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Trying to solve an inflation mystery

Jan 13, 2020
When prices for an item swing wildly up and down, they can drastically skew inflation measurements. A new index aims to rectify that.
Why would a decline in cellphone service plan prices affect inflation so drastically?
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Blackberry users don't care what analysts say

Dec 19, 2018
Mock it all you want. Blackberry has staying power.
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Why the Do Not Call list won't save you from robocalls

Jan 24, 2018
It was a great idea when it started. Now, it's become a bit of a joke.
A pedestrian using his cellphone walks past a boarded establishment showing skeleton heads with cellphones in Los Angeles in January.

To fix security flaws, CPU chips need a redesign, not a hotfix

Jan 4, 2018
A report issued by cybersecurity experts on Wednesday described two pretty serious security flaws that, in all likelihood, affects your computer. The flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre, may have different ways of accessing private information, but both stem from design flaws in the chips themselves. While Windows, Apple and Linux have all issued patches […]

Your phone tracks your location. The phone company knows ... who else should?

Nov 29, 2017
A Supreme Court case could determine your digital privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden wants his bill to pass first.
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A new form of ID theft: account takeover

Aug 21, 2017
Thieves are now hijacking phones, bank accounts, even 401(k)s.
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T-Mobile’s getting rid of that second phone problem. Wait, hasn’t that been solved?

May 30, 2017
If you use T-Mobile as your cellphone carrier, you’ll be getting a new, free service called DIGITS tomorrow (Weds 5/31). Here’s how it works: You can get calls from multiple numbers to one phone or use one phone number across multiple devices. So, for example, send text messages from your laptop or redirect work calls […]

Didn’t that happen a long time ago? CDC finds wireless phones outnumber landlines

May 9, 2017
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds, for the first time, most American households have mobile phones but no landline. That’s important information for collecting data, lest researchers leave out wireless users when they do surveys and wind up with inaccurate results. Wireless connections are getting better and cheaper, but most homes […]

RIP Blackberry phones, you will be missed (kinda)

Sep 29, 2016
Good riddance? Best work phone ever?
So long, Blackberry!
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