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In Canada there are basically two prison systems. One, for those sentenced to less than two years, is run by the province (thus a common sentence is "two years less a day"). The second, for those sentenced to two years or more, is run by the Federal Government. Recidivism rates for those sentenced to provincial jails is roughly 45% re-offend (statistics are lifelong, not three years as in the parent post's research). For the Federal system, it's less than 5%. Provincial inmates are released to the community they came from, while Federal inmates are paroled to a different community. They balance the releases by placing people based on the incarceration rate in a given community; in other words if 5 criminals are sent to Federal prison in a town, then 5 are released to that town, but are not from that town.

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"It's-a me! Mad Max!"

A new twist on the original Mad Max: Fury Road trailer imagines what the film might be like if it took place in the Mario Kart universe. What if Fury Road was littered with cartoon-like banana peels, and giant chain-chomps that cause explosions? The results are pretty awesome.

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Finally, here are the last speakers to be announced for our second annual Code Conference, which takes place next week.

Because Twitter has been so in the news for a variety of reasons, and because the livestreaming startup called Periscope that it bought this year has too, we thought that CEO Dick Costolo and founder Kayvon Beykpour would make a great pair to interview in our famous red hot seats. (Costolo has been grilled by us before, while Beykpour is a newbie.)

We hope to cover a lot of topics onstage about how the social communications company innovates (make or buy?), copyright issues around mobile video (we’ll ask speaker and CBS CEO Les Moonves about that dicey issue too) and how Twitter leaders think of the company as it moves forward (and how they cope with the constant scrutiny).

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Mozilla is learning that making smartphones dirt cheap doesn't guarantee success when you're running up against Google's Android operating system. CNET reports that in an email to employees sent out on Thursday, CEO Chris Beard made it clear that the company will soon be changing its mobile strategy. "We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone," Beard wrote. He went on to say, "We will focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone."

Reality sets in

That's not to say that Mozilla will exclusively be targeting the high-end iPhone and Android flagship market. The company seems determined to produce enticing options across a broad range of prices, and more Mozilla employees will likely be asked to help gauge just how Firefox OS phones stack up against an endless sea of Android competition. "While we won't be able to live and breathe on each and every target device for our core product and technology, we can on phones that are powerful enough for each of us to make our primary phone," Beard wrote. His email even mentions that Mozilla will continue to explore developing feature phones — presumably employees won't be forced to carry those around.

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The modern mobile era began in 2007 with the release of the first iPhone. But Apple didn’t invent the smartphone, the mobile web, or even the app store. It wasn’t even the first to sell a smartphone to the everyday consumer.

In 2002, T-Mobile launched the Sidekick, a smartphone that featured a full keyboard, an email client, a custom mobile web browser, and an AOL Instant Messenger Client. It sold for about $200 when paired with a wireless contract, with monthly plans starting at around $40 a month.

T-Mobile tried hard to position the phone not as a toy for geeks and business people, but as a cool lifestyle gadget. The company shelled out for an extensive advertising campaign and the phone appeared in many TV shows, probably through product placement deals (see video above). The hype culminated in a commercial that featured a ensemble cast of celebrities, including Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, Burt Reynolds, and Jason Acuña.

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After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other hand, preventing you from responding to notifications or using apps.

The Aria is an add-on band that solves this occasional frustration by measuring movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing band and lets you move through a watch’s interface without tapping the screen or using controls on the side of the watch face.

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A California man who ran a website where sex workers and pimps could offer their services was sentenced to 13 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.28 million in cash and property. Prosecutors said the case involved the nation's first Web operator convicted of federal charges for running a site dedicated to advertising the world's oldest profession.

53-year-old Eric Omuro, who went by "Red" and other handles, pleaded guilty in December. He was sentenced on Thursday in San Francisco and agreed to forfeit the domains sfRedbook.com and myRedBook.com.

