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The FCC voted 3-2 to prevent telecom companies from prioritizing web traffic to content providers who are willing to pay for faster speeds. Long story short, that person you know with opinions about “net neutrality” is probably pretty giddy right now. [Ars Technica]
A test track for the Hyperloop — a high-speed train that’s the brainchild of billionaire industrialist and potential creator of Ultron Elon Musk — is planned for Quay Valley in California. [Wired]
The Huffington Post is out with an in-depth look at what really went on behind the scenes at “Pimp My Ride,” the hit MTV show from the 2000s. As it turns out, life wasn’t awesome for guests on the show. For instance, while it may have seemed like the eponymous rides were in the shop for a weekend at most, some cars were worked on for 6 to 7 months. [Huffington Post]
The breakfast battlefield — which apparently is a thing — is in flux. Sales of eggs were up 7 percent last year, which hurt cereal sales. Kellogg spends more than $1 billion on advertising, but 19 of its top 25 cereals saw drops in sales last year. Carbs are bad, folks. [Bloomberg Business]
Percentage of people who, in a survey conducted for the 92nd Street Y, said they, themselves, might be a genius. Dubious. [Fast Company]
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The future has arrived: Seattle just got its first cannabis vending machine, joining Arizona, California and Colorado, which have similar devices. [Good Magazine]
Almost 40 percent of the men’s underwear market is boxer briefs, a class of shorts that has eclipsed both boxers and briefs. [Bloomberg Business]
According to a new study out of Australia, 67 percent of smokers will die from a smoking-derived illness. [Washington Post]
A labor dispute between 14,000 longshoremen and shipping companies ended recently, following months of slowdowns at west coast ports. About 90 percent of consumer goods in the U.S. were at one point transported on a container ship. [The Atlantic]
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