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Feds help banks with pot shops

The Obama administration on Friday released new guidelines aimed at making it easier for banks to serve marijuana businesses in states where selling the drug is now legal.<p>Banks have been reluctant to open accounts for pot shops because they remain illegal under federal law and financial …

High in Hawaii

Wouldn't you have thought that Hawaii would have been the FIRST U.S. State to legalize pot?<p>Well, they weren't, and its not, but you CAN get high in the Islands -- about 5,000 feet to be exact.<p>We did it in an open cockpit, throwback Biplane. It was like barnstorming volcanoes and waterfalls on a …

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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about how similar Sprint’s(s …

The best apps to make and save you money

Install the best money apps on your smartphones and tablets - here is Telegraph Money's pick of the bunch<p>If you are one of the millions who use a smartphone or tablet – perhaps one recently opened for Christmas – there is a good chance you have already downloaded several apps to make your life a …

Cota system transmits power wirelessly at up to 30 feet

In 2008, Gartner Research released a report in which it identified the number one IT grand challenge as "Never having to manually recharge devices." …

How To Become Invisible To The NSA's Domestic Spying Program

According to the original report that brought PRISM to public attention, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" with the NSA are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.<p>Zhong's approach is to replace your workflow with open-source tools that aren't …

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Big banks lose 2.4m customers in protest against scandals

An estimated 2.4 million customers quit the UK's five biggest banks in 2012 as people "voted with their feet" in response to a string of scandals, …

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What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Spruce Goose

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>During the 1940s Howard Hughes spent millions developing and building a plane with the largest wingspan in history and …

Lab-quality microscope now mounts onto most Apple iOS devices

To my fellow geeks who've long dreamed of having a lab-quality digital microscope that mounts to your phone, the time has come.<p>Oregon-based optics manufacturer Bodelin will begin shipping its brand-new ProScope Micro Mobile on May 1. One version fits the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, and iPod Touch; another the …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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