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Iranians Arrested Over Khomeini-Insult SMS
September 22nd 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Eleven people have reportedly been arrested in the southern Iranian province of Shiraz after allegedly sending insulting SMS text messages...more

Pakistan Reduces Militant Access to SIM Cards
September 18th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
The new biometric verification system is designed to improve the country's security, officials and analysts say....more

A Weekly SMS Could Encourage Healthier Food Choices
September 10th 2014 - 00:15 GMT
Many people are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, ...more

Apple Watch Revealed: The Original
September 3rd 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Silicon Valley giants had wearable timekeepers long before smart watches....more

Cellphone Addiction 'an Increasingly Realistic Possibility,' Study Finds
August 29th 2014 - 09:25 GMT
Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity...more

Do You Suffer from Smartphone-loss Anxiety Disorder?
August 21st 2014 - 23:00 GMT
The loss of one's smart phone not only represents an immediate disconnection from one's online contacts but is also a potential privacy and security risk should the lost phone wend its way into the hands of a malicious third party. ...more

It Takes A Village To Find Ramzan Kadyrov's Phone
August 19th 2014 - 06:35 GMT
After misplacing his telephone at a museum opening over the weekend, the Chechen leader had over a thousand people summoned at night and questioned until dawn to help him locate it, ...more

Uzbek Internet Service Becomes Faster, Cheaper
August 13th 2014 - 05:10 GMT
Uzbek internet consumers are enjoying higher speeds and lower rates because the government considers quality internet access a strategic priority. ...more

Report: Russian Hacker Ring Stole 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords
August 6th 2014 - 00:45 GMT
A U.S.-based cybersecurity firm says a Russian crime ring has stolen some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million e-mail addresses....more

Attention, Bosses: Web-surfing at Work Has Its Benefits
August 4th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
A new e-memo for the boss: Online breaks at work can refresh workers and boost productivity. ...more

Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy
July 24th 2014 - 00:45 GMT
The Iranian regime has long used signal jamming to disrupt the flow of information into the Islamic republic, but it couldn't have forecast the strategy's deadly consequences....more

Do Women Talk More Than Men? It's All About Context
July 16th 2014 - 01:10 GMT
Use of sociometers shows that the extent that women are more talkative and collaborative than men depends on the situation...more

Chinese TV Accuses Apple's IPhone of Being Threat to National Security
July 14th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
The Chinese state television broadcaster CCTV has claimed that Apple's iPhones are a threat to national security because they track the user's locations....more

How Twitter Can Be Used to Address Specific Health Issues
July 10th 2014 - 23:20 GMT
Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012. As health problems such as childhood obesity grow, individuals and organizations have taken to Twitter to discuss the problem....more

Mobile Phone Bling May Be a Personal, but Also Cultural Thing
July 10th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Choosing mobile phone cases and customizing phones with charms and decorations may reveal a lot about a person's culture, as well as increase attachment to the devices, according to researchers....more

Afghanistan Rejects Facebook Ban Amid Election Tensions
July 10th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The Afghan government has rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during the current election crisis....more

Taking a Short Smartphone Break Improves Employee Well-being
July 7th 2014 - 23:10 GMT
Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play \"Angry Birds\" or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to Kansas State University research....more

USA Tightens Security On Electronic Devices
July 6th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says cellphones or other electronic devices that are not charged up will not be allowed on planes bound to the United States from some overseas airports....more

Research Finds That Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome
June 24th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Study suggests potential uses for cell phones as non-invasive health and bacterial sensors...more

Emergency Services Sent to Rescue Crashed Google Balloon
June 21st 2014 - 00:47 GMT
New Zealand's emergency services were called out to rescue one of Google's test Wi-Fi broadcasting balloons....more

Volkswagen Advert Warns of Dangers of Texting While Driving
June 20th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Volkswagen has launched a very clever advert that warns of the dangers of driving while using a mobile phone....more

Startbucks to Offer Smartphone Battery Recharging
June 19th 2014 - 02:30 GMT
Starbucks coffee stores in the USA are to make it easier to use their Wi-Fi and mobile payments services, by making sure that customer's mobile phones are fully charged....more

