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Fed-up with your cable company? Consumer Reports survey confirms you are not alone:


Want good service? Move to Chattanooga, Tenn., where EPB Fiber, a municipal broadband service run as a public utility, earns standout ratings from the magazine. Or in one of the handful of markets supplied ...


What to Consider Before You Buy a Vacation Home:




Bitcoin moves beyond mere curiosity as value skyrockets :


Unlike gold or dollar bills, the digital currency known as bitcoin does not physically exist. There is no there there. Even so, there is excitement -- and speculation. And a wild rollercoaster ride. Full ...


"A River Runs Through It"- Fake fish, poor casting: Stories behind the greatest fly fishing story ever told:


All those amazing fly fishing scenes in "A River Runs Through It?" The truth is, the actors who landed trout in the film didn't really "catch" the fish, and they couldn't cast very well. The film ...


OMG!!! - Oreo O's is back so you can feed your children cookies for breakfast:


Back when parents still let their kids have cereal that was, in essence (or sometimes literally), just cookie pieces, Oreo O's were one of our go-to picks for a sugar-filled breakfast. Full Story ...


Prize offered for improving Zillow's home price algorithm:


It is one of the oldest tricks in an Internet company's playbook. Concoct a tool that gives the public statistics on something -- the quality of a restaurant or a toaster, say. Then watch visitors flock ...


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It's-It ice cream sandwiches are coming to Costco - Bay Area Treat Comes to Montana:


With all of the "stuff" going on in the world, I thought it would be good to know that a little bit of heaven was now available to ease your concerns for a few minutes. I enjoyed these when I lived there ...


Tech's Frightful Five: They've Got Us:


A few weeks ago, I bought a new television. When the whole process was over, I realized something incredible: To navigate all of the niggling details surrounding this one commercial transaction -- figuring ...


Why Do We Have Blood Types?:




How to stop those annoying, endless robocalls to your smartphone:


Have you noticed an uptick in those super annoying robocalls, telemarketers, and scams hitting up your smartphone all hours of the day and night? I have, and it's driving me nuts. Jennifer Jolly, ...


Pro football player Konrad Reuland's heart is now in Rod Carew - A man he met when he was 11.:


"He gets in the car, big eyes and everything -- he's about 11, maybe 12 -- and he's saying, 'Mom, mommy, I met Rod Carew today! You know, he's a pro athlete. I want to be a pro athlete.' And the rest ...


Videos of The Top Ten Innovation Speakers:


Innovation is one of those abundantly used terms that can mean many things to many people. What is certain to event professionals is that when they book an innovation speaker, audiences demand that ...


Max Baucus as you've never seen him before:


For the first time in decades, Ambassador Max Baucus is living full-time in Montana. The state's longest serving senator is far from retirement. In fact, he tells us he's entering a new chapter in his ...


3.14 essential reads about (sign for Pi) for Pi Day:




Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists:


Dendrites found to generate nearly 10 times more electrochemical spikes than neuron cell bodies Full Story: http://www.kurzweilai.net/brain-has-more-than-100-times-higher-computational-capacity-than-previously-thought-say-ucla-scientists?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=84574ad2b2-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-84574ad2b2-282022705 ...


A creature of wilderness: Documentary recounts remarkable life of Bud Moore:


Bud Moore spent much more time in the mountains than he did in school. The man who reached eighth grade at the one-room Woodside Elementary School in six years went on to retire as the chief of fire ...


Stephen Hawking warns us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault:


"We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason. We need to be quicker to identify such threats and act before they get out of control." BY GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE Full Story: ...


The tone of your tweets can predict diet success:


Researchers predicted dieting success--or failure--with an accuracy rate of 77 percent based on the sentiment of the words and phrases people used on Twitter. Posted by Ben Snedecker Full Story: ...


Sorry, Y’All—Humanity’s Nearing an Upgrade to Irrelevance - "Homo Deus," by Yual Noah Harari:


Humanity has had astonishing success alleviating famine, disease, and war. (It might not always seem that way, but it’s true.) Now, Homo sapiens is on the brink of an upgrade—sort of. Olivia Solon ...


Five awesome Android tips and tricks:


As with most of your gadgets, however, you're probably only scratching the surface of what your 'droid can do. And so we've compiled a list of five useful tips and tricks to help you get more out of ...


Robert Burns Supper - A Celebration Of The Birth Of The Poet, 1/27, Missoula, Montana:


Once again we celebrate the birth of our namesake, Scottish poet Robert Burns, with a four-course supper that always includes haggis. Wear your finest kilts and Scottish family tartan to share ...


Forget Steve Jobs, this was the best presentation of all time - Douglas Engelbart of Stanford's Research Institute International in 1968!:




Diagonals Give a Modern Missoula, Montana Home an Artistic Edge:


The "Wren" house in Missoula is a live-in sculpture. Lets take a tour of the house, looking at the outside and then at the inside in reverse — from the roof to the front door. Full Story: http://cumberlink.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/diagonals-give-a-modern-montana-home-an-artistic-edge/collection_c4ef0ec1-ed0a-5534-aaa9-5ce2ad51659a.html A ...


We all need a laugh - The Quotes of Steven Wright:


1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. 2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back. 3 - Half the people you know are below average. 4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad ...
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Two Google Home speakers are chatting and it's the best thing ever:


When we see digital assistants like Alexa or Siri, it's usually humans talking then getting a response. But what happens when they talk to each other? A genius user on streaming service Twitch created ...


This app will notify you if Trump tweets about a company you're invested in:




Society Could Collapse In A Decade, Predicts Math Historian:


Professor Peter Turchin says Donald Trump's presidential election win confirms that "negative trends seem to be accelerating." Mary Papenfuss Trends reporter, The Huffington Post Full Story: ...


Society Could Collapse In A Decade, Predicts Math Historian:


Professor Peter Turchin says Donald Trump's presidential election win confirms that "negative trends seem to be accelerating." Mary Papenfuss Trends reporter, The Huffington Post Full Story: ...


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