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In an unusual step to counter the heavily disputed risks of cell phone use, San Francisco may become the first part of the world to require that phone retailers give full disclosure of the amount of radiation emitted by each phone as part of the sales process. The proposed new law, which would come into [...]

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America’s two largest service providers have entered into a New Year’s price war over the cost of providing mobile service, which is likely to seriously reduce charges to customers over the coming months. Verizon and AT&T are notoriously stubborn when it comes to cost of service price reductions, and are widely thought to have been [...]

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The National Safety Council in the US has calculated that a massive 1.6 million car accidents a year are caused by people either texting or talking on their mobile phones, 28% of all US car accidents. The NSC has even broken down the numbers, giving the specific divisions as 1.4 million crashes caused by talking [...]

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A Philadelphia teenager who took a photo of himself using a stolen cell phone has been caught, as the victim had programmed the phone to automatically forward the photos to her computer as they’re taken. Some time after the robbery, the woman received a photograph of a young man holding a gun to his head, [...]

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In the mobile industry, the development of smart phones like the iPhone and the Blackberry has changed everything. With application downloads, games and constant high quality Internet and email access to cater for on top of the phone calls, networks are starting to find themselves stretched to the limit. In many parts of the US, [...]

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Following a recent claim from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) that the use of Ringtones constitutes a ‘public performance’ of the music that they’re playing, US mobile phone company Verizon surprised nearly everyone by paying out an initial license fee of nearly $5 million. Of course, ringtone providers already pay [...]

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