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​The Internet has come to this: Push-button pizza ordering

Net-connected "smart buttons" from carrier Telefónica let businesses tempt customers with one-touch instant gratification. Early uses are ordering pizza, hailing cabs and requesting a package pickup.

By June 26, 2015

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Vote now: What are those bright spots on the surface of Ceres?

Scientists and astronomers are still guessing about the bright spots of light found on the dwarf planet of Ceres. Join the crowd voting on what you think the spots might be -- ice, lava, lost cities, just camera artifacts...?

By May 26, 2015

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'Golden Girls' fans: Vote for your own Lego set

Thank you for being a Lego friend! Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia and even Stan are re-imagined in Lego, along with their fab Miami bachelorette pad, in this mooted set on the Lego Ideas site.

By April 9, 2015

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Regulators push for more broadband competition, but is it enough?

FCC chief Tom Wheeler says the agency is doing all it can to promote broadband competition, but smaller wireless providers disagree.

By June 26, 2015

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Google joins Apple, others in calling for spying controls, as Patriot Act vote nears

With a key, spying-related section of the Patriot Act up for reauthorization, tech heavyweights team up with other groups in outlining "essential" changes to US surveillance policies.

By March 26, 2015

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Net neutrality a reality: FCC votes to bring Internet under utility-style rules

In a 3-2 vote, the agency decides to apply the same rules that govern telephone service to broadband, with the hope that it ensures the fair and equal treatment of all traffic on the Internet.

By February 26, 2015

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GOP lacks votes to challenge FCC's Net neutrality ruling, senator concedes

Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.

By February 24, 2015

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Republicans attempt to push back FCC's Net neutrality vote

In a last-ditch effort to stop the FCC from adopting regulations to keep the Internet open, the two Republican commissioners are asking the chairman to delay the vote.

By February 23, 2015

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Mark your calendars: FCC to hold Net neutrality vote on Feb. 26

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announces the date to a CES crowd, indicating that the proposal on the table will include reclassifying broadband as a utility.

By January 7, 2015

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FCC plans to vote on Net neutrality in February

The head of the Federal Communications Commission will submit a proposal for new Internet regulations in the coming weeks.

By January 2, 2015