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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality' (Update)

In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

Will US companies put overseas cash to work? Don't bet on it

The Republican tax plan seems about to hand a bow-tied holiday gift to some of America's richest multinational companies, from Apple and Microsoft to Google's parent Alphabet: Tens of billions in tax breaks on profits they've parked overseas.

Fox looks to wrap up Sky takeover in UK, hand over to Disney

21st Century Fox said Thursday it will still try to complete its 11.7 billion pound ($15.4 billion) takeover offer for Sky, a move that would hand the major European broadcaster over to Disney as it in turn buys most of Fox.

Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe

German carmaker Daimler on Thursday delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up.

What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission...Show More Summary

Amazon will stream AVP beach volleyball tour next 3 summers

Amazon is going shopping for TV content, and it's putting some beach volleyball in its cart.

As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

The public's interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.

Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, on Thursday said it would lay off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring meant to salvage its ailing business.

Tackling the missing miner problem with wireless sensor networks

A matchbox-sized circuit board with a short aerial could save lives by transmitting the vital statistics and location of miners missing underground.

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane.

Drones, volcanoes and the 'computerisation' of the Earth

The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia has been devastating, particularly for the 55,000 local people who have had to leave their homes and move into shelters. It has also played havoc with the flights in and out of the island, leaving people stranded while the experts try to work out what the volcano will do next.

Structuring thought and imagination brick by brick, Lego is more than child's play

You might think Lego is just a kids' toy – one you played with as a child and now step on as you walk through the house as a parent.

The wet road to fast and stable batteries

An international team of scientists—including several researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory—has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles.

Discovery clears way for human body to work as robust communication network for electronic devices

A group of Purdue University researchers have discovered a new way to use the human body as a robust communication medium for networking electronic devices in and on the body that promises to be far more secure and low-energy than any wireless system.

Fully screen-printed monoPoly silicon solar cell technology

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has reached a new cell efficiency milestone in the development of its low-cost screen-printed bifacial monoPoly silicon solar cell technology, recording an average cell efficiency of 21.5% in pilot-scale production using commercially available large-area Cz-Si wafers.

Trending searches: hurricane, bitcoin and sex scandal

Hurricane Irma, bitcoin, sex scandal and royal romance made up some of the hot topics explored this year at internet giant Google.

Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in.

US prosecutors confirm Uber target of criminal probe (Update)

A letter made public Wednesday in Waymo's civil suit against Uber over swiped self-driving car secrets confirmed the ride-share service is the target of a US criminal investigation.

Target buys same-day delivery service for $550 mn

Target said Wednesday it was acquiring same-day grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million, helping the US retail titan step up its challenge to Amazon and its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain.

Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments

Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments and could help reduce risk during surgeries, according to a study published December 13, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Federico Ongaro from the University of Twente, The Netherlands and colleagues.

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