Tag Archives: cell

Judge humiliates Apple staffer for using cell phone during Apple-Samsung trial

There’s a new sign on the door to Courtroom 1 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that’s playing out this month: “Please turn off all cell phones.” For a trial that centers on smartphones and the technology they use, it’s more than a little ironic. The [...]

FCC Takes Steps to Approve Cell Phones in Flight as Transportation Department Considers Banning Calls on Planes

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Thursday that it will consider banning cellular phone calls on planes if the FCC gives airlines the go-ahead to install equipment to support cellular service on flights. According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who spoke to Politico, the department will seek to determine whether in-flight calls [...]

FCC Proposes Permitting In-Flight Voice/Data Cell Phone Use

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to introduce a proposal that would allow passengers to use cell phones on airplanes during flight, reports The Wall Street Journal. Under the terms of the proposal, airplane passengers would be permitted to make voice calls and use cellular data when above 10,000 feet. The Federal Communications Commission will [...]

Microsoft to buy Nokia’s cell phone business for $7.2B, will license patents and services

In a pair of statements released early Tuesday, Microsoft and Nokia announced that the two companies have entered into a mutual agreement in which the Windows Phone maker will purchase the Finnish firm’s Device and Services Business, as well as license patents and mapping assets, for $7.17 billion. When the deal closes sometime in the [...]

White House Petition Lobbies to Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal

As of January 26, it is illegal for U.S. mobile phone users to unlock newly purchased cell phones without express permission from their cell phone carriers. Cell phone unlocking used to be possible as part of an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), but the exception ended following a ruling by the Library [...]

Hands on: PowerTrekk portable fuel cell charger

Charger finally nearing release MyFC made headlines two years ago when it unveiled a portable fuel cell charger, the PowerTrekk, however the promise of a spring 2012 release has now turned into a spring 2013 target. We were surprised to see the company at the Macworld expo this week, after passing off the concept as [...]

CES 2013: Lenovo 27″ Tablet and Nectar Fuel Cell iPhone Charger

The Consumer Electronics Show can get a bad rap from bloggers and journalists who have become jaded by seeing the same products over and over. So, it can be particularly satisfying to see new classes of products that haven’t quite hit the mainstream, even if there may be some practical limitations to their ultimate success. [...]

Apple Doubling Size of Fuel Cell Facility at North Carolina Data Center

The Charlotte Observer reports that Apple has filed plans to double the size of its fuel cell facility at its data center in Maiden, North Carolina to 10 megawatts. Fifty fuel cells adjacent to its $1 billion data center in Maiden are expected to be operating by January, Apple said in papers filed with the [...]