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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.
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Experts Petition To Keep Computers On Humanity's Side

Experts are signing a letter calling for research to ensure that artificial intelligence benefits humanity. Philosopher Nick Bostrom tells NPR's Scott Simon about the potential and dangers of AI.
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In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial.
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Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future

Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.
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Tech Giants Will Pay $415 Million To Settle Employees' Lawsuit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.
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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.
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Remaking Vegas In A Tech Billionaire's Image: Will It Last?

Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh pumped $350 million into downtrodden downtown Las Vegas to make it a home for startups and a place young people want to live again. Three years in, is it working?
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Finding, Selling Flaws In Apple's Code Can Be Lucrative Work

Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.
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Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.
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Broadband A 'Necessity,' Obama Says, As He Pushes FCC To Expand Access

The president is asking the agency to address state laws that could inhibit competition for high-speed Internet service. The move could draw opposition from major cable and Internet companies.

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