San Francisco Shelves Radiation Label Law
San Francisco has decided it will not fully enact a law passed in 2010 that would require San Francisco retailers to post the specific absorption rate (SAR) next to all phones being sold. The SAR is a number that the Federal Communications Commission uses to denote how much radiation is absorbed by the human body from any given phone. The law stirred the ire of the CTIA trade group, which sued the city and even cancelled plans to hold one of its annual trade shows in San Francisco. After performing more research, San Francisco sees that the law, in its current form, may lead to confusion among consumers. The city isn't backing down fully, however, and will likely introduce a less stringent set of requirements that would make sure consumers have the information they need to minimize radiation exposure and absorption. The CTIA has yet to respond to San Francisco's change in plans.
Hands On with Obi Worldphones
Obi Worldphone is a phone company founded by John Scully, former CEO of Apple. Perhaps not surprisingly, the company focuses on design, with attractive phones proudly "designed in San Francisco".
YouTube TV Gains More Channels, But Still Limited to Just a Few Cities
YouTube TV recently added a handful of new channels to its monthly internet-based TV offering. Subscribers will now be able to access and watch programs on AMC, BBC America, IFC TV, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Univision, and We TV.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.
CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley
A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices.
Why do we insist for all this stuff to be done for us?
effin google it.