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Smartphone Kill Switch Gets Breath of Life


Wireless companies have bowed to the inevitability of a smartphone kill switch and decided it would be better to do it their way than wait for lawmakers to impose the requirement. Their way doesn't have everyone applauding, though -- consumers would have to ask for the protection. "That's a bit like making people request that seat belts be installed in their cars," said tech analyst Charles King.
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Total Eclipse Paints the Moon Red


Sky watchers got a rare treat in the wee hours on Tuesday, when an eclipse turned the Moon blood red for a while. "In a lunar eclipse -- in which the Sun is behind the Earth as seen from the Moon -- the Moon is observing sunrises and sunsets all around the Earth," said astrophysicist Mario Livio. "This is what gives the Moon that eerie blood moon appearance."
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Re: Rabid Consumer Watchdog Attacks Google CEO 2  jescott418   2010-09-03 16:41:27 
Re: Users Fume as Software Update Bricks Sprint EVO Phones 7  sherwinsheik   2010-08-31 10:54:11 
Re: Next: The Smartphone and Tablet Wars 4  martrinex   2010-08-31 08:53:15 
Re: Mastering Places Privacy Can Be Tricky, Facebook Critics Charge 2  Viewcaster   2010-08-27 03:43:24 
Re: Pentagon: Yep, We Got Hacked 2  spamfilter   2010-08-26 18:30:09 
Re: Dell's Aero May Crash and Burn 2  jescott418   2010-08-25 13:32:03 
Re: Where Would You Be Without Facebook? 2  josephmartins   2010-08-21 08:59:51 
Re: Facebook and the Scammers: We Know Better 2  elowell   2010-08-19 09:54:31 
Re: Dish Aims Slingbox at iThings, BBs and Androids 3  disgruntled   2010-08-18 11:37:17 
Re: Verizon and Motorola Do the Droid Dance Again 2  Woot   2010-08-16 17:03:15 
Re: Google, Verizon and Avoiding the Communist Concept of Net Neutrality 12  Stooshie   2010-08-13 04:04:01 
Re: RIM's Capitulation to Saudis Could Set Off Domino Effect 2  markhahn   2010-08-12 14:27:29 
Re: Microsoft BI: 'Just Do It in Excel' 2  stevebaker   2010-08-11 16:38:35 
Re: Skype and Fring Fulminate in Disconnect Drama 2  RameshChaturvedi   2010-08-11 16:09:10 
Re: Dell's Streak May Stall at the Starting Gate 3  pdr400   2010-08-11 13:19:59 
Re: Critics Charge Craigslist Functions as Bulletin Board for Child Prostitution 3  Kagehi   2010-08-10 11:33:43 
Re: What's Google's Deal? 4  jescott418   2010-08-08 09:04:30 
Re: Microsoft's Mobile Morass, Part 2 2  oohmyygoood   2010-08-07 02:58:03 
Re: Google Wave, We hardly Knew Ye 2  dawnclarke   2010-08-06 02:20:29 
Re: Are Amazon's New Kindles Tablets-in-Training? 3  dawnclarke   2010-08-05 06:04:37 

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