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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 05:46 PM EST

FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:39 PM EST

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 05:18 AM EST

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled...

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 08:45 AM EST

2017's Top Google Searches: Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin

2017's Top Google Searches: Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:33 PM EST

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM EST

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns. The Bloomberg report suggests that some Silicon Valley companies are hiring models from agencies...

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 05:28 PM EST

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New Jersey's Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 02:14 PM EST

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it. That's because the Federal...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 03:28 PM EST

For the 1st Time, LAFD to Deploy Drones in Firefight

For the 1st Time, LAFD to Deploy Drones in Firefight

For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday plans to deploy drones to help coordinate its battle against a pair of wildfires threatening homes in the city. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said the...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 04:00 PM EST

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

Bitcoin surged past $19,000 for the first time Thursday before falling sharply from its record high. In trading on the Coinbase exchange, the digital currency hit a high of $19,340 after soaring through $12,000...

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