Just one day after announcing plans to start charging customers a $2 fee for certain types of monthly payments, Verizon Wireless has killed the plan. After customers took to the Web to voice their opinions about the new fee, Verizon Wireless said it would drop plans for the $2 a month fee to customers who don’t enroll in auto-pay or pay directly from their bank accounts. In a statement, Verizon Wireless said that it had decided it will not institute the fee for online or telephone single payments, and that the decision was in response to customer feedback, “which was designed to improve the efficiency of those transactions.” Earlier today, The New York Times Bits Blog, reported that the Federal Communications Commission had announced that it would look into the nation’s largest cell phone service provider’s plan to charge the $2 fee

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Sears Holdings has released the locations of 79 stores that it plans to shutter, and just about half of them are Kmart stores, with the list of locations spanning 25 states.

In order to free up more bandwidth for data-hungry mobile devices, the Federal Communications Commission will open up the unused frequencies, or white spaces, that exist between television stations. The FCC is calling the project “Spectrum Bridge.” In late January, the television white spaces database system will begin providing service in a designated area as a preliminary test, with national access slated to be made available over the following months. The spectrum to be opened up exists between television channels numbered one through 51.

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Ever since we got our hands on the first production OLED TV—Sony’s 11-inch XEL-1—three years ago we’ve been excited about this new display technology, which combines some of the best elements of both plasma and LCD TVs. The challenge has been making OLED TVs bigger and more affordable

If you’ve held out getting a new HDTV because you thought prices could go even lower, your procrastination should be paying off big time.

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Bacteria-tainted food, flawed vehicles, smelly bottles of medicines… 2011 could be considered the year of really awful consumer product news, judging by the amount of safety recalls made by regulatory agencies

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