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A Journey To Intelligent Design

“Did you win your sword fight?”
“Of course I won the fucking sword fight,” Hiro says. “I’m the greatest sword fighter in the world.”
“And you wrote the software.”
“Yeah. That, too,” Hiro says.

— Neal Stephenson , Snowcrash

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The Marijuana Industry And Its First Crossroads

Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis to some degree, and public perception of the plant is clearly shifting. Medical marijuana is being used in treatment of a variety of illnesses including several types of seizures, cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Turing Robotic Industries' New Smartphone Is Super Secure, Super Tough

 In this day and age where everyone and anyone can fall victim to data leaks and hacks, it’s easy to see why budding phone manufacturers, like Silent Circle, are concentrating on producing devices that offer rock-solid security and data encryption features.

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Samsung Teases A New Round-Faced Gearwatch

 If you’ve been itching to know more about the next Samsung Gear smartwatch, there's high chance that it'll have a round display.

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Tearing Down The Apple Watch

 The guys at iFixit have made it a habit of taking apart Apple products to see what makes them work and also to gauge how easy they are for users to self-repair. And they have just taken the new Apple Watch apart.

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Watch What Man Of Steel Would Have Looked Like Without The Bleak Coloring

 Of all of the various criticisms leveled at Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel, "too dark" is the one that resonates the loudest and the longest. And it’s not just the grim tone of the origin story. We’re talking hues and saturations, as the following video points out. Here’s Man of Steel, only in color:

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Everyday GoPro Office HERO

Who said there ain’t any adventure in the office? That’s what YouTube user Braziliandanny showcased when he fastened a GoPro and filmed the mundane tasks he routinely carried out as oart of his office job.

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You Can Still Buy An Apple Watch In Stores This Friday, Just Not Apple Stores

The Apple Watch won't be available in the company's own stores until June, and customers who purchased their watch minutes after pre-orders opened might have to wait until May, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to walk into a store and pick one up this Friday.

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Put A Pair Of USB Ports Where You Really Need Them: In Your Couch

Instead of stuffing a 30-foot long USB charging cable into your couch—the one place your smartphone needs power most—this simple power station stays hidden between cushions so you’ll never have to go hunting for it.

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Why Using Facebook, Google, And Twitter To Log Into Apps Is A Problem

 When my Facebook account was hacked in March, I didn’t panic. I changed my passwords, and I enabled two-step authentication on Facebook, Twitter, and Google. I knew that once a single account was compromised, it could lead to a domino effect of unauthorized access far beyond a single social network. I was proud of my calm, surgical demeanor.

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