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Obama signs bill "unlocking" cell phones

President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan bill into law Friday that aims to make it easier for consumers to change their cell phone service providers without paying for a new phone.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Mac Observer

Legal Mobile Phone Unlocking Bill to Be Signed into Law

Huzzah! It will once again be legal to unlock your mobile phone, including smartphones, in the U.S. The White House announced on Friday that President Obama would sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which was passed unanimously in a rare act of bipartisanship in both houses of Congress.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

Boing Boing

Cell phone unlocking bill signed into law by President Obama

New Yorkers use their smartphones in Manhattan. Soon, they will be able to unlock their smartphones legally, and choose whatever carrier they please.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, New York

Big News Network.com

5 Charged With Assault After Robbing 19-Year-Old Of Cell Phone In Brooklyn Park

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MD, Electronics, Anne Arundel County, MD

KMIZ

Woman causes fatal crash while using 2 cell phones

A judge called a woman - and other motorists who use mobile devices while driving - a "plague on society" as he sentenced her to six years in jail following a fatal crash she caused while using two mobile phones behind the wheel.

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Wall Street Journal

Samsung Earnings Slide

Samsung Electronics Co. said it plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the next six months in a bid to stem an earnings slide and protect the company's lead in mobile phones.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Cellphones

SILive.com

Behind the Wheel: Staten Islanders recall annoying, dangerous experiences involving cell phone use while driving

During a one-week traffic enforcement crackdown in May, NYPD officers issued summonses to 4,004 New York City motorists for using their cell phones while driving.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Electronics

Thu Jul 31, 2014

ComputerWorld

Vision-correcting display nixes your need for eyeglasses

What would it be like if you didn't need your eyeglasses to clearly see your laptop screen or a text message on your smartphone? Scientists at the University of California Berkeley are working on computer screens that would adjust their images to accommodate individual user's visual needs.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Computers, Cellphones, Electronics

InformationWeek

Re: Medical SMS: a data breach waiting to happen

We are still allowed to talk by landline, but the cell phone was deemed insecure by the HIPAA compliance officer.

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Related Topix: Electronics

WRIC-TV Richmond

Cell Phone Cramming Victims Aim to Collect $5 Million for Unauthorized Bill Charges

After a federal judge gave the go-ahead for a class action claim against an alleged cell phone "cramming" scheme, the plaintiffs said they hoped to return money to customers who had unauthorized text charges on their phone bills, alleging at least $5 million in damages.

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Related Topix: Electronics, El Cerrito, CA

Burnley Citizen

Facebook app launched in Zambia

Facebook has teamed up with mobile provider Airtel to give mobile phone owners in Zambia access to health, job and weather information Facebook's quest to bring internet access to the entire planet has seen the company launch a new app that will allow users in Africa to access key services without any data charges.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Cellphones, Electronics, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel

Eastern Daily Press

Jail for Peterborough woman who used two mobile phones moments before ...

A driver who caused a fatal collision on the A47 moments after texting and making calls from two phones has been jailed for six years.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England, Lincolnshire County, England, Cambridgeshire County, England, Electronics

Wall Street Journal

Smartphone Users in Tokyo Pay Less Than New York, London

New Yorkers are paying the highest monthly fees for smartphone use out of seven global cities while Tokyo ranks in the middle of the pack, according to a survey by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications .

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Android, NTT DoCoMo, Cellphones, Electronics

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Sprint CEO Weighs Price Cuts in Tussle to Win Back Customers

Sprint Corp. is considering cutting rates for customers, as the third-largest U.S. carrier gets pulled into the mobile-phone industry's escalating competition over prices.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Cellphones, Electronics, Business News

Government Executive

Congress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. But It Won't Do Much.

Legislation to allow people to "unlock" their cell phones won unanimous support on Capitol Hill and is about to become law.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, US News, DMCA News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat

PC World

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers' bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

Littlehampton Gazette

Agreement will boost mobile phone coverage

Following a landmark agreement between National Parks England and Mobile Operators Association, the South Downs will finally have high-quality connectivity.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, United Kingdom

WSOCTV

FTC files suits in war on mobile cramming

The Federal Trade Commission has waged a war on companies accused of "mobile cramming," and they've already begun winning some battles.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

Skift

Helsinki Airport Asks Flyers to Trade Privacy for Free Wi-Fi

Helsinki's airport will be the first in the world to track passengers to within feet.

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Related Topix: Finland Travel, Helsinki, Finland Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Electronics, Cellphones, Retail, Apparel, Nordstrom

South Yorkshire Times

Doncaster crime round-up, July 30 - Fridge freezer and power washer stolen from car boot sale

The following crimes were reported on July 29 and July 30. Anyone with information call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, Nottinghamshire County, England, Lincolnshire County, England, United Kingdom, Electronics,

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