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Terra's stablecoin flop raises questions about regulatory role

The spectacular plunge and trading halts of the algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD are touching off a debate among lawmakers over whether, and how much, the government should get involved.

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Looking for free broadband in Southern California? Here's how to find it

Lower-income Americans now have more options for free high-speed internet access, including at least eight providers that serve Southern California, the White House announced Monday.

Consumer & Gadgets

Final refrain for iPod as Apple stops production

Apple on Tuesday put out word it is no longer making iPods, the trend-setting MP3 players that transformed how people get music and gave rise to the iPhone.

Consumer & Gadgets

Portable fluorescent probe identifies bad cooking oil

How clean are the cooking oils we use in our homes? What about the cooking oils used at restaurants? Recently, a team of researchers has developed a straightforward and highly sensitive technology that detects bad cooking ...

Consumer & Gadgets

The promise and challenge of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces

The world is more connected than ever before, with reliable and consistent wireless communications transmitting to and from individual users—but the technology is evolving to something even better, according to an international ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Advertising source may drive experience for some Siri users

Advertisements on a voice assistant like Alexa or Siri may be more effective if the assistant is viewed as the medium for the ad, not the source. However, user motives play a role in how these persuasive messages are received, ...