Tag Archive: Death


AT&T proposes ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ after net neutrality’s death

This might sound good on the surface, but don’t get too excited just yet.

It’s been over a month since the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality, and since then, we’ve seen some interesting developments. One GOP representative proposed a bill to restore some (but not all) net neutrality principles in late December, and now in January, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has introduced a new “Internet Bill of Rights.”

Randall Stephenson

Stephenson starts out his proposal  [Read More…]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai won’t be attending CES 2018 due to death threats

Disagreeing with the guy’s one thing, but death threats are never okay.

No matter who you are, there’s a good chance you’re at least somewhat familiar with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Pai proposed to repeal Obama-era net neutrality laws that have been in place since 2015, and on December 15, 2017, this proposal was officially passed in a 3-2 vote.

Pai’s stance on net neutrality has made him an incredibly disliked public figure, and it’s gotten to  [Read More…]

Death and the (Google) photo in your wallet

A few words about an extraordinary woman.

Last week, at 94 years, my grandmother Annette passed away. It was a peaceful passing, in her sleep, after only a brief illness. For that, I’m grateful. In her life, she was a mother and wife whose empathy and patience was bottomless; a generous friend and advocate for those around her; and a brilliant and award-winning chemistry teacher.

When I was 12 years old, she emigrated from South Africa to  [Read More…]

The death of bezels isn’t as great as you think

A lack of bezels sure makes a phone look better, but does it affect usability?

I’ve been lucky enough to use an LG G6 for the past three days, and it’s great. The phone is well-built, it’s fast and stable, the extra-tall screen is wonderful, and it’s compact. So compact, in fact, that LG claims it fit a 5.7-inch phone into the same physical space as a typical 5.2-inch device from another company.

LG claims it fit  [Read More…]

Dropped phones, cracked screens and the death of awareness

The worst sound in the world.

I am like a dog, ears pricked and attention diverted, desperately trying to spot the offending sound. It’s a violent combination of bombastic crash and subtle crack, a unique flavor of dread.

It’s the sound of a phone dropping from hand or pocket or table or anything — gravity doesn’t discern — to the cold hard ground. Occasionally, you get lucky and the phone lands on its back, and you see  [Read More…]

Android Central 251: Death by Stylus

Is it really possible to fend of a rampaging horde of smartphone nerds with a simple stylus? Is Samsung’s latest next big thing doomed because of the missteps of absent-minded users? And what is a Wileyfox, anyway? Answers to these burning questions — and a whole lot more — on this week’s Android Central Podcast!

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Canary: Get smart with your home security. Red Hat: See what managed open-source enterprise software can  [Read More…]

Smartphone encryption could lead to death of a child, government fights back

The U.S. government is fighting back against new encryption technologies on smartphones made by Apple and those using Google’s latest version of Android. With a strongly worded argument, an official at the U.S. Department of Justice plainly stated that without access to a suspect’s phone, a child could die in cases such as kidnapping.

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AC editors’ apps of the week: Star Wars Tiny Death Star, Yo, Fenix and more

See the apps that we’re all using this week

Apps are what make these extremely powerful devices we all carry really sing. They offer up functionality and entertainment at our fingertips, and each week we like to point out the few that have stayed installed on our own devices. Some are new, some not-so-new, but in any case if we have them installed and in-use on a regular basis, they must be doing something right. Read  [Read More…]

New chatter calls for death of Nexus line

Nexus 8 Chromium issue tracker

If you have been patiently waiting for Google to release the latest Nexus device, well, we have some “unofficially” sad news.  Renowned leaker @Evleaks has taken to Twitter with two separate tweets, one is sad, but one provides some light at the end of the tunnel.

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Exclusive: Death coming to The Sims FreePlay next week

Death coming to The Sims FreePlay

For a free to play game to truly stick around over the years, it needs lots of updates. That’s just what Electronic Arts has done with The Sims FreePlay, pushing out regular updates with new content every few months. Just last month, they released the Golden Age update which introduced teenage and senior citizen Sims to the game.

Next week, The Sims FreePlay will take things even  [Read More…]