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7 min ago | The Straits Times

More bins for recycling old cellphones, laptops and other electronic waste

People who want to recycle their mobile phones, laptops, lithium-ion batteries, set-top boxes and other electronic waste will have more places to do so by the end of the year. A new partnership between three firms here is expected to lead to over 100 bins islandwide to collect the waste for free.

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4 hrs ago | Reuters

N.Y. court asked to freeze Turkish family's assets in UAE bank

An attorney for a Motorola subsidiary has asked New York's top state court on Tuesday to allow it to freeze the assets of a Turkish family held by branch of an international bank in the United Arab Emirates. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan in 2003 ruled that the Uzan family owed Motorola Credit Corp more than $2 billion and tacked on $1 billion in punitive damages in 2006.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Cell Phones, Electronics, New York

8 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

How the Media Insight Project survey was conducted

The Media Insight Project survey on news consumption and perceptions among Hispanic and African-American audiences was conducted from Jan. 9-Feb. 16 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,492 adults.

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12 hrs ago | Staffordshire Newsletter

POLL: Have you used the internet whilst driving?

The online poll by YouGov, which was commissioned by car dealer Evans Halshaw, shows that 17% of drivers who own a mobile phone are using the internet while driving - despite it being against the law. In the West Midlands this figure rises to 35%, over a third! People were asked if they used the internet while at the wheel, which included checking social sites, reading or sending an email, browsing websites or checking for traffic updates.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

16 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

21 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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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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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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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

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