If you have Verizon or Sprint cell service, you may be owed a refund
“The lack of oversight by Sprint and Verizon allowed the vendors to have nearly unfettered access to consumers' wireless accounts,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “The billing systems for premium ...
May 13, 2015
Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan due to bad weather
Instead, the Solar Impulse 2 landed in Nagoya in central Japan, according to the plane's Twitter feed. "Unfortunately the current weather window to reach Hawaii has closed," the Solar Impulse website said. "The cold front is too dangerous to cross, so ...
June 1, 2015
Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
The 8,175-kilometer (5,079-mile) flight from Nanjing in eastern China to Hawaii — which may take off Thursday, depending on weather — is the seventh of 12 flights. None of the previous legs were more than 20 hours — compared with an estimated flight ...
May 3, 2015
Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation
Amtrak's positive train control system relies on transponders, while most other railroads are installing systems that use GPS and wireless technology. The systems automatically slow or stop trains if they are traveling too fast, about to collide with ...
June 2, 2015
911's deadly flaw: Lack of location data
As water filled her sinking SUV, Shanell Anderson did what anyone would do. She tried the doors. They wouldn't budge. She dialed 911 on her cellphone, telling the operator exactly where she was. Anderson, 31, was delivering newspapers near Atlanta ...
February 22, 2015
Live: Google unveils Photos, updated VR at I/O
Weave is cross-platform, which will allow it to work on Brillo, he says. 1:18 p.m.: Pichai announces Project Brillo, Google's underlying operating system for the Internet of Things. Pichai says Brillo is derived from Android, using minimum system ...
May 28, 2015
Oculus to sell Rift package for $1500; working on 'holodeck'
Oculus has just acquired Surreal Vision, which does 3-D reconstruction and is closer to the vision of augmented reality. Meantime, advances have been made in When will the line cross between gaming and other forms of entertainment? "It's really up ...
May 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D. C. — Sprint and Verizon Wireless will pay customers who were “crammed” on their cell phone bills, according to a settlement announced on Tuesday. Sprint has agreed to a $68 million settlement and Verizon has agreed to a $90 million settlement. “The lack of oversight by Sprint and Verizon allowed the vendors to have nearly unfettered access to consumers’ wireless accounts,” the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “The billing systems for premium messages attracted and enabled unscrupulous merchants who, in some cases, only needed consumers’ phone numbers to cram illegitimate charges onto wireless bills. “Sprint and Verizon had flawed billing systems that allowed merchants to add unauthorized charges to wireless customer bills,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. Consumers can submit claims under the Sprint and Verizon cramming refund program by visiting SprintRefundPSMS. Once you file a claim, your cell phone company will let you know if you’re eligible for a refund. You can also reach the Verizon settlement administrator at 888-726-7063 and the Sprint settlement administrator at 877-389-8787. Yikes, people. Just follow these instructions: Consumers can submit claims under the Sprint and Verizon cramming refund program by visiting SprintRefundPSMS.
Anderson, 31, was delivering newspapers near Atlanta around 4 a. m. that day in late December, so she knew the cross streets, even the ZIP code. Because Anderson's call was routed through the nearest cellphone tower to a neighboring county's 911 system, the dispatcher couldn't find the streets on her maps. Worse yet, the system couldn't get a fix on the cellphone's location before the call ended. In the agonizing final seconds of the call , Anderson's words are muffled by the sounds of pond water. It took 20 minutes for rescuers to get to Anderson and pull the 31-year old suburban Atlanta woman from her car, barely alive. Her 911 call is one of millions that fail to give police, fire and ambulance dispatchers a quick fix on location, a technology shortfall that can leave callers like Anderson in grave danger. In an era when your mobile phone can tell Facebook, Uber or even video games where you're located – with amazing accuracy – 911 operators are often left in the dark. Your chance of 911 getting a quick fix on location ranges from as low as 10% to as high as 95%, according to hundreds of pages of local, state and federal documents obtained and reviewed by USA TODAY and more than 40 Gannett newspapers and... In California, more than half of cellphone calls didn't transmit location to 911 from 2011 to 2013, and it's getting worse.
Live: Google unveils Photos, updated VR at I/O Google will kick off its I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Thursday, shedding light on the latest advances in its Android operating system. ly/1Hy8YqJ Google used its opening keynote during the I/O developers conference Thursday to discuss the future of several big initiatives, including next steps for Android to its latest plans for virtual reality. The latest version of Android, dubbed Android M, will be available to developers Thursday, with a retail version expected later this year. Meanwhile, Google also unveiled a new Photos cloud service and Jump, aimed at allowing videographers to create content for VR. Here's our live recap of the I/O keynote:. : Pichai is back to discuss future projects, such as driverless cars and Project Loon, to bring Internet access to remote areas. Meanwhile, YouTube will support VR videos from Jump, using both services and the Cardboard VR viewer. : An Assembler takes all these video feeds and combines them together into one VR-ready video. : Bavor unveils Jump, which lets creators capture moments in VR video. Rigs include 16 camera modules mounted in a circular array, he says. Plans on building rigs will be available to everyone this summer. Google says they're partnering with GoPro to build a 360-degree camera array compatible with Jump.
Physical Activity Council: 83 million Americans are inactive
It enables you to calculate (1) your total number of laps in the workout; (2) the average lap speed; (3) fastest lap; (4) and total time. 2.) Instinct 1.5 Running Shoes from ICON Health & Fitness ... 7.) Hex technology from McDavid - A big part of ...
June 29, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-9611U-IT-CBP Weather Station
With its large numbers and forecast icons, this attractive, budget-priced weather station makes it easy to get your weather at a glance. A true enthusiast might miss extras like programmable ice alerts and barometric pressure readings. Features include ...
June 24, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-7394U-IT-CH Weather Station
The uncluttered display is easy to read and shows the time, date, weather forecast icon, indoor and outdoor temperature, indoor humidity, and barometric pressure. lacrossetechnology.com.
June 24, 2015
As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service
The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings Tuesday while announcing it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL Inc. The deal is designed to help Verizon Communications Inc. expand in mobile video and ...
June 22, 2015
Gun goes off during Waldorf Astoria wedding in NYC
The Waldorf is a cultural icon and has hosted foreign heads of state for years. It was featured in a 1945 film, "Week-end at the Waldorf."
June 14, 2015
Quincy stations back on DirecTV after brief blackout; Dish renews Weather Channel
Of course, Quincy has a different viewpoint on how the matter unfolded, with the station management for WX0W-TV in La Crosse, Wis ... indie programmer The Weather Channel carved out a long-term carriage agreement with Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH), which ...
April 22, 2015
Back from trip to New Hampshire, Governor Walker talks with Wisconsin reporters, responds to criticism
LA CROSSE (WITI) — Governor Walker was back in Wisconsin Monday, March 16th after making stops in New Hampshire over the weekend. Walker, like other potential candidates, has stopped short of formally announcing a run for the White House, but he ...
March 16, 2015