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FCC and Wireless Providers Reach Agreement to Stop ‘Bill Shock’

After an almost two-year investigation, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday it had reached an agreement with most of the nation’s cell carriers that should protect consumers from “bill shock” — unexpected increases in a monthly wireless bill.

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Apple Announces the iPhone 4S at ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ Event

Apple’s highly-anticipated ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event on Tuesday began with newly-installed CEO Tim Cook reflecting on some of the company’s successes, as well as one new one: the new iPhone.

Dubbed the iPhone 4S, the gadget keeps with the company’s tradition of introducing completely new models every other year, with upgrades in between.

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Will Apple Unveil the iPhone 5 on October 4?

Sources claim Apple’s newly-installed CEO, Tim Cook, will preside over an October 4 media event in which he will announce the long-awaited iPhone 5.

The date is consistent with previous reports setting early October as the release date for the next-generation smartphone.

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Why Are People Who Think Wi-Fi Makes Them Sick Moving to West Virginia?

Although most scientists believe the electromagnetic radiation emitted by technology such as Wi-Fi and cell phones is largely harmless, a small group of people nevertheless believe they suffer from a malady called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, or EHS.

The five percent of Americans who think they have EHS allegedly experience such symptoms as chest pains, headaches, and hearing loss. Some of them are so convinced of the evils of electromagnetic radiation that they’ve packed up and moved to a 13,000-square-mile area of West Virginia that has no wireless technology.

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‘Smart Cart’ Syncs with Phone Apps to Help You Shop

There’s little more frustrating than making a trek to the grocery store, only to get home and realize you forgot something important.

Mobile service provider SK Telecom hopes to change all that with a tablet PC-equipped Smart Cart that will sync items from a grocery-list smartphone app and show you exactly what you need to get. The WiFi-connected tablet even uses GPS to display product info and discounts while you shop, and makes recommendations based on past purchases.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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Toyota Imagines a Future With Interactive Car Windows [VIDEO]

Eventually, your car options may not be limited to just choices about color, transmission or even GPS. If Toyota has its way, you’ll also be mulling over interactive window features.

These futuristic pieces of glass, called “Windows to the World,” will be far more than just a way to watch the miles fly by. They’ll also be a drawing tablet, learning device, and distance tracker — not to mention mind-blowingly cool.

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US Army May Issue Smartphones for Combat Use

After a successful trial run using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat, US Army officials say they may begin equipping service members with the devices later this year. It would be used to complement tactical radios and other existing technology.

Smartphones can be used to text updates about surroundings, send GPS photos, and access maps. “When they have a problem or need to submit a report, they default to the texting. These young soldiers grew up with this technology. They’re very familiar with it. They’re very comfortable with it,” said Michael McCarthy, an Army director for the program.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]


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A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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Solar-Powered Bikinis Putting a Charge Into Sunbathing

If you happen to see a young lass in a metallic-textured bikini this summer, that doesn't necessarily mean she's trying to make a fashion statement.

In fact, she might be using her beachwear to power up her cell phone.

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Man Invents Car Fueled by Whiskey

In an effort to create the world's manliest car, 62-year-old Mickey Nilsson has transformed a pile of junk into a sleek vehicle that runs strictly on Bourbon Whiskey.

The Kentucky man says he was inspired by Caractacus Potts, the wacky inventor played by Dick Van Dyke in 1968's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'

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