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A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

LA pushes ‘It Can Wait’ campaign to stop texting while driving

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County officials will make a last push today for Angelenos to take a pledge never to text and drive.    The county has proclaimed the day “It Can Wait […]

09/19/2013

In this photo taken Aug. 23, 2013, David Mintz poses for The Associated Press inside his business, Tofutti, in Cranford, N.J.  Mintz, the Tofutti  CEO, maker of dairy-free products, says he wants his employees at Tofutti to have the trademarks of youth: energetic and enthusiastic, fresh thinking and quick to catch on, able to work at a frenzied pace, starting the day early and working late. He’s finding them in older workers.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.

09/13/2013

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Wal-Mart to launch smartphone trade-in program

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching a smartphone trade-in program later this month that will help consumers trade up to the newest phones available. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that consumers […]

09/10/2013

This photo provided by AT&T shows the Samsung Galaxy Mega. With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Galaxy Mega is almost as big as a 7-inch tablet computer. The difference: It makes phone calls. (AP Photo/AT&T)

New Samsung ‘Mega’ phone nearly tablet-sized

NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big. With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the […]

08/19/2013

German director Werner Herzog (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Herzog on tackling texting and driving in new film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his documentaries, Werner Herzog has examined grizzly bears, plane crash survivors, cave paintings and death row inmates. For his latest project, the 70-year-old filmmaker is exploring the dangers of texting […]

08/08/2013

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Starbucks to partner with Google to upgrade Wi-Fi

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it’s reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Starting in August, new U.S. […]

07/31/2013

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AT&T introduces option for faster phone upgrades

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is making it easier for customers to upgrade their cellphones more frequently, as long as they’re willing to pay more. The country’s second-largest cellphone carrier says it’s introducing an option […]

07/16/2013

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The price of surveillance: Gov’t pays to snoop

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology. In the era of intense government surveillance and secret court orders, […]

07/10/2013

Central Park

NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a message busy New Yorkers hate to get: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there’s no charger in sight. Now that could be a thing of the past. New […]

06/18/2013

Bill would charge 911 fees on prepaid cellphones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who use prepaid cellphones would pay a little more to add minutes under a bill moving through the Legislature. The Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would require prepaid […]

06/06/2013

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Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio […]

05/13/2013

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Facebook barges into Google turf with Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Home, the new software that takes over the front screen of a smartphone, is a bit of a corporate home invasion. Facebook is essentially moving into Google’s turf.

04/05/2013

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