The FCC is extending a ban on in-flight cell phone usage. The agency says there is insufficient information about whether phones disrupt cell towers or airplane navigation systems, so it will take the safe route by continuing the restriction.
Microsoft is jumping on the DRM-free music bandwagon and will be offering unprotected EMI songs in its Zune Marketplace.
Citigroup this week launched what it is calling the first mobile banking application in the US.
According to a picture posted on Flickr, one lucky U.S. Army soldier was saved by his iPod after the music player took a bullet from an AK-47.
Police departments frequently catch criminals with cars, motorcycles and yes even Segways, but some departments, like the Los Angeles Police Department, are now trying out an electric trike made by Irvine Calfornia-based T3 Motion, with spectacular results.
Anaheim (CA) - Anyone with a few hundred bucks and basic mechanic skills can convert their cars into flexible fuel vehicles in about 20 minutes. This is according to representatives of Full Flex International which sells drop-in conversion kits that let cars run on both ethanol and gasoline. The kits piggyback on top of the fuel injector computers.
This past Saturday, over 30 contestants warmed up their thumbs to compete in LG Mobile’s National Texting Competition – the first ever text messaging competition.
Anaheim (CA) - An ethanol-powered police car could be the next one that pulls you over for speeding. For 2008, Ford has introduced a flex-fuel Crown Victoria Police Interceptor car that takes ethanol and gasoline. The car can use E85 which is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline or regular gasoline in the same tank. Police departments can also blend the E85 and gasoline in the tank.
Intel this morning announced the “Centrino Pro” brand for its professional business platform of notebook components. Centrino Pro extends the vPro label into the mobile space and will be used starting with higher-end business notebooks based on the upcoming Santa Rosa platform.
More than two years after the launch of what was perceived as its main competitor, Flipstart today launched its first ultra-compact PC. Compared to the OQO model 02, the Flipstart is slightly larger, comes with a complete feature set and offers some innovative approaches for data input, but has less horsepower and a high price.
SanDisk has announced a new line of compact flash cards designed for the extreme photographer.
The recently completed CTIA Wireless convention in Orlando Florida was the place to be if you wanted to check out the latest electronic gadgets.
Orlando (FL) - Most people have used GPS devices, but have you ever wondered where all the data comes from? At the CTIA Wireless convention in Orlando Florida, Tele Atlas company officials showed us their “Mobile Mapping Van” which collects data through several cameras, laser units and differential GPS unit. The data is then organized and sold to the big GPS makers like TomTom and Mapquest.
Dell includes a one-year subscription to a theft protection service on some of its notebooks.
Orlando (FL) - Former United States Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton wowed the crowd at the CTIA Wireless keynote speech in Orlando Florida. The two presidents talked about funny moments during their presidencies, to roaring laughter from the crowd, and encourage wireless experts to do their part to serve the country and the world.
The flagship cell phone from Apple is headed for a release date this June, according to media speculation.
Wilson Electronics has a new cellular phone amplifier that it claims will greatly eliminate dropped calls. The SignalBoost amplifier will pump an extra three watts of power into a phone signal which, according to the company, is 10 to 15 times the power output of a normal phone.
Philips and Energizer this week unveiled a new cell phone with a built-in alkaline battery compartment for users to use when the Lithium-ion battery runs out of power.
Specialty mobile service provider Amp'd Mobile may face a fine of up to $100,000 after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) claimed the company failed to follow privacy security guidelines.
In a bid to earn more money from its mobile video streaming, Viacom has finalized deals with Pepsi and Intel to provide ads for its cell phone videos.