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FCC again balks on telephone network shutdown

commentary The remaining wireline carriers want to speed up the transition to native IP networks, an investment that has the added bonus of ending the digital divide once and for all. So why won't the FCC let them do it?

By May 14, 2013

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Work wrapping up on global deal to nix tech product duty

According to U.S. tech groups, a deal among more than a dozen countries could be completed this summer.

By May 31, 2013

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California court: Hands on the wheel, not on your maps app

In the Golden State, fiddling with your mapping app while driving is just as bad -- and illegal -- as typing out a text message or holding your phone to your ear, a judge rules.

By April 6, 2013

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Teen smartphone ownership skyrockets in U.S.

A new Pew survey shows that 37 percent of all teenagers own a smartphone, and for many of them it's their main way to access the Internet.

By March 12, 2013

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Google Glass and the third half of your brain

Google wants to be an extension of your mind. Glass, though accompanied by skepticism and fear, is a gateway for Google to achieve that goal.

By March 13, 2013

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A new dimension: Samsung Galaxy S4 may have 3D camera

Samsung files a trademark application for "2D 3D Movie & Still," suggesting its newest smartphone might have such capabilities.

By March 12, 2013

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Android phones susceptible to freezing cold boot attacks

A new FROST method can help would-be thieves access data on password protected and encrypted Android phones.

By March 8, 2013

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Unlocking Ma Bell: How phone phreaks came to be

In "Exploding the Phone," Phil Lapsley writes an entertaining and educational history of the people who hacked the original phone networks. Lapsley talked to CNET about his book.

By February 12, 2013

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FCC to free up additional Wi-Fi spectrum to boost speeds

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday at CES that the agency plans to free up 195MHz of 5GHz wireless spectrum to improve the capacity and speed of unlicensed Wi-Fi by 35 percent.

By January 9, 2013

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A modern-day phone F. Scott Fitzgerald would love

Pyle Audio goes back to the future with antique-style rotary telephones that let you toggle between your landline and smartphone like it's the Jazz Age.

By November 19, 2012