The President officially intends to propose Geoffrey Starks to fill the FCC Commissioner role left open by Mignon Clyburn’s departure. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai confirmed the news, rumored over the past few weeks, in a statement. “I congratulate Geoffrey Starks on his forthcoming nomination to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission,” said […]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: American victims of mysterious attacks in Cuba have abnormalities in their brains’ white matter, according to new medical testing reported by the Associated Press. But, so far, it’s unclear how or if the white-matter anomalies seen in the victims relate to their symptoms. White matter is […]
A lot can happen in 24 hours — just ask Jack Bauer. If you haven’t submitted your application to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin yet, it’s time to channel your inner-hero and complete the mission. The deadline is a mere 24 hours away. Read More
Enlarge / Craters and mounds on the floor of the Barents Sea. (credit: K. Andreassen/CAGE) It’s not that hard to understand the changes that have controlled the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during past climate changes. But methane (a potent greenhouse gas itself) does some mysterious things. A lot of it is secreted away […]
RadioShack, an almost 100-year-old American chain of wireless and electronics stores, had a hell of ride at retail. The cradle of building your own electronics at home, and an early participant in the PC revolution, is finally facing the end after a long, slow death at the hands of consumer disinterest, a dysfunctional marriage with […]
A newly fixed flaw in Microsoft’s malware protection could have been bad news for a whole lot of PCs. The post A Vicious Microsoft Bug Left a Billion PCs Exposed appeared first on WIRED.
Ed Baker, Uber’s VP of product and growth, has resigned from Uber, Recode first reported. Uber declined to comment on the story but TechCrunch has confirmed that Baker has left the company, and that Daniel Graf, Uber’s head of marketplace, will be the interim head of product and marketplace. “I have always wanted to apply […]
Over the weekend, the Chilean government ended a state of emergency enacted last month in response to the worst wildfire season in the nation’s history. The fires, which now appear to be dying down, have torched more than 900,000 acres—roughly four times the area of New York City—since January 15th. Read more…
If the newly formed Justice Democrats succeed, it will be with the might of YouTube behind them. The post Social Media-Powered Berniecrats Try to Move the Party Left appeared first on WIRED.