Tag: Mobile Phones

Study Reveals Why You Should Put Smartphones Away While Dining With Family And Friends

Earlier studies showed that just the presence of a mobile phone can reduce the quality of in-person conversations. A new study shows the unwanted effects of using mobile phones during dinner with family and friends.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2018

California Wants You To Stay Away From Your Cellphone Due To Health Risks

The California Department of Public Health warned people against long-term cellphone exposure and issued new guidance on how to avoid the negative health effects. Will you stay away from your mobile phone?

Public Health December 17, 2017

Italian Court Rules Cellphone Use Caused Brain Tumor: What Do Cancer Experts Say?

An Italian court ruled that heavy mobile phone use caused a former telecom worker's brain tumor. What do scientific studies and cancer experts say about this link?

Public Health April 24, 2017

Mobile Phone Use Can Lead To Brain Tumors, Italian Court Rules In Telecom Executive’s Case

An Italian court ruled telecom executive Roberto Romeo developed a brain tumor due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone as per his job requirements. The link between cellphones and brain cancer has been widely disputed in health studies.

Public Health April 21, 2017

Northern Lights Mystery Gets Complex: New Study Rejects Plasma Turbulence, Mentions Unknown Mechanism

A new research has negated the theory that Northern Lights are causing outages in Global Navigation Satellite Systems or GNSS. It rejected any kind of plasma turbulence and said an unknown mechanism is causing it and a new technology is due.

Space March 14, 2017

Mobile Phones Are Not Linked To Brain Cancer: Australian Study

Can using mobile phones increase the risk of having brain cancer? Based on a study done in Australia, the answer is apparently no, and here's why.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Wee-G Sensor Could Uncover Secrets Of What's Happening Underground

Using technology found in mobile phones, researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive gravimeter. How could this new device be utilized?

April 1, 2016

Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants Phone Carriers To Block Unwanted Robocalls

Sen. Chuck Schumer called on phone companies to provide their customers the necessary robocall blocking technology. Robocalls not only produce spams and scams, but also create an avenue for bomb threats in schools, none of which were found true by the police.

Legal March 7, 2016

Wi-Fi Devices Cause Cancer? What Alarmists And Experts Think

ABC's flagship science program 'Catalyst' has drawn criticism from members of the scientific community in Australia. The controversy stems from an episode of the show titled 'Wi-Fried?' that featured the opinions of some health and radiation experts that suggested that the use of Wi-Fi devices can cause cancer.

Life February 19, 2016

5.5 Billion People Will Have A Phone In 2020, New Study Reports

A new study by Cisco reports that a whopping 5.5 billion people will have a mobile phone by 2020. By comparison, only 5.3 billion will have electricity.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 4, 2016

Man Uses Mobile Phone To Call 911 From Car To Get Out Of Speeding Ticket

A Florida man who was pulled over for speeding used his cell phone to call 911 and report a fake crime nearby. Now, instead of a traffic ticket, the man faces felony jail time.

September 25, 2015

Samsung Reportedly Planning To Launch Smartphone Leasing Program: Yes, Just Like Apple’s

Samsung is rumored to adopt the same payment model as Apple. The Galaxy S6 Edge for $30 per month sounds like a good idea but you may want to stop and think for a bit.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 22, 2015

AT&T Sues Former Employees For Unlocking Contract-Bound Phones

The former AT&T sales representatives made between $10,000 and $20,000 in the unlocking scheme involving contract-bound mobile phones.

Legal September 19, 2015

Nokia Gears Up For Mobile Comeback: What The Company Is Doing

Nokia is making preparations to re-enter the mobile market, but this time it has a different strategy in mind. It may be less profitable, but it involves fewer risks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2015

McAfee: Mobile Developers' Failure To Patch Mobile App Vulnerabilities Puts Millions of Users At Risk

Mobile developers, according to McAfee, are overlooking an important area: mobile app vulnerabilities. Failure to patch SSL vulnerabilities could give hackers access to sensitive user data, such as passwords and usernames of mobile phone owners.

Apps/Software February 26, 2015

Could Talking On Your Cellphone Cause Brain Cancer?

According to a new study conducted by Swedish researchers, the more hours and years people spend talking on their mobile phones, the greater chance of developing brain cancer.

Internet Culture November 12, 2014

Spooked family receives new text messages from dead grandmother’s mobile phone

The family of a deceased UK woman who loved texting buried her cell phone along with her in 2011 and continued to send her text messages, never expecting a reply. They were shocked to receive comforting responses recently assuring them that everything was alright.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2014

Sprint CEO talks rate cuts, 'disruptive' pricing strategy

New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure told the company that he wants to reduce rate plan pricing to become more competitive. In a companywide call, he says the company can boost its profile, but it will result in job losses.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 15, 2014

AT&T confirms hacking incident, blames vendor employees but is not forthcoming on specifics

AT&T has come forward about a security breach that occurred in April. The hack appears to have compromised Social Security numbers of some users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2014

Forget 4G LTE: Verizon touts XLTE is what you need

Verizon has announced the fastest wireless service available. It has twice the speed as 4G LTE and is ready to make the market reach for more speed.

Business May 20, 2014

OwnFone releases world's first Braille phone

OwnFone is selling the world's first Braille phone through their company website for £60. The functions and design of the device are highly customizable.

Gadgets May 19, 2014

Samsung set to introduce Tizen smartphones in Russia, India

Samsung plans to sell Tizen phones in two of the largest smartphone markets: Russia and India. Analysts say it is a smart move to get ahead in the competition.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 13, 2014

iPhone owners with higher tendency to 'sext,' says UK survey

Sexting is a growing trend in the UK, based on a latest survey. The survey also shows iPhone users are more prone and guilty to such naughty texting activity than BlackBerry and Samsung mobile phone owners. Are you guilty of this too?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2014

No $2.2 billion for Apple, jury orders Samsung to pay $120 million for patent infringement

Did anyone really win the second case between Apple and Samsung? Apparently, the two rivals infringed each other's patents and both required to pay up according to the jury. Samsung has been ordered to pay $120 million.

Legal May 4, 2014

Nanowire just three atoms across could revolutionize mobile industry

A new nanowire, just three atoms wide, could change electronics forever, as well as unleash the immense power of graphene. So, what could it do?

April 30, 2014

Completion of Nokia buy signals Microsoft's official plunge into mobile industry: What next?

Microsoft is signaling to the world it is ready to enter the mobile sector. The reason is its purchase of Nokia's devices and services portion of the company for $7.5 billion.

Deals April 27, 2014

Public Wi-Fi users will kiss Qualcomm for MU-MIMO technology, thrice the speed in a crowded bandwidth

Qualcomm has developed a technology that makes it easier for several devices to connect to a network without having network speed problems. Get to know how they call such technology.

Business Tech April 7, 2014

T-Mobile offers BlackBerry loyalists $100 credit to get new device: Showing love or getting even?

T-Mobile's John Legere has written about the latest breakup with BlackBerry in a heart-wrenching blog post, as well as offered a new promo for consumers. Find out what he said.

Business April 5, 2014

Apple accuses Samsung of making false, misleading opening statement in $2 bn trial

Samsung hit hard on Apple during the opening of the second trial on patent infringement, leading the latter to accuse the former of deceiving statements. So who's telling the truth now?

Legal April 5, 2014

Moto G grabs six percent of UK smartphone marketshare

Motorola is back in the game of mobile technology, thanks to its latest handset said to be affordable but premium in quality.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2014

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