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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.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Milton Este - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Milton Este - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Milton Este - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

VOTO: Charging your cellphone without electricity (video)

For those living in underdeveloped parts of the world, or even those who enjoy camping in isolated areas, charging your cell phone can be a nightmare. VOTO has come up with the solution.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Texting: Teenagers are doing it in their sleep

Villanova - We all know the type - people walking along like zombies, or sitting, totally unaware, in parks or public places, with their eyes and fingers glued to their phones. Well now, apparently, they are doing it in their sleep too.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Worst butt dial ever as Sri Lankan prisoner hides cellphone

Welikada - A prisoner at the high-security Welikada jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka tried to hide a cellphone in his rectum, during a search by the guards. All would have been fine, but the darn thing decided to ring.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

AT&T buys Verizon Wireless spectrum for $1.9 billion

Wireless mobile phone service provider AT&T is making a very big investment, $1.9 billion to be exact. This deal takes place with the biggest network providers by subscriber - Verizon Wireless.
In the Media by Milton Este

Boeing testing in-flight Internet capabilities with potatoes

Although current frequent travelers won't enjoy the luxury of in-plane internet access, Boeing is officially working on it. There's no mention on when this feature will be implemented on commercial air planes, but it is nice to know it will one day.
In the Media by Milton Este

Adult cellphone users treat their gadget as a body appendage

The 85 percent of American adults who own cellphones are using them for much more than just calling people. Phones are turning out to be the device needed for a rising number of activities and the volume of use of each of these activities is growing.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

Google to launch wireless service

Google is once again tapping into another market. This time there won't be a conflict of interest with Apple, especially since Apple is not in the wireless telecommunications business.
In the Media by James He - 2 comments
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VOTO, fuel cell - charges a cell phone from fire.
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Lightning over St-Laurent River on a stormy night in Quebec.
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