Ajit Pai thanks Congress for helping him kill net neutrality rules

Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on July 19, 2017, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) Ajit Pai today celebrated a victory in his ongoing quest to prevent the US government from enforcing net neutrality rules. The Pai-led Federal …

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A game studio with zero hardware experience is building a VR-ready console

Enlarge / Slightly Mad Studios likes to promote the VR modes of its Project Cars games. Now its CEO wants to build a living-room gaming box built for high-end VR gaming. (credit: Slightly Mad Studios) Are you ready for another video game console, complete with promises of high-speed performance for 4K TVs and wireless VR …

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Study: Famed Domesday Book was completed later than historians thought

Enlarge / Original manuscript of the Domesday Book on display at The National Archives in Kew, London. Satellite documents preserved by a Benedictine abbot named Nigel place its completion date much later than previously assumed. (credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Images/Getty Images) At Christmas in 1085, William the Conqueror decided to commission a kingdom-wide survey of England, …

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Drugmakers Celebrate the New Year by Raising Prices on Hundreds of Drugs an Average of 6.3%

Three dozen drugmakers are raising prices on more than 250 prescription drugs, according to an analysis by RX Savings Solutions. The average price increase will be around 6.3%, although some drugs will see prices increase by 10% or more. By contrast, the inflation rate in the U.S. for the 12 months through November is 2.2%. …

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Blake Nordstrom, Co-President of Luxury Department Store Chain, Is Dead at 58

Blake Nordstrom, the co-president of luxury department store chain Nordstrom and a fourth-generation leader in his family’s namesake company, died in Seattle on Wednesday, Jan. 2. He was being treated for cancer. Nordstrom was 58 years old. The company confirmed Nordstrom’s death on Wednesday. In December, Nordstrom disclosed his lymphoma diagnosis to The Seattle Times …

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With All Eyes on Ultima Thule, a Chinese Rover Is Set to Land on the Moon’s Far Side

While the world’s astronomers watch images and data trickle in from NASA’s New Horizon’s flyby of the distant body nicknamed Ultima Thule, China is poised to to be the first country to land spacecraft on the far side of the moon. The landing could come as soon as Jan. 3 in the early morning GMT. …

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Stock Prices Have Plummeted. That Doesn’t Make Them Good Buys

The business press and Wall Street money managers are advancing lots of plausible reasons for the stock market’s steep slide, ranging from the menace of more Fed rate hikes to an escalation of trade tensions with China to slowing global growth. A much simpler, and more likely explanation is getting scant attention: Equities have been …

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Put Down the Cocktails. ‘Dry January’ Can Help Curb Alcohol Consumption for Months, Research Says

After a festive holiday season and plenty of new year’s parties, and all of the alcohol millions of Americans drank throughout, some people go teetotaler for the month of January and commit to sobriety. And it turns out that even a brief sober period can provide lasting change and noticeable benefits in people’s overall health …

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