FAA Lifts in-Flight Gadget Restrictions

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The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a ban on most electronic gadgets on flights, even during parts of takeoff and landing. But passengers will still be banned from making voice calls on their cellphones. Although the new rules are in effect, it may be a few months before fliers notice the difference. Individual airlines must […]

Most Mobile Apps Are Already ‘Dead’

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The majority of mobile phone applications have never been updated and have received very little interest according to a new study. The figures also suggest that if an app doesn’t make it big within a few weeks of release, it’s effectively doomed. The figures come from StarDust, a company that tests mobile apps to make […]

Androids to fight AIDS

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You might describe your smartphone as a lifesaver, but now you can let it help in the fight against AIDS. Alternatively, you can turn it into a tool to help study global warming or discover pulsars. It’s thanks to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC), which already offered a similar tool for computers. […]