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2 hrs ago | Malvern Gazette

Hoax 999 calls do not charge phones, police warn

BLACKBERRY users fooled by a bogus claim that calling 999 and hanging up will charge their phones could be putting people's lives in danger.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones

7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

China's Xiaomi targets India in push for 100m phones

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi using his mobile phone. Chinese company Xiaomi is targeting India to boost its smartphone sales.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Flipkart, CPU, Science / Technology, World News, India, Internet

11 hrs ago | SFGate

Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit

LG Display Co. says its earnings for the April-June quarter more than doubled thanks to improved demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.

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Related Topix: LG Display Co, Electronics, LG Electronics

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Deadline

Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Jeff Blake Exiting Studio After 22 Years

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Blake , who has served as vice chairman of Sony Pictures and chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures since 2005, is leaving the studio that he has been a part of for the past 22 years.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Sony, Electronics

USA Today

Microsoft profit stung by Nokia

Microsoft topped Wall Street estimates with a 17% jump in revenue but its profits took a 7% tumble, a casualty of Nokia's struggling cell phone business.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computers

Hindustan Times

Before murder accused spoke to Badaun girl

The Central Bureau of Investigation that is probing the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Badaun has found that one of the victims had "telephonic contact" with one of the accused hours before she and her cousin were found hanging from a tree last May. A CBI source associated with the case told HT that call records showed that the ... (more)

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Bangkok Post

Drone caught smuggling phones into jail

A drone equipped with a video camera and two mobile phones were intercepted by guards at Khao Bin prison, widely known to have the best security protection system of all prisons in Thailand.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones

The Fresno Bee

John Timpane: Moon landing 45 years ago brought us together

It was, after all, only a boot-crunching dust. You wouldn't think the sight would affect so many or change so much.

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Related Topix: TV, Oswald, Entertainment, Television

Scotsman.com

UK shoppers paying more for TVs and computers

UK shoppers are paying significantly more for technology products such as televisions and computers than people in the US, a consumer watchdog has found.

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Related Topix: TV, Computers, Headphones, Laptops/Notebooks

Moray Firth Radio

Gadgets 'Cost Hundreds Of Pounds More In UK'

Which? compared the prices - excluding tax - of 13 products ranging from televisions to computer applications, and found Britons were getting a "raw deal".

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Related Topix: TV, Computers

This is The West Country

Conversations should be private

MOBILE phone owners and users on Exmoor are set to benefit after improved mobile coverage was announced for England's National Parks.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Repairmen see increase in TV repairs after storms

DO THESE DEVICES GIVE US A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY? MANY OF US DO USE SURGE PROTECTORS.

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LongIsland.com

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for July 22 on Fire Island

July 21, 2014 - Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Fire Island, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Cell Phones, Cellphones

Inside Bay Area

'The Simpsons' epic marathon coming: 552 episodes in 12 days

The Simpsons travel to Brazil after Homer is recruited as a World Cup referee in the 'You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee' episode of 'The Simpsons.'

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, TV, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

B104.7

Baby Born in the Car! Imagine if you could Text your Doctor 24/7

Looks like the new parents did OK but maybe they could have used the info below.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones

San Jose Mercury News

Sound Advice: a Q&a grab bag

Q I read your article about DVR recording with great interest. I can record shows on the cable company's DVR, but if something happens to the unit, anything recorded is lost and storage is limited.

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Related Topix: Digital Video Recorders, Business News

Columbia Daily Herald

Police/Fire Reports: July 21, 2014

Theft over $500 was reported in the 1600 block of Gravel Hill Road. A Panasonic 50-inch television and a Stihl Chainsaw were reported missing with a combined value of $950.

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Related Topix: Williamsport, TN, Cell Phones, Culleoka, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 20, 2014

CNet News

Microsoft Layoffs Painful Requirement to Restore Efficiency

NEWS ANALYSIS: By reducing its head count by more than 10 percent, Microsoft will be able to focus on its most promising businesses in its effort to return to robust growth.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Cell Phones, Marketing

Lake Forester

Help Squad: A little phone time can cut monthly bills

No one enjoys sitting on hold while trying to reach a customer service representative at a large company.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Lake Forest, IL

Engadget

Gadget Rewind 2005: Samsung Yepp Yp-W3

In 1999, Samsung launched the YEPP series aiming to deliver some of the smallest MP3 players on the market.

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Related Topix: Music Players, MP3 Players, Gadgets

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