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Comcast’s FCC filing pits pet economists against net neutrality rules
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 Comcast has filed its official commentary on the FCC’s proposal to roll back 2015’s Open Internet Order, and it’s about what you’d expect: a selectively thorough takedown that relies heavily on analysis by friendly economists to support the ISP’s view. Read More






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Marvel is bringing its superheroes to VR with a new Oculus-exclusive game
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 The Incredible Hulk and some of his other box office money-grabbing super pals will be coming to the world of virtual reality. Marvel Powers United VR, announced at Disney’s D23 event on Saturday, will allow players a chance to step into the shoes of some familiar heroes as they destroy lots of stuff in VR. […]






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Jodie Whittaker cast as Doctor Who’s first female lead
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 After months of earnest anticipation from fans, BBC finally announced this morning that actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role of the 13th Doctor in the eleventh series of Doctor Who. Whittaker will be the first female actress to hold the role in the show’s 54-year history. The time-traveling sci-fi show first went […]






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Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient
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 Apple has made great strides in health in the last few years and if it gets its way, there will be an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient. It’s already started with a smattering of hospitals around the U.S. including Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego, MetroSouth Medical Center in Chicago and […]






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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is great, once you upgrade Windows 10 S
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 The Surface Laptop is really nice — in fact, it’s quite possibly the best piece of hardware to carry the Surface name. But for some reason Microsoft saw fit to use the product to showcase Windows 10 S, a stripped-down version of its operating system targeted primarily at schools. Read More






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IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe
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 IBM is doing its damnedest to keep the mainframe relevant in a modern context, and believe it or not, there are plenty of monster corporations throughout the world who still use those relics from the earliest days of computing. Today, the company unveiled the z14, its latest z-Series mainframe, which comes with the considerable draw […]






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Judge sides with Google in its battle with the Labor Department over employee pay data
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 On Friday, an administrative law judge handed Google a victory, ruling that it does not need to hand over all the data requested by the Department of Labor as part of an audit of the company’s compliance with equal pay laws. Read More






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A year with the PAX Labs Juul vaporizer
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 Nicotine vaporizer companies have a bit of a conundrum. While, legally, they can’t market themselves as smoking cessation devices, most vapers are current or former cigarette smokers. In fact, the CDC says that fewer than 4 percent people who had never tried traditional cigarettes have ever tried using a vaporizer. I’m a smoker. It’s disgusting. […]






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It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally
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 Broadly, the venture capital industry is thriving. But still, too often, women seeking funding are left out of the boom because of hidden biases, sexism and a general unawareness. Because of this — and recent reports of incredibly low-brow behavior among high-profile investors — it is more important than ever to understand where women founders stand when fundraising. Read More






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