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March 25, 2014

Connecticut Consumers to Begin Receiving E-Book Settlement Refunds

by Lon Seidman | Mar 25, 2014 4:09pm

Connecticut residents will start receiving refund checks or credits this week for e-books purchased between April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012 - the result of a lawsuit filed by Connecticut and 32 other states over price fixing allegations.

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March 19, 2014

Like New Jersey, Direct Retail Sales of Tesla Automobiles Not Allowed in Connecticut

by Lon Seidman | Mar 19, 2014 12:24pm

Tesla Motors The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is co-sponsoring a contest for the auto dealership that sells the most electric cars by July 31, but the Tesla Model S — arguably the hottest electric vehicle on the market — will be excluded because it is currently restricted by Connecticut law from being sold at retail to consumers in the state.

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March 16, 2014

Avoiding “Tech Support” Telephone Scams

by Lon Seidman | Mar 16, 2014 1:28pm

Computer “technical support” calls that originate overseas and victimize American consumers are increasing in frequency, thanks to cheap international phone rates and advanced phone dialing technologies. CTTechJunkie received one of these calls and we recorded the conversation in the video above.

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March 11, 2014

Killingworth Tops Internet Speeds in Connecticut?

by Lon Seidman | Mar 11, 2014 10:28am

CTByTheNumbers The small town of Killingworth leads the state when it comes to the broadband speeds according to a report on CTByTheNumbers.info.

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March 4, 2014

DRAM Settlement May Bring Gadget Buyers Some Extra Dollars for Obsoslete Devices

by Lon Seidman | Mar 4, 2014 2:03pm

Wikipedia Commons Consumers who purchased computers, video game consoles, and other electronic devices containing dynamic random access memory (DRAM) purchased between 1998 and 2002 may be eligible for a part of a $310 million settlement announced Tuesday by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.

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February 25, 2014

Reuters Exclusive: Google Sets Roadblocks to Stop Distracted Driver Legislation

by Dan Levine | Feb 25, 2014 4:09pm
Posted to: Communication 2.0 | Google | Transportation

Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the nascent wearable technology.

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February 16, 2014

ANALYSIS & VIDEO | Connecticut’s Electric Marketplace Fraught with Unscrupulous Marketing Practices

by Lon Seidman | Feb 16, 2014 11:12pm
Posted to: Analysis | Energy 2.0

Retail electricity suppliers aggressively market low fixed rates to Connecticut residents, but many consumers are finding those initial savings give way to expensive variable rates that have more than doubled their bills.

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February 4, 2014

FCC Sees Possible End of Land Lines, Plans Experiments in Limited Markets

by Lon Seidman | Feb 4, 2014 11:00pm

National Archives While efforts in Connecticut to relax telephone provider regulations failed in the last legislative session, the Federal Communications Commission is beginning a set of experiments to prepare for “historic technological transformations” in the telecommunications industry as more consumers move away from traditional wireline services.

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January 28, 2014

CASE Seeks Nominees for the 2014 Connecticut Medal of Technology

by Lon Seidman | Jan 28, 2014 12:49pm

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) is seeking nominees for the 2014 Medal of Technology to recognize Connecticut-based technological achievements.

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January 26, 2014

10 Years on Mars - NASA’s Opportunity Rover Continues to Beat the Elements

by Lon Seidman | Jan 26, 2014 11:13am

NASA’s Rover Opportunity has now been operating on the surface of Mars for a decade - long past its originally planned 90 day mission.

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