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Cell phone crashing video posted on YouTube by MediocreFilms.

‘Cell Phone Crashing’ video nears 4 million YouTube views

Actor/comedian Greg Benson has a new prank video climbing the YouTube charts. “Cell Phone Crashing at the Airport” shows Benson crowding people at an airport as they talk on their phones. He responds to others […]

12/17/2013

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and […]

11/21/2013

The North Korean Arirang smartphone.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Smartphones seen tripling to 5.6 billion by 2019

  STOCKHOLM (AP) — The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 percent of cellphones. Sweden’s Ericsson AB, the world’s largest maker of telecommunications […]

11/11/2013

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Panel backs easing electronic device use on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. Officials […]

09/26/2013

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In-N-Out robbed in La Mirada

LA MIRADA (CNS) – Two gunmen in ski masks who tried to rob cash from a closed In-N-Out restaurant in La Mirada this morning instead stole the cell phones of customers and employees when they […]

09/06/2013

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Pasadena cellphone crackdown

PASADENA (CNS) – Pasadena police plan a crackdown today on drivers who text or operate hand-held cellphones behind the wheel, department officials said. “We all know that talking on our cellphones while driving is distracting, […]

08/19/2013

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4 hikers reported lost in Sierra forest fire smoke

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fresno County authorities are searching for four hikers who got lost in the Sierra National Forest because of the smoke from a nearby forest fire. Sheriff’s officials said they received […]

07/25/2013

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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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Eager beaver blamed for New Mexico Internet outage

  TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials have finally identified the culprit behind a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico —an eager beaver. CenturyLink spokesman David Gonzales told The Associated Press […]

06/28/2013

Dale Fox

Dale Fox on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Dale Fox, the co-founder and CEO of Tribogenics Inc., a Southern California startup developing the world’s smallest portable X-ray sources with applications in mining, industrial, medical and military markets. He is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has launched, grown, managed, and sold several companies based on new breakthrough technologies, including the first company to be focused exclusively on mobile devices.

06/07/2013

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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Not LOL: Service allows bully reporting by text

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students are getting a new weapon to fight back against bullies: their cell phones. A leading education technology company on Wednesday announced it would give schools a free and confidential way for […]

05/29/2013

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