Ajit Pai testifies at a Senate hearing in 2016. On Monday, Pai circulated an order that would end the FCC plan to consider letting airline passengers talk on their phones while flying. FCC commissioners must now vote on Pai's order to decide whether to permanently ax the plan. "I do not believe that moving forward with this plan is in the public interest," Pai said in a statement. "Taking it off the table permanently will be a victory for Americans across the country who, like me, value a moment of quiet at 30,000 feet."This is a turnaround from former Chairman Tom Wheeler's perspective. In 2013, Wheeler emphasized that the ban on phone calls was based on whether cell phones would cause technical disruptions on flights.
Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech's role in providing new kinds of accessibility, Special Reports: CNET's in-depth features in one place, A long-planned debate about whether to let passengers make mobile calls during flights should be taken "off the table permanently," FCC head Ajit Pai says, Can you hear that? It's the sound of an FCC plan to let airplane passengers make phone calls fizzling out, On Monday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated an order iphone xs / x squish purple that would end the agency's 2013 plan to decide whether to change its recommendation that cell phones not be used on airplanes, The plan opened the issue for public comment and possible revision..
The Galaxy S8 is Samsung's most popular phone for preorders. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be Samsung's pilot device for its new voice assistant Bixby, as well as the leap from a flat screen to two curved edges. To up the ante, Samsung offered incentives for early buyers by including a free Gear VR (2017), controller and Oculus game pack for preorders. Preorders got under way on March 30 and the phones will be available in stores on April 21. The Galaxy S8 will cost $750 (£689) and the S8+ will cost $850 (£779).
So far, the most popular preorder has been for the Galaxy S8 Plus in midnight black, according to Samsung, The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have already outpaced preorders last year for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung is boasting that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are in high demand, The phones, which Samsung is betting on to wash away the stench of the Galaxy Note 7's overheating controversy, have already surpassed the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge's preorder numbers from February 2016, iphone xs / x squish purple The company said the S8 and S8 Plus are showing "double digit growth" compared with last year's preorders, but declined to share specific numbers..
A cellular-enabled smartwatch for $192: ZTE Quartz. Will 3G be enough on a watch to offer basic connection over LTE? The competition in an already limited watch market is increasing with other budget smartwatches like the Misfit Vapor (which doesn't have cellular, but does have heart rate, which the Quartz lacks). Will ZTE Quartz be anything anyone will care about? We'll know more when we review one in a few weeks. The Apple Watch Series 3 offers built-in cellular for data and even phone calls. It works..