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(Reuters) - U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a "kill switch" to discourage theft of smartphones. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to top executives of AT&T Inc, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile US Inc and U.S. Cellular Corp, asking why they prevented Samsung Electronics Co from putting kill switch technology in their smartphones.
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The wearable tech revolution has only just begun, but we're already seeing an even more innovative form factor than a watch for smart devices in the new Smarty Ring. As its name implies, the device is a smart ring, and just like its wrist-worn brethren, the LED-equipped Smarty Ring lets you connect to and control your iPhone or Android device over Bluetooth. The ring is currently being funded through Indiegogo, but you'll have to hurry if you want to plunk down your cash for early access to the device, as the campaign closes Wednesday, December 11.Donations of $175 get you an Early Bird version of the Smarty Ring. The ring lets users can check the time, see if they're receiving an incoming call, or making an outgoing one; as well as get text, chat and social media notifications, not mention check the time and your phone's battery status. MORE: Top 5 Smartwatches to Watch A remote control next to the ring's LED display lets you accept or reject incoming calls, make calls to preset numbers, activate your phone's camera app, control music and change your user profile. Made from waterproof, surgical quality stainless steel, the Smarty Ring is designed for use by both men and women. According to the product's Indiegogo page, the Smarty Ring will also run for an impressive 24 hours before its battery calls it quits. An available wireless charger ensures the Smarty Ring is free of any unnecessary connectors that could ruin its sleek looks. The Smarty Ring could be the first of many smart rings to come, and we're excited to get our fingers on one. Check out the company's pitch video for more info on this high-tech piece of jewelry. Game Changer Awards - The Most innovative Tech of 2013 Best Mobile Products of the Year Tech Support Showdown 2013 Copyright 2013 LAPTOP Magazine, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, ramping up a challenge to rivals such as Pandora. Spotify released applications that allow users to listen to songs from the Sweden-based company's library using Apple or Android mobile devices. "Today we're giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone and the tablet," said Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek.
Windows RT still might be folded into Windows Phone or canned completely at some point in the near future, but Microsoft is reportedly considering another, less severe option. According to a report from Verge, Microsoft is debating whether or not to release free versions of its Windows Phone and Windows RT software. The company currently charges partners a licensing fee per installation, just as it does with its Windows desktop operating system. Meanwhile, Android is free to smartphone and tablet makers. Couple that with Google’s massive app ecosystem and OEMs don’t have much of a reason to bother with Windows Phone or Windows RT. Verge says if Microsoft does offer versions of its smartphone and tablet software that don’t carry licensing
The FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned. So, as a parent of two small children in a house full of tablets, what do I do to keep them safe? Here are my guidelines.
The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will hold hearings at the start of 2013 to learn whether the nation's wireless networks could have, or should have, performed better in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At the height of the devastating storm, about 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states affected by Sandy.
Some of us would just as soon bypass the month of December and get to the new year without having to worry about shopping, holiday pressures, traffic and crowds. Now, Android 4.2 has made that easy for you!
It could be called GooDish. Or Dishgle. Neither of those awkward mashups of Google and Dish Network are likely, but what may be in the works is a partnership between the two companies for a wireless service.