Thursday, August 09, 2012

Going to Pot, The Swarm, -and- Robocop

- In the News Today
  • Going to Pot - Sonoma County trial to determine legality of selling marijuana online
  • The Swarm - Man sent to hospital after 125,000 bees attack
  • Robocop - NYC Mayor: state-of-the-art venture with Microsoft puts police "in the next century"

    Technology in the News Today
  • Infographic: Wikipedia's Gender Gap Exposed
  • Google Expanding Knowledge Graph, Adding Gmail Content to Search
  • London Airport Tests Virtual Grocery Store

    Born on this Day in History: August 9, 1959 - In 1979, Kurtis Blow signed a deal with Mercury Records, making him the first rapper signed by a major label. His album Christmas Rappin' sold more than 400,000 copies. His follow-up album, The Breaks, went gold. He went on to release 10 albums over the next 11 years and also produced albums. Blow became an ordained minister in 2009 and founded Hip Hop Ministry.

    On this Day in History: August 9, 1969 - Members of Charles Manson's cult kill five people in movie director Roman Polanski's Beverly Hills, California, home, including Polanski's pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate. Less than two days later, the group killed again, murdering supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary in their home. The savage crimes shocked the nation and, strangely, turned Charles Manson into a criminal icon.

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