Smartphones boost sharing of photos, videos
Smartphones are giving a big boost to posting of photos and videos, according to a study released Monday.
Landslide sensors may save lives worldwide
Using technology found in cell phones, inexpensive sensors being tested at Monte Sano State Park might one day soon save lives by giving advance warning of deadly landslides in at-risk areas around the world.
For heads of state, a iPhone or Blackberry can be a trap
While heads of state have encrypted mobiles and other secure lines for work, many can't resist using regular smartphones for everyday life—making them susceptible to espionage.
Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls
(Phys.org) —Why do cell phones drop calls? Like a radio dial tuned to different frequencies (stations), cell phone antennas have tuning circuits that quickly switch frequencies when controlled by a voltage ...
The perils of texting while driving
US research reveals that 4 out of 5 college student drivers have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving despite the majority recognizing that the activity represents a risk. Garold Lantz and ...
Americans' phones grow as Internet connection, survey says
A majority of Americans use their mobile phones to access the Internet, and a growing number use their handsets as their primary online device, a survey showed Monday.
Scientists create new hydrogen fuel safety app
Engineers and scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed an app that focuses on hydrogen safety.
Nearly half of distracted drivers are texting, study finds (w/ Video)
In Washington state's first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, UW investigators saw that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaging with such devices behind the wheel, higher than previously ...
State e-waste disposal bans have been largely ineffective
One of the first analyses of laws banning disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) in municipal landfills has found that state e-waste recycling bans have been mostly ineffective, although California's Cell Phone Recycling ...
US teens love apps, not tracking
American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking.
Engineers discover unique fingerprint for cell phones
Probing question: Are smartphones changing photography?
You're going to an amusement park with your family, where photo-ops abound. When packing up the sunscreen, water bottles and snacks for a day of roller coasters and skee-ball, you don't bother with your camera—after all, ...
Syria: Pro-Assad group hacks messaging networks
(AP)—Syrian state television claims that a pro-government group has hacked into two social messaging networks and seized records of local users.