Jennifer Fader

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California's New Pot Growers: Not at All Earth-Friendly

The Emerald Triangle in California used to be a hippie's paradise. Now, speculators are flooding the area, transforming cultivation and trashing treasured parkland.<p>On a warm summer afternoon three years ago, Scott Bauer was hiking near the redwoods in Northern California when he came upon a …

How Big Pot Is Wooing Women

Think of your stereotypical marijuana user — it’s probably a man. What you’ve imagined isn’t wrong. While roughly half of men admit to having tried …

The Pot Industry Is Growing a Startup Culture

Small companies are stepping up to fill the needs of the evolving legal-weed economy—there's even a Yelp-style app.<p>Medical and recreational marijuana laws have become increasingly liberal, and the weed economy is now a very real thing. As <i>The New York Times</i> reported Wednesday, startups are moving …

Cotton mouth: California pot startups are sucking the state dry

A severe drought is putting the squeeze on California budding weed industry<p>The marijuana business is booming, with private investors pumping money into startups and a market that's expected to grow nearly five-fold to $10 billion over the next four years. But California — the earliest and largest …

The pot industry is growing a startup culture

Medical and recreational marijuana laws have become increasingly liberal, and the weed economy is now a very real thing. As The New York Times reported Wednesday (Aug. 6), startups are moving into the very underserved and likely lucrative pot industry with products like childproof bags, high tech …

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Carl Sagan on Books

The love of books and the advocacy for reading are running themes around here, as is the love of Carl Sagan. Naturally, this excerpt from the 11th episode of his legendary 1980s <i>Cosmos</i> series, titled “The Persistence of Memory,” is making my heart sing in more ways than the universe can hold.<p>Half a …

Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT

If This Then That, better known as IFTTT is an amazing tool, though one a bit tricky to explain—namely because it’s so versatile. Many things to many people, IFTTT offers a flexible, powerful platform for productivity that just about anyone can come to love.<p>Want to get a text every time it’s …

3 Frightening, Futuristic Pieces of Drone News

Coming soon: swarms of mechanized eagles<p>Some items of drone news reached my Twitter timeline today. Here are three particularly intriguing ones:<p>1. A Spanish defense company, Expal, is manufacturing drones camouflaged to look like large birds.<p>“Nobody can tell it's a spy because it's designed to the …

As Bitcoin's dollar exchange volume slips, the virtual currency's value continues to fall

The price of Bitcoin is slipping, corresponding to a decline in its exchange volume to dollars, and a decidedly negative operating margin for those working to ‘mine’ the currency. Currently, Bitcoin trades for roughly $73.<p>The dizzying assent of Bitcoin was followed by a predictable fall. What would …