Though it doesn't stop some folks, everyone knows texting and driving is dangerous. What about texting and walking? While some work on technology to help, one group has a solution ready to hit the road - "Seeing Eye People."
Rural areas of Sampson County and northeastern Orange County are now covered by Verizon's 4G LTE network.
Verizon has added 140 4G LTE-enabled cellular towers in North Carolina this year, and says its LTE network now covers more than 87 percent of the state.
The cellular provider began rolling out its LTE network in 2011, and plans to cover 100 percent of its 3G footprint by mid 2013.
The BlackBerry Z10 doesn't shift the smartphone paradigm, but it does offer unique functionality and innovation for a small piece of the smartphone market.
Last week Google Keep was launched. With Keep users can create notes, lists, voice memos, and annotate photos. Accessible via an Android app for 4.0 or above or a web browser, Keep syncs with Google Drive and Android devices. But has Google done enough?
If you've flown in the past decade you've witnessed the call to cease use of electronics while the plane is taxiing, talking off, and landing. A sore spot with many travelers, there are signs the Federal Aviation Administration may introduce a more lenient set of rues this year.
According the NYT's Bit's blog, "…the FAA is taking a fresh look at the use of personal electronic devices, other than cellphones, on aircraft.” This would seem to allow tablets and ereaders. This could possibly include gaming devices and music players.
The ban was set to prevent any interference from electronics from disputing critical flight systems. The FAA has never offered any evidence that this could occur.
Note that the current rules actually allow airlines to request use of electronic devices, but the requirements are so burdensome that carriers can't realistically consider that route.
Healthcare professionals face a number of challenges while trying to provide the best they care they can. Among them is the language barrier with the large and growing spanish speaking population. There is a clever app developed at Duke to help bridge the communication gap.
Meet the tough guy in AT&T's lineup. As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro is built to be rugged. It is a 4-inch screened Android smartphone with brawn and brains.
Samsung built the Galaxy Rugby Pro to survive military specification tests. It's MIL-SPEC 810 rating includes protection from water, dust, and shock.
The Pro is rugged, has reasonably fast performance, and good battery life.
HTC unveiled what may be its final Hail Mary to save its stake in the smartphone game. On the HTC One, the struggling company has taken some risks that could make or break HTC.
A security vulnerability has been discovered in iOS 6.1, 6.0.2 and 6.0.1 that allows an iPhone's passcode to be bypassed.
Secured passcode access to a device can be overcome by a few simple button presses after making and canceling an emergency call.Expect an update form Apple sooner than later.
Here is the process in action from YouTube user Videosdebarraquito posted a week ago - as away to prank your friends. BGR spotlit the risk this morning.