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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

IPhone Separation Linked to Physiological Anxiety, Poor Cognitive Performance
January 13th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
Research from the University of Missouri has found that cell phone separation can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users,...more

Smartphone Thumb Skills are Altering Our Brains
December 23rd 2014 - 23:55 GMT
The more the Smartphone had been used in the previous ten days, the greater the signal in the brain....more

Number of Tajik Cell Phone Users Grows
December 16th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Tajik customers are embracing cell phones as access expands and rates drop, using them to talk, text and connect to the internet....more

Indian Police Arrest Suspect Behind Pro-Islamic State Tweets
December 15th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Police in southern India said on December 13 that they have arrested a man who has admitted to handling a popular Twitter account supporting the Islamic State (IS) militant group....more

6 Ways How to Lower Data Use on Your Smartphone
November 18th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Do you worry each billing cycle about the amount of data you're burning through on your smartphone? Are you going over limit each month despite your best efforts?...more

Ericsson to Support Ebola Prevention Efforts
November 11th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Ericsson and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have announced a partnership aimed at connecting and providing support for those impacted by health, natural disaster and conflict-driven humanitarian crises....more

Debate over Cellphones in Schools Continues
October 7th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Smartphones in K-12 brings controversy - disruptive or necessary for learning and safety?...more

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