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It seems that with every passing administration, the issue of Net Neutrality pops back up.

Elon Musk's Mars dream hinges on a giant new rocket

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Last night, Elon Musk dumped more futuristic space tech ideas at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) than we've had possibly over the past decade. That includes a new spaceship, Mars and Moon missions, and even using rockets for high-speed trips here on Earth. "The future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we're a space-faring civilization and multiplanetary species than if we're not," the SpaceX boss led off by saying. "You want to wake up in the morning and think, 'The future's gonna be great.'"

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Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second, the equivalent of streaming 71 million HD videos at the same time, and 16 million times faster than an average home internet connection, Microsoft claims. The cable will be operational by early 2018.

Change Your Passwords. Now.

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A massive memory leak from web services and security company Cloudflare may have exposed user data for thousands of sites using the service. In other words: it’s time to change your passwords.

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Is your Windows server getting hacked? Do you need to block ip addresses in Windows? Dealing with a brute force attack? Don’t want to spend your life savings on SysPeace or other overly priced security software? Then IPBan is for you.

Some ideas you hear about in the tech world are so “now” that it’s like they were birthed by popular culture itself. Others make you feel like you’re living in the future. Guess which category the world’s first smart sensor and drone-based home security system falls under.

It’s never good news when two tech giants are mad at each other, but that’s the case right now with Google and Microsoft. Google says it gave Microsoft and Adobe a heads up about an active zero-day exploit in Windows ten days ago, and says Redmond essentially did nothing. So Google went ahead and made the vulnerability public on Monday, and of course, Microsoft was none too happy about that.

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Out with the old, and in with the new. Microsoft yesterday stopped providing Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licenses to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including its PC partners and systems builders. This means that, as of today, the only way you can buy a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is if you can still find one in stock.

Today our favorite smart TV system will begin sending out its latest free software update to every Roku TV model, even the first generation sets from 2014. It brings two major new features, one that will appeal to cord cutters who use an antenna and another to those who occasionally want to listen via headphones.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was expected by many to release a completely new handset, dubbed Surface Phone, this month in New York City. But the Surface Phone did not attend the October event, where the software titan introduced its first ever desktop computer, Surface Studio. The new Windows 10 Mobile-powered phone may replace iPhone as smartphone superstar.