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Verizon is disconnecting 8,500 customers who need its service the most
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Back in June, reports first started surfacing of Verizon disconnecting customers in rural areas who were using too much data on Verizon partner networks. At the time, Verizon downplayed the changes as only affecting a “small group” of customers whose ...[Read more]
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These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day
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It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. Hand planting trees is slow and expensive. To keep pace with the tractors and bulldozers clearing vast ...[Read more]
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Has China created Nasa’s ‘impossible engine’?
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A new video claims that scientists in China have created a working prototype of the 'impossible' fuel-free engine. The radical EmDrive has been hypothesised for years by Nasa, but the space agency has been unable to create a working version. If the physic ...[Read more]
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China eclipses Europe as 2020 solar power target is smashed
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China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule, after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target. Europe has been urged to show similar ambition. ...[Read more]
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Film lays bare toxic impact of our dependence on tech gadgets
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A new documentary from American filmmaker Sue Williams, Death by Design, holds up a mirror to modern consumers, exposing the environmental and health costs of our reliance on devices that have depressingly short lifespans ...[Read more]
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Smart Device Breaks Up Domestic Dispute By Calling the Police
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We a€™re gradually learning that smart home devices can be quite valuable for police. Following a recent case in which Amazon handed over data from its Echo device to police investigating a murder, a smart device called the police when a couple was alle ...[Read more]
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Supreme Court should stop companies from spying on consumers
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“My Friend Cayla” is your child’s new high-tech best friend. The doll tells your child what she’d like to do or places she’d like to go. She loves the song “Let it Go,” for example, and dreams of going to Disneyland. But My Friend Cayla isn ...[Read more]
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Russia, China to Build High-Speed Rail Link
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The Moscow-Kazan railway to be built with Chinese help will have trains running at speeds up to 400 kilometers an hour, Chinese media reported. Wang Mengshu, an expert on high-speed railroads, told Sputnik that the new rail line will cut the current journ ...[Read more]
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PressTV-China to provide Syria with $16mn worth of aid
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China is set to provide Syria with some 16 million dollars worth of humanitarian aid under cooperation agreements with the Damascus government. On Sunday, the Chinese Embassy and the Syrian Planning and International Cooperation Commission (ICC) signed tw ...[Read more]
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What to Do About ‘Fake News’ – Consortiumnews
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So, who are the “responsible” journalists who should be anointed to regulate what the world’s public gets to see and hear? For that Orwellian task, a kind of Ministry of Truth has been set up by Google, called the First Draft Coalition, which touts ...[Read more]
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Internet giants slam FCC†plan for internet “€˜fast lanes”€™ as the end of net neutrality
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In response to the Federal Communications Commission'€™s internet plan which opponents claim will weaken the concept of net neutrality, more than 100 technology companies have signed onto a letter slamming the proposal. ...[Read more]
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