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On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Verizon is again No. 1 in wireless speed, taking the crown back from AT&T. It's behind AT&T in text messaging. Meanwhile, Sprint continues cutting rates, this time doubling the Read More →

Quoted: ICYMI, Reed Hastings is not a fan of big ISPs

"Why would more profitable, larger companies charge for connections and capacity that smaller companies provide for free? Because they can." — Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, on the access fees, or "tolls," that U.S. Internet service providers are charging his Read More →

Off topic: Music of the decade, old alcohol, weighty matters, cooking record, entry denied

Time for some tunes: Are these the 200 best tracks of the decade so far? Speaking of 200: 200-year-old, still-drinkable alcohol found in shipwreck. On the age-old question of what weighs more, five pounds of one Read More →

There’s a new electric ‘supercar’ in Silicon Valley — and it’s from Renovo, not Tesla

A new electric car maker has rolled into Silicon Valley. Or rather, it has loudly announced its presence by showing off a prototype of its car, the 2015 Renovo Coupe, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance over the weekend. Renovo Motors Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Happy Monday. We've got your tech news links right here. It's a joke, people! Facebook is testing labeling stories from the Onion and others as satire. Square CEO (and Twitter co-founder) Jack Dorsey, a St. Louis native, was tweeting Read More →

Get ready for employers to know your personal life, study says

Nosy bosses snooping around your social media posts and other personal data? No problem for a growing number of workers, especially younger ones, a new study has found. By 2022, "nearly a third of people would be happy for their employer Read More →

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Amazon bringing you that pair of underwear you ordered!

In one small step for man, (› Play Audio) and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company's Read More →

Quoted: How far (or high) would you go for an Instagram photo?

"I was like, damn, this is so dangerous." — Humza Deas, a 17-year-old photographer, upon watching a video of daredevils scaling the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower — which then inspired him to start climbing New York bridges and skyscrapers to Read More →

Off topic: Moving X-rays, wrestling lingo, worm grunting, the military and hairstyles

I like the way you move: X-ray GIFs. From Andre shot to rasslin', Grantland's wrestling dictionary. You've heard about snake charmers, how about worm charmers? (a.k.a. worm grunters) And the U.S. military rolls back Read More →

Twitter, Google veteran Nicole Wong leaving White House post

Nicole Wong, a former executive at Google and Twitter, is leaving her post as a deputy chief technology officer at the White House. Read More →
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