‘Black Friday’ is synonymous with getting up insanely early to find great deals at malls and stores all around town, but as cell phones become ever more popular, the day may also come to mean something else in the minds of many shoppers: cell phone tracking.
Boston University Police are searching for a thief who drives up to his victims on a moped, grabs their new or old cell phone from out of their hands and then rides off again.
The Raffles International School in Dubai has managed to collect 200 kilograms of paper, seven printers, 70 kilograms of used batteries, plenty of cable and lots more in a bid to raise environmental awareness in its students.
A new cell phone handset shaped like a traditional telephone, complete with rounded receiver and transmitter, hand cradle and even the curly tinsel wire, is turning retro cool into a big seller, with cell phone users snapping up the product.
Old cell phones in Argentina are currently being replaced after an average of just two years of use. The country has a population of 40 million, with more than half of those, 34.4 million people, cell phone subscribers.
A company in Waterloo in Canada has created technology that allows traffic congestion to be monitored via the cell phone signals coming from motor vehicles.
Hackers can see text messages, listen in on every move and even identify someone’s precise physical location by hijacking a cell phone.
The victim of a robbery was left with the burglar’s prescription medication and his cell phone, only to get a call from an enraged wife wanting to know the location of her absent criminal husband.
United States senator Charles E Schumer is calling upon the House of Representatives to veto the legislation that will allow the revocation of the existing prohibition on automatic calls to the new and old cell phones of consumers, opening the door for floods of unwanted collection and marketing calls to users.
The HTC Rezound, available for use with Verizon’s cell phone network, is scoring high marks with consumers for its technological features.