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Looking for the Facebook of the pot industry

<b>It is an all-too-familiar scene: a beautiful autumn day dawns outdoors and a group of pale coders are hard at work inside a downtown bar in Denver, Colorado, which has been transformed into the home base of a hackathon.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Dublin dotcom - the Celtic …

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the 'Evolution' Drug Market

In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market’s endless demand. In …

Hash-oil labs raided amid a growing offshoot of the illicit drug trade

Seven men and two women are facing felony charges here stemming from what authorities say is a new and highly dangerous offshoot of the illicit drug trade: extracting hash oil from marijuana.<p>For users, hash oil offers a quick and lasting high. For sellers, it is easy to make and offers large …

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Microsoft Reveals Wired Xbox One Controller For PC

Can also be used with Xbox One<p>Microsoft has revealed it's releasing a wired Xbox One controller, designed specifically for use with Windows 7 and …

T-Mobile will offer HTC's One M8 for Windows this fall

If HTC is serious about investing in Windows Phone once again, it makes sense that the company would want to spread its cards out. And that's exactly what's happening: T-Mobile just announced that it will also carry the One M8 for Windows at some point this fall, joining Verizon — which at least …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

This App Will Get You Drunk

Raise your glass — like, right now. We’ve found a new friend for those boozy bottles on your bar cart! It’s an interactive cocktail mixology system, called Perfect Drink. This drinking tech is a two-parter. Firstly, there’s a free app, available for iOS and Android. Secondly, there’s Brookstone’s …

Living Rooms

Watch the Third Official Trailer for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett

The third official trailer for the Michael Bay-produced <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> has finally arrived. The preview debuted after fans unlocked a …

Speedy snaps: photos developed in energy drinks – in pictures

They're not just for keeping your eyes pinned open at 3am ... energy drinks can be used to develop photographs too. Stephen Gill's psychedelic new series is fuelled by the fizzy orange stuff. Take a trip through a world soaked in Red Bull, Monster Rehab and the rest

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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Building the astonishing 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSC rocket car (pictures)

Virgin Galactic Space Tourists Shed Pounds (and Fears) on Zero-G Flight

Space<p>NEWARK, N.J. — Flying on a zero-gravity airplane makes anyone feel like an astronaut — and for Virgin Galactic's future space tourists, there's the chance to prepare for the even bigger doses of weightlessness ahead. But Sally Akridge had a special perk in mind as she prepared for her …

Alexander Shulgin, 'Godfather of ecstasy', dies aged 88

<b>The chemist who reinvented the popular party drug ecstasy has died at the age of 88 from liver cancer.</b><p>Alexander Shulgin earned his nickname, the Godfather of ecstasy, after honing a way to make the drug - and testing it out on himself to check it had worked.<p>A Facebook post by his wife and research …

Nearly 120 People Overdose on Synthetic Marijuana in 5-Day Period

Almost 120 people in a five-day period in Texas overdosed on a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana.<p>Police believe the drug on which …

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.<p>“Some of the things I’m about to say might not make sense,” began O.M., a 22-year-old cancer survivor. He had the far-off look in his eyes that I recognized from so many of …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Space<p>Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa …

Astronomy

Dramatic Rescue From Houston Fire Caught on Tape

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom details allegedly come to light

The camera-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, a variation on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, could feature a 20-megapixel rear camera and a hexa-core processor, according to new benchmarks.<p>Thanks to details first discovered by Italian site Webtrek.it, we're getting a clearer picture of what to …

Say bye bye to parmesan, muenster and feta: Europe wants its cheese back

Would parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.<p>As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like parmesan, feta and gruyere on cheese made in the United States.<p>The argument is that the …

Skydiver Collides With Plane, Sending Him Slamming into Ground

A pilot and a skydiver are expected to survive after a midair collision between the two sent his plane into a 90-degree nose dive, while the skydiver …

How Offshore Wind Farms Could Protect The Coast From Hurricanes

However, if you’re looking for an additional rationale to build them, a new study provides it. It shows how turbines, when arrayed in large numbers …

Minister's daughter: Cannabis 'a gift from God'

Aimee Curry recalls sitting on her couch one day, her back contorted, as spasms -- remnants of a car accident that almost killed her in 1992 -- rippled up and down her back.<p>A friend who had been visiting that day left, saying she would bring back some medication. "She came back with pot," said …

Obama’s Pot Breakthrough

In a recent interview with <i>The New Yorker</i>, President Obama did something both brave and extraordinary for the commander in chief of the nation’s War …

Scientists Find Unprecedented Black Hole

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists have discovered a "fast and furious" super-powered small black hole, the first that …

This concept car uses its own reconnaissance drone to spot traffic jams

The idea of receiving traffic updates on your sat nav may suddenly seem tawdry next to this more futuristic alternative dreamed up by Renault: If you're driving along in its "KWID" concept car and you're worried about jams up ahead, you simply launch a quadrocopter drone from the car's roof, send …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Moment’s Mobile Camera Lenses Make The Smartphone The New Interchangeable Lens System

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584288471/moment-amazing-lenses-for-mobile-photography<p>A few people have come up with add-on lens solutions for the iPhone and other smartphones, and now the Moment Kickstarter project wants to take that concept further with a bayonet-mounted lens system that …

New Discoveries Bring New Hope for the Possibility of Alien Life

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists who are always on the lookout for some small sign that we are not alone in the universe …