Set-top boxes and how a Cable Industry’s lobbying strategy backfired this week

Cable providers wanted to ease set-top box rules, but now the FCC is pushing a plan to open the market to new competition. The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion un­veiled a plan Wed­nes­day that aims to break the cable in­dustry’s strangle­hold on the mar­ket for set-top boxes, po­ten­tially pav­ing the way for a new gen­er­a­tion of devices…

Apple buys a company that can read your emotions

Apple wants to know how you’re feeling. It has acquired an artificial intelligence company that uses facial recognition to read a person’s emotions. Emotient, Inc.’s technology analyzes facial expressions to measure emotions like joy, surprise, fear, anger, disgust and contempt. Apple wouldn’t directly confirm the purchase, but emailed a statement that read, “Apple buys smaller…