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Forget $15 Minimum Wage – Many Such Jobs Will Soon be Automated [VIDEO]

Virtually ignored by much of the media is the fact that technology is creeping up behind the $15 minimum wage movement, and if trends continue, will render it obsolete. It will be hard to pay somebody that kind of money when their job has been outsourced to a robot.

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Nevada solar farm sets birds on fire during test
Nevada solar farm sets birds on fire during test (energy.gov)
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Nevada Solar Farm Sets Birds On Fire During Test

The Department of Energy has just discovered the $737 million dollar solar farm they built with taxpayer money comes with an added bonus: It also fries birds and anything else in it's trajectory.

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Net neutrality approved by FCC
Net neutrality approved by FCC (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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FCC Ignores Congress, Approves Net Neutrality – What It Means to You

Numerous communications groups, businesses, freedom advocates and others are condemning the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision. The internet was considered one of the last "free' parts of American business and technology.

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Bullet Attachment Makes Guns Less Lethal — Should Police Use Them? [VIDEO]

Someone has invented a "plug" that shoots with the first bullet fired. It hits someone like a hammer but is not lethal. A second shot from the same gun would be normal, therefore lethal. If police used them, the first shot would only injure, but the second shot, if necessary, would kill. The inventors are saying it's perfect for law enforcement. Do you think so?

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Robots
Sky News
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Google’s State-of-the-Art Robotic Dog Refuses to Fall Down

See Spot run? Not quite.

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Microwave
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Microwave of the Future Could Be a Real Game-Changer

When it comes to microwave technology, things are really heating up.

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Radio Shack at Columbia Center among closings
Radio Shack at Columbia Center among closings (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Will Columbia Center Radio Shack Re-Emerge as ‘Mini’ Sprint Store?

Last Thursday, RadioShack announced it is closing more than 2,400 stores after filing for bankruptcy. This will include the Columbia Center Mall location in Kennewick, and Valley Mall store in Union Gap outside of Yakima.

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Washington state computers virtually obsolete
Washington state computers virtually obsolete (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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HOW OLD Are Washington State Government Computers? You Won’t Believe It

This digital software issue is resurfacing because a new IT bill has been introduced in the legislature, and it pinpoints an almost laughable problem with the government's IT programs.

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WA AG favors net neutrality
WA AG favors net neutrality (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Washington Attorney General Supports Controversial Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a hot topic in Washington D.C. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week said he supports FCC Commissioner Tim Wheeler's plan to ensure what he calls "net neutrality."

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Football
The New York Times, YouTube
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How Exactly Are NFL Footballs Made?

It's hard to believe that the biggest story before the Super Bowl is about the amount of air in some footballs, but Deflategate continues to be the scandal that won't go away. With that in mind, the New York Times decided to do some investigative reporting to show fans just what goes on in a Wilson football factory.

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