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Verizon's shared data plans won't save solo users much money

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Verizon's shared data plans will finally be available to customers starting June 28. Well, not exactly shared data plans—plans that share everything, including data, unlimited texts, and unlimited voice minutes. Currently, there's no way to get shared data without an otherwise fully unlimited plan. Verizon and AT&T have been promising...
Verizon's shared data plans won't save solo users much money

A CAPTCHA That Asks How You Feel About Homosexuality

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Choose wisely. (Photo: screencap) CAPTCHAs are a good way to sort the bots from the bodies, providing a bulwark against the never-ending flood of spam. But because proving you’re human requires a moment of your attention, captchas also happen to be a great place to embed a political message. That’s...
A CAPTCHA That Asks How You Feel About Homosexuality

EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at £46 per month

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Want to take advantage of blazing-fast LTE speeds in the UK? You better be prepared to drop a few dozen quid, each and every month. The nation's only LTE provider is clearly taking advantage of that exclusivity with gigantic tariffs, like £31 (about $50) per month for 3 gigs...
EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at £46 per month

Facebook tests Wi-Fi calling, and voice app in Canada

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Facebook is testing a new calling feature on its Messenger iOS app in Canada that could push more voice communications away from the carriers and help drive adoption of over-the-top VoIP calling apps. The social networking giant will let Canadian users call their friends over a Wi-Fi connection, mimicking similar...
Facebook tests Wi-Fi calling, and voice app in Canada

Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em, These Are The Top 5 Features Of iOS 6

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iOS 6 is chock-full of new stuff, with over 200 new features. Some are minor, like Mail VIPs which probably should have been implemented a long time ago, and some are pretty intense, like a brand new Maps app complete with 3D rendering. Now, Apple only showed off ten of...
Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em, These Are The Top 5 Features Of iOS 6

Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV

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Android on your phone can send texts, perform searches, set alarms and execute plenty of other tasks with little more than a simple voice command. Google TV is, for all intents and purposes, just Android blown up to fill your 42-inch TV -- so it would only make sense...
Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV
Hangouts, the best part of Google+, gets standalone iOS, Android, & Chrome apps

O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices

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Between Skype, Google Voice, Viber and several smaller players, there are plenty of platform-agnostic services vying to put your voice through their IP (get it?), and now UK carrier O2 is introducing us to its twist on multi-device communication with TU Go. It's like a marriage of the traditional...
O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

A Very Short Version of Wikipedia

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The contributors at Wikipedia use a few thousand words to describe Google. The simple edition of Wikipedia too has a page on Google that is slightly shorter but still runs into a few hundred words. Now meet Ten Word Wiki, a Twitter style version of Wikipedia that only describes...
A Very Short Version of Wikipedia

Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

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Verizon has selected a vendor that will help the company deliver the ability to text 911 emergency services, The Hill has learned. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski commended the company for the move. By accepting texts in this way, in lieu of a phone call, Verizon could set the stage for those...
Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

Wordy wristwatch isn't 'smart,' but it sure looks sweet

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The Qlocktwo W quite literally spells out the time for you, without hands or numerals. It may not offer up texts or tweets, but its single-mindedness is impressive in this age of smart devices and "iPocketwatches." [Read more]...
Wordy wristwatch isn't 'smart,' but it sure looks sweet
Verizon announces “Share Everything” plans — the future of mobile data (sort of)

Web surveillance laws 'due soon'

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The Home Office will bring forward plans to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK "as soon as parliamentary time allows"....
Web surveillance laws 'due soon'

Does the iPad Replace the Need for a Smartphone?

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We’ve covered the Apple iPad several times on CenterNetworks. The device appears to be launching next month and I believe it will be a game changer. Andreas discussed how he sees the device being used in the home and I agree with him that a whole new set of consumers...
Does the iPad Replace the Need for a Smartphone?

3D book scanner blows through tomes at 250 pages per minute

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Dai Nippon Printing probably isn't a company you're terribly familiar with, but you might feel inclined to keep closer tabs on the Japanese outfit. With help from the University of Tokyo, Dai Nippon has created a book scanner that can plow through texts at up to 250 pages a...
3D book scanner blows through tomes at 250 pages per minute

CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

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The CTIA wants you to know that Americans used 123 percent more wireless data in 2011 than 2010, but the wireless industry’s lobby apparently doesn’t want you to know exactly how that translates in any way a normal person understands. Instead the folks decided to use an overly complicated real...
CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

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The mainstream media always seems to suggest that teens texting is not only annoying, but it's also a bad thing. Is this fact or media myth? A new study out yesterday from Pew shows that texting is yet again on the rise, from 50 texts per day in 2009...
Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

Virgin Mobile USA restores service, apologizes for the inconvenience

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A dozen or so hours after the carrier came clean with its most recent outage, Virgin Mobile USA service has been restored. Data, texts and calls should be flowing normally now, and the company has stated that those still experiencing issues should "try removing your battery and restarting your device."...
Virgin Mobile USA restores service, apologizes for the inconvenience

North Face Campaign Sends Texts When Shoppers Near Stores http://post.ly/PG6F

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North Face Campaign Sends Texts When Shoppers Near Stores http://post.ly/PG6F

Text safely while driving by using your voice, thanks to YC company Sonalight

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While we’re here at YC Demo Day, one of the companies that caught our eye was Sonalight. The company has an extremely powerful voice controlled app that will let you send and receive texts without worrying about taking your attention away from the road. During the presentation, the speech recognition...
Text safely while driving by using your voice, thanks to YC company Sonalight
AT&T announces shared data plans, available in late August

An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

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A cryptography pioneer offers a simple way to fight electronic surveillance. Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access—legal or otherwise—to your providers' servers. A new app called Silent Circle...
An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

Publishing Isn't A Job Anymore: It's A Button

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Tim Lee points us to a really fantastic (as per usual) discussion with Clay Shirky about media disruption, in which he makes the key point that publishing is no longer a job, but a button: Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre...
Publishing Isn't A Job Anymore: It's A Button
Live From The Y Combinator Demo Day

Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

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[tc_5min code="517687315"] As the race toward mainstream wearable computing heats up, watches are hot and smart watches are hotter. In fact, word on the street is that Apple is working on a new smart watch that would integrate with its iCloud and iOS devices. But as it stands now, the...
Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

Vodafone offers unlimited voice, texts, 1GB data with £29-per-month Red plan

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It's a sign of the times that as our smartphones do more, the less we use them for their intended purpose, you know, as a phone. Vodafone's seizing upon the trend by offering you unlimited calls and texts, but keeps a firm hand on the hose marked "data allocation."...
Vodafone offers unlimited voice, texts, 1GB data with £29-per-month Red plan

Amazon begins renting paper textbooks

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Amazon has been renting out Kindle editions of textbooks for sometime now, but not all the educational tomes you need may be available in electronic form. And, believe it or not, some people just plain prefer paper to E-ink -- especially since its much easier to take notes in...
Amazon begins renting paper textbooks

This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet

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This complete project kit made by Adafruit allows you to print out things from the Internet. Want to print all your Tweets onto receipt paper? You got it. Want to print out your Facebook wall? Why the heck not! The kit uses an Arduino board and thermal printer and...
This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet

RT @Pew_Internet 1 in 3 teens sends more than 100 texts a day. Read more in Teens & Mobile Phones: http://bit.ly/teenMobile

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RT @Pew_Internet 1 in 3 teens sends more than 100 texts a day. Read more in Teens & Mobile Phones: http://bit.ly/teenMobile
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