity programs’ to help minority ex-cons get into legal pot.<p>By<p>Jason L. Riley<p>Jason L. Riley<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jasonrileywsj<p>Jason.Riley@wsj.com<p>In California, a criminal record can prevent you from obtaining a liquor license but give you a …

Cannabis

I Took CBD Before 5 Different Workouts — Here's What Happened

Since first trying CBD oil for anxiety, I've dived into the world of using this anti-inflammatory supersupplement in a myriad of ways. And when doctors told me it was safe to take before a workout, I decided that was my next trial: how would CBD affect different workouts?<p>Put simply, it really …

Boot Camp

The Battle to Convince Republicans Weed Is Actually Good

If more conservatives can get on board, federal legalization could be possible.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision last week to allow federal prosecutors to go after marijuana businesses in places where pot is legal under state law might have alarmed some observers, but it was hardly …

This Pot Company Posts Record Sales as CEO Eyes Deals

Medical-marijuana company Aphria Inc. posted a 39 percent jump in second-quarter revenue to C$8.5 million ($6.8 million), exceeding the most recently …

'Reefer madness is alive': Marijuana debate turns racist after US lawmaker claims blacks more susceptible

Kansas State Representative Steve Alford issued a formal apology following the backlash.<p>A Republican lawmaker has incurred the wrath of the African …