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Policing for profit: How Ferguson's fines violated rights of African-Americans

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> Loistine Hoskin cared for her old car as a sentimental possession, missing a tire while parked beside her home, until one day the city ticketed her for having a "derelict vehicle in driveway."<p>A tow truck took it away in 2009.<p>So began an odyssey with Ferguson police, …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>In 2018, wild Western gear gets dark, slightly creepy, and extremely cool.<p>By Liz Raiss1 day agoView More<p>Q&A<p>An exclusive interview.<p>By Ben …

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You - Technabob

I’m usually good about keeping my gear out of harm’s way, but in the last month, I smashed two smartphone screens. I guess it caught up with me, …

Here’s a startup that wants to be an OpenStack for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Yodit Stanton<p>The co-founders of OpenSensors believe that while connecting billions of devices to the internet will be …

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

Android 4.4.3 support showing up on one of Google’s apps

Google has yet to formally announce Android 4.4.3, but it’s definitely out there. In fact, the Play Store has revealed that Google’s Edu Device Setup application is already listing support for the unannounced Android build. Not exactly for Joe Q. Public, this particular app is used to help set up …

6 Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

<b>Join NPR's London Correspondent Ari Shapiro Monday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, for a live Facebook chat about his reporting in Ukraine.</b><p>I arrived in Kiev a little more than two weeks ago, planning to report a series of features on the echoes of the winter's revolution — from the Maidan …

Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

Even with new law, 31 million remain uninsured, and Californian cities have become the epicentre of innovative programs<p>On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like …

Deezer Testing U.S. Accounts by Pollack Media Group

Deezer Testing U.S. Accounts<p>April 16, 2014<p>It is being reported this week that Deezer has been testing accounts with U.S. users in advance of their …

7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets<p>1. The Dash Headphones<p>2. Cuff<p>3. Ring<p>4. The D-Shirt<p>5. Smarter Socks<p>6. Smart Diapers<p>7. Google Glucose …

Cyborg video glasses show emotion so you don't have to

Emotional labor is a kind of work we often don't recognize as work: the need to appear friendly, deferential, or attentive at a job. Fast food restaurant Pret a Manger is famous (or infamous) for holding its employees to exacting friendliness standards, and emotional labor's overall importance is …

On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?<p>Google is renowned for creating Easter eggs, which in the tech world mean coding or features on the Web that either shouldn't be there or that you don't expect to find.<p>Our colleagues at ZDNet gathered up …

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Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

Station to Station: The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music

<b>I. Merging into the Stream</b><p>On-demand streaming music has been part of the collective imagination for more than a century. It can be traced back to the 1888 publication of Edward Bellamy’s million-selling science fiction novel <i>Looking Backward</i>, in which a man falls asleep in 1887 and wakes up in 2000. …

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'Orange Is the New Black's' Jenji Kohan Details Her Frustrating Negotiations to Get Actors Naked

The showrunner talks about deviating from source material, side-boob riders and the limitations for sexuality on Netflix: "We have some male frontal …

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8 Mood-Boosting Foods That Can Cure a Bad Day

<b>Strawberries, Oranges, and Mango</b><br>Vitamin C has serious immune-boosting power, but did you also know that it can boost your mood? This powerful antioxidant has been shown to decrease depressive symptoms by helping your body stop the buildup of free radicals and recover faster from stress (talk about …

Top 3 Surprises About Acupuncture

As someone who's an acupuncturist, who runs a website about acupuncture and talks to other acupuncturists on a daily basis, it's easy to become convinced that everyone is an educated acupuncture junkie. But lately, I've been reminded that this is not the case.<p>In recent months, I've found myself …

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Lab-Grown Esophagus Could Aid Cancer Patients

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 04/15/2014 02:52 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Doctors have implanted bio-engineered tracheas in patients, and researchers have experimented with growing bladders and kidneys. Now, another organ joins that list: the esophagus, which brings food and water to the …

Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose in February, the New York City medical examiner ruled that his death was the result of "acute mixed drug intoxication." Heroin, cocaine and a widely prescribed class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, or benzos, were found in his system.<p>The …

Study: New Technique Predicts Consciousness of Brain-Damaged Patients

End-of-life questions are complicated by the uncertainty of whether a patient in a deep vegetative state will ever regain consciousness or recover, …

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Kylie Minogue touches on dubstep, duets with Enrique, falls flat

Global superstar Kylie Minogue has had a remarkably fluid music career. Since her time as a well-scrubbed ’80s teen-pop star, she’s graduated to …

How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria

Not long ago, for techPresident, I wrote an article on “Using Data and Statistics to Bring Down Dictators“. While researching for the article, I got in touch with Jay Aronson, the founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Human Rights Science. He pointed me to the work of another scholar, called …

Samsung designer: We didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

Locked in a legal tussle with Apple, Samsung strongly denies swiping patented features from the iPhone maker.<p>Yesterday in a San Jose, Calif. court, the two tech giants butted heads over five Apple patents, including one covering Apple’s slide-to-unlock feature, reports Recode. Apple is suing …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

This Is Why Google Has Two Operating Systems

Unlike Android, a mobile and tablet platform, Chrome OS runs on desktop.<p>So why does Google have both?<p>In short, Android is more of a bet on the past — in which there are locally installed applications, and Chrome OS is a bet on the future — in which all applications are remotely delivered through …

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Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …