High Tech

Miley Cyrus Says Instagram Is Worse For Your Brain than Marijuana

Miley reaching for her iPhone (jk) at the VMAs. (Photo via Getty)

Miley Cyrus has been quiet lately — a little too quiet. This time last year, she was twerking with a giant finger and somehow getting blamed for Robin Thicke’s aura of scuzziness. What’s she doing now? What’s on her mind?

Thankfully, an Australian TV show creatively named Sunday Night had a chance to catch up with her. And one thing she’s probably not doing is Googling herself. She reportedly told the interviewer that social media was worse for your health than marijuana. Read More

Highdeas

New Chatroulette Knockoff Helps Stoners Meet and Chat About Universe/Doritos

A chatroom for people who feel like this. (Photo via funnyjunk.com)

Getting high means a lot of things to a lot of people: taking Planet Earth more seriously than usual; insisting you can see in 3D for the first time; communicating with your dog on a spiritual level; being about 90 percent sure that you’re peeing your pants.

Now, getting high can mean a new thing: finding friends online. A new website, PuffPuffChat, purports to bring together stoners from around the world, like a ChatRoulette for people who want to discuss the flavor bouquet of a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme. Read More

Rise of the Drones

Criminals Using Drones To Find Marijuana Farms, Steal Their Crop

It's coming for your weed. (Wikimedia Commons)

Criminal gangs in the UK’s Shropshire county are using drones to locate marijuana farms, and then blackmailing the farms’ owners or straight up stealing their weed, ITProPortal reports.

It’s a tactic that law enforcement authorities worldwide have been employing for years — using thermal imaging to detect possible locations of grow houses. Marijuana requires hot temperatures and hydroponic lamps to grow, meaning that grow houses generally emit a ton of heat, and show up on cops’ thermal cameras. Read More

Hemp Seed Round

Bong with Friends: Silicon Valley’s Programmers Are Flying High

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It’s not easy being a computer programmer in Silicon Valley. Even with slides, buffets, and any other number of ridiculous amenities, the tech business can be a stressful and even physically painful endeavor (you try typing for twenty hours straight). But for many of America’s best coders, the remedy to stress is manifesting in a way bosses would probably rather not know about: they gettin hiiiiiiiigh, brah! San Jose, which is home to over 100 medical marijuana dispensaries, is seeing a noticeable uptick in the number of customers who work in tech, according to a report from Businessweek. Read More