T-Mobile Cramming Settlement $90 Million

T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

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T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

Remember how indignant T-Mobile got when it was accused by the Federal Trade Commission of profiting from scams against its customers? Well now T-Mobile has agreed to fork over $90 million to settle the FTC’s charges, which it said were “unfounded and without merit” earlier this year. As part of the settlement, T-Mobile will have to provide full refunds to any affected customers. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. AT&T Verizon Prices

T-Mobile wins a big victory over AT&T and Verizon that could bring lower prices

By about 2 hours ago.

T-Mobile wins a big victory over AT&T and Verizon that could bring lower prices

Score another win for the “Un-carrier.” Ars Technica notes that T-Mobile has now “won a declaratory ruling that could force AT&T and Verizon Wireless to charge lower prices for data roaming.” Essentially, T-Mobile has been arguing that America’s two biggest carriers have been charging unfairly high prices for data roaming that artificially kept the price of its services higher than it should be. More →

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Tesla Model S Battery Swap

Tesla reveals the next step in its plan to kill gas-guzzling cars for good

By about 3 hours ago.

Tesla reveals the next step in its plan to kill gas-guzzling cars for good

Tesla has been on a roll lately and now the company has unveiled the next step in its long-term plan to make electric cars the way of the future: A battery swap pilot program that Tesla promises will let you replace your Model S’s battery “in less time than it takes to fill a gas tank.” More →

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Apple China Factory Conditions Response

Apple’s response to the BBC’s sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf

By about 5 hours ago.

Apple’s response to the BBC’s sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf

Apple is a terrific company in many ways but it often does not handle criticism all that well. Although there have been times when Apple has shown a commendable willingness to own up to its mistakes — Tim Cook’s apology for the Apple Maps fiasco is one example — just as often it will get overly defensive and will insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that it hasn’t made any mistakes. Recall the company’s initial response to “Antennagate,” in which it told customers that they were holding their phones the wrong way, to get an idea of what I’m talking about. More →

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Obama Reddit Ask Me Anything

Obama comes out swinging against North Korea, says Sony made a ‘mistake’ pulling the film

By about 7 hours ago.

Obama comes out swinging against North Korea, says Sony made a ‘mistake’ pulling the film

President Barack Obama on Friday had tough words not only for North Korea — which earlier in the day had been named by the FBI as the chief culprit in the massive hack of Sony Pictures — but also for Sony itself. In particular, Obama said that he thinks Sony “made a mistake” by pulling the film from theaters in response to threats it had received from hackers tied to the North Korean government. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Tips And Tricks

These are the essential iPhone camera tricks used by pro photographers

By about 7 hours ago.

These are the essential iPhone camera tricks used by pro photographers

The iPhone 6 can take stunning pictures, but that doesn’t mean the phone will do all the work for you. BostInno has put together a list of 10 essential tricks that pro photographers use to make sure their iPhones take first-rate pictures and while some are pretty obvious — most of us know to hold our phones horizontally at this point and to not use the pinch-to-zoom function unless it’s completely necessary — others really caught our attention as things we’ve never thought of before. More →

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BlackBerry Classic Hands On Businessweek

Businessweek trolls BlackBerry in the most brutal way imaginable

By about 8 hours ago.

Businessweek trolls BlackBerry in the most brutal way imaginable

The BlackBerry Classic is definitely something of a throwback to old BlackBerry Bold models, although it definitely features much better specs and software than those smartphone relics. However, Bloomberg Businessweek has just posted a “hands on” article about the Classic that brutally trolls the device by showing it being held by a pair of bony skeletal hands, as you can see in the picture above. The message is clear: The Classic feels ancient and dead. More →

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Apple China Factory Conditions

New report slams Apple for ‘broken promises’ on sweatshop labor

By about 10 hours ago.

New report slams Apple for ‘broken promises’ on sweatshop labor

Believe it or not, there might be worse things Apple does than giving you a free U2 album. A major new report from BBC Panorama has exposed some of the brutal working conditions in factories run by Apple supplier Pegatron. Panorama got two undercover reporters jobs at a Pegatron facility and they found almost immediately after they started working there that the facility was not following Apple’s protocols for fair labor practices. More →

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Sony Hack North Korea Responsible

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

By about 10 hours ago.

It’s official: U.S. to reveal that North Korea was behind the massive Sony hack

Officials in the United States Department of Justice will officially reveal on Friday that North Korea was directly responsible for the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, Bloomberg is reporting. More →

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BlackBerry Q3 2015 Earnings

The Waterloo miracle? BlackBerry ekes out tiny profit in Q3 2015

By on December 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM.

The Waterloo miracle? BlackBerry ekes out tiny profit in Q3 2015

One year ago, BlackBerry was in truly retched shape. Now, though, it looks like the company has stopped the bleeding. BlackBerry on Friday reported its fiscal Q3 2015 earnings and the company posted a profit of $0.01 per share, which significantly beat the consensus estimate of a loss of $0.16 per share and was a vast improvement over the disastrous loss of $0.67 per share that the company posted a year ago. More →

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Best 3D Printing Products Kipstr

Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

By on December 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Ingenious digital wristband records what you’re watching when you fall asleep on the couch

We’ve all wanted to watch a show or movie late at night and missed the end of it because we were just so exhausted and fell asleep… but it doesn’t have to be that way for long. 3ders informs us that there’s a new 3D printed digital wristband that’s able to tell when you’ve fallen asleep and then instruct your DVR to start recording whatever you’re watching. More →

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How To Fight Internet Trolls

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

By on December 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Meet the man who tracks down and shames the Internet’s worst trolls

Trolls are a staple of Internet culture but recently some Internet users have taken to exposing some of the very worst offenders who do things that go beyond run-of-the-mill online cruelty, such as sending out rape threats. Technology Review has written a lengthy profile of Swedish journalist Robert Aschberg, who tracks down some of the most vile trolls on the web and then publicly shames them by reading back things they wrote online. More →

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Best Cheap Tech Gifts

Video: These terrific last-minute tech gifts all cost $50 or less

By on December 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: These terrific last-minute tech gifts all cost $50 or less

Looking for a last-minute gift that doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet? Hugely popular YouTube gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee has you covered. In his latest video on last-minute holiday tech gifts, Brownlee lists a bunch of different products and accessories that are relative steals and cost $50 or less. More →

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