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  • Apple Fans Missing For iPhone 8 Release Day

    09/22/2017 9:29:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    CBS - LA ^ | September 22, 2017 7:43 AM | Staff
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — There was something missing at Pasadena’s Apple Store for the Friday release of the iPhone 8 – a line of eager fans. Previous releases of the iPhone attracted hundreds of Apple fans waiting in the early morning hours at several stores across Southern California. The Apple Store has a ticketing system, but that never stopped eager iPhone fans from camping out overnight. But on Friday morning, all was quiet on Colorado Boulevard, except for employees inside the store handing out tickets. STORY: Apple Unveils 3 New iPhone Models The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus touts new features...
  • Cell Phone Problem/vanity

    09/02/2017 12:49:08 PM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 41 replies
    Another break from politics. I poked around on the net but could not find a discussion of my problem. Every once in a while my cell phone goes into a state where it will not answer calls. From the callers perspective it doesn't ring but acts like the phone is turned off. This happens not frequently but not infrequently#$%^&%^&% I thought that if my tablet was on, that it might tell the phone, via bluetooth, to let the tablet answer the phone. So yesterday I get out of the car, come inside, put the phone on the desk beside the...
  • How Google Is Secretly Recording YOU Through Your Mobile, Monitoring Millions Of Conversations

    08/22/2017 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Sun ^ | 08/22/17 | Margi Murphy
    DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge? The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users' smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations - even when they aren't in the room. If you own an Android phone, it's likely that you've used Google's Assistant, which is similar to Apple's Siri. Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words "OK Google". But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing. In some cases, just saying "OK" in conversation prompted it...
  • Calling the Moon: Startup to Put Cellphone Tower on the Moon

    08/11/2017 9:10:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 10, 2017 03:25pm ET | Tereza Pultarova
    German company Part Time Scientists, which originally competed for the Google Lunar X Prize race to the moon, plans to send a lander with a rover in late 2018 to visit the landing site of Apollo 17. (Launched in 1972, this was NASA's final Apollo mission to the moon.) Instead of using a complex dedicated telecommunication system to relay data from the rover to the Earth, the company will rely on LTE technology — the same system used on Earth for mobile phone communications. "We are cooperating with Vodafone in order to provide LTE base stations on the moon," Karsten...
  • Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    08/03/2017 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 93 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2017 | Jeane M. Twenge
    One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom...
  • Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

    07/30/2017 9:57:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 30 at 10:23 AM | Jim Salter | AP
    If you plan to livestream next month’s solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots... “We’re expecting a good experience but there will be times at peak where the network will struggle,” said Paula Doublin, assistant vice president for construction and engineering for AT&T, the nation’s second-largest provider. Some communities are hosting eclipse-watch gatherings that are expected to draw tens of thousands of people. The 6,700 residents of Madras, Oregon, will be far outnumbered by visitors, and Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all plan to bring portable towers for its event. AT&T will deploy eight portable cell towers across the...
  • Texas Teen Electrocuted After Cell Phone Accidentally Falls in Bathtub

    07/10/2017 11:11:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    KCBD ^ | Monday, July 10th | Amber Stegall, Presley Fowler
    A 14-year-old girl from Lubbock died early Sunday morning after being electrocuted in a bathtub. Madison Coe's mother and grandmother tell us she was in the bathtub, and either plugged her phone in or simply grabbed her phone that was already plugged in. It happened at her father's house in Lovington, NM. Madison just graduated 8th grade from Terra Vista Middle School in Frenship ISD. "It is with heavy hearts that Frenship ISD mourns the loss of Madison Coe. We wish to share our heartfelt sympathy with her family and friends as we carry the burden of this tragedy together,"...
  • Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

    04/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Brian Fung
    For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to be able to report growth in that part of its business. But recent months have seen hundreds of thousands of customers defect to competitors such as T-Mobile and Sprint, analysts say. Things could have been even worse if Verizon hadn't suddenly reintroduced unlimited...
  • THIS IS THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8, COMING APRIL 21ST

    03/29/2017 12:38:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 75 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 29, 2017 | Dieter Bohn
    The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the nicest phone I’ve ever held. It’s a beautiful combination of glass, metal, and an absolutely massive screen in a body that’s much smaller than you might expect. And that might not be enough to make it stand out anymore. There are two versions of the S8: the standard Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch screen and the larger S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch screen. Both are available for preorder on March 30th and will be shipping in the US on April 21st. Pricing, as always with Samsung, is up to the carriers — but you...
  • Cellphone Radiation Exposure Fact Sheet Draft Released By California Health Officials

    03/03/2017 4:32:03 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    CBS SF News ^ | Joel Moskowitz
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — After keeping it hidden for years, California’s Department of Public Health has released a draft document outlining health officials’ concerns about cellphone radiation exposure. The previously unpublished document was released this week after a judge indicated she would order the documents be disclosed in the case Moskowitz v. CDPH. Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., who is the director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, sued the state in 2016 under the California Public Records Act to get the document released. The document is dated April 2014, but Moskowitz...
  • I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

    02/22/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password. And a few weeks ago, that’s precisely what happened to a US citizen returning home from abroad. On January 30th, Sidd Bikkannavar, a US-born scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory flew back to Houston, Texas from Santiago, Chile. On his way through the airport, Customs and Border Patrol agents pulled him aside....
  • Does anyone use Verizon cellular phone service with their regular cordless phones at home?

