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Senators Call for Probe of Private Censorship

After several telecommunications companies are revealed to be discriminating which content they'll transmit, two senators start the investigative ball rolling.

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Quoting Run DMC, Sprint tells customers, “You talk too much, you never shut up” and promptly sends them packing

GrandCentral Offers One Number for Your Telecom Needs

Google's recent acquisition simplifies your phone life with advanced call screening and other features—and fuels speculation that the Internet giant is getting ready to enter the VoIP market

Phoning It In

I've received cell phones from Sprint, Verizon, Cingular, and T-Mobile for my July smartphone feature.

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SMC WSKP100

SMC’s Skype phone is proof positive that consumer electronics design in 2006 is largely inspired by the iPod. Shiny, white plastic design? Check. Rounded edges? Check. Flat face? Check. Poor user interface that frequently doesn’t work right, and a screen that sometimes shuts off at random? Oh wait, Apple’s products don’t have that.

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Linksys CT200 Skype Phone

This phone is sexy. Sounds funny doesn’t it? Cordless phones are supposed to be boring, black or gray, and for the most part, featureless. The CIT200 looks like a slightly oversized cellphone—it even has a color screen and easy-to-use menu options. Once you’ve juiced up the phone and installed Skype and the handset’s drivers, you can plug in the phone’s USB transmitter and you’re good to go.

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nXZEN Plus

Talking on a cellphone while you’re driving or sitting in a restaurant doesn’t exactly display mastery of the social graces, but needs sometimes trump manners. If you must yak in public, do the rest of us a favor and use good equipment.

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