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Weedmaps To Stop Advertising Unlicensed Pot Businesses
The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal mark
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Spacewalking Astronauts Add Parking Spot To Space Station
Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan had to deal with multiple cables to install a docking port delivered by SpaceX last month. It will be use
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Why Streaming Services Are The New Credit Card Rewards Binge
When it comes to credit card rewards, it’s not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and streaming subscriptions. The trend toward stream
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UK To Pressure Social Media Companies To Fight Anti-vax Info
Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out,
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Pentagon Cancels Billion-dollar Missile Defense Project
The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technologi
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Blooms, Beasts Affected As Alaska Records Hottest Month
Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in ab
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China ‘Will Not Sit Idly By’ Over Us Arms Sale To Taiwan
China “will not sit idly by” if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a senior Chinese army officer said Thursday while warning of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in th
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Us Extends Limited Reprieve On Tech Sales To China’s Huawei
The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war
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How Tech Titans Listen In On Voice Recordings
When you speak to a virtual assistant on your mobile device, wearable, computer or smart speaker, it’s easy to assume that it’s a truly private conversation between just you and the assistant. However, numerous revelations in recent weeks and months
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Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests
Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expan
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Google Employees Call For Pledge Not To Work With Ice
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant’s work
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Cuban State To Absorb Underground Video-gamers’ Network
After weeks of resistance from Cuban video gamers, the island’s state-run computer organization will absorb the services of an offline underground network that for more than a decade extended privately in Havana. The state’s Youth Computer Club will
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Work For Apple: 2.4 Million Us Jobs And Counting
As Apple reveals its US jobs footprint has grown to 2.4 million, we pull back the curtain on one of America’s biggest employers, explore how the firm has transformed the technology industry, and explain how anyone can make a living from Apple and its
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Rust-belt China Looks Abroad As Economy Slows, Tariffs Bite
From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, th
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Georgia Voters Challenge Legality Of New Election System
Georgia voters who want hand-marked paper ballots are challenging the new election system state officials are rushing to implement in time for next year’s presidential primaries, saying the new touchscreen machines remain vulnerable and their results
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Millennial Money: Make Renting Work For Your Financial Goals
“Renting is just throwing money away.” “Renting is like paying someone else instead of paying yourself.” You may have heard these opinions from family and friends, but it’s not that simple. In some areas (looking at you, San Francisco), renting is fa
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Trump Attacks On Google Recycle Baseless Claims
President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against cons
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Top Us Ceos Rethink The Meaning Of Shareholder Value
The “shareholder comes first” has for years been the mantra of the Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America and their thinking. The group’s new principles on the role of a corporation released this week imply a f
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‘Angry Birds’ Can’t Fly, But This Sequel Stays Aloft
It’s hard to have huge expectations for a movie called “The Angry Birds Movie 2.” After all, it’s not even a movie based on a smartphone game. It’s a SEQUEL to a movie based on a smartphone game. But now that we’ve established that nobody’s expecting
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Could We Be Any More Excited? ‘Friends’ Fans Nuts For Merch
See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” decor. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid. If you’re a “Friends” superfan, there are lots of ways to celebrate the sh
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Leather Wallets, Loose Change Pose Danger For New Apple Card
Apple tried to make the new Apple-branded credit card attractive, copying the heft and sleekness of higher-end cards like the Chase Sapphire. But cardholders are discovering that with such a design, they’ll have to give it special care. Leather walle
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Facebook Rolls Out Tool To Block Off-facebook Data Gathering
Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company
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Film On Factory Is First Netflix Project Endorsed By Obamas
A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Re
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Ransomware Attack Hits More Than 20 Texas Local Governments
More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday (16), but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Informati
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Don’t Want To Buy? You Can Borrow Household Items Too
Amanda Blum enjoys trying new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, but like many home cooks she’s reluctant to buy expensive and bulky kitchen appliances. So she was delighted to learn about Kitchen Share, a nonprofit near her home in Portland,
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California To Build Largest Wildlife Crossing In World
Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lonesome bi
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Millennial Money: How To Outsmart Smartphone Scammers
Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities. Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public US
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2019 iPADS: THE BEST LINEUP YET
The world’s most advanced tablet range took a major leap forward earlier this year when Apple introduced an all-new iPad mini and iPad Air - but Tim Cook and Co aren’t done there. With insiders expecting a new iPad and a redesigned iPad Pro this Octo
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In ‘Blinded By The Light,’ Growing Up With The Boss
After starring roles for Freddie Mercury (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Elton John (“Rocketman”) and the Beatles (“Yesterday”), it’s Bruce Springsteen’s turn to join the mixtape that the movies have lately become. But Gurinder Chadha’s “Blinded by the Light”
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Lil Nas X’s Viral Song Sets More Records On Billboard Charts
Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.” The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 char
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