Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

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Millions of people will be visiting family and friends over the next week and amid the fun, safety comes first. Officials in countries around the world, including those in the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others are reminding travelers to use their mobile gadgets safely. Travelers are being reminded to put safety first whether they plan to hit the road or the skies. It can be easy to forget the very basic safety habits when we’re trying to keep up with busy schedules, very little sleep, over-excited children…

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Mobile police technology in Toronto may reduce paperwork for cops

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A newly proposed plan would give officers the chance to use technology to keep them away from deskwork. The Toronto Police Service in Canada is looking at using mobile police technology to digitally complete paperwork so they can stay on the beat. This has the potential to greatly reduce the amount of time an officer would need to spend at a desk, keeping him or her out in the community where a bigger difference can be made. This use of mobile technology could allow an officer to do a great…

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More BlackBerry Android smartphones are reportedly in the works

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A new mid-range mobile phone called the Neon is expected to launch this month or early next month. The first BlackBerry Android smartphones, called Priv, were first announced last year. The intention was to excite the market with the mobile phones people had been waiting for. Even more Android based mobile phones will hit the market over the next couple of months. In fact, there are three mobile phones expected from the struggling Canadian company during that time. CEO John Chen indicated that there could be a mid-July launch of…

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Mobile phone subsidies stopping bill fails

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The House did not pass a bill that would halt the federal assistance to pay for cellular phone service. The End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act did not pass the House this week. The bill would stop federal financial assistance to pay for mobile phone subsidies for people with low incomes. It did not pass under suspension of the rules (207-143). This type of bill requires a majority of two thirds in order to pass the House. Suspension bills normally arise only when the Republican leaders of the House think…

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The mobile phones and brain cancer risk controversy continues with a new study

mobile phones and brain cancer risk

Research taking 30 years of data into consideration and that was conducted in Australia produced surprising results. According to the results of a study looking into mobile phones and brain cancer risk, there is no link between the use of a cellular telephone and any changes in the chances of developing a tumor inside the skull. The research found that despite widespread use of cell phones in Australia for three decades, tumors haven’t increased. The researchers from the University of Sydney determined that even though there has been a steady…

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