Cell Phones

  • 'Mobile phones have made India more democratic' 02-05-2014 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: Mobile phones have further strengthened the democracy in India, says Robert Jeffrey, the co-author of 'Cell Phone Nation', a book on social impact of mobile telephony in India. "Until about 10 years ago, phones in India were meant for important people with important work to do. Not for...
  • Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal booked for using mobile phone in prison 28-02-2014 05:08 PM

    Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal has been booked for possession of a mobile phone inside prison premises, an official said on Friday. Tejpal is one of the seven inmates at Vasco's Sada sub jail, located 35 km from Panaji, who were found with a mobile phone during a surprise raid Sunday...
  • Israeli restaurant: Turn off phone, get 50 per cent discount 21-11-2013 12:54 PM

    Abu Ghosh: A restaurant owner in an Arab village outside of Jerusalem says he is on a mission to save culinary culture by making diners a simple offer: Turn off your cellphone and get a 50 per cent discount. Jawdat Ibrahim says smartphones have destroyed the modern dining experience. He...
  • Smartphones to account for more than 60 per cent of cellphones by 2019: Report 12-11-2013 10:57 AM

    Stockholm: The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 per cent of cellphones. Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six...
  • Now charge your gadgets as you move 01-11-2013 05:45 PM

    Researchers have developed a new device that turns human motion into power for electronic devices such as cell phones, 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...
  • 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....
  • Excerpt: 'Cell Phone Nation' 15-02-2013 07:38 PM

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  • Blocking mobile phone services can't stop us: Taliban 23-11-2012 11:24 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Friday ridiculed the government's move to suspend mobile phone services at select locations to prevent terror attacks, saying it would have no impact on on their activities. "We do not carry out bombings through mobile phones. The Taliban cannot be stopped by jamming mobile phone...
  • Living It Up: Is radiation from mobile phone towers dangerous? 06-10-2012 06:31 PM

    On this episode of Living It Up, find out how to protect yourself from mobile phone tower radiation. ...
  • New mobile tower radiation norms from today 01-09-2012 06:29 AM

    Mumbai: India has the worst cellular tower radiation norms in the world. But from Saturday new guidelines are being implemented. Cellular towers will have to reduce the amount of radiation they emit to 1/10th of the current level. But is the new limit sufficient to reduce serious health risks, given...
  • Why cell phone bans on drivers don't work 25-08-2012 11:07 AM

    Washington: Banning the use of mobile phones while driving may be ineffective as people who talk on their cell while being behind the wheel might already be unsafe drivers, a new MIT study has claimed. You can take the driver away from the cell phone, but you can't take the...
  • Northeast exodus: Bulk SMS, MMS banned 17-08-2012 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Following rumours leading to the mass exodus of the Northeast people from various cities, the Ministry of Home Affairs has banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days starting Friday. More than five SMSes or MMSes from one number cannot be sent in one go. MMSes have been...
  • 17-year-old boy is the fastest texter in US 09-08-2012 11:02 AM

    New York: A 17-year-old boy who says he has "abnormally fast thumbs" has been named the fastest texter in America for the second year in a row. "It feels incredible," said Austin Wierschke of Rhinelander, Wis., after winning the sixth annual US LG National Texting Competition in Times Square on...
  • Pak bans mobile phones during official meetings 18-07-2012 01:35 PM

    Islamabad: Fearing information leaks, the Pakistani government has barred the use of mobile phones during official meetings. The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board cautioned that mobile phones could be used for dubious purposes if not handled carefully by senior officials, reported Dawn. The board noted that there are...
  • Texting kills 5,000 people every year in the US 21-05-2012 10:33 AM

    Washington: Texting and talking on cell phones behind the wheel kills more than 5,000 people every year on US highways. Teen drivers seem to be especially susceptible to distraction, a study says. A 2009 study focusing on drivers of larger vehicles and trucks has concluded that texting raised the risk...
  • Not possible to curb cell phone use in jail: cop 24-04-2012 08:08 PM

    Jodhpur: A top Rajasthan police official on Tuesday said it was not possible to put an end to use of mobile phones in prisons, but efforts were on to rope in service providers to curb their use by inmates. Reviewing the security arrangement in Jodhpur Central Jail in Jodhpur, Director...
  • Safety board proposes ban on cell use while driving 14-12-2011 10:45 AM

    Washington: US safety investigators called on Tuesday for a nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use while driving, a prohibition that would include certain applications of hands-free technology becoming more common in new cars. The National Transportation Safety Board recommendation covers portable devices only but still goes beyond measures...
  • Cellphones may be new tool vs Somalia famine 21-09-2011 04:02 PM

    New York: Cellphones may bring relief to famine victims in parts of Somalia controlled by al Shabaab insurgents as donors seek new ways to circumvent the hard-line militants, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Rajiv Shah, head of the US Agency for International Development, or USAID, said that despite...
  • Now, a T-shirt that can charge mobile phones 21-06-2011 12:46 PM

    London: Imagine plugging your mobile into your T-shirt to charge its battery. It may sound a bit utopian but it's now a reality, thanks to scientists who've developed such a garment which uses loud music to power up a cell phone. A team at telecoms giant Orange has unveiled the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 01-06-2011 11:30 PM

    Catch all the top stories of the day with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • How to avoid cancerous cell phone radiation 01-06-2011 09:24 PM

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi gives you a few tips on how to avoid risk of radiation exposure from cell phones. ...
  • Cell phones may cause cancer: WHO 01-06-2011 10:50 AM

    The WHO overturns its previous findings, says mobile phones can cause cancer. ...
  • US man seeks cancer warnings on cell phones 24-05-2011 02:40 PM

    After battling with brain cancer, Alan Marks wants cell phone warnings to be mandatory. ...
  • Motorola splits into two firms 04-01-2011 02:49 PM

    New York: Motorola breaks into two entities Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on Tuesday. Motorola's mobile unit includes handsets and set-top boxes that will continue to do business under the name Motorola Mobility, while the remaining Motorola changes its name to Motorola Solutions. It will sell police radios and barcode...