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1 hr ago | PC Magazine

China Herds Tech Addicts to 'Mobile Phone Sidewalk'

Folks can use their cell phones only on a special segment of pavement in the Yangrenjie Scenic Spot in Chongqing. The proliferation of smartphones has led to a global pandemic: Folks are often too distracted by their handsets to properly navigate crowded sidewalks.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, National Geographic

5 hrs ago | Reuters

UK's Phones 4u administration puts 5,596 jobs at risk

British mobile phone retailer Phones 4u [PHONE.UL] is seeking administrators, putting 5,596 jobs in jeopardy, after the country's biggest mobile operator EE joined Vodafone in not renewing its network agreement. The contract with EE, which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to Phones 4u's future after it lost Vodafone's contract earlier this month, leaving the company with EE as its only partner.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Vodafone, T-Mobile

5 hrs ago | EETimes

5G Rise Slowed by Cost, Regulation

Governments around the world must agree to release spectrum in harmonized millimeter wave bands for 5G cellular services, according to a leading researcher in the field. The US has taken some, but not enough, steps in this direction, said Theodore Rappaport, director of NYU Wireless here.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Cellphones, Electronics

9 hrs ago | Ashbourne News Telegraph

Police video campaign to reduce number of mobile phone thefts

A third video clip has been put on the Staffordshire Police YouTube as part of their campaign to reduce the number of mobile phone thefts. It is a common sight to see a group of people in a pub, club or restaurant with their mobile phones on a table.


Related Topix: Electronics

13 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times

Doncaster drug dealing dad is jailed

A father-of-two has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after police uncovered his drug dealing operation. Brian Waugh, aged 24, of Staveley Street, Edlington, was snared by officers who stopped him in the street and discovered he had 18 bags of cocaine.


Related Topix: Drugs, United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England, Electronics

15 hrs ago |

Chongqing opens special pedestrian lane to shame mobile phone addicts

A dedicated pedestrian lane for people on their mobile phones has been opened in Chongqing, offering a path for those too engrossed in texting or gaming to watch where they're going. The property manager responsible said the walkway is intended to be ironic - to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Marketing, National Geographic

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Chinese City Creates Cell Phone Lane for Texting Pedestrians

In a country with a population as large as China's , unique solutions are sometimes needed for pedestrian management. With the practice of texting while walking becoming increasingly common, the city of Chongqing recently came up with an idea that may seem ridiculous at first, but could catch on: separate cell phone lanes for pedestrians.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

Daily World

Options abound for selling used mobile phonesOptions abound for...

Options abound for selling used mobile phones If you're interested in trading up, here are ways to cash in on your existing phone Check out this story on The iPhone 6, at left, and iPhone 6 plus during a last week's product release in Cupertino, Calif. Selling your old phone online or to companies that buy back used models can often offer a better return than your wireless provider.


Related Topix: Electronics, Cellphones, eBay, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Home, Home Listing

West Australian

UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's biggest mobile operator EE - which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to the business for Phones 4u after it lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group Plc earlier this month.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, Telecom, Vodafone


Re: cell phones penetration

Mobile tracking has to be instituted in this case if there is an opportunity to do so.


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Prison cell phone seizures rising as officials seek solution

Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized crime. Officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates across the country through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, according to the latest numbers from the Correctional Service of Canada.


Related Topix: Prison, Electronics

Brandon Sun

Bad connection: Prison cell phone seizures rising as officials seek solution

Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized criminal activities. The Correctional Service of Canada says officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates through the first 10 months of the fiscal year.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

The Indian Express

Vadodara Cong candidate does a Modi with selfie click

Congress candidate for Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency Narendra Ravat allegedly clicked a selfie on his mobile phone as a mark of "protest" and sent across a message of "angst and frustration" felt by the people of his constituency due to the "man-made floods" from the Vishwamitri river. As he emerged from the polling booth at Railway Colony in Nava Yard area of the city around 9:45 am on Saturday, with the Congress in his left hand, he seemed to be taking a photograph of himself on his cell phone in an act of what appeared to be a recreation of what PM Narendra Modi had done during the Lok Sabha election on April 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Electronics, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Swinging on your phone just isn't amazing in Gameloft's 'Spider-Man Unlimted'

The highly anticipated mobile phone game " Spider-Man Unlimited" was released yesterday for Android, Apple and Windows phones. Game developer Gameloft has produced mobile Spider-Man games based off the film franchise starring Andrew Garfield in recent years, but this is the first original game featuring various Spider-Men from the comics.


Related Topix: Spider-Man, Activision, Beenox, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Electronics, Game., Marvel, Pop/Rock, Run!

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Cell Tower and Cell Phone Issues

A cell, sometimes known as a "cell site," is a term used to describe a site where antennas and electronic communications equipment are placed, usually on a radio mask, tower or other high place to create a cell in a cellular network. The elevated structure typically supports antennas, and one or more sets of transmitter/receiver transceivers, digital signal processors, control electronics, a GPS receiver for timing, primary and backup electrical power sources and sheltering.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Computer Security, Science / Technology

Smartphones to open doors for world's biggest locksmith as it eyes deal with telcos

Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock maker, is negotiating partnerships with mobile-phone companies as new software for Apple and Google devices will allow users to open doors with their smartphones. "This industry is rapidly becoming electronic, but you still need a lock," chief executive Johan Molin said in an interview in the Stockholm headquarters of the company with a market value of $19bn.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Google, Startups

Chico Enterprise-Record

Calculate your way to an easier life

There's a reason "do the math" has all but disappeared from popular culture -- with online calculators, who needs to do the math? Crunched: A nurse making $85,000 a year in Chicago is considering a move to New Haven, Conn., to be closer to family. Want to reconsider? To maintain the same standard of living in New Haven, he would have to earn $95,288.


Related Topix: New Haven, CT, Electronics

The Inyo Register

Power outage cuts off cell service

A power outage stemming from a Southern California Edison system failure in Silver Canyon cut off cell phone service for AT&T customers and KIBS/KBOV radio in Bishop. Phone calls to Edison seeking information on the outage were not returned as of press time Friday.


Related Topix: Energy, Southern California Edison, Cellphones, Electronics, Bishop, CA


Smartphones, dissected

From the brick-like Motorola to today's concerns about spying, Elizabeth Woyke's fascinating book traces the history of smartphones The first cellphone prototype, the Motorola DynaTAC, was the approximate size and shape of a loaf of Calabrese bread. By today's standards, it was a behemoth, but at the time , it looked like a sleek, seductive portent of the future.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Electronics, Apple, Startups


All Work and No Play? Judging the Uses of Mobile Phones in Developing Countries

Despite the multiplicity of affordances embedded in information and communication technologies , most ICTs for development interventions tend to expect that technology will be used primarily for "serious" purposes. However, user behaviors suggest that leisure-related activities feature prominently compared to other behaviors considered more likely to generate development outcomes.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics