Senator McCaskill Looking to Change FAA Rules to Allow Gadgets to be Used During Takeoffs, Landings

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Senator Claire McCaskill is beginning to draft legislation that challenges the Federal Aviation Administration’s current policy on banning the use of electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. In a public letter to the FAA, McCaskill says, “Simply put, electronic devices that are currently allowed above 10,000 feet should be allowed for use during all phases […]

SHIELD Act Hopes to Curb Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

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A new bill being proposed by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) hopes to help reduce the number of frivolous patent lawsuits initiated by patent trolls. Titled the Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Dispites, or SHIELD, Act, the proposed legislation is aimed at the computer hardware and software business. The way […]

Bill Shock to be Avoided As Wireless Carriers Hope to Be More Transparent

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In a bid to fend off legislation to regulate the wireless industry, the industry, represented by CTIA, is now self-imposing measures that would mitigate bill shock through overages and roaming charges. The CTIA and its partner carriers, which includes the four national carriers such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, will now send out alerts […]

Google Voice Fails, Costs T-Mobile Customer $700

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Google Voice can be a lifeĀ saverĀ for long distance calls on your smartphone, when the Google Voice app fails, you could be left with a hefty bill and no recourse. Sophie makes a good number of calls to France every month. She uses Google Voice to complete the calls at .02 cents per minute, a very […]