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Florida is appointing a cryptocurrency czar

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis believes his state needs to start keeping a closer eye on cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). That's why he created a position for a state-specific cryptocurrency czar who'll be in charge...

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NASA’s TESS planet-hunter sent back this stunning image

NASA has released the first incredible photo from its TESS planet-hunter, with the new satellite beaming back a stunning image of more than 200,000 stars. TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is at the start of an unusual elliptical orbit that will see it capture enormous images of space in the search for potentially habitable exoplanets. It’ll do that … Continue reading

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Solange’s Met Gala Dress Was Wild, but It’s the Contents of Her Bag That Has People Talking

We're always secretly curious about what the stars are carrying in their purses while walking the red carpet. Lip balm? A flask?

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FDA: 207 million eggs recalled in nine states over salmonella risk

Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms is initiating a voluntary recall of more than 207 million eggs out of “an abundance of caution” over salmonella risk, according to the FDA. The eggs may be contaminated with a variety of salmonella called Salmonella Braenderup, which can be fatal in compromised individuals and cause serious illness in otherwise health individuals. The eggs were distributed … Continue reading

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SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon Heavy rocket

Today, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket successfully lifted off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the first flight of the 27-engine rocket; so far, the mission appears to be going well. The rocket made it through the the moment of...

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Pokemon GO Seviper and Zangoose flip-flops

The newest Pokemon GO region-exclusive monsters moved this week – after less than a month! This was the first time this set of Pokemon moved location – they’d previously been relegated to locations in which they’d first spawned. Before this week, Zangoose was to be found only in North America, over to Africa and just a few surrounding areas. Now … Continue reading

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Florida may finally implement full ban on texting while driving

There are 43 states that currently treat texting while driving as a primary offense, but Florida isn't one of them -- you have to break another law before texting enters the picture. However, less-than-attentive commuters might not get away with it...

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Uber paid off a 20-year-old Florida man to destroy hacked data

More details are coming to light about Uber's huge data breach. Reuters is reporting that a 20-year-old Florida man was behind the 2016 extortion-oriented cyberattack and was paid through the firm's bug bounty program. We know that the individual, wh...

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MIT is crowdsourcing hurricane flood maps in Florida

People in Broward County, Florida have one more map to rely on this weekend as Hurricane Irma passes through the state. MIT has launched RiskMap, a crowdsourced platform meant to track and map flooding by relying on people's social media reports, as...

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Tech companies rise to help Florida weather Irma

You know those jokes about how people first go online and on social media in times of emergencies before they actually do something about said emergency? Well it’s time to turn that new habit on its head and actually make it useful. Florida governor Rick Scott urged residents to take advantage of apps like Gas Buddy, Google Maps, and Expedia … Continue reading

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