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FCC Tells FAA To Allow More Electronic Devices On Planes

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Two acronyms walk into a bar. One says to the other, "let's talk about that letter you just sent me about in-air tablet and cellphone use." Letter. Letter! Letter? Oh, fuggeddit. Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, is pushing for the rules regarding the use of electronic devices to...
FCC Tells FAA To Allow More Electronic Devices On Planes

Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

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This is what we talk about when we talk about Disrupt. uBeam, a small startup founded by Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old new graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has taken on $750,000 in seed funding to build out its technology for wirelessly charging electronic devices. uBeam’s investors include Founders Fund’s...
Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

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Dangling WiFi-carrot meet your BlackBerry-made stick: the Z10. Perhaps because its user base has traditionally courted strong enterprise support -- a lot that typically overlaps with the jet set -- BlackBerry's offering an incentive to adopters of its BB 10 pearl, granting gratis Gogo-powered internet access for all domestic...
BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

Briefly: iPhone in-flight smoking cause, iPad Mini Survey

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An iPhone that started smoking on a flight to Sydney last November has been explained. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau conducted the investigation and found that a misplaced screw within the handset had punctured the battery casing. The resulting short circuit caused the battery to overheat and start smoking. According...
Briefly: iPhone in-flight smoking cause, iPad Mini Survey
A Quarter Of U.S. Consumers Own A Laptop, Tablet And A Smartphone

Voice-To-Text Is Just As Dangerous As Regular Texting While Driving

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SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with fingers, with driver response times significantly delayed no matter which method was used, a study released on Tuesday showed. The study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University was...
Voice-To-Text Is Just As Dangerous As Regular Texting While Driving
Apple, Google, Microsoft all in bids to purchase home automation company, reports WSJ

As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

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Another day, another regulator seeking to shut down Uber. At least that’s what it looks like this time in Chicago. The city’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department (BACP) last week issued proposed regulations that would essentially prohibit car services from using electronic devices to measure time and distance to...
As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

Turn Off Electronic Devices, or Else

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Refusal to switch off electronic devices is the No. 1 spark for confrontation and unruly behavior on airlines now, flight attendants say....
Turn Off Electronic Devices, or Else

U.S. Senator Promising Legislative Action Allowing In-Air Use of Electronic Devices if FAA Doesn't Act

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U.S. Senator Claire McKaskill (D-MO) has sent a letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration saying the flying public is "growing increasingly skeptical" of prohibitions on the use of electronic devices like tablets and computers during the beginning and end of flights. The senator notes the "absurdity of...
U.S. Senator Promising Legislative Action Allowing In-Air Use of Electronic Devices if FAA Doesn't Act

Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)

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With the future of reading heading squarely in the direction of electronic devices, what to do with the old timey book form? Build a lamp, of course. During a recent visit to the City by the Bay, we popped into the TechShop hackerspace and were introduced to Max Gunawan,...
Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)

Intel: Keeping up with Moore's Law is becoming a challenge

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Intel will advance Moore's Law for the foreseeable future, but keeping up with it is becoming more challenging as chip geometries shrink, according to a company executive. Moore's Law is based on a theory that the number of transistors that can be placed on silicon doubles every two years,...
Intel: Keeping up with Moore's Law is becoming a challenge

Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

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Samsung Electronics is seeking to ban imports and sales of certain Ericsson products in the U.S., alleging that they infringe its patents. The move follows a similar one by Ericsson to ban some Samsung products there. The world's largest smartphone maker filed its complaint with the U.S. International Trade...
Samsung seeks a ban on sales of Ericsson products in the US

RIM Signs A Licensing Deal With Microsoft (MSFT, RIMM)

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Research In Motion shares are spiking on news that it has struck some sort of licensing deal with Microsoft. We've put in calls to Microsoft to find out what's going on here. It doesn't look like RIM is getting Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, or vice versa. Instead, RIM is...
RIM Signs A Licensing Deal With Microsoft (MSFT, RIMM)

