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Man to 911: Hey, my iPhone won't work

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 20:31
An Illinois man is arrested after reportedly calling 911 five times to complain of a malfunctioning iPhone. Did he really think the cops are smarter than Genius Bar employees?

Originally posted at Technically Incorrect


Senate to vote Thursday on repeal of Net neutrality

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 03:21
Obama has threatened to veto a resolution to repeal an FCC rule requiring fixed-line broadband providers to treat all Web sites and data the same.

Originally posted at InSecurity Complex


Supreme Court invokes '1984' fears with GPS car tracking

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 01:49
But a government lawyer argues that Fourth Amendment expectations of privacy do not automatically extend to cars on public roadways, in a case stemming from the police tracking of a suspected drug dealer.

Originally posted at InSecurity Complex


EC opens Samsung patent investigation

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 17:47
European competition regulators have requested information from Samsung in a case involving Apple, its rival in multiple patent-infringement lawsuits.

Originally posted at Deep Tech


SOPA: Hollywood's latest effort to turn back time

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 21:02
The bill introduced last week in the House is nothing short of a regulatory coup by Hollywood. It's the latest in a series of increasingly desperate efforts to put the Internet genie back in the bottle.

President Obama nominates new FCC commissioners

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:09
The president has nominated a Democrat and a Republican who each have experience working at the FCC to fill slots on the commission.

Originally posted at Signal Strength


HP wins latest inkjet cartridge patent suit

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 20:24
The U.S. ITC has ruled in favor of Hewlett-Packard over a patent infringement suit over the company's inkjet print cartridges.

Apple using Samsung for next iPhone despite patent battles

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:22
Although the two companies have been fighting it out in the courts over patent claims, Samsung will still supply the A6 chip that Apple needs for the next iPhone, according to a report in The Korea Times.

Originally posted at News - Apple


B'bye, bill shock? FCC gets deal from carriers

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 16:09
Under threat of new federal regulations, the wireless industry has agreed to voluntarily provide alerts to wireless subscribers who are about to exceed voice, data, or text limits.

Originally posted at Signal Strength


Google: market back up in China

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 20:43
Despite reports that the mobile-app store was being blocked throughout mainland China, Google says the culprit was a technical issue related to a software update.

Originally posted at News - Digital Media


Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet hit by patent lawsuit

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 18:15
The upcoming tablet is on the receiving end of a patent lawsuit from Smartphone Technologies, a firm owned by patent licensing company Acacia Research.

D.C. court to hear challenges to Net Neutrality rules

Fri, 10/07/2011 - 18:34
The FCC will have to defend its new Net neutrality rules in a federal appeals court, which has already once told the FCC that it's overstepped its authority on this issue.

Originally posted at Signal Strength


Samsung targets iPhone 4S in France, Italy

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 15:34
The mobile phone maker is filing preliminary injunctions in France and Italy to block the sale of Apple's new iPhone 4S.