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The Chicken Is Local, But Was It Happy? GPS Now Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry

Martha Ann Overland at NPR says, “Shoppers are willing to pay a premium for ingredients that are cage-free, organic or wild caught. But how do you really know if the chicken you are eating spent its life happily pecking for corn or if your blackberries were grown locally and are pesticide free?

Simple. Put a tracking device on it. It’s not as absurd as it sounds, says Robyn Metcalfe, a food historian who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. A GPS tracker strapped to the leg of a chicken, says Metcalfe, means ‘that people who potentially will buy that chicken will know every step that that chicken has taken.'” Read the full article at NPR.

Nvidia Shield can get you into high-powered gaming

If you love gaming but your computer doesn’t have the power to compete, consider turning your TV into a gaming powerhouse using Nvidia Shield. According to Engadget, “The Shield is one of the better 4K HDR streaming devices out there, but it was also sold with the promise of playing high-end PC games via GeForce Now.” After purchasing the device for around $200, you’ll also need to a monthly subscription so you can access the games.

Some Americans already pay their taxes in bitcoin

“Using bitcoin to pay taxes may be attractive to people who are currently at a loss from their bitcoin entry price if they want to reduce their bitcoin holdings and pay taxes around the same time,” said Farrukh Shaikh, chief financial officer and cofounder of Gath3r, a cryptocurrency mining service. Read more about it at MarketWatch. Find more information about how to pay your taxes with bitcoin at irs.gov.