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Apple Says Users Will Be Able To Disable iPhone Battery Throttling

In an interview with ABC News Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that the next iOS update will allow users to disable controversial software that throttles battery performance when new updates are released. Late last year Apple admitted that they were using software updates to slow battery performance in an effort to prevent unexpected shutdowns. When […]

Dish Network Ordered to Pay $280 Million Settlement for Automated

Colorado-based satellite television provider Dish Network was slammed with a record $280 million fine for violating the federal Do Not Call registry. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois found Dish liable for telemarketing acts that violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. Dish was found to […]

The U.S. Government Sues Fiat Chrysler over Emissions

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler for allegedly building vehicles that bypassed federal emissions standards. The lawsuit alleges that the automaker placed undeclared “defeat devices” in 2014-2016 diesel vehicles to circumvent emission testing. A “defeat device” is any motor vehicle hardware, software, or design that interferes with or disables […]

Drones in Business

Most recent news about drones centers on their aggressive military use. However, the technology is easily applied to several other arenas, one of which is commerce. Higher education is beginning to train Americans for potentially lucrative drone-related jobs. Approximately 350 U. S. institutions, including 14 universities and colleges, possess FAA permits to fly Unmanned Aerial […]

The Space Tourism Race

In a competition reminiscent of the US vs. USSR “space race” of the 1950s and 1960s, “Blue Origin” and “Space X” are vying for future commercial space travel. Blue Origin struck the a blow with the November 23, 2015 launch and touchdown of its latest rocket in Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin is the brainchild […]

Southern California Gas Company Methane Leak in So. Cal

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Southern California Gas Company for a continuous massive leak of 128,000 pounds of methane per hour in California’s San Fernando Valley. The 4 misdemeanors accuse the Company of failing to report the release of hazardous materials and discharging air contaminants. The methane leak, which began on October […]

Do Solar Farms Suck Up The Sun?

According to scientists, the Earth intercepts more than 10,000 times the amount of solar energy needed for our present worldwide power consumption. That abundant, renewable, non-polluting power source is increasingly used by the United States and other nations intent on reducing greenhouse gases. Some American towns missed the memo. Woodland, North Carolina’s town council, for […]