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Cellphones as logging detectors

Jul 15, 2014
An entrepreneur looks to fight illegal loggers, one used cellphone at a time.
Posted In: deforestation, Cellphones, logging

Not just T-Mobile: how bogus charges get on your bill

Jul 2, 2014
Check your bill. "Cramming" goes back decades -- and costs billions.
Posted In: T-Mobile, Cellphones

A day in the life of a payphone

May 22, 2014
New York City has about 10,000 public payphones. But who's using them?
Posted In: payphones, New York City, Cellphones, wifi

One step closer to using your cellphone on your next flight?

Dec 12, 2013
Thanksgiving is over, but let's give a moment of thanks for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Posted In: Cellphones, mobile phones, airplanes, fcc, Department of Transportation

Police can your track cellphone's location, but you knew that already...didn't you?

Jul 31, 2013
If police want to track your movements using old calls you made on your cellphone, they can get the information from your cellphone company without a warrant.
Posted In: Cellphones, surveillance, data, privacy

How to protect your cellphone from hackers

Jul 23, 2013
Nearly half a billion mobile phone SIM cards might be vunerable to hacking. The vulnerability was revealed by a security researcher in Germany.
Posted In: cybersecurity, hacking, Cellphones, mobile

Solar phone chargers to come to NYC

Jun 18, 2013
It's happened to all of us. Your phone loses its charge in that one place you can't plug it in. Now, New York City is about to get solar chargers in many of those places.
Posted In: Cellphones, New York, New York City, solar

Pop-up trucks charge New York City kids to store cellphones during school

Apr 29, 2013
Ever since New York City banned electronic devices in public schools, a cottage industry has emerged: Charging kids a dollar a day to hold their phones during class.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Cellphones, Education

Boston public urged to send in video, photos to aid investigation

Apr 16, 2013
A day after three people were killed and over 130 injured by two bombings at the Boston Marathon, the search for answers is well underway.
Posted In: boston, boston marathon, disasters, Cellphones

As the cellphone turns 40, the story behind the famous first call

Apr 4, 2013
40 years ago the cellphone was invented by Martin Cooper at Motorola, much to the dismay of a competing team at AT&T's Bell Labs.
Posted In: Cellphones, Tech, inventions