Add another “app” to our cell phone menu as researchers investigate the manner by which the environment influences our pursuit of happiness.Investigators from Princeton University are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being.In one study, researchers found that cell ...
You are more likely to kill yourself reading this article than you are talking on your cellphone and driving. That's our guess, but for almost 20 years, it has been a wide-held belief that talking on a cellphone while driving is dangerous and leads to more accidents. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that talking on a cellphone while driving does not increase crash risk.
The White House has bowed to public opinion, and said that it too believes cellphone unlocking should be legal.
German computer scientists have come up with a glove that allows phone users to write texts in the air.
The US government will have to reconsider its decision to ban cellphone unlocking, after an online petition reached the necessary 100,000 signatures.
Mobile phone sales worldwide fell last year for the first time since 2009, says Gartner, dropping 1.7 percent to 1.75 billion units.
Like the country itself, Google chairman was initially less than communicative about his recent trip to North Korea. Now, though, both he and his daughter have opened up about what Sophie Schmidt describes as 'The Truman Show, at country scale'.
Over a third of US households have ditched the landline in favor of a cellphone, a new survey shows.
The internet is down in Syria, and mobile phone service has been disrupted, as rebels continue to clash with government forces.
Radar could start appearing in a far wider range of devices, including cellphones, thanks to the invention of a fingernail-sized chip package costing just over a dollar.
MIT's created a new type of glass that's glare-free, self-cleaning and anti-fogging - useful for everything from car windscreens and scuba goggles to cellphones and solar panels.
Researchers at UT Dallas have designed an imager chip that allows mobile phones to see through walls and other objects.
The average teenager is now almost twice as likely to message on social networks as to socialise face to face, and is sending or receiving 60 texts a day.
Yet more evidence that cellphones are near-lethal devices; yet more evidence that pregnant women should lock themselves away in an isolation tank for nine months.
Dead cellphones could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new technology that can harvest enough juice for another call from the user's own body heat.
Security researchers have discovered it's possible to track a cellphone's location by listening to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers.
IPhone 4S owners bemoaning their feeble battery life may have some hope, at least, for the future: Northwestern University engineers have developed a cellphone battery that charges in 15 minutes and stays charged for more than a week.
A federal judge has thrown out most provisions of a San Francisco law requiring phone retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by each device.
In what's described as the largest ever study on the cancer risk of cellphones, Danish researchers have found no link between phone use and brain tumors.
A new study from the Environmental Health Trust has found that children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from phones as do adults.