More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

12th September 2018

Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. The analysis comes from data gathered in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 and…

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Apple will probably lower iPhone prices on Wednesday — here’s why

12th September 2018

Apple made a big bet last year that it could convince you to spend $1,000 or more on a new iPhone. It sounded like a crazy move after people spent 10 years spending $650 or so on a new device, but Apple’s gamble worked. The iPhone X, which starts at $999 and goes all the way up to $1,149, has helped boost profits for the company, even as iPhone unit…

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Is Your Social Security Safe? Trump Goes on the Offensive

12th September 2018

While the Swamp is mired up to its neck in muck from an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times and a new, so-called “explosive” book from Bob Woodward, the president stepped up to the podium in Montana to talk about the things that matter most to the electorate. Older, more conservative voters have always been the GOP base, and Trump knows this. So, what better issue to talk about than Social…

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AT&T reveals what cities will get 5G wireless in 2018 and 2019

12th September 2018

Deployment of next-generation 5G technology won’t happen overnight, but AT&T said Monday at its Spark conference in San Francisco that it plans to target some of the larger U.S. cities with 5G deployments in 2018 and 2019, including saturating parts of the Bay Area. The company has already said that it plans to roll out 5G in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina; Dallas and Waco in Texas;…

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Facebook Banned Infowars. Now What?

12th September 2018

Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid. For weeks, the Facebook chief executive and his colleagues had debated what to do about Infowars, the notorious far-right news site, and Alex Jones, Infowars’ choleric founder, who became famous for his spittle-flecked rants and far-fetched conspiracies, including the idea that the Sandy Hook massacre…

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Facebook has ‘no plans’ to listen in on your conversations (for now), but the creepy stories mount

12th September 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — California technology analyst Brian Solis was having a conversation with a friend while the two were driving through Texas. His friend was buying a ranch in Texas but was having trouble with the financing because it was considered a “barndominium.” Solis had never heard the term before nor had he ever researched it online. But as soon as he hopped out of his friend’s car and checked Facebook,…

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AT&T more than doubles ‘admin fee’ for every wireless customer

12th September 2018

AT&T is raising the cost of an “administrative fee” line item tacked onto the bottom of every single one of its 64.5 million wireless customers in the US, as reported first today by BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk. Originally $0.76, AT&T has raised the fee to $1.99. When added up and multiplied by 12 months, the increase will result in an additional $800 million or so for AT&T’s annual revenue. According…

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These Amazon devices can now be delivered in two-hours

12th September 2018

E-commerce major Amazon has announced that Fire TV Stick, Kindle and Echo devices are now eligible for 2-hours ultra-fast delivery through its Prime Now app. For those unaware, the Prime Now app is only for ultra-fast delivery services for Prime members and currently the service is available in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. Prime members in these four cities can avail a discount of 15% as an introductory offer…

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Big Change Coming For Washington Driver Licenses, IDs

12th September 2018

OLYMPIA, WA – Starting today, anyone who renews or gets a new Washington drivers licence or ID will see a big change. Those documents will now come stamped with the phrase “federal limits apply.” The change will bring Washington into compliance with the 2005 federal REAL ID Act. But it also means your state-issued identification will eventually be invalid to get through airport security and other federal facilities. That change…

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PayPal WARNING – don’t open this scam email or your computer will get infected

12th September 2018

The inbox message pretends to come from “service@paypal.com” with the subject “PayPal account warning” and a Microsoft Word doc attachment that covertly plants the malicious software (malware) on your desktop. But it’s actually from “noreply@administrationservpaypal-a.tk”, which is a “look-a-like”, typo-riddled website domain designed to trick and confuse victims, according to My Online Security. “Greetings, dear Client! We noticed a lot of frauds performed by machinations with online services of the accounts of…

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