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September 18, 2014

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August 4, 2014

Text-to-911, 3D Printing and Privacy Policies Abroad This Week

With Congress out of town, it’s the start of a quieter month, but there are at least a few events this week, including the FCC’s monthly open meeting.

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July 31, 2014

Fight Over Set-Top Box ‘Integration Ban’ Continues

Lawmakers may be getting ready to leave Washington until September, but that doesn’t mean the lobbying and the fight between TiVo and the cable industry over the so-called integration ban on cable set-top boxes has died down.

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July 25, 2014

Cellphone ‘Unlocking’ Bill Now Just Needs the President’s Signature

As House lawmakers left town for the weekend, they sent the president a bill that would again let cellphone users “unlock” their devices to switch wireless carriers without violating copyright law.

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July 18, 2014

3D Printing in Space: There’s Much to Learn, Report Says

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This 3D printer creation by Joshua Harker, shown in Paris in November, was not printed in space. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Three-dimensional printing has been a hot topic lately, with Home Depot even starting to sell the machines in some stores and the National Institutes of Health maintaining an exchange for 3D printer files. What about using 3D printing in space? There are potential benefits, but we still don’t know the full scope of this technology, and its capabilities in the short-term have been exaggerated, says a new report by the National Research Council.

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June 27, 2014

The Intel of Things: Company Plays Up the Small and the Smart

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(Anne L. Kim/Technocrat)

Intel brought a showcase of sorts to Washington on Thursday to display technologies that are around today and what could be in the future. With the “Internet of Things” receiving a lot of attention recently from the Pew Research Center and elsewhere, Technocrat was curious to see what Intel might have on hand with connected devices.

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June 23, 2014

The LCD Effect: More Electronics in Homes but Less Power Consumed, Report Says

While the number of consumer electronics that people use in homes rose from 2.9 billion in 2010 to 3.8 billion in 2013,  electricity consumption by such electronics in homes decreased by 12 percent compared to 2010, says a report commissioned by the industry’s trade group.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 3:52 p.m.
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