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Why it can be okay to call it ‘marijuana’ instead of ‘cannabis’

Why it can be okay to call it ‘marijuana’ instead of ‘cannabis’

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As marijuana goes mainstream, people are rethinking the term, claiming we should ditch “marijuana” because it’s racist, and instead, say “cannabis.” Individuals should say what they like, but this rule is too simplistic for such a complex drug. We should develop more, not fewer, words for what we need to say. It makes sense that […]

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NASA finally has a permanent administrator — 15 months into Trump’s presidency

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NASA has a full-time administrator at last. Today, the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), for the job, voting 50 to 49 along party lines. The vote finally brings to an end the longest period the space agency has gone without a permanent leader. It was a close call for Bridenstine […]

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Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot

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Ahead of Earth Day, Apple has debuted a new robot named Daisy that can take apart iPhones in order to recover valuable materials inside, as reported by TechCrunch. The robot is a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by Apple that was revealed in 2016. In fact, Daisy was created with some of Liam’s […]

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Sharp’s 8K UHD TV Available in Japan, Listed in Europe for €11,899

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The era of 8K content is still a couple of years away, but screens featuring the resolution are already here and their availability is going to expand in 2018. Sharp started to sell its Sharp Aquos LC-70X500 8K UHDTV in Japan late in 2017, and said that it would gradually expand its availability to other […]

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Google adds Oculus Rift support for Chrome virtual reality apps

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The latest version of Google Chrome, version number 66, quietly added support for Oculus’ Rift headset, meaning you can now use the high-end VR device to browse the web in VR and make use of compatible WebVR applications. Rift support was first picked up by keen Reddit users on the Oculus subreddit this week, some […]

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Switter, one of the last online spaces friendly to sex workers, was just banned by its network

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Around 3PM ET on April 17th, Switter — a social media space for sex workers — went offline. Its disappearance, however temporary, indicated the FOSTA-driven loss of yet another haven for sex workers, this time in the form of content distribution network Cloudflare. According to Switter founder Assembly Four, the company received an email from […]

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Google reportedly planning sponsored how-to videos for Assistant

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Google is in discussions with brands about creating how-to videos for Google Assistant, according to CNBC. The step-by-step videos will be a new feature showcased at I/O 2018 in May, the report claims, and will launch to consumers “several months later.” Several companies including Sony, JBL, and Lenovo have announced devices featuring displays that will […]

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Verizon’s new parental control app lets parents track their kids’ locations

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Verizon has announced that, starting today, its parental controls product, FamilyBase, will be upgraded and renamed. The new parenting controls app, called Verizon Smart Family, will allow parents to manage aspects of their kids’ smartphones like content filters and screen time limits. Up to six family members can use the app, which provides a variety […]

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How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints

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Amazon is making it possible for almost anyone to make their own Alexa skills with its new Alexa Skill Blueprints program. That means it’s now easier than ever to get Alexa to say whatever you want. Sure, third-party Alexa skills have been around for years, but actually writing one still meant that you had to […]

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MSI Unveils New Vortex Desktop Workstation and Updated Mobile Workstations

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MSI has announced updates to its mobile workstation lineup infusing them with Coffee Lake CPUs and Quadro based graphics cards as well as introducing a new pint-sized (Liter size, 2.5L to be exact) desktop named the Vortex W25. The Vortex W25 is based off the Vortex PC G25 desktop using the same chassis but with […]

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