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Congress Gives Final OK To Local Internet Tax BanCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
Twitter Makes Timeline Changes To Resemble FacebookTwitter will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline, followed by the real-time feed most people on Twitter are used to.
Google To Test Self-Driving Cars In Washington StateGoogle says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington. The Seattle suburb will become the third city, Austin is one of the others, to see the vehicles on its streets.
Big Freight Railroads Won't Meet Safety Technology DeadlineThree of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S., including one in North Texas, have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents.
Plano ISD Board Calls School Bond ElectionPlano ISD trustees agreed to include a bond proposal on Collin County’s May 7 ballot during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Google Could Focus Deployment Of Cars Without Steering Wheels To TexasCompanies that are developing self-driving cars of the future want government regulators to clear the road for public access to the technology, once it emerges from current prototype testing.
Paschal Student Is Semifinalist In Intel Science Talent SearchWyatt Reeves is one of only 11 students in Texas to receive such an honor and only 300 in the country.
Burleson ISD Opens Its First Ever Middle School Of ChoiceMiddle school students move full steam ahead at new STEAM Middle School campus.
California Sets Rules For Self-Driving Cars, Austin Still VyingCalifornia regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town.
FDA-Approved Technology Claims To Get Rid Of Your Reading GlassesLife after 40 changes, and it is particularly true for your eyes. Ask Skip Mahaffey, co-host at 99.5 The Wolf.
Congress Inks Pact On Permanent Internet Access Tax BanHouse and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on bipartisan legislation to make permanent a moratorium that prevents states from taxing access to the Internet.
Lone Star State Sends Big Texas Welcome For Google Self-Driving CarsWith Google's self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane.

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