List of Random News Articles

\"Low Battery Anxiety\" Grips 9 Out Of Ten People
A survey found that nearly nine out of 10 people \"felt panic\" when their phone battery drops to 20 percent or lower. ...read more

An app knows if a beer has gone stale
Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using an app. ...read more

Digital media may be changing how you think
Tablet and laptop users beware. Using digital platforms such as tablets and laptops for reading may make you more inclined to focus on concrete details rather than interpreting information more abstractly, ...read more

Smartphone users are redefining privacy in public spaces
Private v. public, virtual v. real have converged in a world saturated by information technology. It seems impossible to divide the public from the personal. ...read more

Travels with my smart phone
The more we rely on our smart phones being connected to the Internet, the greater the anxiety we feel if we lose that connection when travelling, ...read more

Study links mobile device addiction to depression and anxiety
Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students. ...read more

The mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business
With sub-US$50 smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business. ...read more

Former M1 Employee to be Canned for Selling Customer Details
A customer service employee who used to work for Singapore's MobileOne (M1) has been convicted of accepting bribes to sell M1 customer account details, and bribing an employee at a rival network for their customer details. ...read more

Phantom cell phone signals -- who hears them and why?
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. ...read more

Smartphone app linked to increase in contraceptive use in India
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 ...read more

Texting at night affects teens' sleep, academic performance
Rutgers researcher finds that instant messaging in the dark makes a difference compared to having the lights on ...read more

Study finds smartphones may decrease sedentary time, increase activity
A pilot study finds that using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior. ...read more

Woman Strangled With Mobile Phone Charger Cable
A British woman who was staying in Spain has reportedly died after being strangled with her mobile phone charger cable. ...read more

Text messages can help reduce blood pressure
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. ...read more

Put the cellphone away! Fragmented baby care can affect brain development
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. ...read more

2-year-olds adept at using touch-screen technology
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. ...read more

China Mobile Drops Apple Slogan Following Lawsuit
China Mobile has removed Apple's official brand slogan for its latest iPhones following a lawsuit accusing it of breaching advertising legislation. ...read more

Internet too slow? You may be paying too much to save a few seconds
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. ...read more

New technology can mine data from Instagram to monitor teenage drinking patterns
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, ...read more

Apple Boosts Use of Solar Power at Chinese Factories
Apple has announced two new programs aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of its manufacturing partners in China. ...read more

Up to 27 seconds of inattention after talking to your car or smartphone
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 ...read more

Compulsive texting associated with poorer school performance among adolescent girls
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. ...read more

Mobile phone records may predict epidemics of mosquito-borne dengue virus
A new study led by researchers finds that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics. ...read more

Smartphone not a smart choice when facing depression
Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse. ...read more

Around 2.4 Million UK Phone Customers Affected by Data Hack
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. ...read more

Shark Attacks Are Not the Nemesis of the Internet
Last August, a rediscovered YouTube video of a shark biting a subsea cable caused a media storm. ...read more

New Wearables Face the Same Old Challenges
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. ...read more

Huge Increase Of Texts And App Evidence In Divorces Say Nation's Top Lawyers
The NSA might have met its match with the spying activities of suspicious spouses throughout the country. ...read more

Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones
Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research ...read more

Skype Confirms Bug can Crash its App
VoIP telephony provider, Skype has confirmed that it is trying to fix a bug that can cause its chat apps to repeatedly crash. ...read more