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We fact-checked FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s net neutrality ‘facts’—and they’re almost all bulls**t

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal that could, if the critics are to be believed, change the internet …

Net Neutrality

Arrogant overreach: Ajit Pai's plan to totally destroy net neutrality may doom him in court

If Trump FCC chairman Ajit Pai had confined his attack on Net Neutrality to merely rolling back the 2015 Title II rules, he might have gotten away …

The PocketBeagle is the tiniest and most whimsically-named single-board computer on the market

Do you need a Linux machine about as big as a few quarters? Man, have I got something for you. It’s called the BeagleBoard PocketBeagle and it’s the smallest Linux computer you can buy for $25.<p>I’m a huge fan of single-board computers for one simple reason: in my childhood, the technology that …

Raspberry Pi

GOP rep. on ISP privacy rules: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'

The internet is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It's where many of us turn when we need to file our taxes, apply for jobs or search for housing. But one Republican lawmaker who voted to roll back FCC privacy regulations last month said, "Nobody's got to use the internet" when asked about his …

Net Neutrality

US grand jury decides that a GIF counts as a deadly weapon in Twitter seizure case

Strobing GIF caused a seizure in journalist Kurt Eichenwald<p>A GIF counts as a deadly weapon, a Texas grand jury has agreed this week. The decision came as part of the case against John Rayne Rivello, who stands accused of sending a flashing GIF to journalist Kurt Eichenwald in a bid to cause an …

Hackers threaten to wipe out 200 million iCloud accounts

A group of hackers claims it has access to over 300 million Apple email accounts — and they say they're ready and willing to wipe the user data from …

Security

BREAKING: @HillaryClinton’s E-Mail Server Company Got Almost $1 Million In Gov’t Loans After Wiping E-Mails

K. J. Gillenwater was the primary researcher behind this story. Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server company got almost $1 million in government loans …

A hacker explains why US nukes controlled by ancient computers is actually a good thing

"The biggest security issue here isn't that the computer is 40 years old, but rather the quality of the lock on the door where the computer is housed," Cris Thomas, a strategist for Tenable Network Security, said in a statement.<p>Thomas, known in hacker circles by his pseudonym, Space Rogue, was one …

American Dental Association mailed malware-infected USB drives to thousands of offices

Your dentist’s office might be going through its mail a little more carefully in the coming days after several thousand offices were mailed …

Remote Controls

TSA's Very Expensive App Takes About 10 Minutes to Build [Updated]

The TSA Randomizer iPad app has two jobs: 1) point left or right, and 2) do it randomly. It’s an app a novice coder would write. And it cost the TSA …

Zero-rating by major ISPs “threatens open Internet,” advocates tell FCC

FCC urged to stop data cap exemptions at Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.<p>More than 50 advocacy groups today asked the Federal Communications …

Netflix Generates More Traffic Than the Entire Global Internet

It takes some clever workarounds to make it work at all.<p>Next time you sit down to binge-watch old episodes of Futurama on Netflix, stop for a second to consider this: Netflix's giant video-streaming network is so mammoth, so absurdly huge, that it actually sends more data than the entire global …

Intel Compute Stick review (2016): Second time's the charm

I had high hopes for Intel's original Compute Stick, but it ended up being a massive disappointment. Sure, it was cool to have a fully functional computer the size of a few thumb drives. But it was awfully slow and limited in some truly baffling ways (only one USB port?!). Now with Intel's …

Living Rooms

Kangaroo Plus pocket PC one-ups Compute Stick with twice the RAM, storage

It's a decent deal at $170, though it doesn't include an operating system.<p>Intel's most recent Compute Stick is a big improvement over the old one, …

​40 years later, Sony finally kills Betamax

Betamax: the punchline for over a decades-worth of VHS-center comedy bits and most format wars. However, Sony's Beta cassettes can still be bought in Japan. Just about. Sony's announced that it's finally, finally, <i>finally</i> going to stop selling the cassettes. No need to rush to Tokyo just yet, as you …

Sony Finally Is Killing Betamax Tapes

The end is nigh for Betamax, Sony’s 40-year-old analogue video format.<p>The Japanese conglomerate said it would officially stop shipping its antiquated …

LinkedIn Will Start Stuffing Paid Content From Companies In Your Feed

The new sponsored content will let companies target you based on information stored in your profile.<p>These aren't your typical ads though. Instead, companies will pay LinkedIn to show you original written pieces and slide shows they create.<p>The move is not just a revenue generator for LinkedIn. It's …

LinkedIn

Steve Jobs (well, Ashton Kutcher) to promote Lenovo?

Will he appear in his characteristic black turtleneck and reveal one more thing?<p>Will he proclaim to be the possessor of magic and revolutionary products?<p>Perhaps we will soon see, if rumors are to be believed that Ashton Kutcher -- he who is the incarnation of Steve Jobs in a new movie -- is to …

Warby Parker