California governor signs nation’s toughest net neutrality bill into law

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the nation’s toughest net neutrality bill into law. The law will prohibit internet providers from blocking or throttling any legal apps and websites, and it will ban paid prioritization of content. Continue Reading . . ….

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Artificial insemination used to breed lions for the first time

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Artificial insemination used to breed lions for the first time Artificial insemination isn’t new, but the technique is still breaking new ground — and it might just save one of the world’s better known species. South Africa’s University of Pretoria has successfully…

Cellphone and internet adoption may have peaked in the US

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Cellphone and internet adoption may have peaked in the US There’s no question that technologies like cellphones and internet access have become ubiquitous, but they now appear to be hitting their peak in the US. Pew Research Center’s latest technology study has…

Google’s Chrome OS tablet might support Windows 10

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Google’s Chrome OS tablet might support Windows 10 Google’s rumored Chrome OS tablet may have an extra trick up its sleeve: namely, that you might not have to run Chrome OS at all. The 9to5Google team has discovered some code references indicating…

California governor signs strong net neutrality bill into law

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California governor signs strong net neutrality bill into law A net neutrality bill that its sponsor Scott Weiner calls “the strongest in the nation” is now state law in California after being signed by governor Jerry Brown. SB 822 is intended to…

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin beats key rival to rocket engine deal

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin beats key rival to rocket engine deal Blue Origin is best known for its own rocket programs, but it just scored a deal that could make it an important name in the spaceflight industry. United Launch Alliance has…

Telegram desktop app leaked internet addresses when starting calls

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Telegram desktop app leaked internet addresses when starting calls Telegram has a reputation for privacy and security (much to the chagrin of some governments), but it’s not immune to gaffes. Security researcher Dhiraj Mishra discovered that Telegram’s desktop app was leaking both…

New York City’s WiFi kiosks have over 5 million users

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New York City’s WiFi kiosks have over 5 million users New York City’s high-speed WiFi kiosks have been around for a while, but just how many people are using them? Quite a few, in fact. The LinkNYC team has revealed that there…

Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps

Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps

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Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps We hope you weren’t expecting major overhauls of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop at Microsoft’s October 2nd event — you might be disappointed. Sources for WinFuture have claimed that both…

How to safely charge and store lithium drone batteries

How to safely charge and store lithium drone batteries

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How to safely charge and store lithium drone batteries By Signe Brewster This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here….

Galaxy Note 9 v iPhone Xs speed test – One flagship smartphone is a very clear winner

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone Xs Max are two of the biggest and most powerful phones you can buy right now. Both promise to offer huge speed improvements via their speedy new processors and extra RAM but which device…

Brain-to-brain network allows three people to share their thoughts

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Brain-to-brain network allows three people to share their thoughts There have been experiments in direct brain-to-brain communication before, but that’s now extending to full-fledged networks. Researchers have developed a three-person brain network that lets participants send thoughts to each other — in…

EU now recognizes digital IDs across borders

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EU now recognizes digital IDs across borders If you’re a European Union citizen, it just became that much easier to prove your identity — wherever you happen to be in the region. The EU now officially supports cross-border recognition for digital IDs,…

After Math: Hello Darkness, my old friend

After Math: Hello Darkness, my old friend

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After Math: Hello Darkness, my old friend Well, this week lasted years. While we weren’t being bludgeoned by the cantankerous Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, we were learning about how 50 million Facebook users had their accounts hacked, that Elon Musk is being sued…

Tim Berners-Lee project gives you more control over web data

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Tim Berners-Lee project gives you more control over web data After incidents like Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’d be understandable if you felt like your data wasn’t really under your control. Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee hopes to put that data back in…