(The Wall Street Journal)- Have you had it with those annoying, prerecorded phone pitches?
A freelance software developer on Long Island says he has the remedy.
Aaron Foss of Port Jefferson is among the winners of a Federal Trade Commission contest to develop technology that blocks robocalls.
Foss said Wednesday that his device can tell it's a computer calling, and hang up on it.
He hopes to start selling it to the public in about six months. He's using his $25,000 prize as startup money.
Foss says his admirers are calling him "a hero."