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2 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Obama pledges to sign Sen. Leahy's cellphone unlocking bill

When consumers buy a cell phone or tablet, the cost is often subsidized in exchange for a two-year contract with a network carrier.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Chuck Grassley

6 hrs ago | PC World

French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicated an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint.


9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Cellphone bill levy dials up big dollars for Alberta's growing 911 call volume

Alberta's 21 emergency call centres can start dialing up faster and more efficient service thanks to about $2 million collected so far from a levy on cellphone bills in the province.


9 hrs ago | 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.


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

11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Computers, Cell Phones, Electronics

15 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.


Related Topix: Computers, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Keyboards, Mice

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.


Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Cell Phones, 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.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, 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.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, 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.


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

News Journal

Are phone companies 'cramming' charges onto your bill?Are phone...

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission filed a suit against T-Mobile USA Inc., one of the country's largest wireless carriers, alleging the company collected millions of dollars from customers in the form of unauthorized charges for premium text subscriptions.


Related Topix: T-Mobile


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.


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


Key making apps provide convenience, but also risks

"On a slow day, twenty," clerk Alicia Ellis told KTVU. "On a busy day, in the hundreds easily.


More than a million consumers were crammed with text message services charges

The FTC is taking T-Mobile to court. Their claim? T-Mobile is allowing shady text messaging services to sneak onto their users' bill, and making "hundreds of millions of dollars" by not doing enough to stop it.


Related Topix: T-Mobile, Cell Phones, Electronics, Interplay, MDK, Video Games

Tue Jul 29, 2014


What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You

A bill that will make it legal to unlock your cellphone is headed for U.S. President Barack Obama's desk.


Related Topix: DMCA News, Emerging Technology, Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, iPhone

The News-Star

Use of social media erodes communication skills in workplace

Amber Atkins is quickly climbing the stairs of success at CenturyLink where she immediately landed a job fresh after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, CenturyTel, University of Louisiana at Monroe

The Jackson Sun

Turkish official: Women shouldn't laugh in public

Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after their country's deputy prime minister said in a speech attacking "moral corruption" that women should not laugh in public.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Teen's phone catches fire under pillow

A TEENAGER'S phone has caught on fire underneath her pillow while she was asleep, melting the phone and burning her bed.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Mosquito Spraying On Fire Island July 29

July 28, 2014 - Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes .


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


Family hopes to get missing cellphone with priceless pictures back

We have an urgent plea from a metro family searching for a cellphone that carried the memories of a little girl who just passed away.


Related Topix: The Call, Pop/Rock