Mind Blowing Cannabis Fact: Netflix & McDonalds Watch Out

  Mind Blowing:New projected numbers put the pot business on par with Netflix and McDonald's. If you weren't convinced that we are in the early stages of a cannabis boom unlike any other in history, then perhaps these numbers from Chris Walsh, an industry analyst and editorial vice president of MJBiZDaily, will change your mind. Smith, who presented his findings to a packed crowd...

Is Tech Stressing Out Our Kids?

Legislators also push back on the White House eliminating its cyber adviser and reverse bans on Chinese phone maker ZTE. A pair of lawmakers wants the National Institute of Health to weigh in on whether tech addiction is endangering children and teens. Many tech companies, particularly those supported by ads, design their products to maximize screen time, but early studies show...

Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook More Productive?

Quitting Facebook (or at least, wanting to quit Facebook) is all the rage these days. We asked a panel of experts in networking, productivity, and workplace communication what you could give up, or gain, when you do. Dr. Ben Waber, CEO and co-founder of Humanyze, a people analytics company that measures communication patterns “In general, there’s no hard data showing that people who are on Facebook...

90% of Active Twitter Users Retweet Or Like ‘Fake News’

Of the many harms that affect the political, economic, and social well-being, the most out-of-line practice is that of spreading false news. Littered with fake news, how exactly social media’s active users plug away at the potential fake news? According to a new study from the University of Buffalo, nearly 90% of ‘active’ Twitter users spread misinformation, especially during public emergencies or disasters....

Tech This Out: American Soldier Gets First Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant

Breakthrough procedure treated a common and often ignored war wound. When soldiers injured in battle wake from surgery, their first question is often about their sexual organs. Genitourinary injuries have been called the “hidden wounds” of war, seldom spoken about, yet bringing on devastating physical and psychological trauma. However, advances in organ transplantation are giving wounded warriors new hope. This week, the...

“Diamond and “Silk” Are Headed To Capitol Hill

House Republicans have invited “Diamond” and “Silk,” two conservative video bloggers who were deemed “unsafe” by Facebook after becoming online sensations, to testify next week about allegations of conservative bias online. The hearing, set for Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee, comes as Republicans accuse Facebook, Google and Twitter of favoring the liberal points of view popular in Silicon Valley...

The Resume of the Future Will Tell Employers Who You Are, And Not Just What You’ve Done

Currently, Resumes force job seekers to contort their work and life history into corporately acceptable versions of their actual selves. Resumes are a poor proxy for a human being. Whether on paper or LinkedIn, they may tell an employer about a job seeker’s experience and credentials, but they’re frustratingly silent about almost everything else. They have virtually nothing to say about a...

Facebook Just Deleted Mark Zuckerberg’s Messenger Texts Without Telling A Soul

Drama Continues To Grow At Facebook Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to TechCrunch. “These included limiting the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger....

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Is ‘OK’ With You Accessing Porn On Your iPhone

Tim Cook doesn’t have the same problem with porn that Steve Jobs did.During a recent interview, Cook made it clear that he feels comfortable with people using their Apple devices to check out, err, adult materials online. The Apple CEO was talking about accessing adult websites through Safari during his recent interview with MSNBC. That’s something that has been possible...

Meet The Man Who Tried To Marry His Laptop

A man who tried to marry his laptop in a legal fight against same-sex marriage is promoting legislation across the country to require a filter to block pornography and human trafficking websites that would be lifted if a user pays $20. The measure pushed by Chris Sevier has been described as the "Elizabeth Smart Law" after the girl who was...