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From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

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Cannabis

A Ghostbusters smartphone game similar to 'Pokémon Go' is coming out this year

A Ghostbusters-themed smartphone game was just announced for 2018.<p>"Ghostbusters World" will apparently be a location-based smartphone game with augmented-reality elements similar to "Pokémon Go," the mobile phenomenon that took the world by storm in 2016. "Ghostbusters World" will let players hunt …

Film Industry

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water that Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

Nuclear Energy

Sources: 4 armed deputies didn't enter school

Police reveal series of missteps in relation to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. CNN's Randi Kaye has the latest.

CNN

Manufacturer that cut jobs deal with Trump gets $2.5 billion Pentagon contract without competition

United Technologies handed Donald Trump bragging rights in late 2016 when, just weeks after he won the election, the manufacturing giant publicly credited the soon-to-be president with striking a deal to save hundreds of Indiana furnace factory jobs that seemed destined to move to Mexico.<p>In …

Donald Trump

How Texas is a model for Trump's gun-toting teachers

The state created a program to intensively train and arm 'school marshals.' Its creator thinks it could well be the inspiration for the president's endorsement of arming educators.<p>President Donald Trump’s vision of a force of armed teachers, “highly trained” and ready to stop school shooters, …

Guns

Your Airbnb income could now help you refinance your home

Airbnb hosts looking to refinance their mortgages got some sweet news this week. The home rental company announced it is partnering with Fannie Mae and other financial institutions to "consider home-sharing income when it comes time to refinance your mortgage," according to an email distributed to …

Fannie Mae

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to end money — and everyone working in financial technology should be paying attention

If Apple CEO Tim Cook had his way, he would never use cash again — and he thinks there's a chance that it could actually happen.<p>"What I believe is I think I'm hoping that I'm still going to be alive to see the elimination of money," he said earlier this month at a meeting for Apple shareholders in …

Tim Cook

Robert Mueller and his pursuit of justice

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the early 1990s, Robert Mueller had just left one of the most powerful posts in America's criminal justice system: assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the Department of Justice. Taking his experience into private practice, he was making well into six figures at a …

Donald Trump

The Best Kind of Steak for Fajitas

Quick to prepare and endlessly customizable, fajitas are one of my go-to weeknight dinners. Fajitas are an especially great end-of-the-week supper, …

Cooking

German shepherd shot three times saving 16-year-old from armed robbers

Millions of animal lovers celebrated National Love Your Pets Day earlier this week.<p>One Washington family, however, has another reason to celebrate their unconditional love for their beloved dog, a German sheperd named Rex.<p>His 16-year-old owner Javier Mercado was home alone Wednesday when two people …

Crime

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

The Evolution Of The Character-Select Screen

For all the advancements that have been made in gaming, one element that remains in place is the character-select screen. Talk to someone who played games years ago--whether it was Super Mario Bros. 2, Street Fighter II, or any number of games--and you'll likely see them reminisce about the time …

Overwatch

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

Tesla’s massive solar+Powerwall virtual power plant could be 30% cheaper than grid power, says report

Earlier this month, Tesla announced that it reached a deal with the South Australian government to install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.<p>Now a new report shows just how economically viable this project could be for those 50,000 …

South Australia

Self-heating jacket uses machine learning to keep its owner comfy

We've seen a number of smart home thermostats over the past few years that learn just how toasty you like your living room, but these won't do much …

Amazon Alexa

3 Ways to Make Memorable Small Talk That Gets People Interested In Working With You

The easiest way to be intriguing is listen closely after you've asked someone to tell you about themself.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." ~ Susan RoAne, author/keynote speaker</i><p>Most people try to avoid small talk---the …

Public Speaking

How to silence your microwave once and for all

No one likes the incessant beeping of a microwave. Here's how you can shut yours up for good.<p>It's safe to say most people have a love-hate relationship with their microwave. It makes reheating leftovers a breeze (and faster than preheating an oven), there are meals specifically made to be cooked in …

Microwaves

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in macOS and iCloud

If you've been maintaining and migrating the same Contacts list across Macs over the years then you've probably come across your fair share of duplicate contact cards. They can also appear seemingly out of nowhere after setting up iCloud Contacts on your Mac for the first time.<p>Unless you …

Operating Systems

Maya Artifacts Found In World's Largest Underwater Cave

Remains of giant sloths and proto-elephants were found interspersed with burnt human bones and ceramics in Mexico's Sac Actun cave system.<p>Last month, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project announced the discovery of the world's largest underwater cave system in Yucatán after realizing that …

Archaeology

End of the World? Ultimate Doomsday Cabin in Alaska Seeks $159K

If you’re in the market for the perfect doomsday cabin in the woods, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better property than this fully stocked Alaskan home.<p>If you’re in the market for the perfect doomsday cabin in the woods, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better property than <b>Kevin Cross</b>’ lakefront …

Solar Panels

The best karaoke songs ever

Done right, karaoke can be hilarious ("Love Shack"), romantic ("Let's Stay Together"), heart-warming ("Stand by Me"), epic, joyous, sentimental and, …

Karaoke

What Your Body Type Reveals About How Good (Or Bad) You'll Be in Bed

<i>By Amanda Chatel at YourTango.com</i><p><b>According to science, that is.</b><p>Although I try not to judge a book by its cover, as a human being I’m totally guilty of doing so all the time. (And cmon, you are too.) For example, I see a tough guy with a bunch of tattoos and my instant thought is, “Killer in bed,” …

Curvy

Parkland survivors are being smeared as ‘crisis actors’ and it’s going viral

This latest round of fake news is flourishing, despite Big Tech's efforts.<p>Conspiracy theories claiming that the students who survived the mass …

Viral

James Bulger's mother horrified by full extent of murdered son's sexual abuse and says Jon Venables is 'laughing' at her

Denise Fergus said she was "protected" so much that she didn't get the answers she deserved and is now able to face the brutal truth<p>James Bulger's …

Crime

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

UnitedHealth

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a scourge which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

China

How the Porn Industry Evolves With the Internet

Burning Angel co-founder Joanna Angel explains how her company keeps changing with technology.<p>It would not be a big deal today: “I feel like every …

Los Angeles

Timbersled Snow Bike System

The Timbersled Snow Bike System turns yours dirt bike into an agile snowmobile. One of their systems will fit almost any bike and includes a front …

Snowmobiling