Most consumers underestimate their exceptional spending, study finds
(Phys.org)—Consumers and marketers alike will be interested to know that when it comes to personal budgeting, most people underestimate spending because they fail to properly allow for exceptional expenses, according to ...
Researcher says flaw in Android creates phone risk (Update)
Cellphones using Google's Android operating system are at risk of being disabled or wiped clean of their data, including contacts, music and photos, because of a security flaw that was discovered several ...
Observations of real-life driving behavior enables researchers to recommend life-saving strategies
People do about as much while driving their cars as they do while sitting in their living rooms – eating, reading, talking on the phone. Some of these activities qualify as risky behavior. Dial your phone ...
Rare earth metals: Will we have enough?
Life in the 21st century wouldn't be the same without rare earth metals. Cell phones, iPads, laptops, televisions, hybrid cars, wind turbines, solar cells and many more products depend on rare earth metals ...
First mammalian 'cell phone'
(Phys.org)—Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a "cell phone": they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can "phone" each other via chemical signals.
Mind control will shape future of gaming and cell phones: professor
Future technological breakthroughs are occurring so rapidly, it's nearly impossible to keep up with all the innovative improvements coming the next 10 years, 5 years, or next year.
Mobile users wary of privacy invasion by apps: survey
Users of mobile devices are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns about how much personal and private information is collected, a US survey showed Wednesday.
'Nanoresonators' might improve cell phone performance
(Phys.org)—Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease ...
FAA to study use of electronics on planes
It's going to be a while before airline passengers can use iPads and other electronic devices during the whole flight.
Dispatch software combines multiple internet connections into one
UI instruments aboard twin NASA spacecraft set for launch Aug. 24
On Aug. 24, NASA will launch two identical satellites from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission to study the extremes of space weather and help scientists improve ...
Rutgers engineers design cell phone app to reduce distracted driving
(Phys.org) -- Laws that limit cell phone use while driving dont seem to be curbing accidents blamed on drivers who insist on talking or texting behind the wheel.
GM working on Wi-Fi Direct application to prevent vehicle/pedestrian accidents
'Spoofed' GPS signals can be countered, researchers show
(Phys.org) -- From cars to commercial airplanes to military drones, global positioning system (GPS) technology is everywhere -- and Cornell researchers have known for years that it can be hacked, or as they call it, "spoofed." ...