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

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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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Mobile phones banned at West Craven High School

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A school in the United Kingdom has decided all smarthpones will be banned from its premises. West Craven High School in Barnoldswick in the United Kingdom has now announced that mobile phones are an “unnecessary distraction” and, as such, they will be banned from the premises. The regulation was announced following the student break that occurred over the Easter weekend. The school has deemed mobile phones as a disturbance within the classroom, but it has also stated that these devices have an impact on learning, that they can lead to…

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Tiny plastic mobile phones have become popular tech for prisoners

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Inmates in jail are getting their hands on small devices that won’t be picked up by metal detectors. Tiny little plastic mobile phones are being discovered among the belongings of prisoners in jail and are believed to have become a top seller on the inside, as they can be transported “internally” without being picked up on a metal detector. These tiny mobile devices are just slightly larger than a man’s finger and are almost entirely plastic. The fact that they’re almost all plastic means that the BOSS (body orifice security…

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Almost half of the United States has lost or damaged mobile phones

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Approximately 49 percent of the country’s population have broken one of these devices or has had one go missing. The results of a new study from Verizon and KRC Research have revealed that Americans have broken or lost a total of approximately 230,685,172 mobile phones, and that nearly 49 percent of the population of the country had experienced these events. This means that about 1 in every 2 Americans has either broken a cell phone or has lost one. The report on the research also identified many of the ways…

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Chick-fil-A uses mobile phones to promote family togetherness

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The fast food chain now has a “Cell Phone Coop” box as a part of a campaign to encourage people to spend time together. Chick-fil-A has now started a new family togetherness campaign that is meant to help people to stop distracting themselves with their mobile phones throughout a meal and pay attention to each other, instead. The new “Cell Phone Coop” is meant to encourage people to tuck mobile devices away during meals. The company has noticed how many families continue to use their mobile phones during the length…

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Largest Chinese manufacturer of mobile phones is headed to the US

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That said, while Xiaomi smartphones may be cheap and affordable in China, there is a drawback in the U.S. Xiaomi is easily one of the most popular manufacturers of mobile phones in the world, as the devices have become massively popular within the gigantic Chinese marketplace. However, until now, these affordable and yet well-designed devices have been out of reach of Americans. The claim to fame for Xiaomi, is that its mobile phones come with a great quality – often compared to iPhones from Apple – and yet they have…

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BlackBerry CEO promises more mobile phones after Priv

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John Chen has now said that he is never going to allow the company to entirely give up on hardware. According to CEO John Chen of BlackBerry, “I am never going to give up the phone business,” suggesting that the Priv will not be the last of the mobile phones that will carry the company’s name. Chen has stated that BlackBerry will continue to produce more smartphones as a part of its business. At the moment the market share maintained by BlackBerry in the United States is smaller than 1…

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