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Got A Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be The Cause

(AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. 485 more words


Soon you'll be able to send SMS messages to toll-free help lines

For people raised on mobile phones and texting, calling a help line can be a exercise in obsolescence: first, it requires you to make a voice call, often to speak to an robot, or hold for what seems like hours while listening to muzak. 344 more words

10 things to know about the smartphone kill switch

Apple already has one, Microsoft and Google say they’ll build one, Minnesota will demand it from next year and it could soon be the law in California and maybe nationwide. 953 more words


Net Neutrality Rules Still Shouldn’t Apply to Wireless, Wireless Industry Says

Wireless companies successfully convinced regulators four years ago to keep mobile networks mostly free of net neutrality rules – and it should stay that way, the mobile industry’s top lobbyist said Tuesday. 281 more words


Op-Eds In Favor Of Cable Company F*ckery Are Bought & Paid For By Cable Industry

Most of media coverage surrounding the net neutrality — or rather, cable company f*ckery — issue raise concerns about the current FCC plan, which would create an unbalanced, non-neutral Internet where the quality of data delivery depends on how much the sender is paying. 579 more words