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  • Car Crash Videos Highlight Risk of Multitasking With Phones

    25 March 2015, 4:10 am by: emily

    Memo to parents: Distracted driving by teenagers is riskier than previously thought, particularly when it comes to multitasking with a cellphone. Bits reports.…
  • It took a decade, but mobile video is finally exploding

    24 March 2015, 4:52 am by: emily

    In the US, some 50% of iPhone owners, 46% of total smartphone users, and 36% of overall mobile subscribers reported watching video at least once in a month, according to comScore’s January 2015 survey. That’s up significantly from a similar survey in late…
  • Deal to end 'shock' bills for stolen mobile phones in the UK

    22 March 2015, 4:46 am by: emily

    British mobile phone companies will end “shock” bills that can stretch to thousands of pounds for customers who have had their handsets stolen. [via The Telegraph]…
  • Josh Pulman’s captures people using mobile phones in public places

    12 March 2015, 9:53 am by: emily

    Above moment was captured in photographer Josh Pulman’s ongoing series called Somewhere Else, which documents people using mobile phones in public places.…
  • Stop relying on your smartphone to think for you, scientists say

    4 March 2015, 10:55 am by: emily

    People are relying on smartphones to do their thinking rather than solving problems for themselves, scientists have said, reports The Telegraph.…
  • Why Women in Developing Countries Are Less Likely to Own a Phone Than Men

    2 March 2015, 11:47 am by: emily

    Mobile phones are seeing increased uptake across the developing world, but adoption of the tech isn’t spread equally: Women are being left behind. Motherboard reports.…
  • 15-minute HIV and Syphilis tests thanks to a dongle attached to your smartphone

    26 February 2015, 2:44 pm by: emily

    Columbia University biomedical engineering researchers have developed new 15-minute HIV and Syphilis tests that work by hooking a plastic dongle into your smartphone. The smartphone dongle enables a “plug-and-play” operation for the user. The Washington…
  • Why your smartphone records everything you say to it

    24 February 2015, 3:46 pm by: emily

    If you use voice recognition systems like Apple's Siri, Google's Now or Microsoft's Cortana there is a good chance that the company has been recording your commands - and you agreed to it via the terms and conditions The Telegraph reports.…
  • How Nigeria became the world’s dual SIM-card superpower

    18 February 2015, 2:25 pm by: emily

    It’s the juggle of every Nigerian professional: all those mobile handsets. And then comes the struggle:For consistent phone reception.Quartz reports.…
  • Is Your Smart Phone Spying on You? [Infographic]

    18 February 2015, 6:10 am by: emily

    Everyone carries a smart phone, whether it's an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. But do you know what that little device is telling the world about you? It knows where you go, who you talk to, what you read, and so much more. This infographic may shock you!…
  • Banks to allow account access using fingerprint tech

    18 February 2015, 2:05 am by: emily

    Two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology, in a UK industry first, reports the BBC.…
  • Attention introverts: 'Introjis' are a series of emojis designed just for you

    13 February 2015, 3:48 am by: emily

    According to designer Rebecca Evie Lynch, there aren't any emojis that can speak specifically for introverts. So Lynch set out to design a communication system for the introverted. FastCo reports.…
  • Open data: how mobile phones saved bananas from bacterial wilt in Uganda

    11 February 2015, 2:32 pm by: emily

    As disease threatened crops across Uganda, an initiative from the government and Unicef was able to communicate fast to stop it - demonstrating how open data can transform development. The Guardian reports.…
  • This App Rewards Students For Not Looking At Their Phone During Class

    11 February 2015, 2:52 am by: emily

    Every 20 minutes they're not on their phone while at school, they earn points to redeem at local stores and restaurants. And teachers are loving it. FastCompany reports.…
  • Emoticons in texts can rack up huge bills

    6 February 2015, 12:41 pm by: emily

    People using the little icons that denote happy, sad or other emotions in their text messages could be racking up big bills, the The BBC has learned.…

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