FBI Surveillance Hacks Android Devices, Laptops

posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 and is filed under Wireless News, Wireless Security

In recent months, Americans were aghast to learn that their phone calls were secretly being recorded and collected by a government agency, the NSA, when the extent of their indiscriminate wiretapping program was leaked to the public. But if you think that’s an invasion of privacy, you’d better hope the NSA never gets its hands on FBI surveillance techniques and tactics…such as the ability to remotely turn on the microphones in laptops and Android devices without you knowing it. How’s that for Big Brother?

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FIDO: Wearable Technology is Going to the Dogs

posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 and is filed under Mobile Technology, Wearable Devices

Wearable Technology is the latest craze in computing devices, from Google Glass to smart shoes to the rumored iWatch. At this point, we’re practically running out of body parts to strap computers to, but that doesn’t mean that scientists and innovators have given up trying. Some are really starting to think outside of the box…and by “the box,” I mean “the human body.” The next wave of wearable tech may be intended not for man, but for man’s best friend.

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Wireless Spectrum: Obama Tells Agencies to Share their Blocks

posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 and is filed under Mobile Technology, Spectrum, Wireless News

As the burgeoning usage of smartphones and tablets continues to tax the airwaves and eat up available wireless broadband, the need for additional wireless spectrum becomes increasingly more evident. Even the White House recognizes that action must be taken to ensure that America’s broadband networks are future-proofed and to encourage unrelenting wireless innovation. To that effect, Obama has reminded federal agencies (in the form of a directive) to apply a lesson oft-taught on Sesame Street—sharing.

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CTIA 2013 Wrap Up

posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 and is filed under Mobile Technology, Trade Shows, Wireless News

Another CTIA Show has come and gone. The booths are boxed up, the speakers have gone home, and the Sands Expo & Convention Center is no doubt preparing for the next large event. But what an event it was! Tens of thousands of wireless industry veterans mingling with each other and checking out the latest technology, software, accessories, and ideas in the heart of Las Vegas—that’s what CTIA is all about. 

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Google I/O Keynote Highlight Reel

posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 and is filed under Guest Blog, Trade Shows, Wireless News

For those you who haven’t quite been living in a Google world as of late, you may have missed Google’s 3-hour keynote speech at their yearly developer conference titled Google I/O. Read on for a roundup of some of the key announcements we saw during the keynote. 

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Amazon Aiming for Apple?

posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013 and is filed under Mobile Technology, Smartphones, Technology News

Members of the rumor mill can pat themselves on the back—as many suspected, online retail giant Amazon has been quietly developing a smartphone of their own. In fact, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says they’re working on two of them, and one will be 3D. 

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The 60 Second Film Fest: A Victor in Our Midst

posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 and is filed under Local News

For many, Sunday night was a tequila-laden festivity in honor of Cinco de Mayo, mostly forgotten by Monday morning. But for local filmmakers and movie buffs, there was a different cause for celebration: the 2nd Annual 60 Second Film Fest presented by K&W Tire, Fine Living Lancaster, and Penn Cinema.

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New Xbox (Infinity? 720?) Reveal Coincides with CTIA Kickoff

posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 and is filed under Technology News, Trade Shows, Wireless News

Gamers have long speculated about the successor to the Xbox 360, nicknamed the “Xbox 720” by fans and codenamed “Durango” by developers, and it seems they’ll finally get some answers on May 21st at the Xbox Reveal event. But, as those in the wireless industry will have noticed, May 21st is also Day 1 of CTIA 2013. Coincidence? Maybe not.

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Wireless “Bill Shock” Gets the Boot

posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 and is filed under Wireless News

Bill Shock: that startling, sinking, soul-sucking feeling you experience when you see your cellular phone bill and realize that it’s tens, hundreds, or even thousands of dollars more than you were expecting to pay.

“There must be some mistake,” you say, looking for a typo.

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The Boston Marathon Explosions: “Look for the Helpers”

posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 and is filed under Technology News, World News

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” – Mr. Rogers

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