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Paul Korzeniowski
Cell Phones Continue To Drive Some Off the Road
01/11/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 873 Words

... is a sight that one sees seemingly everywhere, from neighborhood streets to busy highways to bumper-to-bumper traffic jams: drivers taking their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel to use their cell phones . This dangerous activity has become commonplace, but...

Keith Regan
Mobile Industry Prepares for Cell Phone Porn
09/19/05 9:27 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 696 Words

... industry group representing major wireless telecommunications carriers is working on a ratings system for content, a move seen by some as a sign that those companies are preparing for widespread distribution of pornography and adult content to cell phones. With more handsets...

Katherine Noyes
Exploding Motorola Cell Phone Kills Chinese Man
07/05/07 2:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 575 Words

... from Motorola are working with authorities in China to determine what caused a cell phone explosion that killed a 22-year-old Chinese man. Xiao Jinpeng, a welder at the Yingpan Iron Ore Dressing Plant in Jinta county in western China's Gansu province, was killed...

Paul Korzeniowski
Cell Phones at School: Nuisance or Necessity?
11/11/06 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 889 Words

... use of cell phones at school has generated conflict between school officials, who view cell phones as a nuisance that distracts students from school activities, and parents, who say the devices let them stay in touch with their children more easily. Widespread cell...

Jack M. Germain
Biometric Cell Phones Coming - But US Will Be Last
10/30/04 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1011 Words

Iris scanners, voice recognition modules and fingerprint readers promise to raise the bar on locking down access to computers, networks, Web sites and even cell phones . One of the hottest markets for biometrics is the mobile phone industry, where consumers abroad are already...

Walaika Haskins
Survey Pegs Cell Phone as Americans' Most Valued Tech Tool
03/06/08 11:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1116 Words

Researchers found that a little more than half -- 51 percent -- of respondents who use wireless phones said it would "be very hard to give up" their cell phone versus 45 percent and 43 percent for whom ditching the Internet or television would...

Paul Korzeniowski
Cell Phones Emerge as New Advertising Medium
11/16/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 949 Words

As a result, select firms are now trying to reach customers via a new medium: cell phones. "Companies are using text messages to notify customers of special deals and banner ads to sponsor items, such as ring tone downloads," noted Julie Ask, research...

Paul Korzeniowski
Cell Phone Safety Debate Intensifies
03/16/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1041 Words

... has become as common for many folks as putting on their socks and shoes: Almost instinctively, they put their cell phones into their pockets, and then later in the day hold them close to their ears to talk with friends, family, or co-workers.

John P. Mello Jr.
Report: Cell Phone Worms, VoIP Fraud to Grow in '07
10/03/06 8:45 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 663 Words

Cell phone worms will infect at least 100,000 phones in 2007, jumping from phone to phone over wireless data networks, the experts noted.

"Cell phones are becoming more powerful, with full-featured operating systems and readily available software development environments," they...

Jay Lyman
Cell Phones: Can't Live Without 'Em, Can't Stand 'Em
06/28/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 699 Words

... are few of us who would choose to go anywhere without them, but we've all wished at one time or another that we had a magic jamming device that could hang up cell phones in the face of a loud, annoying user nearby.

Gene J. Koprowski
Cell Phone Memory Card 'War' Could Impact iPod Sales
04/25/06 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 656 Words

... growth in the sale of removable memory cards for cell phones -- about 160 percent last year -- may indicate that the mobile phone will truly emerge as a competitor to the iPod. The 2 GB MultiMediaCard (MMC) from Samsung could spark the...

Keith Regan
New Study Revives Old Debate About Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
03/31/06 11:37 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 673 Words

... new study that is sure to revive an old debate says that long-term cell phone use may increase a person's risk of developing brain cancer. The Swedish National Institute for Working Life said its examination of the health and cell phone habits of...

Jack M. Germain
Biometric Cell Phones on Slow Track to US Market
12/25/04 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 861 Words

... interest in biometric security is heating up the cell phone industry in Asia. Industry watchers report that advanced security devices using biometrics are already popular in technology hungry countries in Asia and Europe. However, new biometric products already available to businesses and consumers...

Jack M. Germain
Uphill Road for Linux Cell Phones
01/10/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1022 Words

... industry analysts have been evangelizing the arrival of cell phones running on the Linux operating system for the last few years. The sermonizing has recently reached a fevered pitch in some quarters. The message, they say, is undeniable -- the Linux operating system...

John P. Mello Jr.
Cell Phones Top List of Necessary Evils
01/22/04 8:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 660 Words

... you hate your cell phone but can't live without it? You're not alone. Nearly one in three adult Americans told researchers in a study released Wednesday that the cell phone was the invention they hated most but couldn't live without. Thirty percent of...

Katherine Noyes
Are the Feds Stalking Your Cell Phone? Lawsuit Seeks Answers
07/02/08 1:51 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 709 Words

... legal groups have filed a lawsuit to get more information on whether the U.S. government may be using Americans' cell phones to pinpoint their locations -- sometimes without any warrant or court oversight. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

Katherine Noyes
Doctor Suggests Cell Phones May Be Riskier Than Cigarettes
03/31/08 2:21 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 640 Words

... dangers associated with cell phones could far outweigh those tied to asbestos and smoking, an Australian doctor recently warned in a new report . In his paper, "Mobile Phones and Brain Tumors -- A Public Health Concern," Vini G. Khurana, a staff specialist...

Keith Regan
FCC Likely to Nix In-Flight Cell Phone Use
03/23/07 10:04 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 894 Words

Martin has begun circulating a motion to full commission that calls for the idea of expanding use of cell phones on planes to include the time planes are in the air to be tabled for the time being.

Martin cites technical concerns, including...

Gene Koprowski
Many 'Addicted' to Cell Phone Use
04/13/06 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 508 Words

A recent AOL-Pew Research Center Mobile Lifestyle Survey revealed that 52 percent of American adults surveyed keep their cell phone turned on all the time while 40 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 are saying that they are increasingly likely...

Paul Korzeniowski
Cell Phones May Soon Add Scanning Technology
03/30/06 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 893 Words

Just as printers and digital cameras eventually added scanning functions, cell phones appear to be the next candidates to include that capability. "There are some rudimentary scanning functions now available in cell phones and those features should improve over time," said Kenneth Hyers, principal...

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