The Net Neutrality Defender Fighting Trump From The Other Washington

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Tempting a showdown with the feds, Washington State representative Drew Hansen is leading a bipartisan effort to enact strong net neutrality and privacy rules. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Watch Airbus’s Vahana robot air taxi make its first flight


With its wings and their eight propellers tilted upward, the prototype plane hovers like a helicopter over the tarmac in Pendleton, Oregon.

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How To Roll Your Own Net Neutrality

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While the feds and the states punt or fumble on keeping the internet free, you can take some steps to prevent ISPs from messing with your access. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Sorry, Bedtime Readers: iPads Keep You Awake Even With Night Shift On

New research shows that the “warm” screen color has a negligible impact on melatonin, although there could be a psychological effect. (Details on Fast Company)

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Meet The Eccentric Billionaire Who’s Negotiating To Buy The L.A. Times

Along with trying to cure cancer, diehard Angeleno Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong can’t resist dabbling in media and politics: a potent mix heading into 2020. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Scribd’s Quest To Be “The Netflix Of Reading” Is Finally Paying Off


Taking on Amazon isn’t easy. But after a lot of experimentation, this company is finding success convincing readers to switch from buying to subscribing. (Read the full story on Fast Company.)

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How The World Economic Forum Is Tackling The Dangers Of Big Tech


The World Economic Forum’s new center in San Francisco—not Davos—is beta testing public policies to head off mayhem from runaway technologies like AI. (Read feature on Fast Company.)

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Intel’s New Chip Aims For Quantum Supremacy

The troubled chipmaking giant is one of the first to build a quantum computing chip that can outrun a modern classical supercomputer. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Michael Wolff’s Cattiness Undercuts The Impact Of “Fire And Fury”


As if a wealth of damning material weren’t enough, Wolff resorts to petulant editorializing that allows critics to dismiss the book as fake news. (Read full review on Fast Company.)

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Snubbing FCC, States Are Writing Their Own Net Neutrality Laws


California, New York, Washington, and likely more states are challenging both internet providers and the reach of the federal government. (Read on Fast Company)

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