West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass

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I don’t see any problem with this. In short, a West Virginia lawmaker wants to make wearing head mounted displays while driving against the law in his state. The devices would join other banned electronic communication devices like cell phones. The bill, while perhaps a bit laughable at first, is...
West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass
FAA ban on electronic devices making us less productive in the air
Just shy of a record, chip sales dip 3 percent in 2012 to $291.6B

Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement

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What kind of movement does a theft entail? Apple's in the process of figuring that out, today filing a patent application for a, "acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic devices." Apple pickers: you've just been put on watch. According to the patent filing, said device would activate an...
Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement
Microsoft scores biggest patent licensee yet: China's Foxconn

Briefly - iWalk batteries, NeoGeo Gold X, Graffletopia

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Apple and smartphone accessory manufacturer iWalk, has debuted the Extreme Series, backup batteries capable of charging all electronic devices, including smartphones, navigation units, cameras, Bluetooth headsets, and laptop computers. The Extreme 15000, the flagship model with 15,000mAh, comes with a micro USB and Apple cable, 8 different connectors for true...
Briefly - iWalk batteries, NeoGeo Gold X, Graffletopia

The Eye Tribe raises $800,000 to let you control your phone with your eyes

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Techstars graduate The Eye Tribe (formerly known as Senseye) is a very cool company that is developing technology to allow you to control your phone or tablet with your eyes. While that concept sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, the Danish startup’s aim to release an eye tracking device to...
The Eye Tribe raises $800,000 to let you control your phone with your eyes

Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

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The Next Web is out and about at Mobile World Congress this week, and at the Showstoppers event tonight we met some of the tech companies looking to make a name for themselves at this year’s flagship mobile industry event in Barcelona. One of these companies was HzO, which was...
Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

ARM CEO Warren East Stepping Down; President Simon Segars Stepping Up

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Warren East, the executive who has seen UK semiconductor juggernaut ARM Holdings through some of its most explosive growth, is stepping down. He had been with the company since 1994. He is being replaced by insider Simon Segars, who is currently president of ARM. One of ARM’s most important deals...
ARM CEO Warren East Stepping Down; President Simon Segars Stepping Up
Flying with our gadgets: Do electronic devices really disrupt plane operations?

Is Amazon working on its own version of AppleCare for Kindle products?

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Amazon may be considering extended warranty and repair services similar to Apple’s AppleCare, according to two trademark application the company filed earlier this month. The applications also suggest that the company may expand its Kindle brand far beyond the current segment of tablets and ebook readers. On December 13, the...
Is Amazon working on its own version of AppleCare for Kindle products?

Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

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It looks like the battle for New York’s taxi market is heating up, as a group of leading startups struggle with the city’s regulations — and with each other. Two good reports out overnight run through the state of play as Uber, the Californian town car service beloved by San...
Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

FAA Says It Will Be Months Before In-Flight Electronics Ban Is Lifted

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Just two days ago, it seemed that the Federal Aviation Administration was finally going to relax the rules that require passengers to stow away electronic devices during take-off and landing. Now it appears, however, that travelers will have to wait months before the new regulations go into effect. Even though...
FAA Says It Will Be Months Before In-Flight Electronics Ban Is Lifted

FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

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Way back in March, the FAA stated that it was taking a "fresh look" at Kindles and tablet computers, possibly moving towards approving these devices for use during takeoff and landing. Nine months later, perhaps feeling the "fresh look" was now a bit past "stale," FCC chief Julius Genachowski politely...
FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage
MTV Europe Has Things To Say About Piracy And/Or Loading Bars Being Bad For Musicians

Apple’s tax strategies: ‘Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich’

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The New York Times uses Apple as a lens to look at the loopholes in corporate tax codes The Reno office that manages Apple's cash. Photo: David Calvert for the New York Times FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL), like every other company in America, from Amazon (AMZN) to Google (GOOG), uses...
Apple’s tax strategies: ‘Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich’
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