Calls Archive

19 Sep 2014

Sprint’s newest gadget lets you route mobile calls over a wired phone

There are still a lot of people who want to talk on traditional phones at home, but don’t see the point in maintaing separate home and mobile numbers. Now Sprint is… Gigaom Search
13 Jun 2014

Making it more expensive to receive calls is pretty counterproductive, study finds

Apparently, if you make it more expensive to call somewhere, people are less likely to call that place. Obvious, you’d think, but empirical evidence is always welcome, and on Friday the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
4 Jun 2014

IEA report calls for $48 trillion investment to meet global energy needs by 2035

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that countries must invest over $ 48 trillion in the next 21 years to meet the global energy needs. CTBR – News
18 Apr 2014

Desmond Tutu Calls For Disinvestment In Fossil Fuel Industry

Originally published on Eden Keeper. Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming. “During the anti-apartheid struggle in South
18 Mar 2014

NSA can record and search through a whole country’s voice calls, but how remains a mystery

The NSA devised a system called RETRO that can search through all voice calls in a country over the preceding month, according to the latest revelation to come out of the Snowden leaks. On Tuesday the Washington
25 Feb 2014

Apple fixes SSL security bug, adds FaceTime audio calls in OS X Mavericks 10.9.2

Apple released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 on Tuesday with a number of additions and fixes, most notably the closure of an SSL security hole found last week. Mac users can find the software update in the OS
27 Feb 2013

Variety doubles down on digital — drops paywall in what it calls “end of an error”

Jay Penske, who bought the century-old Hollywood tabloid Variety in a fire sale last year, has clearly gotten religion about the power of the web — which isn’t surprising, since his Deadline Hollywood site is likely one
31 Jan 2013

Bill Gates calls for better ways to give teachers feedback; here’s how tech can help

Through his foundation, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is taking on a range of issues in education. But in his annual letter released Wednesday, he zeroed in on one area in particular: measuring and improving teacher progress. The
11 Jan 2013

Orange wants to help make international HD voice calls more common

When it comes to high-definition voice technology, France Telecom’s Orange has been something of a pioneer, certainly on the cellular side. It trialed the technology in Moldova way back in 2009 and out of the 50-odd networks
16 Dec 2012

Wind Industry Calls for 6-Year Phaseout of PTC Subsidy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) sent a letter to Congressional leaders accepting a six-year phase-down of its vital production tax credit (PTC) in return for getting it extended at 100 percent of its present value for