Two Major ISPs Are Suffering Outages, Making the Internet Really Slow Right Now

Two Major ISPs Are Suffering Outages, Making the Internet Really Slow Right Now Published on December 18, 2017 at 11:00PM Freshly Exhumed writes: Two major backbone internet service providers — Level 3 and Cogent — appear to be suffering from massive outages and downgraded service, according to ISP monitoring service Downdetector. Users in San Francisco, …

Commentary: 3 Reasons Bitcoin Is Worth So Much Right Now

As investors near the Bitcoin iceberg, the first thing they see is payments—after all, it's a cryptocurrency, right? … Even if you could, very few investors would pay for their coffee with Apple (AAPL) stock because that's simply not the reason they bought Apple stock in the first place—same with Bitcoin. social experiment by Livio …

‘There Will Be a [Senate] Vote’ To Reinstate Net Neutrality, Schumer Says

‘There Will Be a [Senate] Vote’ To Reinstate Net Neutrality, Schumer Says Published on December 18, 2017 at 09:45PM An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will force a vote on a bill that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Legislation …

Amazon’s Echo Spot Is a Good-as-Hell Alarm Clock

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The smartphone made the standalone alarm clock worthless. Sure you probably know some alarm clock holdouts (a parent or grandmother perhaps), but you probably just use your phone, which is already resting on the nightstand and has a decent enough alarm. The $130 Amazon Echo Spot, a new, tiny, Alexa device …

NASA engineers stare at the sun to see shockwaves from supersonic flight

Before the eclipse this summer, NASA warned us over and over again not to stare directly at the sun — but now they’re doing just that. Its researchers have reinvented a photography technique more than a century old, using the sun itself as a backdrop in order to capture the shockwave produced by a new …

SFGATE: The Latest: 2 critical, 11 seriously injured in derailment

The Latest: 2 critical, 11 seriously injured in derailment Published on December 18, 2017 at 10:01PM by DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Hospital officials say at least two people are in critical condition and 11 others are seriously injured after a …

‘There Will Be a [Senate] Vote’ To Reinstate Net Neutrality, Schumer Says

‘There Will Be a [Senate] Vote’ To Reinstate Net Neutrality, Schumer Says Published on December 18, 2017 at 09:45PM An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will force a vote on a bill that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Legislation …