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Soon your cell phone will be picking up signals from space

A space startup has announced plans, following a successful test, to launch thousands of satellite ‘cell towers’ in space which will connect to the typical smartphone and which carry the promise of improved communications.

Oracle accuses Google of spying on Australians

Oracle has released research claiming that Google is using Australian Android users' data to "spy on them." Given the history between the two companies, many are questioning the validity of this accusation.

Cell phones charging are at greatest risk from hackers

Cell phones, as with websites and other forms of communications equipment, are at risk from hacking. A major vulnerability arises with smartphones when they are charging, according to a new study from the New York Institute of Technology.

Woman gets 14th distracted driving ticket, 'not getting message'

A woman in Vancouver has surely set a new world record but not one any of us will laud her for. She has just been given a distracted driving ticket for using her cell phone while behind the wheel for the 14th time.

Man distracted by electronic device walks off a cliff and dies

San Diego - The man who was distracted by the electronic device he was holding and fell 60 feet to his death at San Diego's Sunset Cliffs has been identified, lifeguards say. The incident happened around 4:50 p.m. on Christmas day.

Is the U.S. government under-reporting wiretapping data?

There exists a stark difference between the number of phone lines the United States government claims to have tapped last year, and the number of wiretaps reported by the four major telecommunication providers.

Nova Scotia increases penalties for distracted drivers

Halifax - Turn off your smartphones in your car, Nova Scotians are being told. The Eastern Canadian province is increasing fines for drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving.

5 Data items found on old mobiles, including naked selfies

Smartphones that have been factory-cleaned by security firms after being sold via on-line trading sites like eBay, are found to have several photos and pieces of personal information left on them, including naked selfies.

How clean is your mobile phone?

Princeton - Cell phones are populated with many bacteria and fungi commonly found on users’ hands, according to an alarming new study.

Two people dead after woman drops cell phone in toilet

The loss of a brand new 2,000-yuan (HK$2,510) cell phone is being blamed for the tragic deaths of two people in Xinxiang city, Henan Province China, according to the South China Morning Post.

Cell phone providers to support text to 9–1–1 throughout 2014

Washington - For someone with a hearing or speech disability placing a call to 911 is very time consuming. The FCC have adopted previsions where people can now text 911 in an emergency.

Why Swedish schools allow cellphones in classrooms

According to Sweden's National Education Agency, there is no general rule prohibiting Swedish school children from using their cellphones during lessons. That is, as long as it doesn't actually disturb the lesson.

Op-Ed: FAA isn't making airplane seats home offices

The most essential ingredient in making a home office work is communication with the outside world. By that definition allowing mobile phones on airplanes doesn’t make a passenger seat an office.

Video: Haydn killed by a cell phone in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg - German concert pianist, Christian Zacharias was beautifully performing Haydn's Piano Concerto in Gothenburg, Sweden, when suddenly a cell phone starts to ring. A lesson should be learned here by all.

HTC One Max takes on Apple's fingerprint scanner

The much anticipated HTC One Max is finally here and it adds a nice surprise, which leaked rumors about this upcoming device failed to capture.

Video: Bus driver on mobile phone causes passenger outrage

Marbella - An inquiry has been launched in Spain after a passenger captured on video a bus driver, talking on his mobile phone while driving, on a busy Costa del Sol highway between Marbella and Fuengirola.

iPhone 5C to feature a cheap price tag and scratch resistant back

The iPhone 5C, suspected to be a low-budget color-customizable smartphone, is scheduled for release on September 10, 2013. While Apple did not confirm this release date, a source in contact with AllThingsDigital claims so.

When One meets Desire, you get the Zara by HTC

The next generation HTC smartphone may already be here. Images for the HTC Zara, a mid-range budget smartphone, have been leaked showing off the HTC One-like design.

Apple iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner allegedly leaked

Is biometric security, also known as fingerprint scanning, coming to smartphones? So far they have yet to resemble any importance, but Apple may be the first to bring such a security feature to mobile devices.

Fight AIDS by donating your unused smartphone time

Want to fight AIDS without shelling out a single penny? Seems too good to be true? So what's the catch? This interesting concept lies within fighting AIDS by installing World Community Grids' application on your smartphone.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie to align with Nexus 5 launch this fall?

The much anticipated Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may be arriving soon and possibly at the same time as the revealing of the Google Nexus 5 smartphone.

Review: iHangy — Protective 'Slip in 5 Case' for iPhone Special

iHangy warns that you may not survive, but hey, at least your phone will. The special two-part slider case design features a rubberized hard outer shell incorporated with a soft inner rubber sleeve to provide maximum protection.

Apple is developing location-aware smart battery

Apple really isn't as secretive as before especially with another patent surfacing showing off the development of a possible new 'smart' battery.

Samsung to reveal Galaxy GEAR smartwatch at IFA 2013 in Berlin

Samsung once again beats Apple to the punch, or in this case the smartwatch market. With the Apple iWatch being rumored for quite some time now, Samsung will be showing off their Galaxy GEAR at the IFA 2013.

Op-Ed: Samsung scheduled to release the Galaxy S5 as early as late 2013

Can Samsung get away with releasing the Galaxy S5 just six months after the Galaxy S4 launch? Whether yes or no, it looks like Samsung may actually be doing so.

HTC8XT becomes Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device

While HTC is best known for their Android One line, they have not forgotten about Windows Phone 8 users. The HTC 8X line, or more specifically, the 8XT model can now be found on mobile carrier Sprint's website.

Samsung Galaxy S5 accurate image and tech specs finally released?

Less than a year since the Samsung Galaxy S4 was introduced, the Galaxy S5 is already making waves. The much anticipated Galaxy S5 may finally have an accurate image and technical specifications.

New discovery now enables us to use urine to power cellphones

Bristol - A group of researchers from the University of the West of England has discovered a way to charge cellphone devices by using urine.

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to feature carbon fibre body and more

Not even a year since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and while the Galaxy S4 Mini is still making its way to the market, it looks like Samsung is going ahead with plans to launch the Galaxy S5 estimated somewhere between Q3 and December.

Op-Ed: Americans spend 58 minutes on a smartphone — this is a good thing

A recent study from Experion Marketing Services reported that Americans spend on average 58 minutes a day on their smartphones, but television viewing habits remain the larger concern.
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