List of Random News Articles

Number of Tajik cell phone users grows
Tajik customers are embracing cell phones as access expands and rates drop, using them to talk, text and connect to the internet. ...read more

Indian Police Arrest Suspect Behind Pro-Islamic State Tweets
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. ...read more

6 Ways How to Lower Data Use on Your Smartphone
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? ...read more

Ericsson to Support Ebola prevention efforts
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. ...read more

Debate over Cellphones in Schools Continues
Smartphones in K-12 brings controversy - disruptive or necessary for learning and safety? ...read more

Iranians Arrested Over Khomeini-Insult SMS
Eleven people have reportedly been arrested in the southern Iranian province of Shiraz after allegedly sending insulting SMS text messages ...read more

Pakistan reduces militant access to SIM cards
The new biometric verification system is designed to improve the country's security, officials and analysts say. ...read more

A weekly SMS could encourage healthier food choices
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, ...read more

Apple Watch Revealed: The Original
Silicon Valley giants had wearable timekeepers long before smart watches. ...read more

Cellphone addiction 'an increasingly realistic possibility,' study finds
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 ...read more

Do You Suffer from Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder?
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. ...read more

It Takes A Village To Find Ramzan Kadyrov's Phone
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, ...read more

Uzbek internet service becomes faster, cheaper
Uzbek internet consumers are enjoying higher speeds and lower rates because the government considers quality internet access a strategic priority. ...read more

Report: Russian Hacker Ring Stole 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords
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. ...read more

Attention, bosses: Web-surfing at work has its benefits
A new e-memo for the boss: Online breaks at work can refresh workers and boost productivity. ...read more

Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy
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. ...read more

Do women talk more than men? It's all about context
Use of sociometers shows that the extent that women are more talkative and collaborative than men depends on the situation ...read more

Chinese TV Accuses Apple's iPhone of Being Threat to National Security
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. ...read more

How Twitter can be used to address specific health issues
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. ...read more

Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing
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. ...read more

Afghanistan Rejects Facebook Ban Amid Election Tensions
The Afghan government has rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during the current election crisis. ...read more

Taking a short smartphone break improves employee well-being
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. ...read more

USA Tightens Security On Electronic Devices
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. ...read more

Research finds that cell phones reflect our personal microbiome
Study suggests potential uses for cell phones as non-invasive health and bacterial sensors ...read more

Emergency Services Sent to Rescue Crashed Google Balloon
New Zealand's emergency services were called out to rescue one of Google's test Wi-Fi broadcasting balloons. ...read more

Volkswagen Advert Warns of Dangers of Texting While Driving
Volkswagen has launched a very clever advert that warns of the dangers of driving while using a mobile phone. ...read more

Startbucks to Offer Smartphone Battery Recharging
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. ...read more

How the Smart-Home Could Become a Hackers Paradise
The future of the smart-home could be the future of attacks on smart devices instead, leading to all sorts of domestic problems. ...read more

In managing boundaries between work and home, technology can be both 'friend' and 'foe'
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. ...read more

Doctors remove mobile phone from man's mouth
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. ...read more