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New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse

New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse

Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among states where medical cannabis access is permitted, patients routinely lessen their opioid intake. According to data published this week by the Minnesota Department of Health
The Lost Art of the Makefile

The Lost Art of the Makefile

I work on a lot of Javascript projects. The fashion in Javascript is to use build tools like Gulp or Webpack that are written and configured in Javascript. I want to talk about the merits of Make (specifically GNU Make). Make is a general-purpose build tool that has been improved upon and refined continuously since its introduction over forty years ago. Make is great at expressing build steps concisely and is not specific to Javascript projects.
Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling

Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling

The plot thickens. Last week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple has been working on over-the-ear headphones in addition to new AirPods. Today, Bloomberg confirms this information and adds that these new headphones could also feature noise-canceling capabilities.
Flock App Offers On-demand Drone Insurance

Flock App Offers On-demand Drone Insurance

A London-based insurance-tech start-up can offer drone users the chance to “pay as you fly” with a new UAV insurance app. The aptly-named Flockannounced last week the launch of Flock Cover, a smart-device app that can provide insurance on-demand to commercial UAS pilots operating in the UK.
Tricida Receives $100M Venture Debt Financing

Tricida Receives $100M Venture Debt Financing

Tricida, Inc., a South San Francisco, CA-based late-stage pharmaceutical company, entered into a $100m venture debt facility with Hercules Capital, Inc.  Tricida drew down $25m from the venture debt facility at closing. An additional $50m will be available for drawdown subject to the achievement of future milestones. The remaining $25m will be available for drawdown subject to approval by Hercules.
Internet Artists Invaded the MoMA With a Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit

Internet Artists Invaded the MoMA With a Guerrilla Augmented Reality Exhibit

A collective of eight internet artists transformed the Jackson Pollock room in the New York City Museum of Modern Art into their own augmented reality gallery—without the museum's permission. The collective, which calls itself “MoMAR,” is making a statement against elitism and exclusivity in the art world with its group art installation Hello, we’re from the internet.
AMAZON AIMS TO ADD 2,000 MORE JOBS IN BOSTON

AMAZON AIMS TO ADD 2,000 MORE JOBS IN BOSTON

Amazon is set to hire at least 2,000 employees in Boston’s Seaport District over the next few years, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday night that Amazon would be bringing the jobs to downtown Boston. The Seattle-based online retailer is in negotiations to rent space in a building set to begin construction this summer.
‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

Yahoo! Japan just updated their iOS-based Map application to include a new experimental AR mode which superimposes a blue pathway onto the physical world for you to follow to your final destination. The AR function, which is only intended for walking routes currently, is available starting today on Japan-based Apple devices running iOS 11.
Snapchat is stuck in the uncanny valley of AR glasses

Snapchat is stuck in the uncanny valley of AR glasses

"Timing”, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said cryptically when asked what the greatest threat was for Snap Inc. “I think the big risks are always the really big product ideas that we’re investing in that are just hard to get right” he told the Goldman Sachs conference two weeks ago. 
Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community. While in the past, Anchor was carving out a niche for itself in the short-form, social audio space, the new version – Anchor 3.0 – aims to be everything you need to record, edit, host, publish, and distribute a podcast of any length, as well as track how well the podcast is performing.
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