    01/22/2017 1:00:12 AM PST · by EinNYC · 50 replies
    Verizon Wireless | 1/22/17 | Me, myself, & I
    I have been working on ways to economize. One glaring monthly cost is paying $100 to Verizon for my landline service, which is a ridiculous amount of money. I don't find cell phones to be physically comfortable to talk on for long period of time, and I like the features of my cordless phone (for example, it can block 250 unwanted callers, like telemarketers, etc.). So I wanted a way to keep my comfortable feature rich cordless phone but at a much more affordable rate. I called Verizon and found that they have a plan wherein you can use a...
  • Harassing calls on my cell

    01/18/2017 2:50:12 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 64 replies
    I'm getting calls on my cell phone from numbers that don't exist. When I try to look up the number on the net I'm seeing "someone has spoofed the caller id". These calls started right before the election and have continued since. I have added the number as a contact and then block that caller but they just switch to a different number. I never answer the call, I select don't accept option on my phone. Are you getting these and do you know of a way to stop them?
  • How voice technology is transforming computing

    01/09/2017 12:10:59 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    ANY sufficiently advanced technology, noted Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction writer, is indistinguishable from magic. The fast-emerging technology of voice computing proves his point. Using it is just like casting a spell: say a few words into the air, and a nearby device can grant your wish. The Amazon Echo, a voice-driven cylindrical computer that sits on a table top and answers to the name Alexa, can call up music tracks and radio stations, tell jokes, answer trivia questions and control smart appliances; even before Christmas it was already resident in about 4% of American households. Voice assistants are...
  • New Year’s Suggestions Regarding Your “Device”

    01/02/2017 8:14:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    New Year’s Suggestions Regarding Your “Device” Msgr. Charles Pope • January 1, 2017 • Most of us have those handheld “devices.” The antiquated cell phone has become a multifunction unit. It’s an internet portal, camera, computer, emailer, texting device, music and game center, GPS unit, and advisor (“Hey Siri!”). You might even use it to make a phone call! Devices, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.But we can learn to set proper boundaries and avoid the rudeness that can accompany their use. Too often, we allow the virtual to eclipse the actual and we pay insufficient attention...
  • Blocking outgoing calls

    12/30/2016 2:46:09 PM PST · by rey · 49 replies
    30 Dec 2016
    How may one block an outgoing number on a cell phone? I have an old ZTE Z222 flip phone from AT&T that I am giving to a granddaughter to use. She has lost her smart phone because she runs up a huge bill. I figure with a simply old fashioned flip phone, the only thing she can do with unlimited calling and texting the only thing she could do to run the bill up is 411 calls at $5 a pop. I want to block 411 calls. I doubt she will make international calls.
  • Detectives believe dead M16spy may have zipped himself in bag in bizarre sex game that went wrong

    09/11/2010 6:15:04 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 56 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co. ^ | September 12, 2010 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    Snips from excerpt only website: His body was found in an extra-large North Face bag, a type which is favoured by explorers because of its 140 litres of storage capacity, durable material, double stitching, twin haul handles and locking zips.  Erotic asphyxiation is defined as the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. There were also rumours that Mr Williams was the victim of a professional ‘hit’. Other theories included the suggestion that he had been murdered by Russian agents.  Tests on his body were ordered to establish whether he was poisoned, as happened when Polonium 210...
  • As Secretary of State Clinton Asked If Weiner Could Deliver ‘Secure Phone’

    11/04/2016 5:41:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 11/3/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    An email exchange between Hillary Clinton and her close aide Huma Abedin shows the secretary of state trusted Anthony Weiner to deliver secure phones. Emails released by the State Department on Thursday included a heavily redacted message between Clinton and Abedin, who is now the center of a newly reopened FBI investigation after hundreds of thousands of emails linked to Clinton’s private server were discovered on the laptop of Weiner, Abedin’s estranged husband. Weiner was under a separate FBI investigation for sexting a minor. On Aug. 2, 2010, Abedin and Clinton discussed the need to send a secure cell phone...
  • NSA Can Access More Phone Data Than Ever

    10/20/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    abcnews ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Lee Ferran
    Before the signing of the USA Freedom Act in June 2015, one of the NSA's most controversial programs was the mass collection of telephonic metadata from millions of Americans — the information about calls, including the telephone numbers involved, the time and the duration but not the calls' content — under a broad interpretation of the Patriot Act's Section 215. From this large "haystack," as officials have called it, NSA analysts could get approval to run queries on specific numbers purportedly linked to international terrorism investigations. The problem for the NSA was that the haystack was only about 30 percent...
  • UPDATE: A picture of a pressure cooker and a cell phone attached in Chelsea bombing...

    09/18/2016 10:47:18 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 74 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept 18, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    They are now reporting, with a picture of a pressure cooker and a cell phone attached in the bombing of Chelsea bombing...