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36 min ago | Reuters
British mobile phone retailer Phones 4u [PHONE.UL] is seeking administrators, putting 5,596 jobs in jeopardy, after the country's biggest mobile operator EE joined Vodafone in not renewing its network agreement. The contract with EE, which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to Phones 4u's future after it lost Vodafone's contract earlier this month, leaving the company with EE as its only partner.
4 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The $4.7 billion company is exploring options for splitting in two, including selling or spinning off its electronics business, people familiar with the matter said last week. For potential buyers interested in Visteon, a breakup may be preferable because it would let them bid directly on the faster- growing electronics division without having to take on its climate-control venture, said UBS AG.
5 hrs ago | South China Morning Post
A dedicated pedestrian lane for people on their mobile phones has been opened in Chongqing, offering a path for those too engrossed in texting or gaming to watch where they're going. The property manager responsible said the walkway is intended to be ironic - to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.
6 hrs ago | DesignLines
Governments around the world must agree to release spectrum in harmonized millimeter wave bands for 5G cellular services, according to a leading researcher in the field. The US has taken some, but not enough, steps in this direction, said Theodore Rappaport, director of NYU Wireless here.
9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
This Sept. 9, 2014 file photo shows the iPhone 6, at left, and iPhone 6 plus during a new product release in Cupertino, Calif.
10 hrs ago | Darien News-Review
According to BCC Research, in 2012 alone consumers around the world purchased 238.5 million televisions, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobile phones. Most of us discard such items within three years of purchase.
15 hrs ago | Ananova
Samsung has demanded an investigation after it accused senior executives at LG Electronics of deliberately "destroying" high-end washing machines at stores in Germany. The company claims its rival vandalised machines in Berlin, with one of the alleged incidents taking place before the massive IFA consumer electronics show earlier this month.
15 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom
The Dolby Vision value proposition is to deliver a dramatically different visual experience to TV displays, enabling content creators and television manufacturers to deliver greater brightness while also providing much deeper, more nuanced darks, and a fuller palette of colors. Dolby Laboratories reports that Dolby Vision can deliver signals that offer 40 times brighter highlights than today's TVs, along with up to 1,000 times greater contrast.
18 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times
A father-of-two has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after police uncovered his drug dealing operation. Brian Waugh, aged 24, of Staveley Street, Edlington, was snared by officers who stopped him in the street and discovered he had 18 bags of cocaine.
The Asahi Shimbun , under fire for erroneous reports on Japan's wartime military brothels and the testimony of the late chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed yesterday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo. In a statement yesterday, the newspaper said it produced a story in June 2012 that appeared to be an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, though the paper actually compiled remarks he had posted on Nintendo's website.
UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's biggest mobile operator EE - which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to the business for Phones 4u after it lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group Plc earlier this month.
27, after the Shabbat following the festival has concluded. than at the park over those three days, according to the chairman of the Association of Synagogues in Israel, Eliezer Sheffer.
Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized crime. Officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates across the country through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, according to the latest numbers from the Correctional Service of Canada.
The original computer cost over $1 million, flat-screen televisions were once priced in the $20,000+ range, and then the first hand-held cellphone that was the size of a brick could be had for the gargantuan sum of $3,995. Based on the prices of all three, it's apparent that there was once a costly 'shortage' of useable computers, high resolution televisions, and workable cellphones.
Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.
The highly anticipated mobile phone game " Spider-Man Unlimited" was released yesterday for Android, Apple and Windows phones. Game developer Gameloft has produced mobile Spider-Man games based off the film franchise starring Andrew Garfield in recent years, but this is the first original game featuring various Spider-Men from the comics.
The Pikmin animated movie - a compilation of three shorts produced by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto - will premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival at the end of October. "Pikmin Short Movies" comprises three shorts films: "The Night Juicer," in which Captain Olimar makes his favorite beverage; "Treasures in a Bottle," in which Pikmin discover a strange treasure and "Occupational Hazards," which is an adventure at a construction site.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:32 pm
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