Cell Phones…For Your Health?

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Some new mobile technology is aiming to turn your cell phone into a health machine. It’s a refreshing change from the fear-inducing reports circulating once again of the cell phone’s potential to cause cancer. A Pittsburgh cancer research doctor sent out a new warning last week asking his staff […]

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Parking Goes High-Tech with New Wireless Sensor System

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] You’ll soon be able to find an open parking spot without having to do any actual searching in part of California. San Francisco is getting ready to debut what’s being billed as the largest mesh wireless parking network ever created. Streetline, a local company, is setting up 6,000 sensors […]

Cell Phone Offers Pedestrian Protection

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Your cell phone could soon protect you from getting hit by a car. Oki is showing off its new “Safety Mobile Phone” at a wireless expo in Japan this week. The phone will sound an alarm when it gets too close to a car that’s also equipped with a […]

SlyDial: Voice Communication, Without the Interaction

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] A new service can let you take the personal touch out of voice communication. SlyDial gives you the option to dial directly into anyone’s voicemail — whether they’re on the same cell phone provider as you or not. You can use it for free if you don’t mind listening […]

The End Of The Mouse Is Nigh?

In 1963, while working at Stanford University, Dr. Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse. By 1970, he had successfully applied for and received the US patent for this revolutionary device, but would never receive a single penny in royalties for his creation. His patent expired in 1987, which was a year or two before the explosion […]

Would You Like To Download The Latest Episode Of Prison Break? Okay, That’ll Be $62,000

IT worker Ian Dobsyn of Greater Manchester got a rude awakening when he returned from a holiday in Portugal to find a mobile phone bill from Yes Telecom for £31,500 ($62,000) on his doormat. That’s a lot of late-night drunk calls to his ex-girlfriends back home, right? Not at all. Mr Dobsyn hardly made any […]

Controversy Erupts Over Secret Cell Phone Tracking

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] You may have been part of a scientific study and not even known it. New word is out this week that researchers used cell phone towers and call records to secretly track every step made by 100,000 people — without ever getting their permission. The study, conducted by Boston’s […]

FBI Warns Wi-Fi Users to be Wary of Public Hot Spots

With the increasing amount of WiFi hot spots everywhere, the FBI is warning people to be careful when connecting to unknown wireless networks. Without the proper protection, it is fairly easy for a villain to capture information broadcasted from your system while being connected to a rogue or compromised access point. Since most laptops are […]