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FCC introduces broadband labels inspired by nutrition facts

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new broadband labels, modeled after the nutrition facts label found on food products throughout the US, as a way to give consumers more details about their home and mobile internet service. The labels detail pricing, internet speeds, latency, data caps, modem costs, and early …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther is a human drama about power

In the first pages of Marvel’s Black Panther #1, penned by author and Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates, we see a country at war. The subjects of the fictional African nation of Wakanda are in open revolt against T’Challa, their king and the Black Panther himself. “Death to tyrants!” one cries. …

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Alaska Air buys into Silicon Valley with Virgin America merger

Alaska Air has announced it is buying Virgin America, beating out rival JetBlue in a bidding war and leapfrogging the latter to become America’s fifth-largest airline. The company paid $57 per share in cash for Virgin America (a total of $2.6 billion), but says the deal’s aggregate value is nearer to $4 …

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This is the flying chainsaw drone you knew was coming

Truly, we live in a golden age of Putting Dangerous Things On Drones. We’ve seen people strap fireworks, paintball guns, real guns, and even flamethrowers to quadcopters and the like, and so it was only a matter of time before someone tried with power tools. A group of Finnish filmmakers have stepped up to …

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