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Consumers Finally Rid of Wireless ‘Bill Shock’

Consumers Finally Rid of Wireless ‘Bill Shock’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The FCC does not want to be responsible for Americans having heart attacks over their, often exorbitant, wireless phone bills.And that is why in October 2011 — not long before an unfortunate U.S. airman stationed in…

Harvard Researchers Use Cell Phones for Tracking Malaria

Harvard Researchers Use Cell Phones for Tracking Malaria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — There’s a new weapon in the war against malaria — the cell phone.Harvard researchers found they could track the spread of malaria in Kenya using phone calls and text messages from 15 million mobile phones.&ldquo…

Hostage Prison Guard Saved by Inmates’ Contraband Cell Phones

Hostage Prison Guard Saved by Inmates’ Contraband Cell Phones

Kevin Horan/Stone(BISHOPVILLE, S.C.) — A South Carolina prison guard was released late Thursday night following a tense five-hour standoff, after inmates using contraband cell phones tipped off authorities that the injured officer was being held hosta…

Hostage Prison Guard Saved by Inmates’ Contraband Cell Phones

Hostage Prison Guard Saved by Inmates’ Contraband Cell Phones

Kevin Horan/Stone(BISHOPVILLE, S.C.) — A South Carolina prison guard was released late Thursday night following a tense five-hour standoff, after inmates using contraband cell phones tipped off authorities that the injured officer was being held hosta…

Hostage Prison Guard Saved by Inmates’ Contraband Cell Phones

Hostage Prison Guard Saved by Inmates’ Contraband Cell Phones

Kevin Horan/Stone(BISHOPVILLE, S.C.) — A South Carolina prison guard was released late Thursday night following a tense five-hour standoff, after inmates using contraband cell phones tipped off authorities that the injured officer was being held hosta…

Fmr. President Clinton Drops One-Liners on Tea Party, Cell Phones

Fmr. President Clinton Drops One-Liners on Tea Party, Cell Phones

File photo. (ABC News)(BOSTON) — His wife Hillary has remained squarely in the public eye since he left the Oval Office in 2000, but former President Bill Clinton has been fairly unplugged for the past 12 years – so unplugged, in fact, that he d…

AT&T Follows Verizon, Launches Shared Data Plans

AT&T Follows Verizon, Launches Shared Data Plans

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The nation’s two largest carriers are shaking up their data plans to help keep up in a world where more people and their families now own multiple smartphones and tablets.On the heels of Verizon’s announcement in late Jun…

Galaxy Nexus Android Phone Banned in Apple-Samsung Patent Case

Galaxy Nexus Android Phone Banned in Apple-Samsung Patent Case

Apple/Samsung/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While Apple and Samsung’s phones and tablets battle it out on store shelves, the companies (along with Google) have been battling it out in the courtroom in ongoing patent disputes.
Apple has accused S…

Teen Faces Prison in Landmark Texting While Driving Case

Teen Faces Prison in Landmark Texting While Driving Case

ABC News(HAVERHILL, Mass.) — Teenager Aaron Deveau insists he was not texting when his car swerved and collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck on Feb. 20, 2011, but 18 days after the crash, the man he hit died. Now Deveau is on trial in Haverhi…

New Cell Phone for Seniors Released

New Cell Phone for Seniors Released

The Clarity Pal. Image credit: Clarity(NEW YORK) — A cell phone for seniors: it’s not a brand new concept, but there’s a new one hitting the market very soon.Clarity, which is a division of Plantronics, has just announced its new Pal phone…

Happy Mother’s Day! (In 140 Characters?!)

Happy Mother’s Day! (In 140 Characters?!)

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Next to seeing mom in person, phone calls remain the most popular way to wish her a happy Mother’s Day with an estimated 112.5 million calls made on that special day.But as a new survey shows, Americans are u…

Many Young Drivers Text, Talk Behind Wheel Despite Knowing Risks

Many Young Drivers Text, Talk Behind Wheel Despite Knowing Risks

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(YONKERS, N.Y.) — Most young drivers are aware that talking or texting behind the wheel is dangerous, but that hasn’t stopped many from doing it.A new survey out Tuesday by Consumer Reports found that while 80 percent of 16- to…

Sprint Nextel Accused of Dodging $100 Million Taxes

Sprint Nextel Accused of Dodging $100 Million Taxes

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sprint Nextel Corp. is accused of under-collecting and under-paying over $100 million in New York state and local sales taxes on flat-rate access charges for wireless calling plans. New York Att…

AT&T Aided Cell Phone Thieves, Suit Claims

AT&T Aided Cell Phone Thieves, Suit Claims

David McNew/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Wireless carrier AT&T is the target of a class-action suit that claims the company profited  from cell phone theft by aiding and abetting thieves.The suit filed in California Superior Court by th…

FCC and Wireless Companies Create Stolen Smartphone Database

FCC and Wireless Companies Create Stolen Smartphone Database

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The burgeoning market for stolen smart phones and tablet devices is the target of a new partnership between the FCC, law enforcement and wireless carriers, who announced Tuesday a plan to create a national dat…

Electronic Devices a Leading Distraction for Teen Drivers

Electronic Devices a Leading Distraction for Teen Drivers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to teenagers behind the wheel, the use of electronic devices — to text or to talk on a hands-free phone — is the No. 1 distracted-driving behavior, according to the findings of a new study…

AT&T Seeks Quiet Settlement in Data Limiting Case

AT&T Seeks Quiet Settlement in Data Limiting Case

David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s an unlimited buffet; just don’t take more than one plate.That’s what a Simi, Calif., man who sued his iPhone carrier AT&T says is the situation he faces as a heavy user of wireless data services. Matthew S…

The Infamous “News of the World” Will Close After Serious Allegations Surfaced

The Infamous “News of the World”  Will Close After Serious Allegations Surfaced

Updated | 11:53 a.m. NY Times: Following more serious allegations about misconduct at The News of the World, a British tabloid owned by a division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the newspaper will be closed down after publishing one final edition this Sunday. Sky News, a British broadcaster owned by the same company, reports on […]

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