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Parked car launched into Ohio City mobile phone store – The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A driver who lost control of her car in an Ohio City shopping center crashed into a parked car and launched it into a storefront, Cleveland police said. The crash happened about 6:30 p.m. at the Boost Mobile store on the 2000 block of West 25th Street. The 58-year-old driver of a Toyota Corolla was northbound on West 25th Street when she turned into a shopping center…

Cell phone confiscation policies vary from district to district – KPRC Houston

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOMS. WATCH THE RESULTS IN REAL TIME. AND NOW HERE IS AMY DAVIS EXPLAINING POLICIES. Reporter: BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE EDUCATION CODE THAT ALLOWS SCHOOLS TO CHARGE THAT $15 FEE TO RETRIEVE A CONFISCATED CELL PHONE WAS PASSED IN 1995. BACK THEN IT WAS WRITTEN FOR BEEPERS, PAGERS, IF YOU REMEMBER THOSE. REGARDLESS OF THE TECHNOLOGY, MOST EVERYONE AGREES STUDENTS SHOULD NOT USE ANY DEVICE THAT…

Stopping crooks with cell phone ‘kill switch’ – KHOU

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It requires all smartphones to be equipped with anti-theft technology, a so-called “kill switch.”(Photo: KHOU) HOUSTON – Could California’s new “kill switch” law eliminate cell phone theft? At least one Houston robbery detective thinks such a law would reduce crime. “In many of the robbery incidents I investigate, a cell phone is definitely something that they’re after,” said Detective Kim Miller of the Houston Police Department. Over and over again,…

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane – Sydney Morning Herald

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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This $22 Gadget Could Get You Kicked Off a Flight – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On Sunday, a tiny gadget caused a fight to break out on United Flight 1462, forcing the plane to make an unscheduled stop at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. No, it was not an iPod playing Justin Bieber on repeat. It was the Knee Defender, a pair of plastic wedges that lock a seat in position so…

The 2014 digital ad juggernaut – Politico

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Midterm elections are less than three months away, but there’s already a clear winner in 2014: digital advertising. A leading ad research firm recently estimated that more than $270 million will be spent across the country this cycle on digital campaign efforts — an 1,825 percent increase from 2010, when the first generation of tablet computers was just hitting the market. Continue Reading …

A Gadget That Stops Seats From Reclining Caused a Plane-Diverting Fight – Gizmodo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Planes are giving us less and less leg room so it’s no surprise that quarrels break out between passengers over space. Yesterday, one such altercation got so heated that a plane was diverted to Chicago. And at the heart of the conflict? A nifty little device called the Knee Defender, which prevents seats from reclining. Two unnamed passengers, both 48, were on a United flight from Newark to Denver which…

Thief gains from loss in value of stolen laptop – Sun Sentinel

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Prosecutors in South Florida have a new concern when charging thieves with the crime of grand theft – is the stolen item still worth what it cost when the victim bought it? In a decision that affects courts in Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie and three other counties, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that a Fort Lauderdale man should not have been convicted of grand theft because the…

PM Modi’s Digital India project: Government to ensure that every Indian has … – Economic Times

Monday, August 25, 2014

The intention is to bring down net electronics imports to zero by 2020, from about $100 billion now, a move which will help the country control its current-account deficit. As things stand, net annual electronics imports could rise to $400 billion by 2020, outgrowing oil imports. “The PM is absolutely focused on making India the manufacturing hub and we see massive potential in electronic manufacturing,” Prasad said. Modi had listed…

How Your Laptop Is Made in China – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Monday, August 25, 2014

By Eva Dou CONNECT Imaginechina/Corbis If you bought a laptop recently, chances are it came off the assembly lines of one of a handful of electronics contract manufacturers in China. One of them, Pegatron, recently gave The Wall Street Journal a look at how laptops are made at its facility in the western Chinese city of Chongqing. Taiwan-headquartered Pegatron makes headlines these days mostly due to its role as a…

Dealing With Digital Cruelty – New York Times

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT – NPR (blog)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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New Alienware 13-inch Laptop Promises Pro Gaming Without Backache – Kotaku Australia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gaming laptops are going mobile. Of course, the word “laptop” means that’s always been the idea behind these machines. But until recently, gaming on the go meant being strapped with a pretty hefty piece of computing. Such massive hardware, usually with a scorching hot chassis and shit battery life, makes you wonder if it’s even worth it. Dell and Alienware are returning to their mobile ambitions with Alienware 13 —…

Dingy yet digital setting: Quinn counts on tech whiz for votes – Chicago Sun-Times

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Above the Blue Frog karaoke bar, inside of a nondescript, even decrepit-looking building, is the unlikely nerve center of Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign. Dingy offices inside 676 N. La Salle are filled with tapping keyboards, ringing phones, packed file cabinets — and musings about asbestos.  On a recent day, the window frame behind chief political strategist Bill Hyers is covered in some foreign substance that’s apparently been the butt…

How You Might Win in the War Between Cell phone Carriers – NBCNews.com

Saturday, August 23, 2014

>>> WE’RE BACK NOW AND AS PROMISED A NEW BATTLE IN THE WIRELESS WAR. CELL PHONE CARRIERS OFFERING DEALS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNHEARD OF JUST A FEW YEARS AGO AS THEY COMPETE EVEN HARDER FOR YOUR BUSINESS. AND IT COULD MEAN BIG SAVINGS. WE GET THE STORY TONIGHT FROM NBC’S PETER ALEXANDER. >> Reporter: WELCOME TO THE WILD WORLD OF WIRELESS, WHERE THE NATION’S CARRIERS ARE NOW AT WAR…

Modi’s ‘Digital India’ a shot in the arm for education – Economic Times

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NEW DELHI: One can’t make available thousands of medical specialists or school teachers to the remotest corners of the country, but one can make their services available through broadband at multi-service centres in every village. That, in essence, is the vision of Digital India initiative that the Cabinet cleared on Wednesday. Digital India, which promises to transform India into a connected knowledge economy offering world class services at the click…

Modi’s ‘Digital India’ a shot in the arm for education – Economic Times

Friday, August 22, 2014

NEW DELHI: One can’t make available thousands of medical specialists or school teachers to the remotest corners of the country, but one can make their services available through broadband at multi-service centres in every village. That, in essence, is the vision of Digital India initiative that the Cabinet cleared on Wednesday. Digital India, which promises to transform India into a connected knowledge economy offering world class services at the click…

Which £400 laptop for university? – The Guardian

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I’m going to University in October for a six-year degree, and I’m looking for a laptop which will last me. The main use will be for writing essays using Microsoft Word. I’m not planning on carrying it around, so it is more important to have a 15in screen which is more comfortable to type on for long periods, rather than a more portable laptop to take to lectures etc. A…