Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it.

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Facebook is matching donations to Hurricane Harvey recovery

Donating to Hurricane Harvey recovery is now as simple as a few clicks inside Facebook — and your dollar goes twice as far now that the social media company has pledged to match the donations, up to $1 million.

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From affordable and handsome to thin and vibrant, these are the best Samsung TVs

The best Samsung TVs of 2017 run the gamut from simple and affordable solutions for the everyman to thin and elegant screens for deep-pocketed buyers on the hunt for some of the best picture quality on earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/from-affordable-and-handsome-to-thin-and-vibrant-these-are-best-samsung-tvs.html

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Tractor Hack: Farmers are harnessing hacked software for John Deere repairs

Farming was simple once. It was hard, backbreaking work, but it followed a basic formula: You plant it, you grow it, you harvest it.

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Professor has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years

Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades.

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eBay founder throws $500G into experiment on income

The concept of basic income is a simple idea: Impoverished people receive a fixed amount of money on a regular basis to pay for necessities such as food, clothing, and housing.

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Scientists develop a memristor that can be conditioned just like a real synapse

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Scientists just built a memristor that mimics a synapse so closely, we could do simple classical conditioning on it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237071-scientists-develop-a-memristor-that-can-be-conditioned-just-like-a-real-synapse?source=Computing

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MIT scientists invent solar-powered sponge that can boil water

Foam, specially-coated copper, and bubble wrap are components of a simple but innovative new device that can boil water without electricity, MIT announced.

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The Marginal Customer


I start a lot of client engagements with a simple question: Who’s the customer? It’s amazing the answers that I get. Some people are really quite good. They know the customer’s demographic and business or personal needs, and they focus on those things. Others don’t even grasp the difference between a customer and a consumer. You might expect this if you are working in the business-to-consumer rather than business-to-business space. Working with businesses gives an automatic understanding that there are multiple influences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83592.html?rss=1

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The Galaxy S7 Active has the battery all smartphones need

By this point, the recipe for Samsung to make the Galaxy S[x] Active is pretty simple: take this year’s flagship Galaxy Swhatever, add some physical buttons, a rubber exterior, some waterproofing, and then sell it to Jeep owners.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/07/galaxy-s7-active-has-battery-all-smartphones-need.html

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TSA paid $47,000 for an app that just displayed an arrow

Today’s SMH story comes courtesy of the TSA, who Mashable reports paid IBM $47,400 for “software so simple” that creating it would have been well within the reach of a novice app developer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/05/tsa-paid-47k-for-app-that-just-displayed-arrow.html

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Maker culture: junk robots, DIY tablets, 3D-printed dice, and more

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Some of these featured projects are niche, some are simple novelties, and some have practical uses in the real world. The single unifying concept here is that someone had an idea, created something awesome, and then shared it with everyone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/224923-maker-culture-junk-robots-quadcopters-3d-printed-dice-and-more

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