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The slippery slope of FCC internet regulation

Carriers began deploying 4G/LTE service in 2010. Now, imagine your mobile Internet experience frozen in time at that point with no subsequent innovation. Imagine if new mobile app developers had to hire regulatory attorneys to navigate hundreds, if not thousands, of pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. 102 more words

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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