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Op-Ed: Smartphones leading to 'horns-in-the-head' study is flawed

There's a lot of serious research about smartphone use and health effects, but one piece of research, essentially linking cellphone use to hornlike protuberances on the back of millennials' skulls, has been dismissed by the academic community.

Research shows we touch our cell phones 2,617 times per day

It sometimes seems as if our phones function like an extra limb on our bodies and now, research demonstrates exactly how attached to the devices we really are.

TN hunters banned for life in 44 states; killed 40 deer illegally

After poaching more than 40 deer, two Tennessee hunters have been given the stiffest penalty the state has ever handed down. Densibel Calzada, 23, and Eddy Albert, 21, have been given a lifetime hunting ban in Tennessee and 43 other states.

Op-Ed: Existence of cell phone separation anxiety calls for big changes

Finally, irrefutable evidence that we have grown too reliant on our cell phones! Researchers have determined that cell phone "separation anxiety" exists and leads to lower performance. We need to start limiting our use of cell phones.

U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data

San Francisco - The United States government is suing one of the country's largest wireless service providers, accusing it of misleading customers with claims of "unlimited" data for their smart phones.

Op-Ed: Are pollsters out of touch?

Denver - Polls, sales and collectors are being hurt by people getting off the grid. When cell phones first came out in large numbers, users did not have to worry about unwanted phone calls. That has all changed.

Survey shows land lines becoming a thing of the past

The reliable old telephone land line is quickly becoming a relic. A new survey states that 4 out of 10 American homes have only cell phones.

Op-Ed: Government likely to ban mobile phone calls on planes

Although federal agencies that government aviation, transportation and communications are ready to permit the use of mobile phones on planes, passengers are unlikely to have to listen to annoying calls.

5 billion people will use cellphones by 2017

In 2017, 5.1 billion people from all around the globe will be using cell phones, which is almost 1 billion more users who are using them now.

Op-Ed: How tablets are replacing several everyday use electronic devices

Internet tablets actually existed for quite a while, but only recently gained popularity. On a retail level, one of the first tablets introduced was the Archos 5 Internet Tablet (IT) in 2009.

Op-Ed: Americans tend to spend more money on cellphones than necessities

Studies tend to show people are interested in staying attached to the outside world more so than paying other bills like power, water and mortgages.

Canadians pressure CRTC to end three-year phone contracts

In a bid against long-term financial commitment and outdated technology, Canadians are urging the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to shorten three-year mobile phone contracts.

Occupy Wall Street uses pedal-power to charge NYC cellphones

New York - As part of the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC campaign, members of the Occupy movement have started an OWS bike generator service, to charge battery-depleted phones and get people back in contact in New York City.

Canadian government trying to block 'cell' phones

Ottawa - The Canadian government is shopping for information from telecommunication companies to control and put an end to the operations of criminals. The problem is, these criminals are already behind bars.

LG hits 5 million LTE smartphones sold

South Korean phone manufacturer LG has announced this evening that it has sold 5 million LTE handsets worldwide. Over 1 million handsets were sold in July alone.

Most American adults experience annoying cellphone glitches

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released a new study on problems and annoying and uninvited interference experienced by mobile phone users.

90% of U.S. adults own cell phones - 50% use mobiles to go online

New findings show that over 50 percent of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online and 17 percent of adult cell owners do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone.

Ex-Microsoft employee creates long distance vibrator app

Some couples cannot enjoy each other's company on Valentine's Day due to long distances. Thanks to Justin Wilcox, a man can make sure his special lady is "taken care of" on the annual day of love with a new mobile app.

Tech firm Chamtech develops spray-on cell phone antenna

Do you constantly lose cell phone reception, but do not want to buy a bulky antenna extender that eats up your battery? There's good news for you. Military tech firm Chamtech has developed a spray-on cell phone antenna.

YouTube: 'More Android phones activated than babies born'

It is a claim being made by Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content. Even if his figures are slightly exaggerated the fact is clear, there are more than 700,000 Android handsets being activated every day.

Verizon Wireless reverses decision on $2 'convenience fee'

New York - Verizon Wireless, who has over 91 million subscribers in the U.S., had announced they would charge $2 extra if you pay online or by phone. They would be charged extra to make 'single bill payments,' starting January 15. But now they are back-tracking.

Is your cellphone watching you?

Spy software embedded in most cell phones is tracking and reporting on your calls, texts and location, reports researcher Trevor Eckhart.

Police: Majority of 911 calls are 'butt dials'

Evanston - With cellphone use continuing to rise so are the reports of 'butt dialing.' While these unintentionally dialed calls may be annoying to most, when they are made to emergency services numbers they become a public safety issue.

Study finds no likely link between cell phone usage and cancer

Danish researchers have recently concluded in their findings that there is likely no reason to further believe that people who use cell phones are more susceptible to developing cancer than non-users.

Toronto school board approves use of cellphones in class Special

Toronto - The Toronto School Board trustees have approved a motion that allows for the appropriate in-school usage of cell phones, PDAs, smart phones and like electronic devices for students.

Survey: Girls most likely to be cyberbullied Special

Tweens and teens are both flocking to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to stay connected with each other. While used correctly this can be a positive thing the sites are also being used as weapons to facilitate cyberbullying.

Toronto Police tell residents to watch out for distraction thefts

Toronto Police are advising citizens to be aware of a recent increase in distraction-type thefts. It appears a gang of criminals are working Toronto stores.

Toronto News Outlet CP24 Goes Mobile Special

Toronto's CP24 is the latest local news station to offer its viewers mobile web service. The service was launched Tuesday morning providing users breaking news and "Beat the Traffic."

Nokia posts $1.36 billion third quarter loss

Nokia reported a $1.36 billion loss in the third quarter as it lowered the value of its wireless networks venture by $1.35 billion and global sales declined 20 percent.

Average US Cellphone User Spends $60 on Accessories

A recent ABI Research survey shows that the average American cellphone owner spends $60 a year on accessories for their phones.
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