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Study: Cellphone laws do not reduce accidents

New research says cellphone bans do not actually cut down on accidents. After many media and government campaigns against "distracted driving" this may change how some people think.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

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

Volkswagen 'Eyes on the Road' ad inspires road safety (Video)

Some adverts can confuse and seem totally unrelated to whatever they are trying to sell. Others tell a story in a strong and meaningful way, like this Volkswagen ad promoting road safety.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Major cellphone makers, carriers to install 'kill switch' by 2015

Most of the world's major mobile phone makers and carriers have agreed to install a "kill switch" on devices made after July of next year, an industry group announced Tuesday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 4 comments

Review: HTC One a contender for year's best phone Special

After years of producing products that were going unnoticed by consumers, HTC seeks to regain relevancy once again with the uniquely designed flagship device the HTC One.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Edwards

Cat busted for trying to smuggle cellphones into Russian prison

Guards at a Russian prison nabbed a cat trying to make its way inside the jail through the fences. The animal had cellphones and adaptors strapped to its body.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by John Kelly Smith - 10 comments

6 billion people have cellphones, only 4.5 billion have toilets

A UN report says six of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones but only 4.5 billion have toilets. In response to the statistics the UN has issued a call "to change a situation in which more people worldwide have mobile phones than toilets."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Why Mobiado's luxurious mobile phones are art

Vancouver - Mobiado is a Canadian company based in Vancouver which specializes in high concept and very expensive mobile phones which the fashion conscious and very rich lineup to purchase around the globe.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum

Manitoba introduces new laws on cellphone contracts

Winnipeg - The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that will improve cellphone contracts for the consumer. The legislation mirrors legislation already passed in the province of Quebec.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Who cares about private and secure smart or cellphone activity? Special

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has released a research report on mobile privacy. In particular, this report includes Pew’s first-ever investigation into how cell owners deal with privacy concerns in the context of mobile apps
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Pew survey: Rising number of Americans use cellphone to go online

A new survey shows over half of Americans use their cellphone to go online, and 17 percent of cellphone owners do most of their browsing via a mobile phone rather than use a computer or laptop.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Cellphone use is up for Canadian drivers

Ottawa - Despite the laws and the statistics showing the danger of distracted driving, more than one third of Canadian motorists admit to using their cellphones while behind the wheel.
In the Media by John Duarte

Most American workers admit using a cellphone in bathroom

If you hear the flush of a toilet or the sound of running water in the background next time you call a colleague on their cellphone don't be surprised, a new study shows three out of four Americans admit to using their phone in the bathroom.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

1930s actress Hedy Lamarr-inventor of cellphones, Wi-Fi and GPS

Hedy Lamarr is remembered as a stunning legend in Hollywood's Golden Age. However, most people do not know that she would co-patent the technology for today's cellphones, Wi-Fi and GPS by building a torpedo for the U.S.Navy.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 10 comments

Stun guns resembling cellphones seized in Toronto Special

Toronto - Police nabbed one suspect and are on the hunt for another in Toronto after officers seized numerous firearms, including 100 stun guns that appear as cell phones.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Microsoft video offers stunning vision for future of mobile

With smartphones becoming as commonplace as wrist watches, it's only a matter of time before they also start to take control of other gadgets in our lives. In this video, Microsoft offers a stunning view of what is possible.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 1 comment

Apple announces new iPhone 4S with voice controls, 8MP camera

On Tuesday Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the new iPhone 4S, complete with voice controls, and the updated operating systems for Apple's iconic smartphone. He also explained how the iCloud service will work for Apple product users.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Facebook to close California prison inmate accounts

Sacramento - The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, in cooperation with Facebook, is working to close the accounts of inmates who have been accessing the site with contraband cellphones to update their status and harass victims of their crimes.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google has announced plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. The deal gives Google a stronger foothold in the mobile industry, putting it directly in the handset business, and positions Google to better compete with companies like Apple.
In the Media by Chris Hogg

Sony Ericsson posts $70 million Q2 loss, blames supply issues

The other shoe has dropped for struggling cellphone manufacturer Sony Ericsson, which followed up its surprise first quarter profit by posting an expected second quarter, $70.7 million loss.
In the Media by Justin Crann

Telecom companies turning huge profits on text messaging

Recent research into the cost for consumers to send text messages and for cellphone companies to carry those messages suggests that carriers could be marking up SMS services by as much as 5,000 per cent.
In the Media by Justin Crann

New TV show about apps, mobile industry coming to Canada Special

A TV show all about apps and their developers is premiering in Canada on Tuesday, on BNN. Featuring popular tech pundit Amber MacArthur, App Central will look at some of the top apps and the people who enjoy using them.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Indian Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffled to counter criticism

Mumbai - Designations of several ministers of the Indian premier's cabinet have been reshuffled by the Indian Prime Minister in order to counter the allegations of corruption against his government.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Mobile phone communication blocked in Hangu as Ashora approaches

Hangu - Cellphone communication has been blocked in Hangu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, as the sensitive time of Ashora has come closer.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 6 comments

Cellphones being used as in-class learning tools

Chicago - For many, using a cellphone in class has been a surefire way to get a one-way ticket to the principal's office but a few Chicago area schools are now allowing their students to get away with texting, taking pics and talking on cells as a learning tool.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Ontario police warn drivers of cellphone rules change

On February 1, 2010 the rules will be changing for Ontario drivers when it comes to hand-held wireless communication devices or any hand-held electronic entertainment devices.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

B.C., Saskatchewan Ban Cellphone Use While Driving

Cellphone junkies in British Columbia and Saskatchewan will now have to think twice before picking up the phone while at the wheel of a vehicle. Both Canadians provinces have approved laws that ban the use of cellphones while driving, effective today.
In the Media by Derek Leschasin - 1 comment

New Study Shows No Link Between Cellphones and Brain Tumors

A Scandinavian study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week has found no correlation between increased cellphone use and brain tumors.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Poll finds 'sexting' more common than previously thought

A poll conducted by MTV and the Associated Press found that the incidence of 'sexting' is more common than has previously been considered.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment
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