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Trend: Police Getting Sued to Return Marijuana Seizures

In states with legalized recreational marijuana and legalized medical marijuana use, police are finding themselves sued by citizens who have wrongly had their pot seized as evidence. Only a few years ago, police could confiscate “illegal pot plants by ripping

Google Enters Lucrative Domain Name Market

Google announced yesterday that it will enter the domain name marketplace. With the release of over 1400 new top level domains, like .vote, .guru and .coffee, Google will be a competitor with companies also in the domain registration business that

IKEA Walks Back Threat Against Its Biggest Fan Site

Earlier this week, the DIY/Decor-o-sphere was rocked by the news that flat-boxed furniture conglomerate IKEA was attempting to shutdown its largest fansite, the 8-year-old, IKEAHackers. Full disclosure here, I’m a huge fan of IKEAHackers and long time reader. Have I

The 'Dronie' Is the New Selfie

The 'Dronie' Is the New Selfie

Now that private and commercial drone use is becoming more popular, it seems as good as time as any to integrate the devices into the use of social media.  Enter “the dronie.” A play on the ubiquitous “selfie” phenomenon, a

'Broke' Clintons Reported $12M Income in 2001

'Broke' Clintons Reported $12M Income in 2001

Financial disclosure forms reveal the Clinton’s earned a hefty $12M in the year following their exit from the White House. According to 2000 financial forms, they left the White House in some level of debt: the Clinton’s held assets ranging

Sour Grapes at the Triple Crown

Sour Grapes at the Triple Crown

(In this Aug. 31, 1955, file photo, owner William Woodward Jr. congratulates Nashua and jockey Eddie Arcaro in the winner’s circle after Nashua won the Great Match Race against Swaps at Washington Park in Homewood, Ill. Though Nashua didn’t win

Japan Plans Giant Space-Based Solar Farm

JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is planning to send a solar power station into space. The target date is set for 2025. Vice.com describes the endeavor: “Floating 24,000 miles above the Earth’s surface is a mammoth power plant (power satellite

NASA Robots Are Helping Eventual Manned Mission to Mars

NASA is slowly approaching a manned mission to Mars.  Information transmitted from rovers Opportunity and Curiosity are helping the space agency determine how to get to the surface of the Red Planet. Future expeditions are focused on learning about the

Report: Drone Used to Peep, Film Sunbathing Ladies

Report: Drone Used to Peep, Film Sunbathing Ladies

A woman in Virginia Beach, Virginia has complained that a drone operated by a perverted voyeur was filming bathing suit-clad women at a private residential beach. According to a participant on Reddit, she “heard this whirring noise above us, and

Robot Named to Board of Venture Capital Firm

Robot Named to Board of Venture Capital Firm

A venture capital firm in Hong Kong has named a robot to its board of directors, and the robot “will be treated ‘equal’ to the other board members.” The announcement came in a press release from Aging Analytics UK, a

$400K Drone Delivered to Wrong Person

Reddit user Seventy_Seven was the lucky recipient of an unmanned drone, delivered erroneously by UPS. Gizmodo describes, “thanks to one hell of a mixup, Reddit user Seventy_Seven just got a $400,000 unmanned aerial vehicle delivered straight to his doorstep. Talk about service.”

Gangs Use Drones to Steal Rivals' Pot Crops

Gangs in the United Kingdom are using drones equipped with heat-sensing technology to locate their rivals marijuana crops to steal them. The hydroponic lamps used to grow the crops allow the drones to locate heat signatures so their owners can

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