Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cell phone calls on airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.”
The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York have announced the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition to battle a surge in smartphone thefts.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday announced the June 13 meeting with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers. The meeting will be held in Schneiderman’s New York City office.
In addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.
The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.
Sen. Schumer: Cell Towers Should Have Backup Power To Prevent Widespread Service Outages Like After Sandy
Schumer said a nationwide plan to require power reserves for cell towers would help ensure no disruption in coverage following severe weather, a terrorist attack or any other events that may cause power failures.
One company is coming to the rescue in Manhattan, offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.
Sen. Charles Schumer said cellular carriers will be able to permanently disable a phone once it has been reported stolen using a database of unique identification numbers.
In front of some 110 million viewers on NBC and uncounted others online, M.I.A. flipped the bird and appeared to sing, “I don’t give a (expletive)” at one point, though it was hard to hear her clearly.
If you received an e-mail saying cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketers on January 31, hit delete.
The 9/11 Commission has issued a report card that says first responders still can’t communicate with one another.
Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch,” has died at age 94. He was born in New Jersey and grew up in New York.
A recent spate of TV blackouts and the lack of government intervention suggests that broadcasters have the upper hand over TV signal providers when it comes to negotiating fees.
With a contract dispute still keeping Fox programming off Cablevision systems, federal regulators are demanding information from both companies about the details of their negotiations.
Legislation to turn down the volume on loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it’ll soon become law.