How the cable industry is trying to reshape the economics of the Internet

Industry lobbyists are launching preemptive argumetns against FCC rules.

Industry lobbyists are launching preemptive arguments against FCC rules as Cablevision introduces a new, WiFi-only service.

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    Microsoft’s huge Xbox sales foreshadow gaming’s growing importance within the company

    Microsoft’s huge Xbox sales foreshadow gaming’s growing importance within the company

    Gaming is one area in which Microsoft is already innovating.

    Apple analysts predict another record quarter for iPhone sales, but all eyes are on the Apple Watch

    Apple analysts predict another record quarter for iPhone sales, but all eyes are on the Apple Watch

    What Apple watchers are expecting from this past quarter -- and the next one.

    Banks: Too big to innovate

    Banks: Too big to innovate

    Expensive fees are on the way out as savvy start-ups shake up the financial industry.

    Only in Washington: Drone lobby throws free OK Go concert to promote responsible flying

    Only in Washington: Drone lobby throws free OK Go concert to promote responsible flying

    A night with OK Go and the drone enthusiasts who love them.

    The drone lobby isn’t excited about the latest White House fence hopper

    The drone lobby isn’t excited about the latest White House fence hopper

    Incident comes at an awkward time for drone supporters, who led a charm offensive in the city last week.

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    Robot stick insect will soon see, feel

    Robot stick insect will soon see, feel

    A robot at Germany’s Bielefeld University is modeled after a stick insect, with six limbs that it can move independently. Researchers are working to give the robot feelers and a camera system that would allow it to see.

    Why I’m ready to plan a moon vacation

    Why I’m ready to plan a moon vacation

    As technology gets cheaper even small start-ups can realistically plan to travel to the moon.

    The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals

    The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals

    The battle over U.S. smartphone customers is getting heated, and resulting in some excellent promotions.

    The Weekly Itch, Vol. IV

    The Weekly Itch, Vol. IV

    Check out our weekly roundup of the best in innovation, tech, creativity and humor.

    Starbucks has managed to get you addicted to its coffee — and its app

    Starbucks has managed to get you addicted to its coffee — and its app

    The coffee giant’s mobile app helps build customer loyalty and collects data about them.

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    Using lasers to create extremely water-repellent metals

    Using lasers to create extremely water-repellent metals

    Scientists at the University of Rochester are using lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials instead of using temporary coatings.

    What Eric Schmidt meant when he said ‘the Internet will disappear’

    What Eric Schmidt meant when he said ‘the Internet will disappear’

    Really, he meant it will be more ubiquitous than ever.

    TechBit: Shadowmatic

    TechBit: Shadowmatic

    Try your eye at shadow puppets.

    TechBit: Google Translate

    TechBit: Google Translate

    Chip away at some language barriers.

    Will this be the last smartphone you will ever need?

    Will this be the last smartphone you will ever need?

    A handful of companies hope to end the wasteful and costly upgrade cycle.

    The Switchboard

    The Switchboard

    Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

    A Tesla for garbage trucks and school buses?

    A Tesla for garbage trucks and school buses?

    Garbage trucks are lucky to get 3 mpg. These guys think electric motors are the answer.

    Barrett Brown sentenced to more than five years in prison

    Barrett Brown sentenced to more than five years in prison

    Prosecution tactics in Brown’s case drew the attention of civil liberties groups.

    The missing data point from Uber’s driver analysis: How far they drive

    The missing data point from Uber’s driver analysis: How far they drive

    Without knowing how many miles drivers are traveling, it’s nearly impossible to calculate their out-of-pocket expenses.

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be the least stupid pair of smartglasses yet

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be the least stupid pair of smartglasses yet

    It’s a dubious honor. But Microsoft ably handled its first reveal of the HoloLens with a mix of modesty, optimism and showmanship.

    Yes, we’re still using dumb passwords. But not nearly as much as before.

    Yes, we’re still using dumb passwords. But not nearly as much as before.

    The real takeaway from that ‘weak passwords’ study.

    Google could become a wireless carrier. Here’s what that means for you.

    Google could become a wireless carrier. Here’s what that means for you.

    The search giant’s cellular ambitions, explained in 6 questions.

    The Switchboard: Uber study analyzes thousands of drivers

    The Switchboard: Uber study analyzes thousands of drivers

    Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.

    Who will Silicon Valley endorse in 2016?

    Who will Silicon Valley endorse in 2016?

    Count on the tech world to influence the campaign themes of the presidential election.