According to the Justice Department:

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Apple’s next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We’d heard this about iOS before, but it appears this will be a smoothing year (but with new features, too). The more interesting news, however, is that Apple is also said to be working on improving iOS support for older devices – including ones that aren’t even necessarily on sale anymore.

The report from 9to5Mac says that iOS 9 will feature a new optimization method to better support older hardware, including the iPad mini and the iPhone 4S. Apple typically extends iOS compatibility to devices a few generations prior to the current shipping model, but in the past it has not done a terrific job of making OS updates all that friendly for those older iPhones and iPads. Typical user complaints include reports of significant performance slowdowns post-update. Apple also typically disables the most demanding features of new software updates, which can also detract from the overall user experience.

This time around, Apple is focusing specifically on performance efficiency for older gadgets running iOS 9, with an effective core app and then features added as they go, provided they don’t impeded the quality of the overall OS user experience.

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The Fantastic Pushbullet App Has a Competitor With Microsoft OneClip

I use a 15-inch MacBook Pro and one of several Android phones laying around the Gizmodo office, and sharing content between those two ecosystems is a bunch of garbage. Third-party apps like the fantastic Pushbullet app every phone should have help, but Microsoft thinks it has a better solution for the Windows crowd with OneClip.

Currently unreleased, the idea behind OneClip is simple: whatever smartphone you use—iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone—you can seamlessly move links, screenshots, and images by combining one universal clipboard with Windows.

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There comes a point in every zeitgeisty app's life when it wonders if it should stop eating nothing but Doritos and having those drunken one-night stands and become a mature, serious business. We've already seen Snapchat evolve from a way to distribute pictures of your genitals to a news broadcast system, and now Tinder is seriously considering becoming a music promoter. The dating app has just signed a deal with Interscope Records to promote the new album from Russian DJ Zedd.

If, during a swiping session, you come across Zedd's come-hither gaze and swipe right, you won't get a message telling you that you've got a match. Instead, you'll be offered a link to download his latest album for $3.99, compared to the $7.99 it's currently priced up at on Google Play and iTunes. It's not the first time that Tinder profiles have been used for viral marketing purposes, since the makers of Ex Machina had one of its lead characters chatting unwitting users up in the run-up to its US release.

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Let’s talk about painting things by dipping them into water. The process is called “hydrographics.” A design is printed onto a special piece of polyvinyl alcohol film that is gently lowered into water so it floats on the surface. An activator chemical is sprayed on the film, dissolving it into just the ink design. Then, you can dip any paintable 3D object into the vat of water and the special ink combines with the activation chemical to bond the ink to the object.

Any material that could be painted the old-fashioned way can be painted with hydrographics. That includes your basic plastics, wood, metals, and ceramics. Since hydrographics have been around since the mid-1980s, you’ve probably seen something painted using this method. Basically, everything mass produced in our transportation industry is subject to hyrdrographic painting, because it makes more sense for the speed of the application. Bike helmets, dashboards, exterior car parts that have odd contours but need specific logo application — those types of things.

Also, badass skateboards.

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We try out every top phone in the world here at DT. This year, the competition for your pocket (or purse) is hotter than ever, but one phone stands out in that fight: the LG G4. We recently gave it our Editors’ Choice award, a glowing review, and named it the smartphone to beat for 2015.

The LG G4 is one of the most comfortable phones to hold, has a gorgeous 1440p screen, manages solid battery performance compared to the other top devices this year, has a crazy new leather battery cover, and sports a camera that may be our new favorite.

The best news, loyal readers? We have four brand new LG G4 phones to give away to you, and each one comes with an extra battery, a battery charging cradle, and 32GB MicroSD card! We have devices that are designed to work on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon here in the United States. Sorry, Brazil. No luck, Eastern Europe. But if you’re here in the United States, and on one of those four networks, just follow the instructions on the widget below to enter.

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Everyone loves a good caesar salad. It’s all about the garlic, the parmesan, the crisp romaine lettuce, and crunchy garlicky croutons, right?

