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Off topic: Have a baby, win a marathon — or an SUV; U.S. mortality rates; 4/20; Whoopi’s vape pen

Pumped up: babies as performance enhancers for some athletes. Speaking of babies, have one and win a refrigerator — a look at what some countries use as incentives. From birth to death: How Americans Read More →

UberX now charging $1 fee for ‘Safe Rides’

A month after announcing a new insurance policy after facing liability questions surrounding a fatal accident involving an UberX driver, the San Francisco company says it's adding a "Safe Rides Fee" of $1 per ride. On New Year's Eve, an UberX Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

It's a little slow today; did Wall Street and everyone and their mother take the day off? Still, we managed to scrounge up a few tech news links. Talking Facebook and privacy — a somewhat popular subject: The social network took Read More →

Quoted: Marc Benioff on giving back, again

"When I was at Oracle, I’d have this debate all the time with Larry Ellison, who has been a huge influence on my career. He’d always say, 'Who do you think has done more for the world: the Ford Foundation Read More →

Off topic: Zentai, insect sex organs, weed and salmon, pothole products

In Japan, achieving liberation by wearing "zentai," or full-body suits. In the caves of Brazil, male and female insects have reversed sex organs. Is the cultivation of pot killing the salmon in California? And enough with Read More →

Americans both optimistic, pessimistic about future of tech

Americans expect "great breakthroughs" in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.  But 30 percent of Read More →
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