Cell phones

British police intercept drones flying drugs, cell phones into London prison

Police said they were appealing for witnesses following the recovery of two drones carrying phones and assorted drugs in the vicinity of London`s Pentonville jail from Aug 12-14.

Aug 23, 2016, 01:51 AM IST

Mobile phones don't cause brain cancer, latest study suggests

Researchers from University of Sydney claimed that they found no rise in tumours over 30 years in Australia despite widespread use of the devices.  

May 09, 2016, 11:17 AM IST
More people died in India while taking selfies last year than anywhere else

More people died in India while taking selfies last year than anywhere else

In 2015, at least 27 people died across the world in 2015 while clicking selfies – of these, about half of the deaths occurred in India.

Jan 15, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

Stephen's students to adopt odd-even formula for cell phones

St Stephen's College students have vowed to adopt the odd-even formula for usage of cell phones.

Jan 14, 2016, 21:27 PM IST
Want to watch porn videos on mobiles – Think twice

Want to watch porn videos on mobiles – Think twice

Not only the service provider, but the apps one downloads and the people who are tracking the browser are in knowledge of your activity on mobile phone. 

Dec 16, 2015, 01:00 AM IST

Indian-origin engineer discovers new green power source

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have developed a novel technology that harnesses electrical energy from blue-green algae that could be used to power cell phones and computers in future.

Nov 25, 2015, 18:21 PM IST
Call drop penalty norms fraught with glitches: Analysts

Call drop penalty norms fraught with glitches: Analysts

The Indian telecom watchdog's decision to penalise mobile phone service providers for call drops is fraught with glitches as it ignores issues like technical hurdles in assigning reasons, poor spectrum policy and obstacles in roll-out of towers, analysts maintain.

Oct 21, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

New technology to make cellphone batteries cheaper

Lithium-ion batteries, ubiquitous in devices ranging from cell phones to laptop computers and electric cars, may soon have a cheaper and sustainable alternative as researchers have shown that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery.

Oct 07, 2015, 12:34 PM IST

Rae Bareli jailor attacked by prison inmates

Prisoners lodged in Uttar Pradesh`s Rae Bareli Jail attacked the jailor on Tuesday, leaving him seriously injured after he ordered an inspection of the inmates for contraband, officials said.

Aug 18, 2015, 18:49 PM IST
Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

The new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen shows evidence of magnetic, optical, and electrical properties as well as thermal sensitivity. 

Aug 04, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Sri Lanka bans phones in safari park to save leopards

Sri Lanka's largest safari park banned the use of cell phones today to stop leopards and other wildlife being killed by speeding vehicles which have been tipped off about their whereabouts.

Jul 13, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

DNA: WiFi radiation can cause serious health issues, reveals research

WiFi radiation can cause serious health issues including brain tumour, reveals study conducted by researchers from top universities in India.

Jun 15, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

Zee Sting operation: Prisoners caught using cell phones in Rajasthan jail

Zee Media exposes corruption and clear insult of law at the Jhalawar jail in Rajasthan where the prisoners were seen using mobile phones allegedly provided by the police officials there for mere 50

May 14, 2015, 20:15 PM IST
Cell phone-blocking tech lessens distracted driving among teens

Cell phone-blocking tech lessens distracted driving among teens

A new study has revealed that "distracted" adolescent-drivers are less likely to use phones or drive erratically when cameras and blocking programs are in place.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

Biomechanical simulations show how cell phones stress muscles

Computer scientists have developed a procedure that simulates in a lifelike manner which muscles and joints are put under particular strain when using a computer or a cell phone.

Apr 06, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

Younger motorists, females likelier to use phones while driving

 A new research has revealed that younger motorists and females were more likely to use their cell phones while driving than the older motorists and males.

Apr 02, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

CIA gave cops secret technology to spy on cell phones

Empowered by a technology developed by the CIA, the US Justice Department uses secret airborne devices that mimic cellphone towers to track American citizens while hunting criminal suspects, a media report has said.

Mar 11, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

Bihar panchayat bans jeans and mobiles for girls

A village panchayat in Bihar's Gopalganj district has, in a diktat, banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones as these increase the chance of the girls "going astray".

Dec 19, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

US using fake cellphone towers on planes to gather data: Report

An agency of the US Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Nov 14, 2014, 09:13 AM IST

Missed calls, the Indian way

Recently, I was having a conversation with some of my friends about ‘missed calls’, a term that may be alien to many people across the world, but not to Indians for sure.

Oct 28, 2014, 11:11 AM IST