How the Smart-Home Could Become a Hackers Paradise
June 17th 2014 - 05:15 GMT
The future of the smart-home could be the future of attacks on smart devices instead, leading to all sorts of domestic problems....more

In Managing Boundaries Between Work and Home, Technology Can Be Both 'friend' and 'foe'
June 16th 2014 - 12:03 GMT
When it comes to managing boundaries between work responsibilities and home life, technology is our \"frenemy.\" Technology, specifically mobile technology, can be alternately used to maintain, erase or manage home and work boundaries along a spectrum....more

Doctors Remove Mobile Phone from Man's Mouth
June 15th 2014 - 00:37 GMT
A video has gone popular of doctors in South Africa, apparently using forceps to remove a mobile phone that was stuck in a man's mouth....more

Facebook to Harvest Users Browser Habits to Serve Adverts
June 13th 2014 - 02:55 GMT
Facebook has confirmed that it is to start collecting logged-in users behaviour across the wider internet in order to more accurately target adverts served on its own website....more

Solar Flare Could Disrupt Satellite Communications on Friday 13th
June 12th 2014 - 06:20 GMT
Three large solar flares are expected to hit the Earth on Friday and could disrupt satellite communications and the GPS location tracking service....more

More Vulnerabilities Found After Heartbleed Revelations
June 6th 2014 - 04:20 GMT
More security flaws have been found in a critical security application used by most websites, although this time they are said to be less worrying than the \"Heartbleed\" bug that was uncovered last month....more

Softbank Mobile to Start Selling Robots
June 5th 2014 - 10:10 GMT
Japan's Softbank Mobile has moved into robotics, and will be putting robots into some of its stores as well as selling them to consumers....more

Recycled Mobile Phones Turned into Butterflies
June 4th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
A group of designers and coders have unveiled a set of four digital butterflies made entirely out of discarded mobile phone components in London....more

Billions of Kg of CO2 Could Be Saved by Scrapping DVDs, Research Suggests
May 28th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
A trip down to the local DVD store has slowly become a thing of the past thanks to the rise of video streaming services, which allow viewers to indulge in back-to-back episodes of hit TV series at the click of a button....more

Iran Judge Summons Facebook CEO To Court
May 27th 2014 - 12:15 GMT
A judge in southern Iran has reportedly ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court....more

Artist Uses IPhone to Bring Cartoons to Augmented Reality
May 26th 2014 - 08:38 GMT
An artist has turned to using his smartphone as a form of old-school augmented reality with some really impressive results....more

Global Botnet of Infected EPOS Software Discovered
May 26th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
A network of infected computer terminals used as retail point-of-sale terminals that spread across 36 countries has been uncovered by researchers....more

Ugly Scenes As London Taxi Drivers Attack Smartphone App Offices
May 22nd 2014 - 10:10 GMT
The offices of the taxi ordering mobile app have been attacked, apparently by London taxi cab drivers....more

EBay Hit by Cyberattack -- Asks Customers to Change Passwords
May 21st 2014 - 06:34 GMT
Online retail giant, eBay has admitted that it has been subjected to a hack-attack, and is asking customers to change their passwords as a precaution....more

Twitter Blocks Ukrainian Radical Group's Account In Russia
May 19th 2014 - 07:25 GMT
The U.S. microblogging service Twitter has apparently blocked the account of Ukraine's ultranationalist Right Sector group in Russia....more

UK Consults on Scrapping the Leap Second
May 14th 2014 - 04:03 GMT
The UK government has started a consultation that could eventually see a gradual separation of solar time and the international coordinated timescale (UCT)....more

Casio Announces New Android Based Point Of Sale Terminals
May 14th 2014 - 01:10 GMT
Casio has expanded its range of Android based retail store point-of-sale terminals with two new models....more

Moscow Threatens To Suspend GPS Operations In Russia
May 13th 2014 - 09:30 GMT
Moscow may suspend operations in Russia of the U.S. space-based satellite navigation system known as Global Positioning System (GPS) as of June 1....more