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New survey details the ways your cell phone service sucks

August 3rd, 2012

Pew surveyed nearly 2,000 cell phone users about their biggest gripes and their top answers were hardly surprising: Dropped calls and slow data. Overall, Pew found that 72% of users experienced dropped calls at least once in a while and that 77% of users said they had experienced slow data speeds at least every now and …

Largest study yet finds no link between cell phones and cancer

October 21st, 2011

There is no link between cell phone use and an increase risk in cancer, the largest study on the topic to date has concluded. The results were published on Friday in the medical journal BMJ. Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied Danish …

Cell phone radiation could make you sterile according to studies

August 18th, 2011

You may want to put down your cell phone if you’re planning on having kids anytime soon. According to an article in the latest Journal of Andrology, recent reports have suggested there is a “possible link between cell phone use and semen quality.” The author of the article, Dr. Sandro La Vignera from the University of …

Mobile payments could balloon 76% to $86 billion this year, Gartner says

July 23rd, 2011

141.1 million people around the world will make mobile payments this year, a 38.2% increase from last year, Gartner said in a new report issued on Friday. Global mobile payment volume is expected to hit $86.1 billion in 2011, up 75.9% from the $48.9 billion recorded last year. Gartner says mobile payments are not growing …

Cell phone retailers must now warn consumers of radiation risks in SF

July 21st, 2011

The city of San Francisco has approved an ordinance that will require cell phone retailers to warn customers about the dangers of cell phone radiation, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. The ordinance, which was passed in a 10-1 vote, asks that phone retailers “post general warnings” about risks. It’s unclear what exactly will …

Study finds cell phone use increases crash risk

July 8th, 2011

A new research study published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) suggests that cell phone use directly increases crash risk among U.S. drivers. The group studied 350 scientific papers that were published between 2000 and 2010 on highway safety. Distractions, which include cell phone use, are responsible for between 15% and 25% of all …

No connection between cancer and cell phones, experts argue

July 5th, 2011

In May the World Health Organization published a report that said cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic.” Last month The Economist published a different report suggesting it simply wasn’t possible for the radio waves emitted by a cell phone to cause cells to mutate. Now, another group of research experts from Britain, the United States, and …