Senate backs measure to stop FCC from ending Net Neutrality

Senate backs measure to stop FCC from ending Net Neutrality

The Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution intended to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s move to deregulate the Internet. The effort came weeks before the new rules were set to kick in on June 11. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) called the vote…

‘Pet-tech’ of the future? Patents reveal bizarre inventions

‘Pet-tech’ of the future? Patents reveal bizarre inventions

‘Pet-tech’ of the future? Patents reveal sunglasses for dogs, chainmail collars for SNAKES and cat flaps that use radiation to exclude non-gingers The patents were uncovered by Haseltine Lake, a trademark attorney Among its finds is a ‘pet sunglasses system’ to provide shade…

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 says venture capitalists are missing out on 3 big breaks

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 says venture capitalists are missing out on 3 big breaks

A “chicken” strip made from IndieBio-backed startup Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats Silicon Valley’s 33,000-company startup scene is highly competitive. Arvind Gupta is the founder of a fast-growing biotech incubator called IndieBio that funded meat alternative startup Memphis Meats, which is now backed…

Apple is rumored to be interested in Condé Nast

Apple is rumored to be interested in Condé Nast

A fresh round of rumors about Condé Nast were ignited over the weekend — this time by a report that Apple could be eyeing all or part of the glitzy publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. The Guardian cited no…

Hubble marks 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery

Hubble marks 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery. Scientists released the picture Thursday in advance of next week’s milestone. Resembling a vivid watercolor painting, the photo…

The Best Phone Accessories of 2018

The Best Phone Accessories of 2018

Even if you’ve already found the phone of your dreams and the case that you can’t live without, no trip outside your home is complete without being fully geared up with the latest in mobile tech. So, to make your life just…

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

A $22 billion investment firm led one of the largest ever funding rounds for a cannabis tech company — here's why it's a big deal for the industry

The cannabis industry is booming. David McNew/Getty Tiger Global Management led a $17 million Series A round in Green Bits, a software platform for cannabis dispensaries. It’s one of the largest Series A rounds for a cannabis tech company to date. Tiger…

The Incredible True Story of How a Florida Teacher Became Head of 1 of the Biggest Brands on Earth

The Incredible True Story of How a Florida Teacher Became Head of 1 of the Biggest Brands on Earth

Lydia Winters is living the dream. As the brand director at Mojang, she’s responsible for maintaining all aspects of the massively popular Minecraft brand — from tiny collectible figurines to international events, Winters has her hands in pretty much everything. It should…

Alarming WiFi network name prompts evacuation

Alarming WiFi network name prompts evacuation

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named “remote detonator,” prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. The Saginaw News reports nothing was found in the search Sunday…

Video game collector finds drugs in old Nintendo cartridges

Video game collector finds drugs in old Nintendo cartridges

Now that’s a high score. An eagle-eyed video game collector who suspected that two Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges were packing more than 8-bit graphics after returning from a flea market in Georgia made a startling find after opening the games: four plastic…

Uber Doubles Down on Passenger Safety With New Features

Uber Doubles Down on Passenger Safety With New Features

Uber is doubling down on passenger safety, and we couldn’t be more pleased to hear the news. On April 12, the ride-hailing giant announced a whole suite of safety-related changes, including the appointment of former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as…

Mark Zuckerberg's Big 2 Days in DC, Explained

Mark Zuckerberg's Big 2 Days in DC, Explained

2018 has not been Mark Zuckerberg’s year. In March, news first broke that consumer data had been shared with voter profiling company Cambridge Analytica, and by proxy, the Trump presidential campaign. For the last month, Facebook has scrambled to assure users that…

XPO software offers shippers real-time cargo tracking

XPO software offers shippers real-time cargo tracking

SEATTLE (Reuters) – XPO Logistics Inc unveiled software on Wednesday that allows merchants to track truck and rail cargo in real-time nationwide, technology the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics firm hopes will help reduce bottlenecks at its warehouses. FILE PHOTO: An XPO…

Backpage execs charged with promoting prostitution, money laundering

Backpage execs charged with promoting prostitution, money laundering

The operators of Backpage.com — whose sleazy classified website was shut down by the FBI last week — have been charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering. Those targeted in a whopping 93-page indictment unsealed Monday include everyone from company founders Michael…