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Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors? Italian Court Ruling Suggests That They Might

The belief that using cellular phones causes brain tumors is almost as old as mobile phones themselves. Studies on the matter tend to vary, with some claiming that excessive cell phone use may be linked to brain tumors, and others claiming the opposite. But an Italian court may have again claimed that there is a link between these two, having ...

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Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors? Italian Court Ruling Suggests That They Might

The belief that using cellular phones causes brain tumors is almost as old as mobile phones themselves. Studies on the matter tend to vary, with some claiming that excessive cell phone use may be linked to brain tumors, and others claiming the opposite. But an Italian court may have again claimed that there is a link between these two, having ...

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Kuwait tells citizens to check smart phones before travelling to US

Kuwait has advised citizens to make sure their phones contain no material that might be seen as being linked to Islamist militants before travelling to the United States, local media reported on Saturday, after three men were denied entry in July. State news agency KUNA quoted a statement by the Kuwaiti embassy in Washington as saying that authorities at “some ...

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Samsung Note 7 recall: Millions of phones to be replaced after batteries explode

Samsung has issued a global recall of its new Galaxy Note 7 phone, affecting millions of devices, after a fault with the phone’s battery caused it to explode. The device, which was due to go on sale in the UK today, has already sold over 1 million devices, but several users had posted images and videos of charred phones online. The ...

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iPhone 6 phones infected with 'Touch Disease' that makes screens useless

A bug that breaks iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens is a “ticking time bomb” poised to affect a growing number of the smartphones, according to repair experts. Nicknamed “Touch Disease”, the fault starts with a flickering bar that appears at the top of the devices’ screens that doesn’t respond to a users’ touch. Over time the bar grows until the whole screen is rendered ...

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The 20 bestselling mobile phones of all time

20: Bringing up the rear for the best-selling mobile phone of all time is the Samsung Galaxy S III. Released in 2012, it shipped with Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is widely hailed as being the first smartphone to kick off Samsung’s domination of the market. It has sold more than 60 million units. – Buy now from Samsung Technology

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A history of Nokia phones: in pictures

1992 Nokia decided to focus entirely on mobile phones and network infrastructure, setting a course to exit its rubber, cable and consumer-electronics businesses. The Nokia 1011 was its first digital handheld phone for GSM, which in 1987 became the European standard for digital mobile technology. The phone weighed 475g, could store 99 contact details, and could display two lines of black and white text on ...

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Sydney plans street-level traffic lights for people glued to their phones

Traffic lights at street level are being planned for Sydney, in order to save the lives of people too busy on their phones to look up while crossing the road The New South Wales state government is looking to trial ground level traffic lights in the city, and perhaps install more if these are successful. The initiative, which costs A$ 250,000(£125,244) will ...

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Contactless cards are on borrowed time – they're just an interim for phones

When Android Pay launched in the UK this week, it was greeted with a sigh of relief – it’s been a long time coming. First unveiled in May 2015, Google’s smartphone wallet has been available in the US since last September and rumours have abounded about its possible UK launch for several months now. Its major rival Apple Pay launched ...

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Nokia phones are finally making a comeback

Nokia is making a comeback, releasing a new range of feature phones and tablets.  The Finnish company has signed a deal with newly-formed Helsinki-based business HMD to start making Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets, and will receive royalties from the sales. HMD plans to invest $ 500m (£346m) over the next three years in marketing the devices, which will run Google’s Android ...

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