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Twenty states bar cities from building their own Internet. Netflix wants the FCC to change that.

By Brian Fung<p>Brian Fung<p>Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition<p>Email Bio Follow<p>City governments that want to provide Internet access to their residents are clamoring for Washington's help. Now Netflix is calling for the same.<p>The streaming video service …

Russian River - Sour Beer Homebrewing 101

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How to Get Your Water Report for Homebrewing

Adjusting your water chemistry is one of those things that can make a good beer great.<p>Before you can adjust your water, however, you need to know …

Adobe's Stock Up 68% Since It Dumped Stack Ranking, Will Microsoft's Follow?

On November 13, Microsoft decided to dump stack ranking — a people measurement system that forces managers to find and fire their ”worst” people every year – as word leaked that Yahoo had adopted it. Since March 2012, Adobe Systems (I own its stock) replaced stack ranking with what it calls “Check …

Difference Engine: Unplugging the cables

THE tangled web of wires beneath computer desks could soon be a thing of the past. The same goes for the jumble of cables that feeds audio equipment …

Los Alamos Lab Has Had A Secret Quantum Internet For Two Years

Quantum networking could enable the most secure communication possible.<p>The central principle of quantum mechanics--that the act of measuring a quantum object actually changes it--has some pretty amazing potential in the world of cryptography. And Los Alamos National Laboratory just revealed that it …

European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …

Tiny new LEDs can be injected into the brain

Optogenetics is the process by which genetically-programmed neurons or other cells can be activated by subjecting them to light. Among other things, …

University of Illinois

Could roads and streets help power future vehicles?

The next energy source for the future could lie beneath the very surface we drive on every day.<p>According to Oil Price.com, a group of scientists at …

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Genetically modified microorganism could convert atmospheric CO2 into fuel

While much research is being done on capturing carbon dioxide emissions at their source to reduce the amount expelled into the atmosphere, …

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World’s top supercomputer from ‘09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled

IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today.<p>Five years ago, an IBM-built supercomputer designed to model the decay of the US …

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …

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Inspiration Mars Is Being Pushed by NASA To Consider SLS

<b>Keith's note:</b> After interaction with/pressure from NASA JSC and MSFC Inspiration Mars is now considering use of single launch of SLS for their …

North Korea 'Photoshopped' marine landings photograph

North Korea has been caught doctoring a photograph to double the number of hovercraft in a military exercise as part of its increasingly aggressive propaganda campaign.<p>The picture showed vessels with the same give-away shine on the front, moving through the water at an identical angle and throwing …

Meet Gabe Newell, Microsoft’s next CEO

<i>Four months ago, I made a</i> <i>prediction on Founderware</i> <i>that Valve was going to be acquired by Microsoft. Since pretty much not a single person agreed with</i> …

Location Data Can Uniquely Identify Cellphone Users

A new study demonstrates how easy it is to identify people from the location-tracking data on their cellphones.<p>Just a few data points from a location-tracking cellphone are enough to identify most people, a new study found. It doesn't matter if those data are "anonymized" so they aren't linked to …

U.S. Defense Agency Feeds Python

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has given 3 million dollars to Texas-based software provider Continuum Analytics with a …