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Suspended Cop Sends Email To Department Thanking Them For The Paid Time Off

Police misconduct and abuse allegations are always greeted with defensive department statements about "thorough investigations" and "taking allegations seriously." And yet, when it's all said and done, very little has been done to prevent future abuse. The most common outcome is a temporary reassignment. Sometimes there are suspensions, most of which are simply paid vacations . Even if a cop manages to get fired, his union will step up to t...
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The life and times of Facebook’s young billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg

In just 10 years, a scrawny kid from New York took the social media behemoth known as Facebook from a tiny dorm room in Harvard, to nearly every corner of the entire globe. Over this time, Mark Zuckerberg effectively helped spread Facebook’s popularity like wildfire, leaving everyone and their dog –  literally  – with their own account on the site. But who’s the man behind this piece of Internet revolution? Related:  Is Facebook working on ...
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New GoPro mobile app will let you edit and share videos this summer

GoPro is working on a new app that should make it easier to use your footage right after it's been shot, offering editing and sharing tools right on your phone. The app is "in the final phases of development and testing," according to comments made to investors by president Tony Bates, and is set for release by the end of summer — just in time for you to perfect your wakeboarding flips. Bates also mentioned GoPro's cloud service, which CEO ...
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Silk Road heroin dealer who helped convict Ulbricht will serve 2.5 years

Michael Duch, who sold heroin on the Silk Road and later testified at the trial of the site's founder Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced today to two and a half years in prison, according to Reuters . Duch never interacted with Ulbricht, who went by the Dread Pirate Roberts on the site. His testimony in February was used by prosecutors to demonstrate that Silk Road created additional dealers and users. Duch, whose online moniker was "deezletime,"...
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Y Combinator-Backed IxChel Predicts How Cancer Drugs Will Behave In Humans Before You Even Swallow A Pill

Biotech startup Ixchel Scientific hopes to bring higher success rates to trialed cancer drugs using an environment that better represents the human body. The YC-backed startup does this by taking cancer cells that would normally be tested in a cold, hard plastic dish and puts them in the proteins of human organs instead. “Our composition of our cultures mimics what is in those organs,” co-founder Mukti Parikh told TechCrunch. The approach i...
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Dell E6400 Laptop 3GB Memory Windows 7 160GB Hard Drive Office 2010 New Battery

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The Floating, Hand-Crafted Wood, Triple Monitor Workspace

Your desk, bookshelves, and other furniture really don’t need legs, as long as you can bolt them to the wall. That’s the case for this space-saving DIY workspace, with its wall-mounted planks of wood. Flickr user Jim Palmer set up his triple monitor workspace in his multi-use room (dining room, kitchen, and living room combined). To create his “Hungarian-style desk,” he heavily sanded and coated a local wide-plank Jeffrey Pine wood piece, t...
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Macs Up, iPads Down, As Apple Bucks the Death of the PC

Apple sure looks like it’s doing pretty well. In its fiscal third-quarter results, the company reported $49.6 billion in revenue and $10.7 billion in profit, or $1.85 per share. The company even surpassed its own guidance for the quarter. “We’re proud to report record earnings,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the earnings call. “Revenue is up 33 percent, the fastest growth rate in 3 years, and earnings per share are up 45 percent.” But that sti...
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Airbnb Estimates San Francisco Will Lose $58 Million if Ballot Measure Passes

The city of San Francisco will lose $58 million in tax revenue over the next decade if it passes a controversial measure to limit Airbnb listings to 75 days, according to an Airbnb study. The home-sharing company analyzed its own listing data to draw that conclusion, clearly in the hopes of swaying voters in its favor. The proposed ballot initiative capping rental lengths will go to a vote in November, and its organizers say it’s the first ...
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The Apple Watch is a $1 billion success

The Apple Watch may be many things, but now we know one thing it is most certainly not: a flop. On Tuesday, Apple finally released revenue numbers — after a fashion — for its first wearable as part of its Q3 earnings report. As expected, Apple slotted the Apple Watch into its "Other Products" category, which includes the Beats headphone business, iPods and Apple TV. The total sales for the category — $2.64 billion — pale in comparison to th...
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Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down

Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results. Windows 10 Upgrade: 8 FAQs Explained (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft recently wrapped up its most recent financial quarter and reported earnings that indicate promise for cloud, concern for its Devices and Consumer division, and reliance on Win...
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This Is How Tim Cook Explained Initial Apple Watch Sales

Today Apple released strong earnings , with the iPhone leading the charge. Many analysts have been speculating on Apple Watch sales numbers. The company already announced that it wouldn’t break out specific numbers for the Apple Watch, but Tim Cook meticulously explained how Apple feels about Apple Watch sales during the earnings call. The company reported $2.6 billion in revenue for other products, which includes iPods, Beats accessories a...
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Get Exactly What You Want Out of Difficult Conversations with Silence

In a difficult conversation, one party is usually looking for answers. Why something was said, or why something did or didn’t happen. In tough talks like that, silence can be your greatest ally. People don’t like silence; that’s why “awkward silences” are moments so many people try to avoid. Silence can be good for you, however, if you use it intentionally, and use it the right way. On his LinkedIn blog, Dr. Travis Bradberry, the author of ...
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Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, California — July 21, 2015 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 p...
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GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer

GoPro president Tony Bates today revealed the company is on the verge of launching a new mobile app that will allow users to trim and share content right from their phones. According to Bates, the app is in the final phase of testing and the company expects to launch it by the end of the summer. GoPro cameras have long needed an improved software solution to enable consumers to turn hours of captured video footage into a minute or two highl...
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