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31 min ago | Newsday

Boy runs up A 7,000 phone game bill

The mother of a 12-year-old boy is facing a A 7,000 bill after he inadvertently spent the money playing a popular online game on his phone.

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4 hrs ago | Switched

The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

Whether we realize it or not, our phones contain large amounts of private information -- everything from frequent flyer numbers to bank account passwords -- that could be damaging if it fell into the wrong hands.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Electronics, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

TechCrunch

Prepare For The Smartwatch Assault

Consumer electronic companies are giddy. They can't help themselves. They have a new thing.

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CBS Local

HIV-Positive Man In San Diego Accused Of Intentionally Infecting Dozens Of Other Men

An HIV-positive man in San Diego is facing charges of intentionally infecting at least two dozen other men with the virus that causes AIDS.

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Renton Reporter

New RedAlert system will send disaster info to cell phones

Renton residents can now get up-to-the-minute disaster information about the city and their neighborhood on their cell phone as part of the city's "Ready in Renton" campaign.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Renton, WA, Electronics, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Reuters

UPDATE 4-Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Vivendi SA, Telefonica SA, South America, World News, Brazil, Telecom Italia SPA, Cellphones, Electronics

Salisbury Journal

Stronger phone signal for users

UP mobile phone users in Verwood and Three Legged Cross are being offered a potential boost to their signal.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Electronics, Cellphones,

BroadwayWorld.com

No Cell Phone Day Children's Book Wins 2 Awards for Excellence

Jazz trombonist, music producer and educator Delfeayo Marsalis' new book, " No Cell Phone Day ," earned the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award for the best picture book for ages 4 to 8, and is the grand-prize winner of the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Jazz, New Orleans

Time

How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie

A group of people takes a picture of themselves from the Victoria Peak Lookout with the Hong Kong skyline as a backdrop on May 25, 2014, in Hong Kong.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Photography

Wed Aug 27, 2014

ZDNet

Half a million sales expected for Firefox OS phones in India: Intex

Indian mobile phone maker Intex has teamed up with California-based Mozilla - the non-profit organisation behind the Firefox open-source web browser - to create a cheaper alternative to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Mozilla

Ely Standard

Calls to tackle poor mobile phone coverage in East Cambridgeshire's rural areas

People living in large parts of East Cambridgeshire are still getting a raw deal when it comes to mobile phone coverage - according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Electronics, United Kingdom, Cellphones, Cambridgeshire County, England

ABC News

Inmates suspected of breaking out of Darwin's Berrimah Prison, returning drunk, may avoid charges

A group of prisoners suspected of breaking out of Darwin's Berrimah Prison, before getting drunk and scaling a fence to return, may avoid charges on a technicality.

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Big News Network.com

3 Charged With Attempted Murder In Windsor Mill Cell Phone Robbery

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: Windsor Mill, MD, Electronics

Switched

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a bill that requires all smartphones sold in California to come with mandatory "kill switches."

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Electronics, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Violent Crime

Wall Street Journal

Uber Faces Storm Over Controversial Recruitment Tactics

Uber is coming under fire after admitting to a controversial internal program it developed to poach drivers from car-sharing rival Lyft.

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The Jersey Journal

Christie bridge scandal panel subpoenas texts between Christie and aide

TRENTON - The legislative committee investigating the politically motivated closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge has enlisted a cell phone carrier's help in retrieving deleted text messages between Gov. Chris Christie and an aide.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Chris Christie, US Governors, Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Daily Herald

Apple, Samsung face $3.9 Bbllion wall to splling phones in China

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S, left, and Apple's iPhone 4 at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, South Korea, World News, Cellphones, Electronics, Wireless, Telecom, China Mobile, China Telecom Corporation

Wired

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California's New Phone Kill-Switch Law

Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you'll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new "kill switch" feature being mandated by California law - but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns among civil liberties ... (more)

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Related Topix: Electronics, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Motorbiker.org

What Motorcyclists Had To Do Before The Mobile Phone

Remember the days before we had mobile phones? Nowadays if you want to make a phone call while riding your motorcycle, you stop, grab your mobile phone and make the call now matter where you are.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Asbury Park Press

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Someone stole copper ground bars last week from an AT&T cell phone tower building and the tower itself, police said.

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