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  • Prepare to grovel, cord cutters [CARTOON]

    Posted June 27, 2014 - 6:00 am

    If you gave up cable TV in favor of Aereo, get ready to make it up to your cable guy
  • Cell phone tracking now routine police action

    Posted April 2, 2012 - 11:28 am

    e911 regulations mandate cell phone location tracking for emergencies. Now local police routinely track cell users without court orders or warrants.
  • Nokia's tasty tattoo patent-troll bait

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    Nokia has applied for a patent that would allow tattoos to vibrate when the wearer's cell phone receives a message.
  • Rapturists take note: Nokia closes at 6.66!

    Posted June 3, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    Further proof that Nokia just went through a week in hell.
  • AT&T gets into the mobile ad business

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 5:28 pm

    Trying to get a piece of the potentially huge mobile ad market, wireless carrier AT&T on Monday announced a location-based mobile messaging service that would deliver special offers from advertisers to subscribers' phones.
  • When mobile spam turns deadly

    Posted January 29, 2011 - 3:12 am

    A mass tragedy was averted on New Year's Eve in Moscow, thanks to a spam message sent to a female terrorist who reportedly intended to detonate a suicide belt in a packed Red Square.
  • Device won't let you lose your phone

    Posted January 4, 2010 - 9:29 am

    A startup called ZOMM plans to unveil and accept an award for a new cell phone peripheral device at CES. The gadget performs several welcome tasks.
  • T-Mobile Equinox Makes the 'Dumb Phone' Fun Again

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    T-Mobile is launching a new phone-- the Sony Ericsson Equinox. Unlike most headline-making mobile phones, the Equinox is not trying to be the next iPhone-killer. The Equinox isn't even trying to be a smart phone.
  • California cell phone law snares First Lady

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:38 am

    California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promoted a new law banning talking on a cell phone while driving as an important safety measure, so it was obviously something of an embarrassment when his wife was spotted driving and chatting into a handset -- but not perhaps for the reasons you might think.
  • You ready for a wristwatch cell phone yet?

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    San Diego-based Kempler & Strauss this morning rolled out an incredible $199 wristwatch cell phone called the W PhoneWatch. The gadget sports a calendar, address book, a calculator, stopwatch, a vibration mode for silent alarms, a no-stylus touch screen, microSD slot and the ability to both take and play pictures and videos. How cool is that?
  • Garmin nuvifone to be released on Oct. 4

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    When first we heard of Garmin's nĂĽvifone (if it's got an umlaut, it has to be good, right?), it was in the cold winter days of February 2008 and the device was supposed to ship in the third quarter of that year. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Garmin announced the device would finally arrive in the U.S. on October 4 as an AT&T exclusive. Oh well, close enough for government work.
  • White House reporter humiliated by stupid ringtone

    Posted July 8, 2009 - 10:00 am

    If you're going to bring your cell phone into a presidential event, you probably should set it to vibrate ... or at least to something more dignified than a quacking duck.
  • 48% of Americans would slash mobile data use to save money

    Posted June 25, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    Nearly half of Americans would drop their mobile data service completely if faced with a need to cut household spending, according to new data from research firm Strategy Analytics.
  • Intel, Nokia both should win in partnership

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

    The partnership Intel and Nokia announced on Tuesday to develop future mobile devices should help both companies, though analysts are skeptical whether it will result in any actual products.
  • Nokia and Intel to team on mobile architectures

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Intel and Nokia are in a research agreement to work on Intel chips and chipsets for mobile devices.
  • Teenage girl takes texting crown

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 9:00 am

    15-year-old Kate Moore just got her first cell phone eight months ago, but she quickly became proficient enough at text-messaging to take the LG U.S. National Texting Championship by storm.
  • FCC to probe exclusive mobile handset deals

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    The FCC will open an inquiry into harm caused to consumers by exclusive handset deals between mobile carriers and handset makers.
  • Senators to examine exclusive handset deals

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    On Monday, four members of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet sent a letter to the FCC expressing their concern around agreements, like the one between Apple and AT&T, that allow an operator to exclusively sell a phone for a period of time.
  • Move Over 'BlackBerry Thumb,' Here Comes 'Cellphone Elbow'

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:18 am

    A new paper published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine details cubital tunnel syndrome, or "Cellphone Elbow," which it says it the second most common form or nerve compression syndrome behind carpal tunnel.
  • 40% would rather lose wallet than mobile phone

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 9:40 am

    40 percent of mobile phone users would rather lose their wallet than their mobile device and nearly all said they would be "devastated" if they lost their phone, according to research released by mobile device management company Mformation.
  • Swedish regulators look at handling of mobile location data

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 11:01 am

    The sale of location information from mobile operators to service providers could result in privacy issues, and needs to be investigated, two Swedish regulators said on Tuesday.
  • Sprint offering $40 monthly mobile business data plan

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    Sprint is offering business users a wireless data program that gives them 500MB of monthly data for $39.99 a month.
  • Sony Ericsson goes green with two new phones

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 9:58 am

    By using electronic manuals, smaller packaging, recycled plastics and a low-power charger Sony Ericsson aims to make its mobile phones more environmentally friendly, it said on Thursday.
  • Sun moves to simplify Java phone development

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Sun Microsystems, Orange, Vodafone Group and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications are taking steps to make it a little easier -- and cheaper -- for software developers to bring Java programs to mobile phones.
  • Open Mobile launches humanitarian initiatives

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    The Open Mobile Consortium has launched a global development community to help organizations collaborate and share mobile phone technologies.
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