WASHINGTON — The US Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.
The approval of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal marks a
America’s top Google searches have one thing in common: bad news.
Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and the late singer Tom Petty were the top three lookups that caused the most traffic spikes in the US this year, according to Google’s annual list of the top trending searches for 2017.
The US Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.
The 2015 rules barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to content or charging consumers more for certain
Last year, hackers used a network of hundreds of thousands of hijacked devices to take major portions of the internet offline for hours. The Mirai botnet, as it’s called, conscripted routers, smart fridges and CCTV cameras to take down vital services that power companies like PayPal and Netflix.
Giant machines on legs. Bristling with guns. Full of stormtroopers.
So how grounded in reality are the intimidating walkers of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi?”
The motivation is real enough.
Armies need transport. That transport must be capable of traversing rough terrain. It must fight its way to a destination. It
French researchers are building an exploration robot that is set to reveal the secrets of mystery chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The new robot will be able to squeeze into a long narrow passage that leads to the inner chambers and see what’s been hiding in there
Archaeologists have learned a great deal about “the Huarmey Queen” in the five years since they discovered the tomb at El Castillo de Huarmey in Peru and found her body inside.
They’ve learned that she was from the pre-Incan Wari culture and she lived about 12 centuries ago.
These plants are glowin’ up.
Scientists at MIT have succeeded in creating plants that light up for hours at a time.
“The vision is to make a plant that will function as a desk lamp — a lamp that you don’t have to plug in,” Michael Strano, co-author of the
We should have kept Pluto a planet!
This new island could help scientists understand life on Mars
NASA thinks Pluto may be hiding a vast ocean
ISS astronauts throw pizza party in zero gravity
NASA unveils new robot that will hunt for Martian life
Our solar system is now engaged in a
As a species, we’ve always been marked by curiosity.
Our desire to explore the unknown took us from settlements on long journeys across the continents and oceans into the deepest recesses of the world and to the highest peaks. Even then, a never-ending urge to learn and discover the
Apple fans, prepare to get jealous.
The tech titan on Thursday will roll out a black Lightning cable, the first time the company has produced a desktop computer or cable — for earphones, charging an iPhone or otherwise — that wasn’t white.
But getting your hands on the black Lightning
Nintendo has officially gotten its groove back.
After a dismal few years, when it was overshadowed by Microsoft and Sony, the pioneering Japanese video game company has struck gold with its Nintendo Switch, sales figures released Tuesday reveal.
Nintendo, the creator of Super Mario, sold 10 million units of the
Apple said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million in Finisar, which it will use to build out a plant in Texas to make chips that power popular iPhone features such as face ID, animojis and portrait-mode selfies.
The award will be part of Apple’s $1 billion “Advanced Manufacturing
Tinder is testing a new feature that will make it easier to find out more about the people you match with.
Introduced in a blogpost, Feed will not only let you know when you make new matches, but also show you updates of any of your matches’ activity on
Researchers working with ancient amber thought to be nearly 100 million years old have discovered something that sounds like the beginning of a new chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise: a host of ticks which appear to have feasted on dinosaur blood. The ticks, which have been identified
It’s not often that a whole new chunk of land just comes jutting out of the ocean, but that’s just what happened with a new island in the South Pacific. A large undersea volcano blew its top in late 2014, shooting rock and ash skyward and once everything
You know all those hashtags you’ve been adding to your Instagram posts in the hope that more people with similar interests will find your content and you’ll turn them into faithful followers? Well, hashtags are about to get a lot better and smarter, at least on Instagram, as
On the whole, tech giants are poised to deliver “stable” revenue and profit in 2018, but Apple and Microsoft are expected to be the main reasons for continued earnings growth.
According to an analysis from Moody’s released Tuesday, big tech is projected to boost revenue by 3.5 percent to
T-Mobile US will launch a new television service in 2018 and acquire television technology company Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount as part of its plans, it said on Wednesday.
The No. 3 US wireless carrier’s announcement comes after its board last week approved its first-ever buyback program, a
Did you know that when you’re logging into the wi-fi at Starbucks, you could have code installed on your laptop that is used to mine for Bitcoin?
This is what recently happened to one man who stumbled across the code after joining the store’s wi-fi.
The complaint was addressed by
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days.
The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday.
The unmanned Falcon rocket originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule made a space
Facebook is hitting back at a former executive who blasted the company for “ripping apart the social fabric.”
Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook’s former vice president of user growth, told CNBC this week he feels “tremendous guilt” over the way the social network manipulates its users’ brains, saying his children are
A Toronto man was forced to shell out more than $14,400 for a 5-mile Uber ride, when a glitch in surge pricing caused his bill to skyrocket.
The passenger posted an image of the overblown receipt — which notes his trip took just 21 minutes — under the Instagram
Robots are coming for the Olympics.
On Monday, the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s humanoid robot, HUBO, carried the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics relay torch during a stretch in Daejon, South Korea.
HUBO – decked out in an Olympic beanie — received the torch from Professor Dennis Hong, the
Researchers may have discovered a solution to one of life’s most annoying first-world problems — the dreaded cracked phone screen.
But walking around with a smashed screen or being in constant fear of getting one may soon be a thing of the past, with research from the Australian National
Mankind hasn’t had to deal with much in the way of deadly meteors over the years, but on the few occasions when one of the pesky space rocks does target Earth, they often self-destruct in the air before it even reaches the ground. For years, researchers have puzzled
Earth lost a truly unique species when Benjamin, the last known thylacine — commonly called the Tasmanian tiger — died in captivity in early September of 1936. Despite an impressive number of alleged sightings of the animal in the years since no actual documented examples of the species
Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. For one man who lived some 2,000 years ago, doctors arrived many centuries too late, but his remains have gotten plenty of attention from medical
Yet another former Facebook executive has come forward to confess that he helped create a monster.
Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and later became its vice president for user growth, said that he and the company’s founders “have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric
Federal regulators clamped down on an “initial coin offering” from a restaurant review app, saying the company failed to register its digital coins as securities.
In a move that signals how the Securities and Exchange Commission aims to police a recent deluge of so-called ICOs of bitcoin-like cryptocurrencies, the