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UK Conservatives Pledge To Create Government-Controlled Internet

Martin S. writes: Theresa May, the leader of the UK Conservative Party has pledged to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government on re-election. An early lead in the polls appears to be slipping but not slowly enough to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 19th, 2017

Experts don"t know if the fake news problem will get more or less awful

If you're looking for good news about the future of false information on the internet, please close this little post and continue your search. Your eyes are wasting their time here.  A Pew Research Center study published on Thursday polled more.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 39 min. ago

Opposition calls govt loan to Montenegro Airlines unlawful

The Prime Minister of Montenegro has committed his government to supporting Montenegro Airlines (YM, Podgorica) even to the extent of paying off its debts, reports Ekonomist. "If Montenegro Airlines does not have a future, the Government will,.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  ch_aviationRelated News2 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple Watch"s LTE Suspended In China Possibly Due To Government Security Concerns

The Apple Watch Series 3's best new feature has been mysteriously blocked in China. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, China has cut off the Apple Watch's LTE connectivity on Sept. 28 after brief availability from China Unicom. Indus.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 40 min. ago

18 pessimistic opinions on the next 10 years of fake news (and 5 optimistic ones)

 A topic like fake news (more broadly the question of trust and verification on the internet) is a complex one. Sometimes you just have to poll the room and get a feel for what people are thinking before drawing any conclusions. That’s wha.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News5 hr. 24 min. ago

Watch a jacked Jeff Bezos christen Amazon"s new wind farm atop giant turbine

Jeff Bezos’ image has morphed over the years in much the same way his company has. In the early days as an online bookseller, the Amazon founder looked like someone that would sell books on the budding Internet. Today, he looks like he sells &n.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 15 min. ago

SpeedGrip Socks create better traction for improved speed and control

Rather than being knit together like traditional athletic socks, SpeedGrip Socks are made up of thin, moisture-wicking compression fabrics that are sewn together, creating a lightweight sock that fits like a grippy second skin. The post SpeedGrip Soc.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 32 min. ago

This smart paper plane just raised close to 2 million dollars on Kickstarter

The 'POWERUP DART' crushed it on Kickstarter. With an original goal of just $25,000, it raised almost $2 million dollars.  The smart paper airplane is app controlled and can do all sorts of tricks. Looks like people really aren't over how flimsy.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 59 min. ago

The Virtual Singapore project aims to digitize an entire city

It’s a wildly ambitious concept: to create a working virtual 3D model of an entire metropolitan city with highly advanced visualization tools and the ability to analyze data in real time. Dassault Systémes is partnering with the city of Singapore.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

No Interference From Government, Bellew Says

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) CEO Peter Bellew has quickly dismissed speculation that political interference was a factor in his decision to leave the carrier to rejoin Ryanair. read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Alphabet"s Sidewalk Labs to create high-tech "future city" on Toronto waterfront

Google's parent company Alphabet has revealed plans to build a new district along the eastern waterfront of Toronto, which will use cutting-edge technology to pioneer a model for future urban developments. Read more Google's parent company A.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Op-Ed: Will Kurdish Statehood Upend the Middle East?

On Sept. 25, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq announced that voters had backed a referendum to seek independence from Iraq......»»

Category: securitySource:  militaryRelated News9 hr. 59 min. ago

$100 Internet bill became $340 for no reason, Frontier customer says

Overcharges continue for months despite customer service promising a fix. Enlarge / Man posing for stock image is really surprised by the size of his bill. (credit: Getty Images | sturti) Frontier Communications' purchase of FiOS and DSL netwo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 8 min. ago

Here"s how the U.S. government could force Facebook and Google to prevent Russian election meddling

New legislation is officially on the table that could have big ramifications for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and the rest of the internet.   SEE ALSO: Google will testify before Congress with Facebook and Twitter, too Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuch.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

26 Firms Shortlisted to Provide Designs for US Diplomatic Buildings

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), whose mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government in U.S. foreign policy objectives, has shortlisted twenty-six d.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

Why Is There So Little Research on Guns in the US? 5 Questions Answered

Part of the problem is that the federal government largely doesn’t support it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News11 hr. 31 min. ago

A working modem using HTML5 sound

Martin Kirkholt Melhus's workplace bans connecting his development computer to the internet, so he hacked together a modem using HTML5: by plugging over-the-ear headphones into his laptop's 3.5mm audio jack and then placing the headphones over a net.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News11 hr. 31 min. ago

Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes (New York Times)

New York Times: Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain and two Democratic senators will move on Thursday to force Facebook, Google and other internet companies to dis.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News11 hr. 31 min. ago

Stoneridge, Inc. To Broadcast Its Third-Quarter 2017 Conference Call On The Web

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) will broadcast its third-quarter 2017 earnings conference call live over the internet on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. read more.....»»

Category: autoSource:  wardsautoRelated News12 hr. 23 min. ago

The Earth is surrounded by human-made bubble

Very low frequency radio waves or VLF's, used for communication purposes, have been interacting with particles in space. Changing how and where they move. This can create a barrier around Earth from high energy particle radiation... which is actually.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News13 hr. 39 min. ago