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Verizon Wireless Earns Top NYC Honors in Latest RootMetrics Report

Verizon Wireless Earns Top NYC Honors in Latest RootMetrics Report

Verizon Wireless has once again earned the top honors in New York in the latest RootMetrics RootScore Report, released on Tuesday. The report covers the first half of 2014, and measures the performance of the big four wireless carriers -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The higher the RootScore, the better the ...

A Swedish Company is Securing Our Bank Accounts With Typing Recognition

A Swedish Company is Securing Our Bank Accounts With Typing Recognition

Password theft is an ongoing problem. Finger print and voice recognition is still years away. What’s a bank to do if it wants to verify the thousands of customers using its mobile app? One way is their behavior — or at least their typing behavior. Banks in Europe’s Nordic region have begun rolling out a new kind of ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Samsung recently debuted its new flagship phone, the Galaxy Alpha. With no press event and little fanfare, Samsung quietly took the wraps off its newest device, which features a metal case around a 4.7-inch screen, making it just smaller than the Galaxy S5. Its camera and battery fall a little shy of the Galaxy S5, too, ...

Sprint Now Offers Families 20 GB of Data for $100, Will Pay You to Switch Carriers

Sprint Now Offers Families 20 GB of Data for $100, Will Pay You to Switch Carriers

Sprint on Monday announced new family rate plans allowing up to 10 lines to share 20GB worth of data for $100 per month. It’s the first move in what is expected to be far more aggressive pricing under newly named CEO Marcelo Claure. Sprint is also offering to reimburse up to $350 of the costs of ending a contract with ...

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

‘Ignore No More’ App Makes Sure Parents Can Get in Touch With Their Kids

Tired of her kids ignoring her phone calls, this Texas mom taught herself how to develop an app and created “Ignore No More.” “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,” Sharon Standifird, a mother of two, told ABC 13. “I got on the Internet and I literally ...

Cars May Soon Be Able to Tell When You’re Using Your Phone and Driving

Cars May Soon Be Able to Tell When You’re Using Your Phone and Driving

By some estimates, 85 percent of drivers in America use a mobile phone while at the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that during daylight hours, 5 percent of cars are being driven by people making phone calls. That’s not good news. It takes about five seconds to dial a telephone number ...

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

If you really want to be able to emulate the characters in Apple's promotional videos then you need to be able to tell Siri to "call mom" and "email dad." Thanks to the custom label field built into iCloud contacts, you can assign any kind of relationship to people you know. Tell Siri about your best friend, your boss, and ...

Microsoft Research Turned a Smartphone Camera into a Cheap Kinect

Microsoft Research Turned a Smartphone Camera into a Cheap Kinect

Microsoft's been awfully busy at this year's SIGGRAPH conference: embers of the company's research division have already illustrated how they can interpret speech based on the vibrations of a potato chip bag and turn shaky camera footage into an experience that feels like flying. Look at the list of projects Microsofties ...

Sprint’s CEO Set to Unveil ‘Disruptive’ Prices Next Week

Sprint’s CEO Set to Unveil ‘Disruptive’ Prices Next Week

Sprint will implement "very disruptive" prices next week, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Marcelo Claure said at a company-wide town hall meeting on Thursday, according to the telecommunications industry website, Light Reading. Claure, who replaced Dan Hesse last week, said his first order of business is cutting ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 15, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 15, 2014

No one likes waiting in a long line at a hotel check-in counter, especially after a long flight and the stress that comes with it. Starting next year at Hilton hotels, however, you’ll be able to skip those lines entirely and get into your room with nothing more than your smartphone. Hilton recently announced that it will ...