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2008-09-26 12:00:35

On Sept. 25, while many legislators on Capitol Hill were debating how best to confront potential dangers of the financial crisis, a handful of lawmakers and physicians were airing concerns over a different would-be danger: prolonged use of cell phones. Their conclusion is that more research is needed, especially when it comes to kids. During a hearing before the House subcommittee on domestic policy, Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, used visual...

2008-09-15 12:00:15

Communication services provider Tuitalk, a division and brand of Argela-USA, has launched its free phone service in 38 countries, which is available to anyone who signs up via the company's website. For 10 minutes per day, users can make international calls using a downloadable PC client. According to Tuitalk, its PC-to-phone service is available to countries such as China, Japan, Mexico, Germany and the UK. Users can also make free calls to landlines and mobile phones in the US and Canada....

2008-09-15 09:00:57

By SHARI ROAN By Shari Roan Los Angeles Times Drivers who use hands-free cellular devices when they're at the wheel might be doing themselves a favor in the long run. That's because scientists still can't say with certainty that placing a cell phone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy users and people who began using the devices as children. They point to lingering questions over the potential health effects from the energy emitted by the phones, specifically the...

2008-08-20 00:00:19

By Shalini Singh NEW DELHI: The GSM association is not happy with the opening of voice market to Internet Service Providers (ISP). But the GSM lobby's stand may not find too many takers, given the potentially huge consumer benefits. In its recommendations, Trai pointed out that this benefit to consumers and ISPs comes "without impacting access providers due to increase in the telephony call volumes". ISPAI president Rajesh Chharia points out: "The step enables customers to make domestic...

2008-08-12 12:00:49

Truphone, the innovative, next-generation global mobile service provider, is disrupting the mobile long-distance market in North America with a new bundle-of-minutes offer called "Tru Saver" that gives mobile users some of the best prices ever for their calls throughout the United States and Canada. Truphone offers users of mobile devices low, fixed pricing for international calls because it takes advantage of available Wi-Fi networks and the Internet to carry the calls. Truphone also...

2008-08-06 12:00:58

Why can't we get a definitive answer about cell phones and health? Mobile phones have been around for over 20 years, and they're now used by more than 3 billion people. Yet questions linger over whether mobile phones can contribute to health problems, including cancer. The most recent alarm came from the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, who warned school employees to limit their cell-phone use based on early unpublished data from scientific studies. "Although the...

2008-08-01 09:00:26

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - At a time when Americans are turning every stone to make ends meet, a new international calling service designed for use with U.S. mobile phones and cellular networks is enabling overseas callers to realize significant savings on their international long distance phone bills while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of on-the-go mobile calling. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2008-07-25 09:00:47

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a04cbf/projecting_3g_in_e) has announced the addition of the "Projecting 3G in Emerging Markets" report to their offering. The spread of third-generation (3G), high-bandwidth networks opens the $1.7-trillion telecommunications industry to a range of new software, service, hardware and content providers. IT heavyweights like Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! perceive that their software and services will be delivered...

2008-07-25 03:00:13

PITTSBURGH - The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer. The warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is contrary to numerous studies that don't find a link between increased tumors and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Herberman is basing...

2008-07-25 00:00:14

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 25--The head of a prominent cancer research institute in Pittsburgh issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff -- limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer. The warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is contrary to numerous studies that don't find a link between cancer and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug...


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The History of Mobile Phone Technology
2014-07-14 13:56:38

Smartphones and feature phones are as common now as traditional landline phones were for decades. These handheld devices are so popular that many homes now only use mobile phones, increasingly pushing landline devices into the obsolete category. But while the popularity of mobile connectivity is vast today, it is still a very young technology when compared to its landline counterparts, which have been in existence since the mid-1800s. To be clear, the history of the mobile phone focuses on...

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