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Phantom Cell Phone Signals -- Who Hears Them and Why?
February 5th 2016 - 01:45 GMT
If you think you hear your cell phone ringing or feel it vibrating to signal an incoming call or message, but there actually is none, you may have \"ringxiety\" and be psychologically primed to detect such signals....more

Smartphone App Linked to Increase in Contraceptive Use in India
January 29th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern family planning methods...more

Texting at Night Affects Teens' Sleep, Academic Performance
January 27th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Rutgers researcher finds that instant messaging in the dark makes a difference compared to having the lights on...more

Study Finds Smartphones May Decrease Sedentary Time, Increase Activity
January 26th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
A pilot study finds that using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior. ...more

Woman Strangled With Mobile Phone Charger Cable
January 23rd 2016 - 11:18 GMT
A British woman who was staying in Spain has reportedly died after being strangled with her mobile phone charger cable....more

Text Messages Can Help Reduce Blood Pressure
January 21st 2016 - 02:15 GMT
The study, of over 1300 adults with high blood pressure in the Cape Town area, compared text message reminders and interactive text messaging to a control group receiving standard care....more

Put the Cellphone Away! Fragmented Baby Care Can Affect Brain Development
January 6th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Because cellphones have become so ubiquitous and users have become so accustomed to frequently checking and utilizing them, the findings of this study are highly relevant to today's mothers and babies ... and tomorrow's adolescents and adults....more

2-year-olds Adept at Using Touch-screen Technology
December 22nd 2015 - 01:25 GMT
This level of interactivity is akin to play, say the researchers, who suggest that the technology might have a potential role in childhood developmental assessment....more

China Mobile Drops Apple Slogan Following Lawsuit
November 19th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
China Mobile has removed Apple's official brand slogan for its latest iPhones following a lawsuit accusing it of breaching advertising legislation....more

Internet Too Slow? You May Be Paying Too Much to Save a Few Seconds
November 2nd 2015 - 22:48 GMT
Consumers are more willing to pay for an Internet connection that is six seconds faster when the speed goes from ten seconds to four seconds than when the speed goes from sixteen seconds to ten seconds. ...more

New Technology Can Mine Data from Instagram to Monitor Teenage Drinking Patterns
October 29th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, ...more

Apple Boosts Use of Solar Power at Chinese Factories
October 29th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Apple has announced two new programs aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of its manufacturing partners in China. ...more

Up to 27 Seconds of Inattention After Talking to Your Car or Smartphone
October 23rd 2015 - 01:30 GMT
If you think it is okay to talk to your car infotainment system or smartphone while driving or even when stopped at a red light, think again. It takes up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after issuing voice commands, researchers found ...more

Compulsive Texting Associated with Poorer School Performance Among Adolescent Girls
October 6th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. ...more

Mobile Phone Records May Predict Epidemics of Mosquito-borne Dengue Virus
September 7th 2015 - 22:43 GMT
A new study led by researchers finds that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics....more

Smartphone Not a Smart Choice when Facing Depression
August 27th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse....more

Around 2.4 Million UK Phone Customers Affected by Data Hack
August 9th 2015 - 07:10 GMT
An estimated 2.4 million customers may have had their personal information stolen following a data breach at the British mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse....more

Shark Attacks Are Not the Nemesis of the Internet
July 10th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
Last August, a rediscovered YouTube video of a shark biting a subsea cable caused a media storm....more

New Wearables Face the Same Old Challenges
July 6th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
While wearables may be the latest rising trend, the concept of technology that can be worn on one's body has actually been around for decades. ...more

Huge Increase Of Texts And App Evidence In Divorces Say Nation's Top Lawyers
June 24th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The NSA might have met its match with the spying activities of suspicious spouses throughout the country. ...more

Cardiac Device Wearers Should Keep Distance from Smartphones
June 23rd 2015 - 02:50 GMT
Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research...more

Skype Confirms Bug Can Crash Its App
June 3rd 2015 - 05:10 GMT
VoIP telephony provider, Skype has confirmed that it is trying to fix a bug that can cause its chat apps to repeatedly crash....more

Vintage Tech Could Be Worth Big Bucks
June 3rd 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Hoarders who are finally clearing out their stashes are finding that some of their trash is actually treasure...more

Silly Video Explains How to Pronounce Huawei
May 25th 2015 - 03:00 GMT
One of the smaller problems that Huawei faces in overcoming suspicions about its Chinese origins is rather more curious -- how to pronounce its brandname....more

Expert Tips for Better Wi-Fi Performance
May 25th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Little changes to a work or home environment can dramatically improve a wireless network....more

Text Messages Can Help Boost Teen Birth Control Compliance
May 19th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, ...more

Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?
May 8th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
In a recent study, a team of researchers used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of various electrification options for rural communities in Senegal. ...more

Telecoms Charity Rushes to Support Aid Efforts in Nepal
April 30th 2015 - 00:35 GMT
Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal, the emergency telecoms charity, Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) has deployed a team to quickly offer voice calls to affected populations,...more

Babies As Young As 6 Months Using Mobile Media
April 25th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Survey shows most 2-year-olds using mobile devices, with some spending more than an hour a day on screens...more

Devices or Divisive: Mobile Technology in the Classroom
April 20th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Little is known about how new mobile technologies affect students' development of non-cognitive skills such as empathy, self-control, problem solving, and teamwork....more

Two Men Hospitalised in Smartphone OS Fight
April 19th 2015 - 06:25 GMT
Two roommates have stabbed each other after an alcohol fueled argument about the merits of Apple or Android smartphones....more

Apple Fixes Homophobic Siri Responses
April 16th 2015 - 05:33 GMT
Apple has fixed what it says was a bug in the Russian version of its Siri voice service that had appeared to offer replies considered to be homophobic....more

Tendon Rupture Associated With Excessive Smartphone Gaming
April 16th 2015 - 04:11 GMT
A man apparently got so engrosed in playing a game on his smartphone that he tore a tendon in his thumb, resulting in a visit to hospital....more

Grandmother Dies After Mobile Phone is Cut-off
April 6th 2015 - 03:40 GMT
Vodafone UK's policy of recycling dormant phone numbers is being blamed for the death of a 78-year old woman who found her phone cut off when she needed to call for an ambulance....more

85 College Students Tried to Draw the Apple Logo from Memory. 84 Failed.
April 2nd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Could you draw the ubiquitous Apple computer logo from memory? Probably not, as it turns out....more

Apple Spends Nearly $2 Billion on European Data Centres
March 5th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Apple has announced plans to invest US$1.9 billion in two data centres in Europe, each powered by renewable energy....more

Employees Become Angry when Receiving After-hours Email, Texts
March 4th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, ...more

Text Messages a New Tool in the Fight to Prevent Skin Cancer
February 13th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Australians' love affair with mobile phones could save their life according to a joint QUT, Cancer Council Queensland and University of Queensland study using text messages to improve skin cancer prevention and promote sun protection....more

Choosing a Cell Phone, Prescription Drug Plan or New Car? Read This First
February 11th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Having more choices is generally considered a good thing - until you actually have to choose that one cell phone, one prescription drug plan or one car model from among a dozen or so options. ...more

Hey, Guys: Posting a Lot of Selfies Doesn't Send a Good Message
January 16th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
The picture isn't pretty for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram....more