List of Random News Articles

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

Facebook to Harvest Users Browser Habits to Serve Adverts
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. ...read more

Solar Flare Could Disrupt Satellite Communications on Friday 13th
Three large solar flares are expected to hit the Earth on Friday and could disrupt satellite communications and the GPS location tracking service. ...read more

More Vulnerabilities Found After Heartbleed Revelations
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. ...read more

Softbank Mobile to Start Selling Robots
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. ...read more

Recycled mobile phones turned into butterflies
A group of designers and coders have unveiled a set of four digital butterflies made entirely out of discarded mobile phone components in London. ...read more

Billions of kg of CO2 could be saved by scrapping DVDs, research suggests
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. ...read more

Iran Judge Summons Facebook CEO To Court
A judge in southern Iran has reportedly ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court. ...read more