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Exoneration From Death Row Does Not Guarantee Justice

Anthony Ray Hinton was exonerated after spending 30 years on Death Row.<p>In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of murdering two men in Alabama and sentenced to death. For the next three decades, confined to a 5 by 8 foot Death Row cell, he maintained his innocence. Finally, the state of Alabama …

Juvenile Talks Lil Wayne & Birdman Feud, "Mardi Gras 2," & Working With Mannie Fresh Again

Too Short Tells The Stories Behind "Blow The Whistle" & His Many Other Hits

Amazon delivery drone wins FAA approval for testing in rural Washington

Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators’ approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers through the air amid public concern over the safety and privacy implications.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it had issued …

eCommerce

Los Angeles police reportedly spent $22,000 to get ex-Mexican Mafia leader to dinner

The Los Angeles Police Department used an invalid court order and spent $22,000 to bring an imprisoned killer and former gang leader to speak to an exclusive dinner for private executives, according to a report released Friday.<p>In all, 38 LAPD employees worked about 320 hours to prepare for the …

Los Angeles

Obama's Critique of Young People Who Want Legal Marijuana

The president has spent many billions on prohibition. Yet he criticizes millennials for making pot too big a priority.<p>Every so often, President Obama is confronted with young Americans who favor legalizing marijuana. He typically treats their enthusiasm for the issue as a joke, despite the fact …

The Winklevoss twins tell us why they believe Bitcoin will come to dominate global finance

In person, the 6-foot-5, 33-year-old, Olympic-rowers-turned-technology-entrepreneurs are just about distinguishable. But when speaking over a crackling, transatlantic Skype line, they are nearly impossible to tell apart.<p>The twins are gearing up for the launch of their latest project, a super-secure …

Cuba Is Getting Wired

A new free wi-fi cafe in Havana is a sign that the once-isolated island is connecting to the outside world.<p>It's an image that's familiar around the world: A group of young people, glued to their laptops or smart phones, lounging around a public space and taking advantage of free, wireless Internet. …

Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police - St. Louis Business Journal

By Angela Mueller <br>– Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal<p>Sep 3, 2014, 10:17pm CDT<p>The Justice Department reportedly will conduct a civil rights …

Not Pi, not Imo’s but this U City institution made a list of the best pizza shops - St. Louis Business Journal

By Kelly Moffitt <br>– Social Engagement Manager , St. Louis Business Journal<p>Sep 23, 2014, 1:19pm CDT<p>University City eatery Frank and Helen’s Pizzeria is …

The Top 10 Wealthiest Video Game Billionaires In The World

FORBES’ latest cover story, for the FORBES Billionaires issue, is on Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of <i>Minecraft</i>, which was sold to Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion last year.<p>This propelled Persson to the FORBES Billionaire list, where he’s valued at $1.3 billion.<p>(For some …

Bill Gates

How to Get the Supernatural Skin of a Nina Ricci Girl: A Backstage Cheat Sheet

“It’s all about the girls looking very sensual, refined, polished,” said the makeup artist <b>Aaron de Mey</b> backstage at Nina Ricci today—where, in spite of a hectic day of shows, models were emitting a supernatural glow. Answering designer **Guillaume Henry’**s call for a subtler variation on sexiness, …

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Personal Finance

Geneva hosts a hatchback showdown and a wealth of exotic horsepower

This year's Geneva auto show went to the stratosphere as a collection of the world's most exclusive cars, but also gave us two extreme hatchbacks, the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS.<p>Over the last two days, CNET automotive was getting a preview of the International Motor Show in Geneva, …

Automotive Design

Eddy Cue debuts Apple Pay at Oracle Arena in Oakland, details watch-based payments

Eddy Cue took some time today to show off Apple Pay at Oracle Arena in Oakland and oversee the rollout of the payment system at the stadium. Cue showed up to the event wearing a stainless steel model of the Apple Watch and provided some more details on how Apple Pay will work with it.<p>The executive …

Apple Pay

Ultimate Ears' waterproof Megaboom is the perfect outdoors speaker

UE Megaboom review<p>Up, down or sideways<p>Ambient music<p>Keeping it simple<p>Swims with the fishes<p>Blocks moisture out<p>UE — also known as Ultimate Ears — builds …

Yotaphone 2 will get new accessories, apps and a white variant in the coming months

The YotaPhone 2 is certainly one of the most unique Android handsets on the market right now, and it’s about to get even more interesting. Yota Devices has just announced that in the coming months, the YotaPhone 2 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop and will also gain some new accessories, …

Apps

Apple Pay On The Apple Watch Is Smarter Than You Think

A new report this weekend from CNET details just how Apple Pay will work from your wrist.<p>CNET talked to Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, at a sports game. He told them that wearers will have to type in a PIN or use Touch ID to unlock the watch and make …

Apple Pay

Secondhand Shop Twice Now Lets You Pay With Other Retailers’ Gift Cards

In a bid to attract more online shoppers to its secondhand shop, the online consignment store Twice is today introducing a new program that will allow consumers to trade in their unused gift cards from nearly two dozen retailers in exchange for store credit. That means shoppers will be able to use …

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Lamborghini

Galaxy S6 to showcase new Samsung mobile payment system

As is always the case, Samsung‘s next flagship is portrayed with almost godlike powers and the Galaxy S6 is no different. Perhaps aside from the fact …

Porn stars have started selling 10-second videos on Snapchat using a new payment feature

The feature, which launched in November, allows users to send each other money instantly within the app using payments platform Square.<p>Strippers and porn stars have taken advantage of the feature to discretely distribute adult content to users for a small fee.<p>Nick Bilton at the New York Times …

Once a pioneer, Google’s now playing catch-up to Apple in mobile payments

Now that Apple’s a major player in mobile payments, everyone else is scrambling to play catch-up. In the past week, Samsung acquired digital wallet LoopPay to power payment transactions on its smartphones, and on Monday, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile agreed to preload Google’s mobile payments system …

Mobile Payments

10 Habits of Truly Successful Entrepreneurs

What separates truly successful entrepreneurs from the rest of the pack? The answers have very little, if anything, to do with money.<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and hundreds of scrappy and trailblazing …

Entrepreneurship

No Green Thumb? Your 7 Best Legal Cannabis Startup Opportunities

Some may not like it, but legal cannabis is big business already — a $700 million business last year in Colorado alone, Viridian Capital & Research reports. With two more states legalizing in 2014, and an estimated seven to 13 additional states that will contemplate legalization this year, this is …

Cannabis

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Mobile Technology

Audi will build you a Tesla-beating electric R8 supercar, but only on request

Audi will announce its second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next week (we'll be there!), which will be available in a couple flavors of V10 engine producing anywhere from 540 to 610 horsepower. By all appearances, it's going to be a beautiful machine — the first R8 certainly …

Tesla

How to Buy Discount Gift Cards

You can save money by purchasing gift cards for less than face value online.<p>Here’s a simple way to save money: Buy discount gift cards. That’s right, …