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Dish Fined $280 Million for Illegal Robocalls
Dish Network

Dish Fined $280 Million for Illegal Robocalls

The company should have known that its third-party call centers were violating federal and state 'do not call' laws, a court found.
How to Work On a Flight With No Laptop
Flights

How to Work On a Flight With No Laptop

Banning laptops on flights in 2017 is an insane idea, but here's how to deal if it happens.
20 Facts about Apple on the Apple II's 40th Anniversary
Apple

20 Facts about Apple on the Apple II's 40th Anniversary

Looking back on how the company has grown in the years since the launch of its flagship product.
Nina Zipkin
Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?
Artificial Intelligence

Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?

Autopilots already fly commercial jetliners by themselves, but pilots still have to make decisions about how to program them. Boeing wants to change that.
Alphabet Sells Boston Dynamics to Softbank
Alphabet

Alphabet Sells Boston Dynamics to Softbank

It took over a year, but Google parent Alphabet finally offloads not one, but two robotics divisions to the Japanese company that acquired chip maker ARM last year.
The Apple HomePod Is About to Take Over Your Household
News and Trends

The Apple HomePod Is About to Take Over Your Household

Plus, a startup security company is protecting your sensitive info and Vegy Vida gets your kids to eat healthy.
Venturer
Sand Hill Road Joins Private Capital Flooding Into Marijuana Startups
Cannabis

Sand Hill Road Joins Private Capital Flooding Into Marijuana Startups

The Wall Street of venture capital has been slow to invest in cannabis but that is clearly changing.
dispensaries.com
Apple Presents a Pretty Good Take on 'Shark Tank' With Its First Foray Into TV
Apple

Apple Presents a Pretty Good Take on 'Shark Tank' With Its First Foray Into TV

'Planet of the Apps' is the latest take on the pitch show, but its appeal may be limited.
Stephen J. Bronner
The Perils of Whistleblowing: My Interview With Edward Snowden
whistleblowing

The Perils of Whistleblowing: My Interview With Edward Snowden

Revealing wrongdoing by the powerful requires absolute moral conviction with fearless disregard for consequences.
Amy Osmond Cook
Amazon Drive Stops Offering Unlimited Storage
Amazon

Amazon Drive Stops Offering Unlimited Storage

Prime customers still get unlimited photo storage, but otherwise, $59.99 per year now gets you 1TB of storage for your files, photos and videos.
Does Trump's Twitter Blocking Violate the First Amendment?
Donald Trump

Does Trump's Twitter Blocking Violate the First Amendment?

A free speech advocacy group claims that President Donald Trump's Twitter account is a public forum, and therefore he cannot block anyone from it.
Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries

Don't expect to check one out for free, though. They're intended to generate interest in VR through educational experiences.
Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights
Laptops

Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights

As well as domestic flights, dozens of airports across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are also under consideration by Homeland Security.
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