Add to MyYahoo RSS

Cell Phones News

News on Cell Phones continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | CBS Local

Wireless Phone Providers Agree To "Kill Switch" On Cell Phones

BALTIMORE - A major step to stop violent smart phone thefts. The nation's biggest wireless companies agree to put a kill switch in every new phone to make it useless if it's stolen.


Related Topix: Electronics, T Rowe Price Group, Financial Services, Investment Services, Towson, MD

5 hrs ago | Daily Mail

We put cell phones before sex: The typical American revealed

'We need to take advantage of this chance': Emails show how Samsung saw Steve Jobs' death as a business opportunity 'Bipolar' Boston bomb hoaxer appears in court and is sentenced to a mental evaluation after leaving a rice cooker filled with confetti at the finish line on the one-year anniversary According to a results from a survey by Statista , ... (more)


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

6 hrs ago | Reuters

Cell phone search case is easy call for Supreme Court

Later this month , the court will doff their robes and don their scuba gear to dive to the bottomless depths of the Fourth Amendment and determine whether police can search your mobile phone without a warrant, upon arresting you.


Related Topix: Electronics, Journalism

6 hrs ago | CBS Local

Exploding Cell Phone Battery Injures Woman At Hialeah Gym

It's something you hope would never happen to you. Surveillance video shows smoke pouring out of a man's pocket after a cell phone battery exploded.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

7 hrs ago | The Gazette

Colorado Springs police search for suspect in robbery at cell phone store

Detectives believe the man could be linked to a string of robberies targeting cell phone and electronic stores in Colorado Springs.


Related Topix: Electronics, Colorado Springs, CO

11 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

One Old Cell Phone in a Landfill is One Too Many

Almost 582,000 devices were recovered through the Recycle My Cell program in 2013.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

15 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

AT&T cell tower proposal appealed

Clackamas County's recent approval of an AT&T cell phone tower just outside of Oregon City has met with a bevy of backlash from homeowners surrounding the would-be 150-foot structure.


Related Topix: Electronics, Clackamas County, OR, Oregon City, OR

20 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Karbonn says it has reached a stage where setting up a plant in India makes sense

Karbonn is India's third largest smartphone maker and fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer according to research firm IDC's data released in February.


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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Smartphone makers agree on - kill switch' to deter thefts

Apple Inc., AT&T Inc. and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies agreed to offer technology next year that would let customers remotely wipe data from their devices and render them inoperable when stolen.


Related Topix: Electronics, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US House of Representatives, Jose Serrano, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Amy Klobuchar


Giving Cell Phones to Low-Income Households Could Create $11B in Jobs, Study Finds

CIO - Providing cell phones to some 17,000,000 of the United States ' poorest households without such devices could help bread-earners find new work and generate as much as $11 billion in wages, as well as boost those families' overall safety, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Prison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Cell phone made for kids coming to market

A new cell phone marketed to children as young as 5 isn't in stores yet, but it's being advertised all over the internet.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Kids, Family, Electronics

Ars Technica

Apple, Samsung, mobile carriers to debut anti-theft kill switch in 2015

Rather than waiting for pending legislation to mandate an anti-theft kill switch, the leading mobile phone manufacturers and service providers-including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint-came together Tuesday to impose their own solution.

1 comment

Related Topix: Electronics, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Ilford Recorder

Ilford and Seven Kings shops caught buying 'stolen' mobile phones

Police are starting an investigation into two mobile phone shops in Ilford and Seven Kings after they appeared in a BBC probe into the sale of stolen phones.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Electronics, United Kingdom,

WIVB-TV Buffalo

New cell phone aimed at children

How young is too young for cell phones? It's a question many parents are pondering as techonology increases.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Family, Kids, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music, Weird


Ex-Murdoch editor says he played no part in murdered girl phone hacking

Andy Coulson, a former Rupert Murdoch editor, said on Tuesday he had played no part in the hacking of the mobile phone messages of murdered British teenager Milly Dowler, the revelation that led to the closure of the News of the World tabloid.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics

Marietta Times

Cell vs. landline

While individuals have long been eschewing traditional landlines in favor of their more mobile counterparts, businesses have been slower to cast off traditional phone service and make the switch to mobile.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Electronics, Marietta, OH

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bad Astronomy Blog

3, 2, 1...Project MERCCURI Blasts Off to the ISS Today

Today, something amazing is headed toward the ISS-microbial life from earth!This moment is the culmination of a citizen science experiment called Project MERCCURI , a collaboration between NASA, UC Davis, SciStarter, and Science Cheerleaders.


Related Topix: Watches, Science / Technology, NASA, Cellphones, Electronics, Space

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Too young for cell phones? Sprint targets 5-year-olds with new phone

How young is too young for kids to have cell phones? It's a question parents have been debating for more than a decade.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Cellphones, Electronics, Chippewa County, WI, Eau Claire, WI

Brandon Sun

Study finds new Samsung phone more durable than recent Android phones, but iPhone has edge

In this March 27, 2014 file photo, an employee shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea.


Related Topix: iPhone, Cellphones, Electronics, South Korea, World News, Startups, SquareTrade, WebMD


First Citizens Bank Offers No-Cost Cell Phone Protection

Customers who charge their monthly wireless phone bills to their personal First Citizens Visa credit cards automatically receive damage and theft coverage with no additional cost.


Related Topix: Electronics