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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NASA to rely on commercial partners for deep-space exploration

Responding to mounting criticism over inadequate funding and technical planning for sending astronauts to Mars, NASA leaders say they are counting on commercial participation as one means toward a sustainable strategy to explore the solar system over the next two decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/nasa-to-rely-on-commercial-partners-for-deep-space-exploration.html

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LAPD can also unlock iPhones without Apple's help

It’s not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms — all without any help from Apple.

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Apple Loses Track of News App Traffic


Apple this week revealed that technical difficulties with its News app have led the company to underestimate usage figures for the more than 100 publications offering content through the software. The company discovered an error in the app that’s resulted in underestimating the number of readers using the software, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services. Apple is fixing the problem, but he did not say when it would be fixed. The company’s numbers are “lower than reality,” Cue said.

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Microsoft set to end technical support, security updates for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

The big day is almost here – Microsoft will end technical support and security updates for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser on Jan. 12.

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ACLU: Google is embarrassed by Android security, isn't protecting vulnerable users like Apple's iOS

Article Image The difference between encryption and security on iOS and Android isn’t just a technical issue but a “digital security divide,” according to the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s because Apple secures its devices while Google leaves Android open to data collection and surveillance.

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Southwest Heaves Sigh of Relief as Customer Service Returns to Normal


Southwest Airlines on Monday announced it was operating on a normal schedule after technical problems delayed hundreds of flights on Sunday. A computer glitch related to the technical systems that powered its customer service operations — specifically its reservation system — apparently was to blame. Southwest teams worked throughout the night to solve the problem, the airline said. Approximately 836 of 3,355 flights scheduled on Sunday — or about 25 percent — were affected. Long lines and delays were reported at airports in L.A. and D.C.

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Software upgrade at radar facility possible source of malfunction that delayed flights

A technical problem at an air traffic control center in Virginia that caused hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled along a large swath of the East Coast was possibly caused by a software…

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10074 hits the fast and slow rings

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Microsoft has renamed its Technical Preview builds to Insider Previews. And with that comes Build 10074, the latest preview ahead of the operating system’s release in late July.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204642-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10074-hits-the-fast-and-slow-rings

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Apple's Retina MacBook bears first fruits of Anobit acquisition with new in-house SSD controller

Already a showpiece of technical innovation, Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook appears to have one more trick up it sleeve in the form of a new, in-house SSD controller likely born of the company’s 2011 acquisition of Israeli firm Anobit.



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Would Microsoft really open-source Windows?

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At ChefCon last week, Microsoft Technical Fellow and top engineer Mark Russinovich dropped a bombshell: He said that Microsoft one day could “open source” the entire Windows OS–in other words, give it away for free.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202679-would-microsoft-really-open-source-windows

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041

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Microsoft has launched Build 10041, the first Technical Preview update for Windows 10 since January, and it’s a pretty decent one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/201522-microsoft-launches-windows-10-technical-preview-build-10041

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How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine

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After last week’s Windows 10 briefing, a brand new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview was released publicly. Anyone can sign-up for the Windows Insider program, and get a taste of Windows 10. Of course, pre-release builds should never be used as a primary OS, so today I’ll walk you through how to run the Windows 10 Technical Preview in a virtual machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198427-how-to-install-windows-10-in-a-virtual-machine

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How to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview (updated)

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Microsoft, right on schedule, has made the Windows 10 Technical Preview available to download. There are 64-bit and 32-bit versions available for US English, Real English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Follow these instructions to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191295-how-to-download-and-install-the-windows-10-technical-preview

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Windows 10 Technical Preview, hands-on (video)

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I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview. Actually, I was so brave (foolhardy?) that I upgraded my main Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10. The good news: The upgrade process went very smoothly indeed. The bad news: Well, except for a few small interface quirks, there doesn’t seem to be much bad news. Read on for my early hands-on impressions of Windows 10 Technical Preview — and a video of Windows 10 Technical Preview running on my multi-monitor desktop PC.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191332-windows-10-technical-preview-hands-on-video

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Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage

Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the company’s supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and a “mainstream version” with 4 gigabytes of internal storage.



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New Windows 9 Desktop screenshots show that Metro isn’t dead yet

Windows 9 Start menu, with live tiles and other Metro features
A bunch of new Windows 9 technical preview screenshots have been leaked… and I think you will either be curiously surprised, or utterly revolted. Good news: In Windows 9, it does indeed look like Desktop users won’t be thrust back into the full-screen Metro interface. Bad news: The Desktop interface now looks like it has been infected by Metro.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189892-new-windows-9-desktop-screenshots-show-that-metro-isnt-dead-yet

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43Tbps over a single fiber: World’s fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 milliseconds

DARPA's hollow-core photonic-bandgap optic fiber
A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which was the first to break the one-terabit barrier in 2009, has today managed to squeeze 43 terabits per second over a single optical fiber with just one laser transmitter. In a more user-friendly unit, 43Tbps is equivalent to a transfer rate of around 5.4 terabytes per second — or 5,375 gigabytes to be exact.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187258-43tbps-over-a-single-fiber-worlds-fastest-network-would-let-you-download-a-movie-in-0-2-milliseconds

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