FAA Finally Allowing Electronic Devices “During All Phases of Flight”

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After years of arguing about whether cell phones should be allowed during takeoff and landing of aircrafts, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced today that it’s allowing passengers to use electronic devices “during all phases of flight,” including takeoff and landing. However, the final call will be in the hands of the airlines themselves, so […]

NTSB Recommends Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

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The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board, in an unanimous ruling today, recommended that states ban all cell phone use by those sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle, except for in emergencies. The ruling is in response to a deadly crash last year in Missouri where the driver of a pickup truck sent or […]

Kids and Cellphones: At What Age?

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At what age did you or will you get your child a cellphone? As more and more kids carry phones, this question becomes important for parents. Should a child get a phone as soon as they want one? Why would they need one? Are children safe with one, especially if it can access the Internet? […]

San Francisco Places Cell Phone Radiation Law on Hold

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San Francisco’s controversial cell phone radiation law, one that would have required retailers to slap a label with radiation figures on cell phone boxes, has been put on indefinite hold as the city will likely pass a tamer law in its place. Last year, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced the reform which required cell […]

Vodafone’s Evolution of Mobile Video & Future Predictions

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Here is a pretty cool video from Vodafone in the UK that calls itself the evolution of mobile showing off mobile handsets from the early and hefty days to the revolutionary early smart phones and ending with an Android phone and the question “What’s next?” The video displays the phones using some interesting ” cutting-edge […]

Sprint Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Hands On

Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

Sprint is announcing their new Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. It is a mobile wireless broadband router which connects to their 4G network offering faster broadband speeds to eight other devices like a laptop, tablets or other wi-fi gadgets. Our own Chuong Nguyen was able to get an early look at the device and ran […]

AT&T Says T-Mobile 3G Phones Will Have To Be Replaced

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Yesterday, current T-Mobile customers were shocked to learn that GSM giant AT&T had reached a deal to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion dollars. The deal could take up to a year to be approved by regulators but AT&T is already preparing those on T-Mobile for the future. In a statement today, […]

Why Universal is the Best Thing to Hit Mobile, and Where It Needs To Go

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Friday, in a small hospital in Northwest Ohio something amazing happened. It’s not a new treatment for some illness, but it is something that just 2 years ago would have been impossible — I grabbed the charger for my Motorola Droid to charge up my mom’s LG feature phone. Rather than use the proprietary connectors […]

Cellphones, Texting, Driving, Congress, and Danger

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The New York Times is reporting that the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration decided not to go forward with a large study on the potential distractions of using a cell phone while driving and held back data and research already gathered, because there was a fear it would anger Congress. On the one hand […]