Michael Bower

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NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data

The National Security Agency has the ability to access user data on three of the most popular smartphone platforms, including BlackBerry's e-mail system, according to classified documents viewed by German news outlet Spiegel.<p>The US intelligence-gathering agency has created platform-specific working …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

Despite recent deaths, fans tell Abby Haglage the trip is way too fun to give up.<p>The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was …

What's Killing Bottlenose Dolphins? Experts Discover Cause

A virus outbreak is behind hundreds of dolphin strandings along the U.S. East Coast.<p><b>The hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the U.S. East Coast are likely due to a disease outbreak called cetacean morbillivirus, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries</b> …

The Battle Over the Business of Recreational Marijuana

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nearly 10 months after Colorado and Washington state legalized the use and sale of recreational …

Apple’s iWatch Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

Winston Ross’s love affair with wristwatches—bracelets that need batteries—is winding down. And while the debut of the iWatch may be a year off, he’s …

Rumors Of Apple’s New A7 Chip Could Indicate That CPU Innovation Is Flagging

With every new iPhone, most of the discussion centers around its look and not what comes inside. But, according to reports, Apple has designed a new dual-core A7 system on a chip for the iPhone 5S. If rumors are true, the A7 could supposedly be 31 percent faster, representing a serious slowdown in …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

Facebook will pay $15 per user after judge approves final $20M ad settlement

Facebook(s fb) will pay out $9 million to approximately 614,000 users as part of a $20 million legal settlement that is intended to compensate users …

Wayne Rooney has 48 hours to demand move from Manchester United to Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has told Wayne Rooney he has 48 hours to demand a move to Chelsea after admitting Manchester United’s “special fans” could keep the forward at Old Trafford.<p>Despite being the subject of two rejected bids from <b>Chelsea</b> this summer, Rooney produced a man-of-the-match performance for <b>United</b> …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …