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Cellphones bringing 'reading revolution' in poor countries

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:42

A new report has revealed that the spread of mobile technologies that have made books more accessible than ever before and thus bringing a "reading revolution."

Japanese city bans kids from using cellphones after 9 pm

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 16:39

In an unusual move to curb smartphone addiction in kids, a Japanese city is banning schoolchildren from using cellphones after 9 pm.

Wearable gadgets not ready for prime time, tech watchers say

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 10:17

Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings.

New device to charge cellphones with car batteries

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 19:08

A new device that uses the energy stored in car batteries to power cellphones and other appliances has been developed.

Panasonic to launch below Rs 5,000 mobile phones by November

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:29

The company has already launched four premium smartphone models since May, when it entered into the domestic market and aims to achieve a market share of 8 percent in first year.

Panasonic bets big on cellphones, battery biz to boost revenue

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 18:16

Japanese electronics major Panasonic is betting big on mobile phones and battery business to reach USD 3.66 billion in revenue from India by 2015-16.

Now, charge your cellphones with puddle of water

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 16:38

Researchers in Sweden have developed a new technique where you can charge your devices anywhere without electricity, provided there is a water source nearby.

One in four teens use cellphones to browse web

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 18:18

Internet goes mobile! Instead of using desktops or laptops, most teens now rely on their phones to go online, a new US study has found.

Pak militants force ban on songs, videos on cellphones

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 18:11

The management of two markets have closed shops frequented by people wanting to load songs and music and dance videos on the memory cards used in mobile phones.

New `super stretchable` conduction wires for cellphones

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 13:26

New conduction wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length and used in headphones and phone chargers have been developed.

Knives and cellphones seized from jail blocks

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 16:18

Three mobile phones and some SIM cards were among materials seized during a raid at the central jail here on Saturday, police said.

Girlfriends, bikes, cellphones to blame for mishaps: Raman

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 23:50

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh kicked up a controversy when he blamed "girlfriends, bikes and mobile phones" for the rising cases of road accidents in the state.