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Xerox PARC's self-destructing chip explodes on demand

A new chip developed by Xerox PARC under a DARPA program can self-destruct on command

DARPA presents its networked radiation detector

A new radiation detector that is smaller and cheaper than previous units has been developed by DARPA. It can also contribute data to help build a network heat-map of radiation in an area.

Defense Secretary wants to work with tech start-ups

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, speaking at DARPA's Wait, What? conference in St. Louis, outlines why he wants tech companies to work more closely with the DOD.

Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.


Grooveshark shuts down after settlement with record companies

The settlement between owners Escape Media and the record companies was made ahead of a jury trial for award of damages.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, April 7

YouTube Kids blasted for ad-heavy content... new battery tech promises one-minute charge times... CurrentC payments coming mid-year

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

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GOP strikes back: Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband.

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Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.

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FCC overturns state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts.

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Samsung's Smart TV 'surveillance' prompts FTC complaint

US Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs

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Uber will add panic button to its app in India

The new Panic button will let riders quickly summon the police if they're in distress.


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After Wheeler unveils proposal, what's next for net neutrality?

Expect Republicans to push for their bill in Congress and broadband providers to sue in the coming months

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps; Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encouarge deployment. But Republicans on the commission went a little nuts.

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Court decision puts Uber on hold in Nevada (for a couple weeks, anyway)

A district court judge in Carson City prevented the popular ridesharing company from operating in the state until at least November 7.

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Senator wants anonymous app Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.