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Submission + - Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint (

An anonymous reader writes: The event that puts San Francisco at the center of an extraordinary, two-day global blitz for web literacy and connected learning: the Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint. The event under way in San Francisco, like the others in the Science Lab Global Sprint, are part of Mozilla’s two month “Maker Party” campaign to promote web literacy around the world. Tens of thousands of people will be taking part in close to 2,000 Maker Party events in 350 cities around the world between July 15 and September 15 as part of Mozilla’s drive to educate all web users on the mechanics, culture and citizenship of the internet – and to encourage everyone to acquire and apply the basic web literacy that Mozilla believes is central to survival and success in the 21st century.

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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: What small devices fail without an annual license?

AndyKron writes: Do you know of any hand held devices that require an annual license to continue operation? I just learned to today that a product I'm working will stop working if the annual license fee isn't paid. I'd like to know if this is a common practice?

Submission + - IEEE vet: Carriers capping LTE services to avoid fixed-line cannibalization (

alphadogg writes: Roberto Saracco isn't buying carriers' claims that they need to put data caps on their LTE services due to excessive traffic causing massive engineering challenges. Saracco, a senior member of the IEEE and the director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre, said during an interview Tuesday that the major reason carriers are placing data caps on their LTE services is to prevent users from going exclusively with wireless data services and ditching their landline connections. "You're always going to want to make the maximum amount of value," he said. "And you don't want to have your fixed-line network being cannibalized by mobile."

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