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What to do with an old cell phone: Sell it!

Feb 19, 2013
Consumers are sitting on $33 billion worth of old, unused mobile phones.
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President Obama's secret directive on cyber ops

Nov 15, 2012
The president has reportedly signed a directive that could change the way the government could fight cyber terrorism. Also, cell phones that can get a charge from a good shake, and climate change's impact on satellites.
Posted In: cyberterrorism, cybersecurity, President Obama, cell phones

Cell phone location data raises protection/privacy issues

Oct 1, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill over the weekend that would have made it harder for police use cell phones to track suspects' locations. Similar debates about protection versus privacy are happening around the country.
Posted In: cell phones, data, privacy

Walmart, Target join the mobile payments race

Aug 15, 2012
Big retailers join the race to develop payment systems for mobile phones. But will consumers pay with smartphones instead of credit cards?
Posted In: mobile phone, mobile wallet, mobile payments, cell phones

Nokia hangs on, but announces $1.5 billion loss

Jul 19, 2012
Until this year, Nokia was the world's biggest maker of cell phones. Today the company announced a $1.5 billion quarterly loss and slashed the price of its new headline handset, the Lumia 900.
Posted In: nokia, cell phones, windows 8

Blackberry meets its shareholders

Jul 10, 2012
At Research in Motion's annual meeting, it was a mix of bad news and turnaround talk.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, cell phones

FCC considering plan to launch floating cell towers

Jun 8, 2012
In the event of natural disaster, drone planes and weather balloons could restore communications.
Posted In: fcc, emergency, cell phones, Elvis

BlackBerry maker RIM hires banks for 'review'

May 30, 2012
Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, warned investors yesterday it could report a significant loss in its first quarter and has also hired JP Morgan and RBS for a "strategic review."
Posted In: Research in Motion, Blackberry, cell phones, smart phones

Spam texts, and how to avoid them

May 15, 2012
Millions of spam texts are sent each day. Here's what to do when you get one.
Posted In: Tech Report, spam, cell phones

A plan to stop the rise in stolen cell phones

Apr 10, 2012
Wireless carriers will be able to disable a stolen phone, making it useless to resell.
Posted In: smartphone, Crime, cell phones

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