Tagged: Government

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The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo’s service violates the Copyright Act by playing back recordings of broadcasters’ TV shows — even though it legally captures those shows over the air and obtains individual copies for each viewer. Aereo had argued that it was merely providing technology that its subscribers were renting in order to watch TV, posing that the viewers were responsible for playing back those recordings.  (more…)

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On Friday, the United States government announced that it would give up the last vestige of control it still exerts over the internet, and would hand over control for DNS maintenance and the assignment of new global domains to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). This move is surprising given that as recently as 2011, the US government had sought to increase its power over ICANN, applying for the ability to veto new gTLD domains.  (more…)

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Marvel Comic’s fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton can’t do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA’s Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth.
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