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The Cell Phone Did It

A cell phone is suspected of being the cause of a house fire in Los Lunas in Valencia County on Christmas morning.  The Snodgrass family awoke to find both their Christmas presents and their house on fire, and they are not pointing the finger at Santa Claus.  “It trickled into a basket that had Christmas […]

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GSM Phones Vulnerable to Hijackers

Vulnerability in a popular form of wireless technology could enable hackers to remotely get control of cell phones and use them to send calls or text messages, an expert on mobile security claims.  Hackers could use the flaw in the GSM network technology, a system that is used by billions of people in around 80 […]

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New Device to Block Cell Phones While Driving

While federal regulators in the United States have begun making recommendations that all use of new and old cell phones should be banned for those behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, most experts agree that such a ban would be very difficult, if not almost impossible, to effectively enforce.  Now, however, a new idea […]

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Commercial Drivers Cell Phone Ban Starts Next Week

Drivers of commercial vehicles in Missouri in the United States, including school buses, will be banned from using new or old cell phones such as handheld devices and push-to-talk mobile phones while behind the wheel from next Tuesday, 3 January 2012. The Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are […]

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Lawsuit Targets Cell Phone Fees

Four cell phone companies are being sued over their ‘system access fees’ by a law firm in North Vancouver, Canada, which specializes in class action lawsuits.  The firm has filed court documents against the four companies, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc, Fido Solutions Inc, Rogers Communications Inc and Telus Corporation, on behalf of all the cell […]

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Cell Phone Nabs Killer

A man wanted for the murder of his wife in India was nabbed by police barely seconds after turning on his cell phone.  The 25-year-old man turned on his old cell phone for as little as just three seconds in order to activate a brand new SIM card on the 5 November. However, it was […]

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Cell Phones: More Urgent Than Food

When most of us think of our cell phones, we regard them as fun-to-use toys, things that help us arrange our busy social lives, or vital tools for work and business.  Very few of us probably think of cell phones as something literally necessary to our continued survival.  One class of individuals in our society, […]

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Kids Addicted to Cell Phones

Almost 40 percent of children from the fifth through to the eighth grades in Taiwan are addicted to new and old cell phones, according to a new report from the Child Welfare League Committee, which was published on Wednesday. The report collected 4269 valid samples, from as many as 19 cities and counties, seven months […]