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China creates its first cellphone-free sidewalk

Sep 15, 2014

China creates its first cellphone-free sidewalk

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. #Life #China #smartphones #Technology #Beijing #Society #cellphones #cellphone free sidewalks
Guess what people can give up alcohol and chocolate for?

Aug 28, 2014

Guess what people can give up alcohol and chocolate for?

If you cannot think of a life beyond apps which have replaced evening strolls and the morning cup of tea, read this: People are even ready to give up drinking and chocolates for gadget time! #smartphones #Alcohol #chocolates #Smartphone addiction #Smartphone apps
Worry for India as signals of Chinese telecom firms dominate in Northeast

Jul 07, 2014

Worry for India as signals of Chinese telecom firms dominate in Northeast

A top Union Home Ministry official on a trip to the remote areas of Arunacha could not use his mobile as it picked up signals only of Chinese telecom firms. #smartphones #Arunachal Pradesh #NewsTracker #North East #Mobiles #northeast India #Signals #Chinese telecom signals
Some govts have direct access to eavesdropping on calls Vodafone

Jun 06, 2014

Some govts have direct access to eavesdropping on calls Vodafone

Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile phone company, said government agencies in a small number of countries in which it operates have direct access to its network. #smartphones #Technology #Vodafone #NewsTracker #Spying #phone calls #Mobiles #NSA
UK Researchers to study impact of mobiles on brains of teens

May 20, 2014

UK Researchers to study impact of mobiles on brains of teens

British researchers are launching the largest study in the world to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children's brain development. #ThisisNext #smartphones #Teens #Brains #Cognitive functions #Wireless gadgets
Brazilian teen crowned texting king, sets Guinness World Record

May 16, 2014

Brazilian teen crowned texting king, sets Guinness World Record

A 16-year-old boy from Brazil has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word paragraph in just 18.19 seconds. #smartphones #Brazil #Texting #Guiness World Record
Smartphone-based job application launched by Narendra Modi

May 15, 2014

Smartphone-based job application launched by Narendra Modi

As part of an ambitious plan to prepare a recruitment calender for all state government jobs for the next ten years, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi launched a smartphone application today called 'Jobs in GoG', which stands for "Government of Gujarat". #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #Android #Smartphone #jobs
For EC, messaging apps are biggest hurdles to enforcing model code

Mar 24, 2014

For EC, messaging apps are biggest hurdles to enforcing model code

How does one prevent hate speeches and inflammatory videos from being shared through applications like WhatsApp and on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)? Well, that's what has stumped poll officials. #smartphones #BBM #Election Commission of India #Model code of conduct #EC #WhatsApp #Mobiles #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #BlackBerry Messaging
US House passes bill allowing users to unlock mobiles

Feb 26, 2014

US House passes bill allowing users to unlock mobiles

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would give mobile-phone users the right to "unlock" their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks. #United States #smartphones #NewsTracker #AT&T #Mobiles #Verizon #Unlock mobiles #TMobile #Sprint #US mobile carriers