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Apr 9, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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An appeals court in the Golden State has ruled it is illegal in California to use a handheld mobile phone to navigate while driving. The ruling suggested that if State law seemed arbitrary, given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, people should take it up with the legislature to change the law. 

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California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Apr 9, 2013
Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.

New technology lets deaf, hard of hearing make calls in HD

Apr 9, 2013
A company called Purple Communications has new technology to help people who are deaf or hearing impaired communicate digitally through an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.

An appeals court in the Golden State has ruled it is illegal in California to use a handheld mobile phone to navigate while driving. The ruling suggested that if State law seemed arbitrary, given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, people should take it up with the legislature to change the law. 

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