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Trump's FCC closes AT&T and Verizon zero-rating inquiry

The new Republican-led FCC will take no action against companies the previous administration said violated net neutrality rules.<p>There's a new sheriff in town at the Federal Communications Commission and he just gave AT&T and Verizon a big pass.<p>The FCC said Friday it would end its inquiry into the …

Net Neutrality

Sony confirms new PS4 Pro "Boost Mode" will help some older games run faster and smoother

Coming as part of the 4.50 update<p>Sony is rolling out the beta preview of the PlayStation 4’s latest firmware update, version 4.50, and it includes a pretty great new feature for early owners of the PS4 Pro console. In short, many older PS4 titles will run better on the new hardware — even if …

PS4 Pro

WeChat users send 46 billion digital red packets over Lunar New Year: Xinhua

(This February 4 story has been corrected to reflect that South Korea saw most spending by Chinese tourists using WeChat Pay, not that South Koreans were most active senders of WeChat "red packets")<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Users of WeChat sent around 46 billion electronic red packets - digital versions …

China

Clara the Indian rhinoceros stunned audiences across Europe in the 1700s

She even inspired a French hairstyle — “à la rhinoceros”<p>Ever since Albrecht Dürer’s captivating, if inaccurate, illustration, Europe has had a …

Jewish community centers in US receive nearly 50 bomb threats in 2017 so far

Most recent call prompted evacuations of 14 Jewish organizations Antisemitic incidents have been on rise since Trump election, officials say<p>Nearly 50 bomb threats have been received by Jewish community organizations in the US since the start of the year, in a climate of rising antisemitism …

U.S. Department of Justice

The cave squeaker returns: Rare frog seen after decades

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The cave squeaker is back.<p>Researchers in Zimbabwe say they have found a rare frog that hasn't been seen in decades.<p>The Artholeptis troglodytes, also known as the "cave squeaker" because of its preferred habitat, was discovered in 1962 but there were no reported sightings of …

Wildlife