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FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules

FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's 2015 "net neutrality" order.
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So much for protecting the consumer's interests.
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Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
A UK court has reaffirmed the power for state agents to use sweeping counterterrorism legislation to require travelers hand over the passwords for their..
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A disturbing ruling.
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Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Florida Power and Light’s grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company’s assurances that it had spent billions hardening its systems after 90% of its customers lost …
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Civil War: This Animated Map Shows Gettysburg in a Whole New Way

Civil War: This Animated Map Shows Gettysburg in a Whole New Way | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The Civil War Trust, known for its great maps and historical accounts of the war, has branched into animated maps that show move-by-move accounts of important battles
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How to make a $7 cellphone sniffer

How to make a $7 cellphone sniffer | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Please don’t use it for anything creepy
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The technology is there.
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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.
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Shades of the infamous Smoot Harley Act of 1930?
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World’s First Autonomous Ship to Launch in 2018

World’s First Autonomous Ship to Launch in 2018 | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The Yara Birkeland will be the first crewless ship, and also fully electric.
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Times are a changing,....
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Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
This massive library of e-books, training, and tutorials will keep you up to speed on the newest topics in design, UX, web dev, and much more.
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A new necessary skill to have.
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Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people

Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Motorola Solutions -- not to be confused with Lenovo's Motorola, that makes smartphones -- is adding machine learning to its surveillance equipment used b
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Now imagine a network of police cams all working together to watch the general public,...
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You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Here's a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from it's..
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Pretty cool: art on the go in today's busy world!
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You Have a Constitutional Right to Take Photos of Police, Federal Court Affirms

You Have a Constitutional Right to Take Photos of Police, Federal Court Affirms | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Photographing and filming police officers in public is a constitutional right protected by the First Amendment. That's what a federal appeals court unanimo
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It's official: it can be done.
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Cox is the latest ISP to expand broadband data caps

Cox is the latest ISP to expand broadband data caps | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
After beginning a wide expansion of data caps earlier this year, Cox is now putting limits on even more of its internet subscribers. As spotted by Ars Technica, Cox has expanded its 1TB hom
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How Did a 30-Year-Old Jet Dodge the Pentagon's Latest Missile?

How Did a 30-Year-Old Jet Dodge the Pentagon's Latest Missile? | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The AIM-9X Sidewinder failed to bring down an aging attack jet because of a curious issue with flares.
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The more complex a system is, the more prone to failure it will be.
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Watch: Confirmed tornado rips through Home Depot parking lot in New Jersey

Two tornados are now confirmed to have hit South Jersey on Saturday as part of a fast-moving thunderstorm.
- Rob Tornoe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
It's a site that looks almost exactly like Equifax's, but it is definitely not Equifax's.
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How can anyone ever trust Equifax again? This is security 101!
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Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling. | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Results show supporters are prejudiced, dehumanizing, and aggressive.
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10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Make yourself indispensable to your boss and coworkers with these powerful Excel tricks.
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Some pretty cool commands!
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The Worst Internet In America

The Worst Internet In America | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The beauty of Saguache County can be inconvenient, particularly in the 21st century.
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Well worth the read - especially given the social / political implications (23 million people without internet).
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Pentagon sold $1.2 million worth of military weapons to fake cops

Pentagon sold $1.2 million worth of military weapons to fake cops | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
An undercover operation by the Government Accountability Office revealed how easy it is to obtain military gear.
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Oh goody: this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
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Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality

Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we reported that Verizon Wireless appeared to be throttling Netflix traffic, — and today, the company seems to have come clean. In a statement provided to Ars Technica and Th
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A sign of things to come. 
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A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
For months, he recorded his dying father's life story. Then he used it to re-create his dad as an AI.
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A rather moving and remarkable effort.
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‘World’s first robot lawyer’ now available in all 50 states

‘World’s first robot lawyer’ now available in all 50 states | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
A chatbot that provides free legal counsel using AI is now available in all 50 states starting today. This is following its success in New York, Seattle, and the UK, where it was invente
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Some estimates state that there will be fewer than 85% of attorneys in 15 years. Here's one reason why.
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Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists'

Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Streaming music company rejects accusations that it is padding out popular playlists such as Sleep and Ambient Chill with fake artists
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It's worth noting that the kind of music which is involved in this story has been linked with music generally composed by Artificial Intelligence.
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These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.
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More and more, there's really little reason why more cannot make the switch over to solar.
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Could apple-picking robots signal the end of a human hand in agriculture? | ZDNet

Could apple-picking robots signal the end of a human hand in agriculture? | ZDNet | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
A shortage of labour and a huge increase in demand to feed an exploding global population means that the kind of bot that can effortlessly and accurately pick an apple will eventually be an inextricable part of farm life.
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Down on the farm with the robots,...
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155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit?

155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit? | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Since we started building bots at KeyReply more than two years ago, the industry has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard for companies and customers to figure out what’s really happening — so we hope to throw some light on this industry by creating a landscape of chatbot-related businesses. There’s no way to put everyone into this landscape, so we have selected examples that give readers an overview of the industry, such as notable or dominant providers and tools widely used to develop bots.
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Reading this, you better appreciate the extent to which Bots now dominate our lives. 
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