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Mobile wallet rebrands as Softcard

US mobile payments firm Isis has officially changed its name to Softcard, completing the process of distancing itself from a militant Islamic group sometime known by the same acronym.

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Jumping into streaming TV

More TV viewers are picking up so-called streaming media boxes in the hope of fulfilling a simple wish: Let me watch what I want when I want.

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New loss mechanism for global 4G roaming

A loss mechanism that has not been an issue in previous mobile handset antennas will become important for global 4G roaming, according to results of experiments carried out in Aalborg, Denmark.

Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous ...

Fury in Russia over new Wi-Fi curbs

A new government decree requiring Russians to provide their passport details when logging on to public Wi-Fi networks had Internet users up in arms on Friday.

Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

Wireless sensor transmits tumor pressure

A nanosized hydrogen generator

Sprint abandons T-Mobile bid

US wireless carrier Sprint has decided to abandon a bid for rival T-Mobile, viewing the massive tie-up as unlikely to win regulatory approval, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from a wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired.

The curious case of the fluctuating speed of light

Mystery of rare five-hour space explosion explained

Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine

Cruising high seas, engineers detect fake GPS signals

Cruising the Mediterranean aboard a superyacht, a Cornell professor and grad student took their Global Positioning System (GPS) research to the high seas. For four days in late June, they tested the newest ...

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

(AP)—It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report ...

Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

Peugeot hybrid compressed-air car set for Paris Motor Show

New branch added to European family tree

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