Well, try adding some fresh kale leaves to your caesar next time! You don’t have to replace all the romaine with kale. In fact, an equal amount of each is just right in our opinion. You get the green goodness that is kale along with the cool crispness of the romaine, the best of both worlds.

You wouldn’t think to bring an already dressed green salad to a cookout or picnic, but you can with this kale caesar. Romaine hearts hold up fairly well, and kale? It’s as if it’s daring you to let it sit dressed for hours. Kale doesn’t care. It’s so happily sturdy it appreciates the tenderizing influence of a dressing.

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A fingerprint sensor is available in Samsung's Galaxy S6. CNET

Google's next update to its Android operating system could come with a new security feature: full support for fingerprint sensors.

At the Google I/O conference next week, Google will unveil native fingerprint authentication support in its expected Android M operating system, BuzzFeed News is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. If that's true, it would suggest that Google will launch an application programming interface (API) for fingerprint-sensing to developers, so they can incorporate fingerprint authentication into their apps.

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This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the latest iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple Watch news. Also, Neil has a word to say on Wall Street analysts.

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AppleInsider staff members Neil Hughes, Shane Cole, and Victor Marks discuss the top stories:

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Why Saving Money Means Changing, Not Eliminating, How You Socialize

It’s a well established fact that other people can be a huge drain on your budget. While cutting back on expensive social events can be good for your budget, it can also leave you isolated. Instead of focusing solely on eliminating costs, try to find free alternative ways to bring your group together.

As personal finance blog Frugaling points out, a lot of society’s favorite meeting places involve spending money: eating out, going to bars, attending conventions, watching a movie, etc. When we’re budgeting, all of these things look like numbers on a page, but we forget they also represent groups of people and, more importantly, they represent the socialization that we all need at some point:

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Connected cars will add to mobile traffic jams

Expect mobile networks to struggle as they are called on to handle a rapidly increasing number of connected cars. Traffic growth from M2M (machine to machine) connections, particularly from cars, will cause headaches for mobile operators, says Machina Research. Car connections are expected to surpass 500 million in 2019 and then 1 billion in 2023, when they will account for more than half of all M2M connections over cellular networks. And they’ll use lots of data, thanks to connected entertainment and navigation systems.

U.S. seeks to clamp down on exports of cybersecurity tools, zero-day exploits

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If I've learned any single thing covering technology news it's that you can blame absolutely anything on video games. Mass violence? Games. Failure at professional sports? Pssh, games, yo. Love life not as spicy as you might like? Those games, those games. But a study that supposedly claims a link between video games and Alzheimer's Disease? Come on.

“Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease”, said the Telegraph. “Video game link to psychiatric disorders suggested by study”, reported the Guardian. The Daily Mail posed the problem as a question, “Could video games increase your risk of Alzheimer’s?”, reminding us that whenever a news headline asks a question, the answer is no.

We know that when science news is hyped, most of the hype is already present in the press releases issued by universities. This case is no exception - the press release was issued by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, and unsurprisingly it focuses almost entirely on the tenuous link to Alzheimer’s disease.

Tenuous is being exceptionally kind in this case. The study in question, produced in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, barely focused on any link between gaming and the disease, in fact. Instead, the team of Canadian researchers were simply studying the difference in brain-wave activity with groups of gamers and non-gamers. They noticed specifically a significant difference in the activity of one type of brain-wave with gamers, N2PC, which can have an effect on attention spans. So, how did we get from that to a link to Alzheimer's? Were there clinical tests done? Was the team of researchers even in any way focused on the most famous form of dementia?

No. Instead, the article describes the methodology for reaching the conclusion of a link thusly:

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APPLE HAS ADDED Apple Watch support to a handful of its IBM MobileFirst enterprise apps as the firm looks to push the wearable into the business market.

As first spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple Watch support has been added to IBM's Hospital RN, Field Connect and Incident Aware apps.

Hospital RN (below) was first announced in April, allowing nurses to see a patient's records on an iPhone from anywhere in thehospital thanks to Apple's iBeacon technology.

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