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U.S. asks phone companies to provide 'robocall' blocking technology
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Friday pressed major U.S. phone companies to take immediate steps to make technology that blocks unwanted automated calls available to consumers at no charge.

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US copyright law faces legal challenge
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attempts to overturn parts of US copyright law which, it says, are unconstitutional.

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last updated: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 01:44:00 +1000

More than half the world is still offline
While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, a majority of the world’s population doesn’t even use the internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of this year, the International Telecommunication Union estimates.

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last updated: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 01:57:35 -0400

U.S. asks phone companies to provide 'robocall' blocking technology

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in WashingtonBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Friday pressed major U.S. phone companies to take immediate steps to make technology that blocks unwanted automated calls available to consumers at no charge. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in letters to CEOs of major phone companies, said so-called robocalls, automated pre-recorded telephone calls often from telemarketers or scam artists, continue "due in large part to industry inaction." Wheeler's letters went to chief executives of companies including Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc, Sprint Corp, US Cellular Corp, Level 3 Communications Inc, Frontier Communications Corp, Bandwidth.com Inc, and T-Mobile US.


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Kaine you even? Tim Kaine could be the punniest VP pick ever - CNET
Puns fly on Twitter as Hillary Clinton names Kaine her vice presidential candidate of choice. Or is that Kaindidate?

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last updated: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:13:35 -0400

Get Ready To Say Goodbye To "Teen Wolf"

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MTV has announced that the upcoming sixth season of Teen Wolf will be its last. The 20-episode final season will premiere in November, and it will come to a close with the 100th episode airing later in 2017.

Teen Wolf has been an extraordinary journey, one that captured the hearts and imaginations of fans more than we could’ve ever imagined,” showrunner and executive producer Jeff Davis said in a statement. “We’re eternally grateful for the support we’ve received over these past six years and we’re excited to take our brave fans on one last, thrilling adventure.”

Since its premiere in 2011, the supernatural drama has become a signature series for MTV. It has dominated social media, and it's turned its lead actors, Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien, into metaphorical brothers and literal superstars.

In March 2015, Posey got emotional talking about the show eventually coming to an end. "Whenever we leave it’ll definitely be sad, but I love being here," he told BuzzFeed News. "This is my home, my family. The support group I have on this set … dammit, I just really love these people.”

UPDATE — A teaser trailer for Teen Wolf's sixth and final season has dropped.

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Air-Dropping Slurpees Is the Single Best Use of a Drone Ever
Thanks to Flirtey, a drone startup

A 7-Eleven customer’s order for Slurpees, a chicken sandwich, donuts, hot coffee, and candy will forever go down in history.

What makes it remarkable is that the convenience store chain used a drone to deliver the order to a family in Reno, Nev., 7-Eleven said on Friday. The company partnered with drone startup Flirtey for the delivery, which the companies said was the first time a drone has legally delivered a package to a U.S. resident who placed an order from a retailer.

But the drone delivery wasn’t a casual affair.

“This delivery required special flight planning, risk analysis, and detailed flight procedures ensuring residential safety and privacy were equally integrated,” Chris Walach, the director of operations for the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), said in a statement. The NIAS is a Nevada government-backed non-profit autonomous vehicle advocacy group that helped oversee the delivery.

It took two drone flights to deliver all of the items ordered, the companies said. The drone flew autonomously for one mile from the 7-Eleven store in Reno on July 11 to the family’s house using GPS.

After the drone reached the house, it hovered above while lowering the container to the family’s backyard using a rope.

“The convenience of having access to instant, 24/7 drone delivery is priceless,” said the delivery’s recipient Michael, who did not share his last name in the corporate statement. “It’s amazing that a flying robot just delivered us food and drinks in a matter of minutes.”

7-Eleven said it plans to work with Flirtey on future drone deliveries, but it did not say when it would roll out a broader drone delivery program for all of its stores.

Many companies, like Amazon andGoogle, are exploring using drones for delivering packages. But strict Federal Aviation Administration drone regulations, they say, have pushed them to do a lot of the testing overseas in countries like the Netherlands and Canada.

Although the FAA recently released new commercial drone rules that take effect in August, the rules still don’t allow for flying drones at night or outside the line of sight of their operators. Both restrictions could have a huge impact on whether drone deliveries are practical.

In March, Flirtey made the first federally-sanctioned autonomous drone delivery in a U.S. urban area to an abandoned home in Hawthorne, Nev. The startup also used a drone to deliver medical supplies in rural Virginia last summer, which led to the drone being displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

The state of Nevada is one of six FAA drone-testing sites in the U.S. where universities, companies, and government agencies can more easily test drone services and related technologies.

This article originally appeared on Fortune.com

 

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