In less than a year, AT&T went from swallowing up T-Mobile USA for for $39 billion to owing T-Mobile’s German parent company $3 billion in cash and another billion in spectrum because that deal slammed into the regulatory roadblock at the FCC and the Justice Dept . Speaking for the third year in a row at the Consumer Electronics Show, FCC chair Julius Genachowski defended his agency’s actions against the deal. “It was a reminder of the benefits and power of competition,” Genachowski told host and President of the Consumer Electronics Association Gary Shapiro

Energy efficient 15-watt T8 LED replacement tubes are now available from Orbit/UMI to retrofit existing T8 fluorescent fixtures.  The T8 LEDs feature a T8 bi-pin prong and are UL-approved.