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Senate calls for national Internet of Things strategy

March 24, 2015 8:37 pm

Embracing the Internet of Things, the Senate unanimously passed  a resolution Tuesday evening calling for the United States to develop a national strategy that taps into the full potential of connected technologies. The resolution was introduced by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), [...]

Senate hearing presses FAA to let drones fly

March 24, 2015 6:27 pm

Amazon finally got approval from the FAA last week to test its drone delivery system outdoors. Trouble was, the process took so long that by the time the FAA gave the e-commerce giant the okay, Amazon had moved on to an improved unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Amazon was exhibit number one Tuesday [...]

FTC beefs up tech expertise with new research office

March 23, 2015 11:08 am

The Federal Trade Commission is embracing its nickname as the Federal Technology Commission, opening up a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation. FTC’s chief technologist Ashkan Soltani, who joined the FTC last fall, described the creation of the new office in a blog post Monday. [...]

House goes hands on with the Internet of Things

March 23, 2015 5:56 am

As consumers, cities and businesses speed towards a Jetsons future, lawmakers are trying to keep up, holding the second of two hearings this year on the Internet of Things. Personal devices like watches, home automation tools like thermostats, and infrastructure systems like networked road sensors [...]

Dish gets more flak for spectrum strategy

March 16, 2015 3:00 pm

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai isn’t letting go of his opposition to the way Dish gained access to a large swath of wireless spectrum from last month’s AWS auction. And he’s again calling on his fellow commissioners to pull the plug on the existing terms of the sale. Pai’s statement comes as [...]
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