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Cal Bills Push No-Emission Vehicles

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Gov. Jerry Brown embraced a package of proposals from lawmakers Thursday to boost the number of zero-emissions vehicles on California roads, from incentives to buy used cars to new emissions goals for the ride-share industry. Brown used the deck of a hybrid-electric ferry boat, the first of its kind to …

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How 5G Will Change Industries

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NEW – IN IDEAS ON THE INTERNET TODAY: We’ll start seeing devices that make full use of 5G internet connectivity by 2020, though the massive improvements in technology that the faster, bigger internet “pipe” will make possible may not be fully realized for more than a decade.  That’s the projection …

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Congress Again With the Big Tech Questions

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The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week tried again to get a handle on whether the nation’s big social media companies are some sort of threat to the greater good. They also tried again to figure out just what it is these companies, that …

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Firefox Will Block Trackers By Default

Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser will soon by default automatically block all attempts at cross-site tracking. There are three parts to this strategy. Starting with version 63, which is currently in testing in the browser’s nightly release channel, Firefox will block all slow-loading trackers (with ads being the …

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Indy Will be Fourth City for Verizon 5G

Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis will soon be getting 5G residential broadband service, Verizon announced. The company said Indy will join Houston, Los Angeles and Sacramento in getting 5G capability for residential broadband internet delivery this year. Verizon says it will be the first first wireless company to provide 5G residential broadband service and …

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Toyota invests $500 million into Uber

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Toyota and Uber are partnering to bring an on-demand autonomous ride-hailing service to market, a deal that includes a $500 million investment from the Japanese automaker. Under the agreement, Toyota Sienna minivans will be equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology and then deployed on the ride-hailing company’s network, the companies said. …

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Judge Blocks Release of 3D Gun Blueprints

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A federal judge on Monday blocked blueprints for 3D-printed guns from being posted on the internet, ruling in favor of 19 states seeking to block their release. United States District Judge Robert Lasnik of Seattle issued a preliminary injunction against President Donald Trump’s administration, preventing it from executing a portion of …

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