Tag: Mobile phones

Major Study Links Cellphones to Cancer

A link between cellphones and cancer has been found in a major U.S. study, officials said late Thursday. The peer-reviewed $25 million study was conducted over multiple years and found two types of tumors in male rats exposed to the same kind of radio frequencies emitted by the devices. The tumors were found in brain…

Google Algorithm Backing Mobile Sites [VIDEO]

Sites whose mobile versions are not up to par will tumble in Google rankings, the search engine giant announced, as it activates an overhaul to its ranking algorithm that takes into account mobile adaptabilities. Sites will also be punished for hard-to-read links and annoying horizontal scrolling. Yet despite these changes, a Google spokeswoman reassured the…

US House passes bill to allow consumers to ‘unlock’ cellphones

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow mobile phone users to legally “unlock” cellphones. The legislation was a result of an online petition submitted to the White House in 2013, sponsors said. It would repeal a 2012 rule that stopped consumers from unlocking their mobile phone so that it can be used…

Apple-Samsung War Heads to Court

The latest round in Apple and Samsung’s bitter global battle for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market begins Tuesday in a courtroom a few miles from Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters. In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung’s Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung…