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Cell phone hurricane alerts launched by FEMA

With this year’s hurricane season set to kick off in a day’s time, and the tropics already beginning to hot up, emergency officials are saying that it is now simpler than ever before to keep up with evacuation shelters and storm alerts by using your new and old cell phones to access that information.

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Cell phones boost e-learning in developing world

Technology has been making a big difference to the developing world. New and old cell phones have become a vital part of cash transfer schemes in Kenya, allowing poor people who live in urban areas to be able to buy food, while in remote rural areas of Peru, computers that have been provided by the Euro-Solar program have been fuelling the appetite for learning amongst children.

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Cell phone manners

Of all the things that have increased with the advent of new and old cell phones, one of the worst is bad manners. Cell phones mean that people can be rude to others at anytime and anywhere, and there are a number of big ways in which cell phone misuse can really annoy other people.

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The cell phone radiation detector

The argument as to whether new and old cell phones generate radiation that could cause brain tumors or cancer of the reproductive system has been raging for some time, but now there is a new cell phone that is able to detect radiation and will be able to warn users if they are encountering a potential hotspot.

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Ringing cell phone catches thief

A ringing cell phone helped police at the University of Georgia to find a thief who was in hiding after robbing two people at gunpoint on the corner of West Broad and Finley streets around 2:30 am on Sunday morning, an Athens-Clarke police report states.

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Consumer loyalty is not what it used to be

The newest figures released by cell phone companies are pointing to a new trend; one that a lot of us would say is long overdue.  In growing numbers, cell phone users are deciding not to renew the long-term contracts they have with their carriers.  In many cases, consumers did not want such long contracts in […]