News tagged with cell phone

Farmbook: An app to re-empower farmers

A cell phone application enables Indian farmers to better negotiate the sale of their harvests. Farmbook is designed for use by this population segment, where illiteracy is very common.

Nov 01, 2012
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FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy

(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Sandy takes out 25 pct of cell towers

(AP)—Federal regulators say Hurricane Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across ten states, and the situation could get worse before it gets better.

Oct 30, 2012
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Italian court blames benign brain tumor on phone

(AP)—Italy's top court has ruled that a businessman developed a benign brain tumor because he held a cellphone to his ear for hours daily for his job and deserves worker's compensation.

Oct 19, 2012
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Text spam messages on the rise

Lesley-Ann Thompson's cell phone buzzed the other week with a text message telling her she had won a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy.

Oct 12, 2012
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Minute physics: Real world telekinesis

How do magnets affect things at a distance? How does the Sun heat our planet from 93 million miles away? How can we send messages across the world with our cell phones? We take these seemingly simple things ...

Oct 08, 2012
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ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell

(Phys.org)—Japanese electronic parts supplier ROHM has unveiled a compact hydrogen fuel cell, capable of recharging cell phones, tablet computers, etc., at this year's CEATEC—Japan's largest consumer ...

Oct 03, 2012 report
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