CELLPHONE

  • Chinese city creates smartphone sidewalk lane for those 'too engrossed in their phones' September 16, 2014

    Beijing: Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the property manager says it's intended to be ironic to remind people that...
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air September 13, 2014

    St. Louis (USA): Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18yearold by a white police officer in Missouri appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that the young man was surrendering when he was shot,...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men September 1, 2014

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • Nokia says handset business sale to Microsoft completed April 25, 2014

    Helsinki: Nokia said Friday it has completed the 5.44 billioneuro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that began with paper making in 1865. The closure of the deal, which includes a license to...
  • A new chip can turn your cellphone into a projector March 12, 2014

    Washington: Imagine giving a presentation that is projected on a conference room wall via your cell phone! Such a technology may be on its way, thanks to a new light-bending silicon chip developed by researchers. The light-bending silicon chip from at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers acts as a...
  • New ecofriendly cell phone cases help keep germs away December 10, 2013

    Washington: Germaphobes rejoice! A US company claims to have developed a new line of ecofriendly cell phone cases that not only shield against radiation but also eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of harmful bacteria on mobiles. The Tenerarca leather phone cases have a builtin line of defence against bacteria...
  • Cellphone use may lead to anxiety and lower grades December 8, 2013

    Washington: Frequent cellphone use may lead to anxiety, lower grades and reduced happiness in students, a new study has found. Researchers found that cell phone use was negatively related to Grade Point Average (GPA) and positively related to anxiety. As cellphone use continues to increase, it is worth considering whether...
  • Soon, your movements will help charge your phones, cameras, tablets November 4, 2013

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new device that turns human motion into power for electronic devices such as cellphones, cameras and tablets. The mobile generator 'Genneo' can charge a device with any type of movement so a user could purposefully shake it or just leave it in a pant pocket...
  • Internetenabled cellphones to be distributed under MGNREGA September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Internetenabled cellphones could soon be provided to 2.5 crore people under the MGNREGA scheme. The ambitious scheme to be launched ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 is aimed at enhancing teledensity in rural areas. According to the proposal, one person per family registered under MGNREGA scheme...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Police recover another cellphone of accused August 29, 2013

    Mumbai police, probing the gangrape case of a 23-year-old photojournalist, has recovered one more mobile phone that was carried by one of the accused at the time of the crime, a senior police official said on Thursday. "A mobile phone of arrested accused Kasim Bengali has been seized. It had been...
  • Mobile manners: 11 dos and don'ts for cellphone users July 23, 2013

    Washington: Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places. Clearly there's a lack of understanding of what is and isn't acceptable in terms of cellphone etiquette. Following...
  • Haryana: Scolded by foster parents, teen ends life May 21, 2013

    Jind: A teenage girl allegedly committed suicide after she was scolded by her foster parents, who had objected to her talking to a friend over cellphone. The 16yearold had consumed some poisonous substance on May 19, police said. The girl was taken to a hospital in a serious condition where she...
  • AT&T launches prepaid cellphone business May 12, 2013

    Alpharetta: AT&T is launching a prepaid cellphone service Aio Wireless. The new subsidiary will offer nationwide wireless service to valueconscious customers interested in unlimited talk, text and data plans without an annual contract. Aio launches Thursday in select stores in Houston, Orlando, Fla., and Tampa, Fla. AT&T plans to roll...
  • New efforts to curb cellphone theft May 5, 2013

    San Francisco: Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure. In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phonerelated last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in nearby...
  • Smartphones overtake features phones worldwide: Report April 27, 2013

    New York: Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide. Manufacturers shipped 216 million smartphones worldwide in the first three months of this year, compared with 189 million...
  • Now, send a text message to charge your cellphone March 10, 2013

    London: Out of battery? Just send a text! People living off-grid can now power their phones simply by sending a text message. A London-based company Buffalo Grid has introduced a solar-powered cellphone charging station that is activated by text message. A patchy or absent power grid poses a conundrum of...
  • Unlocking of cellphones should be legal: White House March 5, 2013

    San Francisco: Cellphone users should be allowed to switch their devices to any mobile carrier, the White House said on Monday in response to an online petition against the recent banning of the practice. More than 1,00,000 people signed the petition protesting the ban on switching imposed by the Library of...
  • No mobiles, no dancing at weddings: Muslim girls told January 10, 2013

    Jaipur: After the khaps in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, a Muslim community panchayat in Rajasthan on Thursday banned girls from using cellphones and also from dancing and singing at weddings, ostensibly in an effort to prevent incidents like Delhi gangrape. Boys and girls have also been prohibited from marrying someone...
  • Cellphone use is contagious: Study November 29, 2012

    New York: People are more likely to pull out their cellphones to check their text messages or email if they're with someone who has just done the same, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan watched students in dining halls and coffee shops around campus between...
  • Nokia unveils Asha 205 and Asha 206, priced at $62 November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Struggling Finnish cellphone maker Nokia unveiled two new cellphone models, the Asha 205 and the Asha 206, pricing both models at around $62, excluding subsidies and taxes. The Nokia Asha 205 and Nokia 206 are both available in single SIM or dual SIM versions. Both models will go...
  • Pregnant women, beware! Mobile radiation harms the baby November 12, 2012

    London: Pregnant women, beware! Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, researchers say. Yale School of Medicine researcher, Dr Hugh Taylor coauthored the latest study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies. "We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply...
  • Cellphone radiation may harm your baby: Report November 12, 2012

    London: Pregnant women beware! Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts foetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, researchers say. Yale School of Medicine researcher, Dr Hugh Taylor coauthored the latest study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies. "We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply...
  • PIB launches mobile version of website September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has launched a mobile version of its website to help cellphone users seamlessly access information on the move. "The URL of the mobile website is pib.gov.in/mobile. Mobile users who want the full functionality and display of the regular website can...
  • Using phones, tablets before bedtime affects sleep September 2, 2012

    London: If you happen to be one of those who often find it difficult to fall asleep at night, the reason could be usage of cellphones or tablets at bedtime. Researchers in the US have found using an electronic gadget for just two hours before the bedtime can cause sleep problems,...
  • PM unlikely to announce free cellphone scheme August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is is unlikely to announce the proposal of free cellphone and talk time for all below the poverty line. According to the sources, the scheme may not see the light of day. PMO sources told CNNIBN that they are not keen to go ahead with...
  • Demand for mobiles likely to reach 250 mn in 2014 May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The demand for mobile phone handsets in the country is likely to reach 250 million in 2014 with an estimated value of Rs.54,000 crore, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora told parliament on Friday. The demand will reach to 250 million in volume while in value...
  • Man killed for having nude picture of cousin's wife May 5, 2012

    Mumbai: A nude photo of his wife in his cousin's mobile phone told him enough to gather his friends, orchestrate a plot involving Holi, bhang and consequent inebriation, and bludgeon his cousin to death, before dumping his body in the murky waters of the Malwani creek. On Thursday, three young...
  • Cellphone coupon to update about Anna's programme March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Anna has come up with a new concept to spread awareness among people about its programme over the year: a Rs 25 coupon's code to be entered in the mobile phone, which will give updates about Hazare's programme. "We have introduced a Rs 25 coupon whose number code...
  • Use of cellphones during takeoff won't crash flights March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Cellphones do not cause any problem with aircrafts' communication or navigation system, a top executive of Cell Antenna a company that provides cell phone signal enhancement services, has said. Comments of Howard Melamed, the chief executive officer of Cell Antenna, is in contrast to the long held belief...