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Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.<p>Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill …

Zoetrope effect could render Hyperloop tubes transparent to riders

An optical illusion popular in the 19th century could make trips on the Hyperloop appear to take place in a transparent tube. Regularly spaced, narrow windows wouldn’t offer much of a view individually, but if dozens of them pass by every second an effect would be created like that of a zoetrope, …

The LG Q Stylus provides a cheaper way to be ultra-productive

Looking for a stylus-equipped phone, but don’t want to drop $950 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Then you’re in luck — LG has announced that the LG Q …

This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out of the tap. But for billions it’s not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berkeley, where a team is working on a water-harvesting apparatus that requires no power and can …

Off-grid

The 8 Best Website Builders to Use in 2018

Make your business stand out from the rest<p>Updated June 07, 2018<p>Whether you're an individual wanting to start your own blog or own a business planning …

Web Design

ASUS’ new ZenBook Pro features a 5.5-inch touchscreen instead of a touchpad

The ASUS event today at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan had three main hooks: health, ergonomics and, most importantly, second screens. The headliner was the premium ZenBook Pro 14 and 15 (pictured above), the latest versions of ASUS’ premium notebook that feature a touchscreen where the touchpad would …

Atari finally opens pre-orders for its VCS retro console

Atari today opened up pre-orders for its revival console, the VCS. For a few days, you can order at least one version of the VCS for a discounted price, along with the 100 or so games which will come installed with it.<p>Atari’s had a bit of a rougher time getting its throwback console to the market …

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report: New Online Users Are Getting Harder to Find

The smartphone business is not growing anymore, according to this year’s installment of Mary Meeker’s much-lauded annual tech industry report.<p>The …

Grindr, other dating apps are working to add STD notification features

Popular dating apps could soon help stop the spread of record high STD infections among their users.<p>Grindr and other primarily gay dating apps are …

Pinterest gives advertisers a way to show promoted videos that take up the screen

Pinterest is continuing its push into video as a potential avenue for advertisers by today saying that it will offer advertisers a promoted video tool that takes up the width of the entire screen.<p>While Pinterest normally offers users a grid that they can flip through — compressing a lot of content …

Social Media

Dell is reportedly working on a dual-screen Windows ARM device

Microsoft is also working on its own Andromeda device<p>Microsoft has long been rumored to be working on a foldable dual-screen device, much like the Courier concept. While we’ve only seen patents and third-party design concepts, there are now signs that Microsoft’s close OEM partners are working on …

Windows 10

Microsoft and Apple helped build new braille display standard

Accessibility is an increasingly important issue when it comes to tech; while new technology can certainly make it easier for people with accessibility issues to interact with the world, it can also end up shutting people out. Today, the non-profit USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced a new …

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Facebook now tells you exactly why it takes down posts

Facebook wants to be more transparent about what is and isn't allowed on the world's largest social network.<p>On Tuesday, the company released an updated version of its Community Standards guidelines -- the rules that dictate what's acceptable content for its 2.2 billion users to post.<p>Facebook's …

Internet

Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

BEIJING — China’s vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages.<p>Ms. Shen is a “programmer motivator,” as they are known in China. Part psychologist, part cheerleader, the …

China

Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a paper that can track touch, which, among other applications, could lead to an inexpensive way to digitize writing. They're presenting their work this week at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.<p>The paper itself is …

Gmail now lets you send emails that self-destruct, update also includes a 'snooze' option

Gmail is getting its first major update since 2011, with tools aimed at businesses to help them keep hush-hush information secure. But everybody will be able to access the new Gmail that starts to gradually become available on Wednesday.<p>Here are six of the main features, some available right away, …

Apps

Opera Touch is a new Android browser tailored for one-handed use

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Apps

Google Tasks is a new standalone to-do app for Android, integrates w/ Gmail and Calendar

In addition to a leak late last month, the Gmail on the web revamp confirmed the existence of Google Tasks. Today, Google’s new and unified to-do solution is available for Android with heavy “Material Design 2” stylings.<p>Google Tasks is a straightforward app with the company emphasizing its …

Ford GoBike ebikes come to San Francisco to conquer those steep hills

With all those steep inclines in San Francisco, it makes perfect sense for the city’s bike-sharing schemes to include electric motors with their …

BBC Blogs - Adam Curtis - BUGGER

BUGGER<p>Adam Curtis<p>Comments<p>The recent revelations by the whistleblower Edward Snowden were fascinating. But they - and all the reactions to them - had one enormous assumption at their heart.<p>That the spies know what they are doing.<p>It is a belief that has been central to much of the journalism about …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

How I Built a $100 Million Company by the Time I Was 17 Years Old

This kidpreneur started his company at 12 but then had to face some distinctly adult challenges.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most 10-to-12-year olds aren't thinking about starting a business. But in my case, I felt that I had no choice in the matter. …

Social Media

Don't Even Try Managing a Remote Team Without These Tools

From onboarding to ongoing training and password management, these apps keep workers connected so you can focus on the bigger picture.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If any of your employees work remotely, you already know the challenges that come with …

Project Management

How One Young Entrepreneur Got Hooked On Creating High-Revenue, Ultra-Lean Businesses

Ryan Moran, founder of the popular Freedom Fastlane Podcast, is only 30 but he’s already been in business for 10 years.<p>“I feel like I came out of the womb an entrepreneur,” says the Austin, Texas-based entrepreneur. “Some people just have the itch. I like to say my first business was selling …

How To Write A Provisional Patent Application That Has Value

I think inventors should try writing their own provisional patent applications, even if they end up hiring a patent attorney to write the final version. Why? Because committing your thoughts to paper will help clarify your thinking about your invention. Creating drawings and a prototype will help …

Innovation

Your Best Opportunity For Growing Business: The Customer Experience

According to PwC, 73% of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, just behind price and product quality. Yet only 49% of U.S. consumers say companies provide a good customer experience today. PwC’s most recent Consumer Intelligence Series: …

Customer Experience

Don’t Just Give Back-'Give Forward'-Lessons of The Inspired Man Summit, Day 3

Shares 1<p>—<p><b>It’s often said that a man without a sense of service is lost.</b><p>Knights did not fight for their own glory, they fought in service of their …

Love Stories

Improve Your Odds of Getting Funded by Matching Your Pitch to the VC's Investment Pattern

It's the often unseen trigger -- that invisible 'something' -- that gets them to bite. Seek it, use it, close the deal.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was an unusually warm February afternoon, and my co-founder and I were sitting outside the Coupa Cafe in …

Venture Capital