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While many of us have often felt as if we’re being ripped off by cellular carrier’s fees for text messaging, we didn’t know how much of a rip-off this was until the New York Times recently exposed it. On top of it all, the carriers are bordering on price-fixing, with all of the major carriers raising the fees for text message rates in harmony when the business was exploding. Pay-per-use text messages generally run about 20 cents today. According to an estimate from the Gartner Group, approximately 2.5 trillion text messages were sent this year, which reflects a 32% increase from 2007. Gartner expects that number to continue to grow, and is estimating that 3.3 trillion text messages will be sent... Read more...
Earlier this DriveAssist unveiled its cell phone stopping tech, software designed to detect when a cell phone is moving at car speeds, at which point the phone would essentially be disabled. A new, competing technology called Key2SafeDriving aims to do the same thing, but in this case relying on hardware as well as software.Key2SafeDriving has connects the car key to a cell phone via Bluetooth or RFID. When the key is used to drive the car, a signal is sent to the phone putting it into "driving mode." This is how it works: A car key is configured to wirelessly connect with a cell phone through Bluetooth or RFID. To turn on the engine, the driver has to either slide the key out or push a button... Read more...