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Want to grow an acre’s worth of lettuce? Order yourself the CropBox — basically a high-tech farm within a shipping container. This is an exceptional product; my hydroponic equipment and grow lamps have been really heating up my attic lettuce farm. [Fast Company]
$9 per hour
Target is raising its minimum wage to $9 per hour, following a similar move by Wal-Mart. [BuzzFeed]
That’s about how long people have been using cell phones. If there were legitimate deleterious or carcinogenic health effects associated with cell phone use, we probably would be starting to see them. Similarly, epidemiologists observed an increase in lung cancer deaths after the World War II. So chill out, Nick Bilton. [Popular Science]
10 million units
The amount of recorded music sold last year, down from $14.6 billion in 1999. Revenue from streaming services amounted to $1.87 billion, which is more than the $1.85 billion derived from CD sales — the first time streaming has beaten CDs. [New York Times]
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CORRECTION: Wednesday’s Significant Digits incorrectly said Schock is a representative from Indiana. He is from Illinois.