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San Francisco, California State Consider Legislation Mandating Cellphone Kill Switches

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed announced this morning that she’s planning to write new legislation mandating so-called “kill switches” for all cellphones sold within the City by the Bay. Her announcement comes two days before California’s Senate considers a state-wide bill that would mandate the same technology in all cellphones sold in the Golden State. The […]

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New Yorkers in a RUSH to Deliver a Package Will Enjoy New Uber App

In New York City, business people have the constant pressure of moving quickly. But that doesn’t only mean walking fast, memorizing subway routes, or aggressively hailing taxis. It also means sending packages quickly. In order to make that easier for busy individuals, Uber is offering a new mobile app, called RUSH, in Manhattan. Uber has been […]

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LinkedIn Targets Mobile Market with Expansion to InMail Service

LinkedIn, a popular professional social media service with 277 million users, announced in March that it would expand its popular InMail service to cover the burgeoning mobile market. InMail, first introduced in 2009, was originally a desktop only product that allowed marketers to send customized e-mails to LinkedIn users. It’s been a highly successful product […]

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In Unison with the FIA, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Shutters Illegal VoIP Set-up

Reports have surfaced that an illegal VoIP set-up has been found and dismantled in Rawalpindi, a fast growing city in the heart of Pakistan’s Pothohar region. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and FIA stormed the home of one Muhammad Hafiz on Wednesday, finding an illegally maintained and operated Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) set-up. According […]

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Revamped Mobile Applications From Roku Offer a New Look to Those Searching for Content

Roku recently revamped their mobile software, giving it a much awaited makeover. The new version of the app not only has a cleaner visual design, but it also allows mobile users to easily control any Roku player on their network and efficiently search for content on the fly as well. The new search capabilities are […]

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California’s Early Warning System Has First Small Success

Just before the ground beneath Los Angeles shook from a 4.4 earthquake, California’s early warning system worked as seismologists thought it would, but residents failed to get the warning since the state has yet to identify a source of funding to finish and maintain the system. Such a system is crucial, as the southern segment […]

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U.S. Navy Pushing Towards the Future With New Solar Technology

Generating solar power from space might seem futuristic, overly-optimistic, and simply unrealistic, but that is exactly what the U.S. Navy is trying to accomplish. The project, which is lead by Naval Research Laboratory spacecraft engineer Dr. Paul Jaffe, has a goal of cost-competitive energy at just 10 cents per kilowatt hour. While many federal legislators […]

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60% of Restaurants Fail in the First Year, but Moving Online Could Change That

There are 990,000 restaurants in the United States, and more are opening each year. Unfortunately, of the eateries who try to make a go of it, nearly 60% fail in their first year. In more competitive areas, like New York City, that failure rate spikes to around 80%. While the reasons behind the failure of […]

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Snowden Speaks at SXSW, Attacks NSA in Testimony Before European Parliament

Edward Snowden fled the United States nearly a year ago after leaking classified National Security Agency documents to media outlets. However, Snowden has not receded from the public spotlight. In fact, he gave a presentation at Austin’s South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin earlier this week — remotely, of course. (Snowden has been granted […]

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Exploding Smartphones? Maybe Not, but New Safety Measures Might Arise Soon.

“This phone will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1…” That sentiment might seem like something to come out of Hollywood, but it might not too far removed from reality. Boeing has actually developed a super-secure smartphone, known as The Boeing Black, which has the ability to wipe all data if it is tampered with. It is […]