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2 hrs ago | R & D

Want to print your own cell phone microscope for pennies?

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3-D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Printers, Department of Energy

6 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Prison cell phone seizures rise

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 2013-2014 fiscal year, according to the latest numbers from the Correctional Service of Canada.

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Related Topix: Prison, Cell Phones, Electronics

Mon Sep 15, 2014

International Business Times

Strange But True: A Street in China Dedicated to Cellphone Users

Mobiles have become a part of our lives and none of us can live without it whether it is just to receive calls or to send text messages. Some are addicted and cannot stay without it even for a second.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News, Asia Travel, Travel, Indonesia Travel, Electronics, Cell Phones, Weird

CBS News

Slow walkers on cellphones, a Chinese city has a lane for you

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the property manager says it's intended to be ironic - to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.

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Related Topix: Marketing

WTVR Richmond

Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes - one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The sidewalk is in the city of Chongqing in southwestern China.

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West Australian

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.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Vodafone, T-Mobile

New Canaan News-Review

EarthTalk: E-waste

According to BCC Research, in 2012 alone consumers around the world purchased 238.5 million televisions, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobile phones. Most of us discard such items within three years of purchase.

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Related Topix: BCC Research, TV, Electronics, New Bern, NC

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.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Cell Phones, Electronics

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.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Vodafone, T-Mobile

Russia Taday

Smartphone separation: Chinese city creates special sidewalk lane for cell phone users

The Chinese city of Chongqing has come up with a novel way to counter problems of "sidewalk rage" - by separating mobile users from other pedestrians. They have created a special lane to let them text and browse in peace.

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Related Topix: National Geographic

CNN

Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The sidewalk is in the city of Chongqing in southwestern China.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, CNN, Rap

The Salinas Californian

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

Options abound for selling used mobile phones Every couple of years, new models boasting more features and improvements compel users to trade up. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1s2VzVY FILE - This Sept.

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

KMIR 6

China creates its first no-cellphone sidewalk lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the property manager says it's intended to be ironic - to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mashable

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.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

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.

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

InformationWeek

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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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

CJAD

Yearly cell phone seizures in federal prisons more than double

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.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Express India

Now, wave your hand to control your phone

Scientists have developed a new programme that allows your smartphone to recognise gestures, enabling you to control your device with the wave of a hand. SideSwipe, developed by Matthew Reynolds and colleagues at the University of Washington, comprises an algorithm that recognises the unique reflections created when fingers interrupt a burst of the radio waves that send information between your phone and the cell phone mast.

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Related Topix: University of Washington

Journalgazette.net

Apple may upend watch industry with new tech

On Tuesday, when the tech giant unveiled the Apple Watch, its sleek, futuristic timepiece selling for $349 early next year, it roared into a sleepy smartwatch industry dominated by niche devices, most of which had underwhelmed. Although late to the party, Apple has already proven it can upend entire industries: Look what its iPhones and iPads did for cellphones and tablets.

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Related Topix: Watches, Fashion, DKNY, Designers, Burberry

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.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Computer Security, Science / Technology

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