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Private spacecraft will sail on streams of photons from the sun

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society want to propel a spacecraft by bouncing the sun's photons off it. The first test of such a craft will take place this May.

By January 26, 2015

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Behold: A bona-fide high-end, appealingly compact speaker

First and foremost, the Fostex PX-5HS speakers sound remarkably clear, and don't let their small stature fool you, the little speakers' bass is rich and full.

By January 28, 2015

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​Uber vows to keep surge price promise in New York blizzard

The on-demand car service last year said it will cap fares during natural disasters. With a huge snowstorm hitting the East Coast, Uber has the chance to put its money where its mouth is.

By January 26, 2015

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President's broadband push pits FCC against states

President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.

By January 17, 2015

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Net Fix: FCC chief on solving the Open Internet puzzle (Q&A)

With a vote looming on new rules for Internet access, Tom Wheeler talks candidly with CNET News in an exclusive interview about legal challenges, President Obama's role and being the butt of late-night TV jokes.

By January 14, 2015

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Net neutrality takes new twist as Congress appears ready to step in

While Net neutrality rule-making by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sputters and spins, some folks on Capitol Hill are reportedly poised to provide much-needed relief.

By January 7, 2015

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Mercedes-Benz unveils connected, self-driving concept car

The self-driving capsule-like vehicle is 17 feet long and 5 feet tall, and keeps passengers connected to the outside world.

By January 5, 2015

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Uber reaches 4x surge pricing as Sydney faces hostage lockdown

As a major hostage operation plays out in the centre of Sydney, Uber briefly reached record surge pricing for rides in the CBD, before changing tack and offering free rides for passengers trying to leave the city.

By December 14, 2014

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Fight or flight: Amazon gets tough with the FAA

Amazon says if the US agency won't play, its drone operations will end up overseas. We'll see whether that threat gets off the ground.

By December 10, 2014

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Spectacular headphones from a company called MrSpeakers

MrSpeakers' new Alpha Prime boasts 3D-printed earcups, radical driver technology and gorgeous sound quality.

By November 29, 2014