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After Senate victory, House announces plans to force its own vote on net neutrality

Hot on the heels of a surprising 52-47 Senate disapproval of the FCC’s new, weaker net neutrality rules, the House of Representatives will soon attempt to force a similar vote under the Congressional Review Act. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced in a statement and at a press conference following the Senate vote that he will begin the process first thing tomorrow morning. “I have introduced a companion CRA in the house,” Rep. Doyle said, “but I’m also going to begin a discharge petition which we will have open for signature tomorrow morning. And I urge every member who’s uproots a free and open internet to join me and sign this petition so we can bring this legislation to the floor.” The CRA requires Senate and House to submit the resolution itself, in the former’s case Joint Resolution 52 , after which a certain number of people to sign off on what’s called a discharge petition, actually forces a vote. Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality In the Senate this number is only 30, which makes it a useful tool for the minority party, which can easily gather that many votes if it’s an important issue (a full majority is still required to pass the resolution). But in the House a majority is required, 218 at present. That’s a more difficult ask, since Democrats only hold 193 seats there. They’d need two dozen Republicans to switch sides, and while it’s clear from the defection of three Senators from the party line that such bipartisan support is possible, it’s far from a done deal. Today’s success may help move the needle, though. Should the required votes be gathered, which could happen tomorrow, or take much longer, the vote will then be scheduled, though a Congressional aide I talked to was unsure how quickly it would follow. It only took a week in the Senate to go from petition to floor vote, but that period could be longer in the House depending on how the schedule works out.

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Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC’s recent order replacing 2015’s net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country. Although the disapproval will almost certainly not lead to the new rules being undone, it is a powerful statement of solidarity with a constituency activated against this deeply unpopular order. To be clear, the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” is still set to take effect in June. BREAKING: The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality ! We won. To all of those who kept fighting and didn’t get discouraged: you did this. You raised your voices and we heard you. Thank you. Now the fight continues. On to the House! — Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) May 16, 2018 Senate Joint Resolution 52 officially disapproves the rule under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to undo recently created rules by federal agencies. It will have to pass in the House as well and then be signed by the president for the old rules to be restored (that or a two-thirds majority, which is equally unlikely).

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Resident Evil 7 Xbox One X Patch Released – Ubergizmo

Resident Evil 7 Xbox One X Patch Released Ubergizmo Subscribe to Ubergizmo on Youtube. Capcom had promised several months ago that it would release a patch for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard which would enable the title to take full advantage of the Xbox One X's performance gains. The promised patch has now ... and more »

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Dell’s 8K monitor is available for $5,000

Dell introduced its 31.5-inch 8K monitor at CES, which the company claims is the world's first consumer screen to meet such a ridiculous resolution. While it took a backseat to the artist-aimed Canvas at the tech show, the Ultrasharp 32 is finally av...

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iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus: A tale of scale (Jason Snell/Six Colors)

I’ve been using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for the last week, since Apple’s big event on Sept. 9. You can read my full review on Macworld —it’s my final byline there. You can also listen to episode 1 of my new podcast, Upgrade , in which I discuss the new iPhones and my review with my co-host, Myke Hurley. The most interesting thing about both of these phones is their size, of course. They’re both bigger than any previous iPhone. It’s going to be fascinating to see what happens when these devices get in everyone’s hands. Not only are those hands of various sizes, but everyone has their own personal style for using their iPhone—and some styles will probably need to be adapted more than others. Reachability: Tapping the void The new Reachability feature is a clever way to ease some of the pain of using a large phone: If you tap twice on the iPhone’s home button (and it’s a tap, not a press—after all, the Touch ID sensor knows when there’s a finger present), everything on the display slides downward until the bottom half of the screen is gone and the top half is in the lower half of the display. (Above this is a dark void, rather than a translucent version of your home-screen backdrop.) The idea is that since you can’t reach the top reaches of the screen when you’re trying to hold the phone in one hand while operating it, the elements from the top half of the screen need to be brought down to you.

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Hands-on: New Alienware 13 is Alienware’s thinnest gaming laptop yet (Hayden Dingman/PC World)

Not to be outdone by ultra-thin gaming laptops like the Razer Blade and Origin's EVO 15-S, Alienware announced the Alienware 13 on Friday. And, well, Alienware's still being outdone by Razer and Origin when it comes to ultra-thin laptops, but at least the race is a little closer. Last year's low-end Alienware laptop, the Alienware 14, was a chunky 1.6-inch thick, 6 lb. behemoth, reminiscent of the way gaming laptops used to be—you know, more of a "portable" desktop machine than an actual laptop. I got a bit of hands-on time with the Alienware 13 this week and it's quite a difference—merely an inch thick and 4.5 pounds. That's still not quite as thin as the 0.7" Razer Blade, but it's a massive improvement compared to last year. Even the old 11-inch Alienware M11x R3 wasn't this svelte. The Alienware 13 (top) versus last year's 14. It may not look like much of a change in this picture, but trust me—that half an inch of thickness makes a big difference. Specs-wise, the Alienware 13 features an Intel Core processor (if it's like last year, expect to choose between i5 and i7 models) and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics card (which, again, is the same performance tier as last year).

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