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  • Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons

    18 April 2014, 3:50 pm by: emily

    Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes. Reuters reports.…
  • New Yorker Cartoonist Liam Walsh discusses one of his most popular cartoons - on cell phones

    18 April 2014, 12:47 pm by: emily

    In this Explain Yourself video, a series in which New Yorker writers, artists, and cartoonists reveal the inspiration or thought process behind their work, cartoonist Liam Walsh discusses one of his most popular cartoons - on cell phones (posted on textually a…
  • Mark Cuban Wants To Take Over Texting

    15 April 2014, 2:08 pm by: emily

    Mark Cuban's latest start-up, the messaging app Cyber Dust, is designed to give him (and all its users) complete control over one major chunk of daily communication: texting. Forbes reports…
  • Cell to Cell: How Smuggled Mobile Phones Are Rewiring Brazil's Prisons

    14 April 2014, 1:40 pm by: emily

    According to Motherboard, last year, Brazilian authorities confiscated an estimated 35,000 phones from prisoners, yet Brazilian organized crime leaders continued to have widespread ability to make calls, receive calls, organize conference calls, and even hold…
  • New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh on cell phones

    13 April 2014, 5:02 pm by: emily

    By New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh.
  • French president bans mobile phones from cabinet meetings

    9 April 2014, 3:53 pm by: emily

    Keen to ensure his ministers are paying attention, the French president, François Hollande, has imposed a ban on mobile phones during cabinet sessions.…
  • New video aims to scare the bejesus out of texting drivers

    7 April 2014, 4:06 pm by: emily

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a disturbing new 30-second video aimed to inspire drivers to keep their phones in their pockets while behind the wheel. [via Yahoo News]
  • StoreDot promises to recharge your phone in just 30 seconds

    7 April 2014, 10:52 am by: emily

    Israeli technology company StoreDot has developped a special battery and charger that can supposedly cut re-juicing time down to around 30 seconds. TheNextWeb reports.…
  • Text message ban could undermine Afghan vote

    5 April 2014, 12:36 pm by: emily

    The head of the European Union's Afghan election observer mission condemned the suspension of mobile text messaging services across the country on Saturday, saying it threatened the transparency of the poll. The Straits Times reports.…
  • EU Parliament votes to ban mobile roaming charges

    3 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: emily

    Good news. Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban roaming charges from 15 December 2015, as part of its wide-ranging telecoms reforms. The Telegraph reports.…
  • The ‘Tweet of Pigs’: US government used SMS to undermine Cuban government

    3 April 2014, 1:47 pm by: emily

    According to a new report, authorities within the US government created an SMS messaging service based on Twitter to undermine Raul Catro’s government and spread misinformation. Silicon Republic reports.…
  • Pay with Your Fingerprint

    3 April 2014, 4:04 am by: emily

    Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is the first smartphone that can use a fingerprint to authorize payments in stores and online. MIT Technology Review reports.…
  • Flone, The Flying (Drone) Phone

    3 April 2014, 3:00 am by: emily

    Flone is a drone which uses a smartphone as a flight controller and explores novel ways to "occupy" public space, in particular the air and claim the right to use it before legislation makes it illegal. [via we-make-money-not-art.com]…
  • Users spend 2 hours-plus a day toying with mobile apps

    2 April 2014, 3:37 am by: emily

    Time spent on the mobile Web declines, while app use rises with games, social networking, and messaging being US users’ biggest go-to categories. C/net reports.…
  • Florida law proposal: 30-year jail sentence for causing death while texting at the wheel

    1 April 2014, 4:01 pm by: emily

    Texting behind the wheel in Florida could land a driver in prison for 30 years, if a new bill comes to pass. TCPalm reports.…

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