Electronics News

Now Charter-Time Warner try merger

May 26, 2015—The names changed, but the stakes are the same for the consumer when it comes to TV service, according to at least one analyst.

Sprint, Verizon latest to settle cramming charges

May 12, 2015—Two cellphone-service providers will pay a total of $158 million to settle charges that they billed their customers for unauthorized third-party services, which is known as cramming.

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Related Department Briefs

Verizon Vehicle vs. OnStar

At the North American International Auto Show in January 2015, Verizon announced a subscription-based telematics network service that’s called Verizon Vehicle. One expert isn’t convinced that it’s worth the $15-per-month subscription.

Digital driver’s license

You might have heard that Delaware Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Transportation are developing a mobile application that would allow drivers to access their driver’s license on their smartphone.

Delivery failure email

Federal Trade Commission in December 2014 published an article regarding a “delivery failure notification” scam that’s perpetrated through an email that claims that you missed a delivery from the U.S. Postal Service.

Watch live TV wherever, whenever

Dish Network announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015 that it will offer a service that’s called Sling TV.

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Electronics Recalls

Goal Zero cites fire hazard in battery-pack recall

Dec. 2, 2014—Goal Zero recalled its Sherpa 50 and Sherpa 120 rechargeable battery packs, because the product can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, which poses a fire hazard and risk of property damage.

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