California state senators reversed an earlier vote on Thursday and agreed to require smartphone-makers to install "kill switch" technology that would allow users to lock their phones after they are stolen. The bill now heads to the state's General Assembly. Major wireless industry companies have agreed to a voluntary anti-theft program, rather than one that is mandated.
Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of "Army Wives," a drama staring Kim Delaney and Catherine Bell as women living on a military base. The network also pulled the plug on rookie series "Lovespring International" and "Angela's Eyes."
Hard-core gamers likely will snap up every PlayStation 3 console Sony Corp. can make when it's released in November, but will its relatively high price entice less-devoted consumers over the long haul? Sony says the superior technology inside the product is worth the price.
EarthLink and Google announced via EarthLink's blog a joint proposal to build and operate a Wi-Fi network in San Francisco. Under the plan, EarthLink would offer a fee-based Wi-Fi tier similar to the one it's planning for Philadelphia, while Google would offer free connectivity.