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FCC and Net Neutrality After the Verizon Case: A Cautious Path Forward

FCC in the Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission case

In January, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the “anti-discrimination” and “no blocking” regulations previously adopted by the FCC in the Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission case. The case was a blow to the proponents of net neutrality, which refers to a free and open internet in which the internet service providers (ISP’s) ...

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Amazon’s Prime Price for Prime Membership

Amazon's Prime Price for Prime Membership

Does this sound familiar? Celebrating your family member’s or friends’ birthdays whom you haven’t seen in years or you’re just “not that close to” and yet you are supposed to divine their birthday wishes. You phone your aunts, uncles, your friends’ friends, and stalk their Facebook pages to see their interests. Luckily, they have an Wishlist and even luckier ...

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Video Game-Based Films: Delightful Entertainment

300: Rise of an Empire

On Friday March 14,2014, Need for Speed, a movie based on the video game by Electronic Arts, began its box office run and outperformed Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club, and 300: Rise of an Empire. While a few films based on video games have not done so well financially, they generally perform well at the box office. Just think about ...

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Sony Announces Answer to Oculus Rift: Project Morpheus

ony Announces Answer to Oculus Rift: Project Morpheus

Sony appears to be entering the virtual reality market with its new prototype headset, currently named Project Morpheus (named after the Greek God, not the movie character of course). The unit was announced by Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on the 19th of March. This announcement follows a current ...

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iOS Olympiad

iOS and Android

If you are technically savvy, you already know the basic differences between iOS and Android: Android is Linux based, and works much like a windows operating system; iOS is said to be more streamlined and user friendly. We also know the differences between their users (I’ll let you guess who’s who): Tech savvy men, who desire complete customization; apple loyal, ...

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Turkey’s #TwitterBan and Its Relation to Women

Turkey's #TwitterBan and Its Relation to Women

What started out as a Twitter ban in Turkey, spearheaded by Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, quickly backfired, resulting in an astounding 138% increase in tweets (VentureBeat): #TwitterisblockedinTurkey and #DictatorErdogan just to name a few that were trending (CNN). Turkish Tweeters are not going quietly, somehow managing to find ways around the bans and thus continuing to expose Turkey’s leadership ...

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Technological Stasis

Technological Stasis

It seems as if every six months there is a newer, better device in which we can utilize in order to talk to one another, find information about a certain topic, or play a more addicting game that was purchased for a few to no dollars on the App Store. I would consider myself a hypocrite to say that I ...

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