Deal: MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds for $32

The MMOVE Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds deliver the latest in premium audio technology and superior comfort, at a price point that wows. The wireless connectivity gives you the freedom of unplugging, with quality that’s sure to surpass your expectations. Fuel your next stroll around the neighborhood, bike ride, workout or marathon — with these lightweight, noise-canceling earbuds pumping your soundtrack, anything is possible.

Wear them while you workout thanks to the sweatproof, durable design Keep track of the battery status w/ the on-screen indicator Get maximum comfort w/ a choice of sizes & types of hooks Enjoy clear, isolated sound w/ CVC® 6.0 Noise Reduction Listen for up to 6 hours without recharging Control volume & song choice, take or reject calls & more w/ on-ear controls Connect 2 devices simultaneously, like your MP3 player for music & phone to take calls!

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Mike Huckabee: Wish I could’ve said I was transgender in high school, to shower with teen girls

Mike Huckabee, Josh Duggar supporter and perennial GOP Presidential nominee hopeful, gave some very creepy closing remarks at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville this past February. Read the rest

Sesame Street is giving girls around the world access to basic education

An inspiring video about educating girls in developing nations from Sesame Workshop's Global Education Initiative. Read the rest

LightUp Faraday: a toy to teach electronics and coding

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Congress passes USA Freedom Act, the NSA 'reform' bill. What does it mean for your privacy?

While the bill has many significant flaws, it is historic: it’s the first time since the 1970s Congress has indicated its intention to restrict the vast powers of intel agencies like the NSA, rather than expanding them.

Tokyo Roar: 3:47 compressed summary that tells its tale

Some cities are just high-resolution in ways that defy rational description: possessed of a level of detail and complexity that defines them as that city and that city only, not one of those unroofed shopping-mall no-places that seem to be a metastasized airport terminal. Read the rest

FBI has fleet of secret spy planes with tech to identify people through their cellphones

Who needs Alex Jones to feed your paranoid fantasies about the authoritarian panopticon when you have the FBI to do it for you? The Associated Press has identified at least 50 small planes used by the FBI to spy on Americans in "both major cities and rural areas." The planes are equipped with sophisticated technology that can identify people through the cell phones they carry. And they aren't the only government organization who uses these tools:

The Drug Enforcement Administration has its own planes, also registered to fake companies, according to a 2011 Justice Department inspector general report. At the time, the DEA had 92 aircraft in its fleet. And since 2007, the U.S. Marshals Service has operated an aerial surveillance program with its own fleet equipped with technology that can capture data from thousands of cellphones, the Wall Street Journal reported last year.

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A perfect memory would be kind of horrifying

Not being able to forget anything, ever? A perfect photographic memory sounds like hell.

Adam 12, season 1

Adam 12 takes us back to a time when Los Angeles, and America, loved the LAPD. Read the rest

Holy smoke: IRS awards cannabis church tax-exempt status

The IRS has incorporated an Indianapolis marijuana-smoking church as a tax-exempt religious organization. Donors to the church can now deduct contributions on their taxes.

"We got the approval back in less than 30 days," said church founder Bill Levin. “Somebody at the IRS loves us."

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Han Solo in Carbonite mini-fridge

The $150 glowing LED-decorated peltier fridge can heat or cool your desktop comestibles while allowing you to role-play Jabba. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Watch a woman eat over 6 pounds of cup noodles

Famed YouTube trencherman Yuka Kinoshita is no fan of low carb diets.

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Top 50 best restaurants in the world

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 announced its winners Monday night in London, with El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain) landing the #1 spot. Six US restaurants made the list, including Eleven Madison Park (NY) at #5, and Le Bernardin (NY) at #18. Started in 2002, the World's 50 Best is controversial with some chefs, who say the voting process is flawed. But for fanatic foodies, the list makes for a fun road map to some of the best dishes in the world.

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The time a guy threw away a hard drive with $6 million in bitcoins

In 2013 James Howells threw away a computer hard drive, forgetting that it had a a "digital wallet" with 7,500 bitcoins in it. By the time he remembered, the value of the bitcoins was over $6 million. He searched the dump for the drive but didn't find it. The BBC looks at this sad case and other exquisite, painful, life-changing throwaways.

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Russia's troll factory

An outstanding expose of Internet Research Agency, a St Petersburg, Russia-based army of trolls for hire who post pro-Kremlin messages to comment forums all day. Read the rest

New Yorkers! Come hear me speak this Saturday!

I'll be at the NY Academy of Medicine from 1-3PM, explaining why "Information doesn't want to be free...but people do" -- tell your friends! Read the rest

Motorcycle lane splitting deemed safe

"This practice of passing other vehicles traveling in the same direction by sharing their lane is called lane-splitting, and a new report by UC Berkeley transportation researchers finds that no matter what some angry drivers might think, it does not necessarily pose a greater risk for injury." Read the rest

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