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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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Brown - 9 comments

Acquisitions and venture capital signals rise of OTT app market Special

The $19 billion acquisition of text messaging app WhatsApp by Facebook earlier this year did more than cement some new billionaires and expand Facebook’s every growing portfolio, it validated the Internet communication market.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Edwards

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 — A new device or just a slightly updated S4? Special

The Samsung Galaxy S5, the new "Next Big Thing" from Samsung seeks to continue the success of the Galaxy S line, but does the S5 have enough over last year's S4 to warrant the purchase?
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Edwards - 3 comments

California senate kills cellphone kill-switch law

San Francisco - State Sen. Mark Leno blamed Thursday's defeat of his proposal to require a "kill-switch" on cellular telephones on intense industry lobbying but promised to bring his bill up again this year.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Mugger in Central Park too fussy for flip phone

New York - Kevin Cook, 25, of Brooklyn was held up at gun point in Central Park for his phone on Saturday. When the mugger saw what was on offer, he gave the vintage flip phone back to his victim.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

What's next? Introducing a purse that charges your phone

Have you ever had an issue wanting to use your cephone, only to discover the battery is dead or extremely weak? If you buy the Everpurse that won't happen because it allows you to charge your phone without batteries or external cords.
In the Media by Mike White

Call for ban of mobile phone use in cars

London - The charity group Brake are calling for a ban on hands-free mobile phones for drivers in the UK. The charity is asking for a total ban of mobile phone use in cars.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 3 comments

Nokia harnesses power of lightning to charge cellphones

Nokia has joined forces with scientists from the University of South Hampton, one of the top 15 research universities in the UK. They have harnessed the energy of a lightning bolt to charge a mobile device in a trial run.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 2 comments

Use of smartphones has changed some behaviors Special

Minneapolis - Are smartphones to blame for people not buying candy bars or reading the latest celebrity gossip while waiting in the checkout lane?
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Ellis

Ontario's top court: Holding a cellphone while driving illegal

Toronto - In a pair of decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the prosecution need not prove a cellphone was actually being used by a driver before a conviction can be entered for distracted driving. Merely holding one is sufficient.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Are smartphones making people less impulsive?

Almost everyone has done it at one time or another- impulse buying. It may be something as small as a pack of M & M's or as large as a television.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 3 comments

Video: ION glasses 'link your moments', made in Spain

Elche - Two Spanish entrepreneurs have come up with a Google Glass-style technology, with a "hipster fashion sensibility." The Bluetooth-driven ION glasses will interact with your smartphone or tablet and keep you up to date, wherever you are.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

iOS 7 release can be previewed on iCloud Special

The iOS 7 release is expected to hit iPhone 5 and some earlier versions of iDevices later today. Most speculation is that the update will hit the general public around noon central time.
Digital Journal Report by Oliver VanDervoort - 1 comment

Brooklyn robber stopped by saggy jeans

Brooklyn - Joel Donaldson, who allegedly assaulted a woman and stole her phone, was caught – thanks to his poor choice of clothing.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond - 3 comments

VoIP mobile service RingCredible seeks to lower consumer costs Special

With the constant increase in wireless fees, combined with the current instability in the Canadian Telecommunications sector, RingCredible seeks to lower consumers cell phone costs by introducing a wireless VoIP service.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Edwards

The new iPhone will be released next month

It is being reported that Apple will unveil the next variation of the ever-popular iPhone smartphone sometime next month.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 2 comments

Apple to announce next iPhone Sept. 10

It seems like Apple has a date scheduled to unveil the new iPhone, putting all the rumors to rest so we can start speculating for next year.
In the Media by John Simon Ritchie - 4 comments

ListenApp launches news application in UK

The popular news application, ListenApp, has been launched in the UK. The news application allows people to catch up with the headlines with a daily audio and text summary.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

America now has a smartphone and provider for the blind

Washington - The visually impaired consumer has to wonder if a company will be accessible and compliant to their needs. A new type of cell service is emerging to ensure accessibility in the dark.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

Innovation: Looking through walls with WiFi

A new technology based on WiFi would enable us to see through walls. The founders say the device could be attached into cellular phones and use the same wireless antenna. Using the gadget you can see bad guys hiding in a room like Superman’s X-ray visio
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

Taking a look at the innovative features, as well as the shortcomings, of Samsung's new flagship and fourth member of the Samsung Galaxy S brand, The Samsung Galaxy S4.
In the Media by Daniel Edwards

Bill requiring warrant for cellphone tracking approved in Maine

Augusta - A bill that would require police officers to obtain a warrant before tracking cellphone placement was passed by the Maine House of Representatives.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 4 comments

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

French government may impose new smartphone tax

The French government is considering levying a new smartphone tax at a rate of 1% in order to protect the French entertainment-cultural industry.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

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

NASA’s PhoneSat mission using smartphones as low cost satellites

Wallops Island - Last Sunday NASA launched into Earth orbit three satellites in the shape of three smartphones likely to be the lowest cost satellites ever as part of NASA’s PhoneSat mission.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Smartphones getting stolen in NYC, now Toronto Special

Toronto - In New York City, now Toronto, and no doubt around the world smartphones are being stolen in subways, on the street and everywhere.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Boyington - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Blackberry's future uncertain as new devices become last hope

As Blackberry struggles to regain relevance in the heavily saturated cell phone market, the introduction of new devices may give Blackberry the chance to become the comeback kid of 2013 or slip further into obscurity.
In the Media by Daniel Edwards

Happy 40th birthday, mobile phone

Forty years ago today the first mobile phone call was made. They have come a long way since then. Just how far? You can't conceive if you grew up in a world without these now ubiquitous implements.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 19 comments

How you can send a text message to charge your cellphone

People who are living off the grid can pay for electricity to charge their cellphone by sending a text message, which is the cheapest method found so far.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments
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Promotional photo of the Everpurse, which lets you charge your cellphone wirelessly
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A bill proposed by California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would have required cell phone companies to include a "kill-switch" in case the devices were ever lost or stolen was defeated Thursday.
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Google Buzz on display on a smartphone
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A bus driver, driving a packed bus on the route from Marbella to Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, was caught on video talking on a mobile phone.
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ListenApp launches in UK
ListenApp launches in UK

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