The silver lining of being a developing continent is that you can skip entire stages of technological progress without suffering through the in-between. Africa, for example, now has more mobile subscribers than the United States or Europe, and that means big things for African economies.
Around the world, mobile Internet traffic is rapidly gaining on desktop traffic, so much so that it's already surpassed the latter in some parts of the world by a huge margin. This is ultimately an advantage for consumers due to the abundance of new products that'll come into fruition— something that we're already starting to see happen.
In recent months, the issue of using mobile devices during airplane flights and how such usage may (or may not) impact safety has become a topic of debate. Now it's been revealed that the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to relax its rules regarding mobile device use during flights.
Now that winter's here, anyone who has a touchscreen phone is getting reminded that they simply won't work when you're wearing most types of gloves. Good thing there's a magic potion you can use to fix that problem.
Have you ever looked at your phone bill and tried to decipher how it got so ridiculously bloated? After all, you do get unlimited data and calls for $39.99, right? AT&T has realized that its bills have become kind of ridiculous, so it now plans to send them in the form of a custom video made just for you.
The cellphone is a great little gadget, and it's changed a lot over the years. See how, from the candy bar sets of the '90s, to today's big-screen smartphones.
We assume that, barring a criminal investigation, our phone and email records are protected from the scrutiny of police officials. But, according to a new report in the New York Times, the New York City Police Department has amassed a vast database of cellphone records logging non-criminal activity.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have asserted that the LTE signal for an area as wide as a city could be disrupted with radio equipment that costs as little as $650. The researchers go on to say that LTE is especially vulnerable to disruption when compared to older 2G and 3G networks.
The debate surrounding mobile phones and whether they can cause cancer has raged for the better part of the last two decades, but the jury is still out. Well, at least the U.S. jury is still out. In Italy, a court has just ruled that mobile phones can indeed cause cancer.
Those cute greeting cards that play a little tune seemed high-tech 20 years ago, but now an advertising campaign has taken the embedded tech idea to a whole new level. The ad, in this week's Entertainment Weekly magazine, has a screen that displays a live video feed, and it's powered by a complete working Android cellphone buried between the pages of the magazine.