House Dems lay into FCC chair over false cyberattack claims

January 29, 2019

Democrats on Capitol Hill are demanding answers from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai after it was revealed his agency falsely claimed it had been the victim of a cyberattack last year. Last week, the FCC’s Office of Inspector General concluded the agency wasn’t the victim of a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack […]

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Best Black Friday 2018 Walmart Deals: PS4 and Xbox One for 00, 9 Google Home Hub and more

January 26, 2019

Following on from Target, who announced its Black Friday deals earlier, Walmart also has a deal or two up for grabs. While Walmart’s store event kicks off at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, online deals start at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Nov. 21. You can check out more deals here, but to […]

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Google Doodle marks 110th birthday of Native American engineer Mary G. Ross

January 15, 2019

Google Doodle on Thursday celebrated what would’ve been the 110th birthday of Mary G. Ross, the first female Native American engineer. Ross — the great-granddaughter of the Cherokee Chief John Ross — was born in Oklahoma on Aug. 9, 1908, and quickly showed talent in math, and a passion for aviation and science. After Ross […]

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Google CEO grilled over why Trump turns up when you search ‘idiot’

January 15, 2019

If you type the word “idiot” into a Google Image search, one man’s face will be staring back at you. He is arguably the most powerful person in the world, US President Donald Trump. Results like this have fuelled a conspiracy theory held by some Republican leaders in the US — and espoused by Mr […]

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The FCC makes its case for net neutrality repeal

January 8, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission defended its rollback of Obama era net neutrality protections on Thursday, filing a legal brief with a federal appeals court that argues the agency has the right to change its mind. The Republican-led FCC said it was within its legal right to roll back the 2015 rules, citing a Supreme Court […]

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China beating US in race for 5G wireless, economic gains, says report

January 6, 2019

China is pulling ahead of the US in the race to build infrastructure for 5G wireless, a report says. The country has outspent the US by 4 billion since 2015 and built ten times more sites to support 5G communications, according to the Deloitte Consulting report, as cited by Reuters. China built 350,000 new cell […]

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Amazon unveils yet another store concept: Amazon 4-star

January 5, 2019

Amazon apparently isn’t done testing out new store concepts. On Wednesday, the company introduced Amazon 4-star, a physical store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood that includes products that’re rated 4 stars and above, are top sellers, or are new and trending on Amazon’s website. The new location will include devices, consumer electronics, kitchen wares, home […]

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Rom-com gets an Aussie twist

December 25, 2018

  Young adult fiction has boomed in recent years thanks largely to string of big-budget movies and television shows, but many of those stories being told lack a distinctly Australian voice. Former BuzzFeed editor-at-large and self-confessed rom.com fanatic Jenna Guillaume is hoping to change that. Her debut novel, What I Like About Me, also shines […]

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No, half of The Last Jedi haters were not Russian trolls

December 22, 2018

If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve no doubt heard the news: Research shows that a huge majority of fan hostility toward the oft-maligned The Last Jedi was the work of Russian bots and trolls. In this day and age, embroiled as we are in the ‘culture wars’, it’s tempting to take this news at […]

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Spotify will reportedly let you block artists soon

December 8, 2018

Spotify apparently knows there are some musicians you just don’t want to hear from, as it’s reportedly testing a block feature on iOS. The music streaming service is letting a select group of users stop an artist from playing, Thurrott reported Monday. The feature will ensure a blocked artist won’t appear in your personal library, […]

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