Cellphones

  • A new chip can turn your cellphone into a projector 12-03-2014 03:44 PM

    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 eco-friendly cell phone cases help keep germs away 10-12-2013 12:55 PM

    Washington: Germaphobes rejoice! A US company claims to have developed a new line of eco-friendly 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 built-in line of defence against bacteria...
  • Cellphone use may lead to anxiety and lower grades 08-12-2013 04:28 PM

    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 04-11-2013 11:31 AM

    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...
  • Internet-enabled cellphones to be distributed under MGNREGA 29-09-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Internet-enabled 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 tele-density in rural areas. According to the proposal, one person per family registered under MGNREGA scheme...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Police recover another cellphone of accused 29-08-2013 06:56 PM

    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...
  • Mobile manners: 11 dos and don'ts for cellphone users 23-07-2013 06:02 AM

    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....
  • Haryana: Scolded by foster parents, teen ends life 21-05-2013 09:59 PM

    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 16-year-old had consumed some poisonous substance on May 19, police said. The girl was taken to a hospital in a serious condition where...
  • AT&T launches prepaid cellphone business 12-05-2013 10:29 AM

    Alpharetta: AT&T is launching a prepaid cellphone service - Aio Wireless. The new subsidiary will offer nationwide wireless service to value-conscious 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...
  • New efforts to curb cellphone theft 05-05-2013 10:38 AM

    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 phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in...
  • Smartphones overtake features phones worldwide: Report 27-04-2013 12:21 PM

    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...
  • Cellphone use is contagious: Study 29-11-2012 05:17 PM

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  • Pregnant women, beware! Mobile radiation harms the baby 12-11-2012 04:23 PM

    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 co-authored 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 12-11-2012 03:02 PM

    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 co-authored the latest study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies. "We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply...
  • Mobile use doesn't alter kids' cancer risk 28-07-2011 03:00 PM

    New York: Children and adolescents who use mobile phones are at no bigger risk of developing brain cancer than those who do not use them, according to a study of patients aged 7 to 19. The research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on Wednesday and partially...
  • Now cellphone which can detect cataract 07-07-2011 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: A hundred rupee lens attachment and some special software turn your smart phone into an eye doctor. One you can use anytime, anywhere to check if family members are developing the first signs of Cataract. Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab said, "Catra is like a radar...
  • Seized cellphone points to Osama-ISI links 25-06-2011 02:10 PM

    A cellphone is raising new questions about Osama's close ties with Pakistani militant group. ...
  • 'Frequent cellphone use causes marital disputes' 05-05-2011 10:17 PM

    Chandigarh: Talking on mobile phones frequently and for a long duration by a woman is one of the causes of discord between newly married, opines chairperson of the Punjab State Commission for Women Gurdev Kaur Sangha. The Punjab State Commission for Women has circulated an advisory for married women, saying...
  • Phone keeps ringing in crocodile's tummy 21-01-2011 07:51 PM

    Kiev: The crocodile in "Peter Pan" happily went "tick-tock" after swallowing an alarm clock but a crocodile in Ukraine has been a little less fortunate. Gena, a 14-year-old crocodile at the Dnipropetrovsk Oceanarium, has been refusing food and acting listless after eating a cell phone dropped by a woman trying...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now 20-01-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: After years of delays, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will finally be available all over India from January 20. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said, "We're very happy that we are going to launch it nationally tomorrow. It's a great step forward for the consumer. It enhances his choice." Dump...
  • Cellphones outnumber toilets: Is progress in India getting more and more lopsided?

    According to a study by UN more people in India, the world's second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a...
  • 3G on your phone: auction begins today 09-04-2010 08:38 AM

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