The FCC just signaled war against data caps

The US government is about to approve Charter’s bid for Time Warner Cable, and like similar mega-mergers in recent history, it’s coming with plenty of strings attached. One of those strings is a prohibition on data caps, which have been a subject of frustration for thousands of broadband customers over the past …

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Facebook is reportedly building a standalone camera app

A team of Facebook engineers in London are working on a standalone camera app with a big live-streaming component, according to a report today in The Wall Street Journal. The app would open straight into a camera, as Snapchat does, to foster immediate capturing and posting of photos and videos, as …

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Lionsgate is bringing more than 100 Hollywood movies to Steam

The Hunger Games, Twilight, and more big Hollywood movies are now available on Steam, Valve’s PC-gaming platform. Today Valve announced a deal with Lionsgate, which will bring more than 100 films to the service, and it includes some of Lionsgate’s biggest franchises, like Saw, Crank, and Divergent (there’s also the …

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Circuit breaker

The notion of wearing technology on our bodies is not a new one; you could even argue that the smartphone falls into the category of wearable tech, since a lot of us treat our smartphones like an appendage. But wearable tech goes much deeper — in some cases, literally — …

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These beautiful circuit boards are based on classic, hand-drawn designs

Star Simpson has launched a crowdfunding campaign for something she’s calling “Circuit Classics.” She’s taken classic circuit drawings from Forrest Mims III and designed real-life, working boards with them. Each board features the schematic, an actual working circuit of it (complete with through-hole components you solder yourself), and a relevant quote from …

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