Two lawsuits are challenging the FCC’s new net neutrality rules

About a month after the Federal Communications Commission approved new Net neutrality rules, legal challenges questioning the validity of the agency’s decision are starting to pour in.

You’ll soon be able to buy a fire-breathing performance on Amazon in addition to that HDMI cable

Amazon is gearing up to unveil Amazon Home Services, a rebrand of the Local Services directory that it launched in 2014. Amazon is entering a mature market, but hopes that its customer service will distinguish its directory from others in…

Amazon’s Prime Now is now expanding to Dallas

Amazon's one-hour Prime Now delivery service continues its nationwide rollout with an expansion of service to Dallas. The service provides one-hour delivery to Prime subscribers for a flat $7.99 fee, and free two-hour delivery.

Want unlimited cloud storage? Amazon has you covered for $60

For just $60 a year, Amazon is now offering unlimited storage for files, folders, videos, and images, and there's even a three month free trial.

Tech giants demand end to NSA spying, as Patriot Act is set to expire

In a letter addressed to the President, a coalition made up of privacy advocates, technology firms, and trade companies called the NSA phone spying program “untenable,” and urged the House to move forward with reforms.
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Amazon’s X Factor-for-robots wants precise packers, not melodic megastars

In its ongoing effort to streamline costs and transform its vast distribution centers into fully automated operations, Amazon is holding a contest to find the perfect robot for picking and packing items that it sells to customers.

For those dreaming of warmer locales, take a virtual live tour with the Maui Cam

EarthCam, the network of webcams spread across the globe, just added its latest feed in Maui's Cove Beach Park -– perfectly timed for those of us digging out from winter and dreaming of warmer climates.

Facebook opens up video embeds to everyone and adds 360-degree video support

At its F8 developer conference today, Facebook announced support for 360-degree videos and off-site video embedding. The company's push for 360-degree videos is linked to its purchase of Oculus Virtual Realty.

Facebook’s new Messenger lets you send GIFs, track packages

At Facebook's F8 developer conference, the social media company has unveiled a new platform to power a richer Messenger experience. Now you can send GIFs, track packages, and so much more.

YouTube reportedly prepping launch of game-streaming service to take on Twitch

Google was close to buying game-streaming startup up Twitch last year, but in the end Amazon inked a deal. Apparently still interested in the space, Google-owned YouTube is reportedly developing a Twitch competitor for launch later this…
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Pony Express is Google’s plan for bill pay within Gmail

A new Google project currently under development will reportedly allow users to pay bills from within Gmail. Pony Express could centralize all of your bills in a single location: your email inbox

Sorry, Spotify: Taylor Swift joins Jay-Z’s new hi-fi streaming service

Jay-Z's new hi-fi streaming service TIDAL has a new selling point: Taylor Swift. The pop star just added most of her catalog to the service, which hopes to be profitable for artists.