AT&T/Verizon lobby asks FCC to help raise prices on smaller ISPs – Ars Technica

“This is an attempt by large incumbent providers to improperly use their market position in an anti-competitive way, especially in light of their proposal for a mere 18-month period for competitive carriers to transition away from these crucial facilities,” Windstream General Counsel Kristi Moody said in a statement to Ars. “To be clear, if this petition is granted, less competition will result, and schools, hospitals, libraries, nonprofit organizations and small and medium-sized businesses will see their rates go up.”

Source: AT&T/Verizon lobby asks FCC to help raise prices on smaller ISPs – Ars Technica

Two planes make emergency landings at Yeager Airport

Airport officials say Southwest Airlines Flight 5811 diverted to Charleston while travelling from Pittsburgh to Atlanta. The plane experienced unknown mechanical problems. The 127 passengers and five crew waited at the Charleston terminal as the company sent a back up plane from Baltimore.While those folks were waiting, a flight bound from St. Louis to Dulles Airport in Washington D.C. experienced an in-flight medical emergency and also had to land at Yeager. A passenger on board was suffering an apparent heart attack.

Source: Two planes make emergency landings at Yeager Airport

Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

Will you have to have an ID to sit in an autonomous vehicle?

Digital driver’s licenses are coming to the United States, harnessing biometrics like facial recognition, fingerprints, and iris scanning for security. Iowa in 2019 plans to begin doling out the licenses state-wide, and Delaware, Virginia, Wyoming, and several other states have conducted small pilot studies of the technology.Photo: IdemiaRob Mikell

Source: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

A sour smell of panic in the White House as the law closes in – The Washington Post

Giuliani said of the $130,000 payment that Trump “didn’t know about the specifics of it, as far as I know. But he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this, like I take care of things like this with my clients. I don’t burden them with every single thing that comes along. These are busy people.’’

Source: A sour smell of panic in the White House as the law closes in – The Washington Post

Build a Raspberry Pi Home Automation Hub using Mozilla’s Things Gateway | Raspberry Pi HQ

This blog post will walk you through how to build your very own Raspberry Pi home automation gateway using the Mozilla Things Gateway software. For this project we will be using the a Raspberry Pi 3, but you can also use a Raspberry Pi Zero W should you want to.

Source: Build a Raspberry Pi Home Automation Hub using Mozilla’s Things Gateway | Raspberry Pi HQ