Posts Tagged ‘Texas’
Update: Another one leaves! Co-Sponsors abandon SOPA and PIPA!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 01:50 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 18 January 2012 01:34
Update: Pennsylvania Representative Tim Holden has also pulled his support for SOPA! Read all about it here! Keep it up geeks!
Are the protests actually making headway through the thick skulls of our elected officials? It feels that way as Senator Mark Rubio from Florida pulled his support of PIPA today and late yesterday, Arizona Representative Ben Quayle removed his support for SOPA.
As a senator from Florida, a state with a large presence of artists, creators and businesses connected to the creation of intellectual property, I have a strong interest in stopping online piracy that costs Florida jobs.
However, we must do this while simultaneously promoting an open, dynamic Internet environment that is ripe for innovation and promotes new technologies – Sen Rubio via Facebook
Rubio went on to ask his co-sponsor, Senator Harry Reid of Arizona (what is it with Arizona politicians?) to end the bill “take more time to address the concerns raised by all sides, and come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet”
SOPA: better to get this done right rather than fast and wrong. Stealing content is theft, plain and simple, but concerns about unintended damage to the internet and innovation in the tech sector require a more thoughtful balance, which will take more time.
It’s also being reported that a spokesman for Nebraska Representative Terry Lee will be abandoning his support for SOPA and an announcement will be forthcoming from him very soon.
Have the angry masses finally gotten the message to Washington or is this just more corrupt politicians backpedaling to keep their jobs? Keep it tuned geeks, we’ll stay here till the end!
Exploding Droid 2 or a dropped Droid 2?
Last Updated on Friday, 10 December 2010 01:03 Written by The Geek Friday, 10 December 2010 12:15
Last week we reported on a story on the news about a Texas man that his Droid 2 explode next to his head causing injury. PCMag has reported today that a undisclosed Motorola Rep has said the phone was most likely dropped. When dropped cracked the fellas screen, then when put to his ear cut his ear. This does not explain where the popping noise he heard came from, but would explain why the phone still works.
The undisclosed Moto rep also said to PCMag that the only thing in the phone that would have exploded would have caused the phone not to work anymore. And it still is. We called a bluff on this as we posted it but still no official statement from Motorola has been released. Stay tuned for more. What do you think happened? Sound off in the comments section.
PowerGlove Wedding! Serious Geek Cred!
Last Updated on Thursday, 9 December 2010 11:48 Written by The Geek Friday, 10 December 2010 07:00
A nameless couple in Texas have earned some serious Geek cred in lieu of an actual wedding ring a geeky girl proposed to her man with one of the hardest pieces of video game peripherals to find…the Nintendo PowerGlove. The couple even sent out postcards showing off the awesome wedding toy. The Groom-to-be had to get to explaining to his folks the meaning behind the Geeky pic. This couple will always be welcome at DHTG and if anyone knows who they are let us know so we can get them on a GeekCast or something! Check the pic below to see the wedding invite.
Verizon testing unlimited mobile-to-mobile to any carrier plans
Last Updated on Friday, 29 October 2010 03:11 Written by The Geek Friday, 29 October 2010 04:00
Sprint’s had it for awhile but it looks like Big Red is testing this out now as well. Unlimited mobile-to-mobile to any carrier. Verizon is trying this out in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and “select markets” in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida ranging from $60 to $130 for individual and family plans ranging from 450-2000 minutes. It looks as though both the voice and text buckets are bottomless for mobile-to-mobile. They are only set to run testing through the end of the year but if they are popular enough I could see them staying as this is a huge selling point of Sprint.
- Verizon CEO Confirms Tiered Data Plans are Coming(donthatethegeek.com)
- Verizon trialling unlimited talk & text to any network(mobilecrunch.com)