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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cell Phones’

Stingray: Local Cops Track Cell Phones Like NSA

According to the Associated Press, police are able to track your cell phone with a device called Stingray. The mechanism is a suitcase-sized tool manufactured by the Harris Corporation that mimics a cell phone tower. There is not much known about the device, but back in 2011 the city of Miami inadvertently published the price and description of a unit …

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Bill That Would Ban In-Flight Calls Approved By House Committee

The FAA made a lot of fliers happier last year when it relaxed its ban on using electronic devices during take-off and landing. The ban on in-flight calls was still in effect though, but it looked like the FCC was going to strike that one down too. Well, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee doesn’t really like that idea. The …

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HTC One-Two Punch: Bigger,Faster…More Everything

The “Quietly Brillant” brand has been steadily growing in popularity, providing some of the first large screen smartphones along with its unique technology. HTC’s One has sealed the deal to make it one of the top phones of last year, and according to CNet, it looks as if they have no plans to fall behind with their newest One dropping …

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Prepaid Phone Plans: The Way to Go?

In the ever-increasing maelstrom that is finding the cheapest cell service, many are turning to prepaid wireless. What used to be a socially unacceptable means of obtaining wireless phone service is quickly making a comeback as a totally viable, and sometimes smart, alternative. Thanks to T-Mobile being the first to bring the hurt down on conventional contract carriers, many are …

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Tablet Phone Features Could Become More Popular

As the tablet market has grown, so the PC market has fallen. Tablets are now nearly as ubiquitous in western markets as smartphones, and sales of the devices are expect to hit record levels this holiday season. Though Apple introduced the original iPad in a 10-inch size it envisioned to be perfect, consumers seem to be comfortable settling in with …

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FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking

Tom Wheeler, the man President Obama has nominated to be the next FCC chairman, has something in common with a lot of Americans. He believes that they have the right to unlock their cell phones after a two-year contract is fulfilled. During a nomination hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee earlier this week, Wheeler said he fully supports the ability …

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Theatergoing Hero Threw Woman’s Cellphone When She Refused to Shut Up, Stop Googling

Kevin Williamson is a theater critic and a writer for the National Review. This does not make him a hero. What does make him a hero is that he took action on an impulse that plenty of us have battled from time to time: physically separating the loud, obnoxious, moviegoer who won’t turn off their damn phone from said phone. …

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Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’

Newt Gingrich and the fine folks at Gingrich Productions are puzzled. Truly puzzled. Just what the hell do you call a phone that has apps, lets you take pictures, and allows you to browse the interwebs? “Think about it. If it’s taking pictures, it’s not a cell phone. If it has, um, a McDonald’s app to tell you where McDonald’s …

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New Light Tech Could Speed Computing, Phones 1000X

Communication technologies including smartphones and laptops could now be 1,000 times faster. A University of Pittsburgh team has generated a frequency comb with more than a 100 terahertz bandwidth as a means to process communications data at a remarkably rapid speed. Many of the communication tools of today rely on the function of light or, more specifically, on applying information …

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Can Police Search Your Cell Phone Without A Warrant?

It all began with a drug bust in Indiana. Police on the scene used several cell phones left at the scene to figure out who was involved and make the arrests. The Judges that initially presided over the case ruled that obtaining numbers from the phones was similar to illegally taking numbers out of an address book without a warrant. …

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People Want Water-Proof Cell Phones, Says Company That Water-Proofs Cell Phones

People can’t stop spilling liquids on their cell phones. It’s an international incident at this point yet, instead of keeping a better grip on their beverages, people now just want their phones to absorb the water torture. In fact, most people these days expect their cell phone to be capable of surviving a dousing, according to a new study by …

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You May Suffer From Nomophobia

Nomophobia or “no mobile phone phobia” is the fear of losing or being separated from your beloved electronic appendage and for 66% of people surveyed a common ailment and serious issue. According to a study conducted by SecureEnvoy, a security-authentication company, ladies are first with the disorder and tend to worry about their mobile phones more than gentlemen, but fear …

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