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The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote Happens Thursday. Here’s What to Expect

Thursday  02:46,   14 december 2017
Fortune

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality vote is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, and has the potential to radically alter the internet as we know it. The Commissioner of the FCC, Ajit[...]

End Of Net Neutrality Could Hurt #MeToo And Minorities

Thursday  02:46,   14 december 2017
Newsweek

How women and minorities will be affected if net neutrality is eliminated.The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to end so-called net neutrality, which ensures internet service providers give consumers equal access to all content[...]

Facebook found essentially no Russian effort to sway Brexit vote

Wednesday  23:50,   13 december 2017
Engadget

The New York Times reports that Facebook has found little evidence of Russian interference, at least when it comes to Russian-purchased Facebook ads. According to Facebook, the Internet Research Agency -- the Russian organization accused of [...]

Some European media want internet giants to 'pay for news'

Wednesday  22:06,   13 december 2017
AFP

Nine European press agencies called on internet giants to be forced to pay copyright for using news content on which they make vast profits. The call comes as the EU is debating a directive to make Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major players[...]

Google's top searches for 2017: Matt Lauer, Hurricane Irma and more

Wednesday  20:25,   13 december 2017
CNN

The year was dominated by searches related to sexual harassment, politics, hurricanes and a baby giraffe.Google's annual list of the most popular searches is here, offering a peek into what people are really thinking about. Like 2017 itself, this[...]

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers

Wednesday  20:23,   13 december 2017
AFP

<p>British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt.</p>The eight new constellations in the "Look Up to The Stars" project are the brainchild of The Big Bang[...]

Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus expected to have dual front cameras

Wednesday  18:21,   13 december 2017
The Verge

<p>It appears that the phones’ big highlight feature will be dual front-facing cameras.</p>It appears that the phones’ big highlight feature will be dual front-facing cameras, with Live Focus available for selfies, but there’s no information[...]

Facebook Adds New AR Feature To Messenger

Wednesday  17:24,   13 december 2017
International Business Times

World Effects on Facebook Messenger allows users to drop 3D objects in their videos and photos using augmented reality.Facebook has announced a new Snapchat-like feature for its Messenger app called World Effects. The new feature allows users to[...]

Google is opening an artificial intelligence center in China

Wednesday  17:24,   13 december 2017
CNN

Despite many of its services being blocked in China, Google has chosen Beijing for its first AI research center in Asia."The science of AI has no borders, neither do its benefits," Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist at Google's AI business, said in a blog[...]

iMac Pro will be available Dec. 14

Wednesday  11:38,   13 december 2017
CNET

Apple says the new high-end all-in-one will go on sale Thursday.First announced in June, the new iMac Pro will drop later this[...]

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Wednesday  04:07,   13 december 2017
Associated Press

Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a "vulnerability in human psychology" to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company's first president,[...]

Five features we need to see on the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Pixel next year

Wednesday  01:45,   13 december 2017
International Business Times

<p>Do we have to spend the rest of our lives running out of storage and battery?</p>But that does not mean smartphones are perfect just yet, there are still a fair few features[...]

Alien Hunters to Investigate Mysterious Asteroid

Wednesday  01:45,   13 december 2017
Popular Mechanics

Could the object be artificial? Breakthrough Listen thinks there's a chance.And of course there is another remote possibility. Perhaps, just maybe, the object is elongated because it is artificial, the equivalent of a rocket booster or a probe[...]

Tinder's new feature is a social feed from your matches

Tuesday  20:10,   12 december 2017
Engadget

Today, Tinder introduced a new feature called "Feed," which allows you to learn more about the people you're most interested in by learning more about them. From Instagram posts to their favorite artists on Spotify, Feed works with[...]

Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

Tuesday  20:10,   12 december 2017
Associated Press

Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) heavier than the[...]