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2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Basic phones almost extinct in US

The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed Friday.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

6 hrs ago |

Wolverton: Samsung misses target with new Galaxy S5

An employee shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, South Korea, World News, Cameras, PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

8 hrs ago | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Letter: Does cellphone ban really make driving safer?

However, to use a phone hands-free in your car via Bluetooth, you still need to look at your phone to find numbers, to dial, etc.


Related Topix: Bluetooth

12 hrs ago |

Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes.


16 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Cellphone Spring Clean

Many Americans say they can't live without their electronic devices. And with daily use, items such as cellphones and keyboards can get dirty.


21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

HTC Said to Hire Former Samsung U.S. Mobile Marketing Chief

HTC Corp hired the former head of marketing at Samsung Electronics Co.' s U.S. mobile phone business as an adviser to Chairman Cher Wang, according to two people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: HTC, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Cell Phones, Electronics, World News, Taiwan

Yesterday | The Wave

Santa Ana puts utility user tax for prepaid cellphones on November ballot

Santa Ana residents who communicate using a prepaid wireless phone could soon be levied a Utility Users Tax if voters approve a measure this November that would also lower the tax.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Shannon Beador bans mobile phones due to safety? 'RHOC' star's kid without cell

Shannon Beador revealed a new type of parenting when she started on "The Real Housewives of Orange County ."


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Family, Parenting

NBC San Diego

4th Naval Officer Charged in Navy Bribery Scandal

A fourth U.S. Navy officer has been implicated in a far-reaching bribery scandal involving a defense contractor's CEO, an NCIS agent and multiple senior naval officials.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, World News, Japan,

The Miami Herald

Senate approves hand-held cellphone ban in NH

Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.


Related Topix: Bluetooth, Maggie Hassan, US Governors


Facebook Users Targeted By Ibanking Android Trojan App

Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

The Red Ferret Journal

Cell Phone Recon - set up your very own NSA operation from your laptop

How would you like to set up your very own security service? You know, like spying on people, keeping tabs on their conversations, all the things our governments enjoy so much right now? You would? Great.


Tay AM

Ferry Disaster: Desperate Texts During Sinking

Mobile phone footage and messages from passengers suggest they were advised to stay stay where they were as they vessel listed severely to one side.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Cell Phones, Electronics

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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: Cell Phones, Electronics

Hear 2.0

Radio and the Future of Mobile Phones

Project Ara is Google's attempt to make a mobile device where the major components, including the camera, speakers, GPS and other common features of modern smartphones, can be swapped out for new ones, mixing and matching modules to customise the phone to do what the user needs it to do.


Related Topix: Cameras, Speakers

Bellingham Herald

Even in the digital age, what's old is new again for some

Intense, driven, focused on detail, slightly disheveled, the consumer advocate and former presidential candidate has a large electronic footprint on the Internet and social media.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Computers

The Huffington Post

Awesome App Lets Strangers Turn Your Selfies Into Works Of Art

The French Girls app has users upload selfies and post them anonymously to the feed.


Cool Hunting

Ultimate Reality: Augmented reality's next step, tested in a recent...

If you live in New York City, you might have seen big ads for the History Channel's "Vikings" program on bus shelters and phone kiosks; if you've noticed fans waving their cellphones in front of them, it means you've also spotted BPG 's "Ultimate Reality" in action.


Related Topix: Cameras, Arts, Photography

Science Daily

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Unilever pursues Indian villagers with free music on cellphones

Fair and Lovely, a Hindustan Unilever product, is sold at a stop in Mumbai, India.


Related Topix: World News, India, Bollywood, Mobile Marketing, Marketing