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Powdered alcohol is coming to a liquor store near you

theverge.com — Putting a can of beer in a brown paper bag is about to look like child's play. A new product that's somehow been approved by US regulators makes booze as discreet as a packet of sugar. It's called Palcohol, and it transforms a shot of vodka or rum into a pocketable pouch of powder.
RT @joshuatopolsky: "The elephant in the room… snorting Palcohol. Yes, you can snort it. And you’ll get drunk almost instantly." http://t.c…
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Inside Microsoft's '90s chat war with AOL

theverge.com — Microsoft might have killed off its Messenger service in favor of Skype recently, but back in 1999 it was the centerpiece of a heated war between the software giant and AOL. At the time, Microsoft had just introduced its MSN Messenger Service as a direct rival to AOL's popular AIM instant messenger.

'Game of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 3: spoiler discussion

theverge.com — The night is dark and full of spoilers. Below we'll be talking about the HBO series Game of Thrones, up through and including tonight's episode, "Breaker of Chains." Any discussion of future episodes - or information from the books - is off limits.
I seriously want a Prince Oberyn spin-off. Let's talk about tonight's episode of Game of Thrones theverge.com/e/5398945 via @verge

Jamaica sees green in ganja

theverge.com — It seems the United States is inching ever closer to decriminalizing marijuana, following the passage of new laws in Colorado and Washington, but on the seemingly weed-friendly shores of Jamaica - birthplace of reggae music and the Rastafari - pot remains as illegal as it's been for more than a century.

Weed greenhouses are so hot right now

theverge.com — RiverRock is a marijuana company in Denver, CO, that was founded in 2009 by an enterprising medical malpractice attorney some four years before recreational weed become legal in the state. Today, RiverRock operates two dispensaries, grows its own, and makes edibles, extracts, and concentrates.
RT @joshuatopolsky: From our 420 edition: Weed greenhouses are so hot right now bit.ly/1eT6aNe
From our 420 edition: Weed greenhouses are so hot right now bit.ly/1eT6aNe
RT @verge: New weed greenhouses are a sure sign that the cannabis industry is changing in a big way theverge.com/e/5382665 http://t.co/aSxh…
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My week with the Google Play Edition HTC One

theverge.com — I like things pure. I don't put sugar in my coffee, there are no bumper stickers on my car, and I typically don't put a case on any smartphone I own. Google's special Google Play Edition smartphones have always appealed to me: I can get the best hardware in the Android world, without any of the software garbage that manufacturers typically add to the platform.
RT @stevesi: Review of HTC One M8 from Google Play. Concludes more of toss up relative to stock-->interesting. theverge.com/2014/4/18/5624… @verg…
I spent some time with the Google Play Edition of the HTC One. You might be surprised at what I found out. theverge.com/2014/4/18/5624…
Stock Android isn't quite the Holy Grail anymore, as @dcseifert found out with the HTC One theverge.com/2014/4/18/5624…

Nike reportedly abandons the FuelBand and lays off its hardware division

theverge.com — One of the first mainstream brands to make wearable fitness electronics is getting out of the game. Nike confirmed to CNET this afternoon that the company is laying off people in its hardware division, which makes the FuelBand line of fitness trackers.
Reports are coming in that Nike is getting out of the Fuelband/fitness tracker business. This is a big deal: theverge.com/2014/4/18/5629…
Wow RT @verge Nike reportedly abandons the FuelBand and lays off its hardware division vrge.co/1hVk01K
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