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Is Online Gambling Legal If Bitcoins, Not Dollars, Are At Stake?

With no government ties, Bitcoin is used to buy everything from blogging services to Brooklyn-made cupcakes. Theoretically, millions of dollars are being kept in the digital currency. And it's increasingly being used by specialized websites to offer online gambling. But is Bitcoin gambling legal?
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Using 3-D Printers To Make Gun Parts Raises Alarms

Owners of 3-D printers can create all sorts of imaginative items — cups, tools, jewelry. All they need is a design and the printer. But now some gun parts are being produced with this technology, alarming some in the burgeoning 3-D printing industry.
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Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

You've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?
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5 Questions About Justice Department Memo On Targeted Killings

A confidential Justice Department white paper outlines legal theories the Obama administration has used to justify killing American citizens abroad.
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Through Social Media, Tracking Rape In Syria

Columbia University epidemiologists are using data from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media sites. There are, however, questions about the accuracy of the reports coming from Syria.
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The Twitter Ads Spawned By Super Bowl Blackout

When the lights went out in the stadium at Super Bowl XLVII, Twitter lit up. Advertising teams from various companies capitalized on the break in play with Twitter ad campaigns. Advertising professional Bob Dorfman explains why Oreo's ad was so successful and how social media has changed strategy.
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First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food?

Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.

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