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Daily Dose - US Net Neutrality Suffers Setback

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Daily Dose - US Net Neutrality Suffers Setback

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A US federal appeals court ruled in favor of Comcast this week in the ISP's net neutrality battle with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) which has been going on since 2007.  In an attempt to stop Comcast from blocking p2p file-sharing sites, the FCC enforced their net neutrality tenet, which said that ISPs are obligated to serve up any type of content from various sources using various delivery methods without discrimination.  The court's decision, however, says that the FCC does not have the power to enforce net neutrality.  Although the legality of net neutrality was not under review, this decision could limit the FCC's attempts to convert itself into an internet regulatory agency and enact other plans such as the national broadband network, and broadband speed standards.

iPad Has WiFi Issues
Apple has confirmed that the iPad is having WiFi issues and they have provided suggestions to fix the problem.  No one knows for sure what the problem is, but it could be a problem with Apple's software since other Apple devices were working in situations where the iPad was not.  Apple suggests setting up different SSID's for each band's network using the same security type.  Routers that support both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands may have a connectivity problem.

Flash 10.1 Reaches RC 1

It's still a few months until Flash 10.1 final ships, but the news this week is the upgrade from beta status to release candidate status.  The new release includes many bug fixes, but there aren't any major changes The RC features improved stability and performance.  It also fixes some problems with several graphics cards.  

HP Tries to Grab Consumers' Attention With Slate
Some HP Slate specs have been conveniently leaked to Engadget this week.  The Windows 7-based Slate tablet costs $549 at its base configuration, which has a 8.9 inch display, a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, and UMA graphics card according to Engadget.  There's also 32GB of flash storage, 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM, a VGA webcam, and SDHC, USB, and SIM card slots.

Exploring Google Guava
Take a tour through Googles Java library add-on components.  Guava subsumes the Google Collections library and adds additional packages covering general-purpose utilities, input/output, primitives, and concurrency.  A big thanks to keyofdminor for posting this.

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