May 2016

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Airbnb allows neighbors to tattle on noisy guests

Airbnb says most of its users are “respectful travelers,” but just in case an issue does come up, it’s giving those who live near a rental a place to voice concerns. The company’s new initiative, Airbnb Neighbors, gives folks a tool for voicing conce…

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T-Mobile creates service plan for visitors to the US

Tech-savvy travelers heading out from the US know how to make their (unlocked) smartphones work abroad: buy a pre-paid local SIM and add credits as needed. Sure actual international plans exist, but they’re usually more expensive than they’re worth….


Retailers fight to silence customer data breaches

A consortium of retailers, including Target and Home Depot, vowed to fight a data breach notification bill. The bill, HR 2205 from Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and John Carney (D-Del.), would require companies to tell customers when they’ve been…

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The story of EE has been turned into a book

Nothing says summer like lying on a beach and getting stuck into a good book. But what to read? A 19th century classic, or perhaps Murakami’s latest surrealist tale? What about the fascinating story of how mobile provider EE came to be? Well, look no…


Up close with the ASUS ZenFone 3 series

Much like previous Computex shows, ASUS announced a bunch of new smartphones that won’t bust your wallet; only this time, the best-looking device turns out to be the base model: the ZenFone 3. We managed to get some hands-on time with this $249 devic…