The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Tech

The Politics of Tech

Jack Andraka, 15, invents cancer test that is 168x faster, 26000x less expensive, and 400x more sensitive than the current standard. 3¢ and 5 minutes [BBC]

Joel Tenenbaum has been sentenced in federal court to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading 31 songs. That is $22,000 per song he is on the hook for. [Gizmodo]

“Is a $675,000 fine for sharing 31 pirated songs too much?” [ExtremeTech]

Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support 3D Printing [White House]

Google’s Fiber network is so exciting! [CNN]


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