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Phone makers back ‘kill switch’ technology by 2015

Paul Boken and Annie Boken on adding ‘kill switch’ technology to phones to deter theft.

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  1. Going Mobile? Link Payments to Credit Cards for Best Protection

    Consumer advocates have some advice for the growing number of people turning to mobile commerce for faster buying: Slow your roll. Federal consumer protection laws h...

  2. AT&T Making Big Investment in Home Monitoring

    AT&T Inc is making a big investment in a nationwide wireless home monitoring service that could potentially add $1 billion to its annual revenue as part of the No. 2...

  3. Mobile Industry Faces Spectrum, Deal Paralysis

    Complaints about the shortage of wireless frequencies and a need for U.S. mobile carriers to consolidate will dominate the industry's largest annual gathering next w...

  4. Verizon FiOS Coming to Xbox 360 With Kinect Channel-Surfing

    Last month,  Verizon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will bring live HD TV channels to Xbox 360 customers who have active Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. Th...

  5. AT&T: Our 4G LTE Phones Are Better Than Yours

    AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega on Tuesday stated that the carrier’s upcoming 4G LTE smartphones will be thinner and more power-efficient than comparable devices currently...

  6. Sprint Accelerates 4G LTE Rollout; Launching Mid-2012

    Sprint announced at its Strategy Update meeting on Friday that it has adjusted its 4G rollout plans in order to deploy the carrier’s new network more rapidly.Keep up...

  7. Samsung's Answer to Apple's iPod Touch Finally Heads to U.S.

    After shipping models elsewhere for some time, Samsung was finally ready to bring its Wi-Fi-based Galaxy Player line of products to the US, AllThingsDigital reported...

  8. ‘Sexting’ Tops Parents’ Back-to-School Worries

    It isn't grades, sports teams or bullying that have parents worried this back-to-school season. According to a recent survey, parents' top concerns for their childre...

  9. WHO Says Cell Phone Use 'Possibly Carcinogenic'

    Using a mobile phone might increase the risk of developing certain types of brain tumors and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health ...

  10. WHO: Cell Phone Use 'Possibly Carcinogenic'

    Using a mobile phone may increase the risk of developing certain types of brain tumor and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health Org...

  11. Disaster Alert System to Save Lives... With Text Messages

    In the wake of the second deadliest twister outbreak that swept across seven states in late April, more details are being released about the proposed Commercial Mobi...

  12. Gadgets and Games: 3/26

    Clayton Morris and 'Strategy Room' guests talk CTIA Roundup, Digital Comics, & Playstation Move

  1. What's that 17% Tax on Your Cell Phone Bill?

    The litany of calls, texts and data usage detailed on a cell phone bill is enough to make anyone's head spin, but here's the kicker: most of us are paying, on averag...

  2. FCC nominee Wheeler to divest telecoms holdings if confirmed

    Tom Wheeler, nominated to become the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged to divest stakes in AT&T Inc, Dish Network Corp, Google Inc and d...

  3. Three Ways to Ring up Profits With Telecom Stocks

    Looking for stocks with strong signals?Maybe you should make the call on telecommunications stocks. The American addiction to small devices, such as tablet computers...

  4. Cell Phone Bill Shock Over?

    The days of opening your cell phone bill and getting slapped with unexpected charges should be over.Starting Wednesday, cell phone companies must send customers four...

  5. FCC Chairman Genachowski Set to Announce Departure

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce on Friday that he will step down, according to an FCC official, leaving the agency after ...

  6. Texting? Watch Out for Overpasses

    The next time your cellphone dings on the highway, think twice before reading your message: State and federal authorities are ramping up the war on texting in 2013:Y...

  7. Political Donations by Text May Soon be a Reality

    Americans moved a step closer to being able to make campaign contributions by text message on Wednesday when the Federal Election Commission approved protections sou...

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