NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa.The finding is a sign of the improved financial wellbeing of those living in developing … [Read more...] about Cell phones, biometrics fuel jump in bank account ownership
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If you’re someone who uses your phone in the car—and, honestly, who doesn’t?—a convenient way to keep it hands-free and at the ready is a magnetic mount. Right now, Amazon is offering a pretty solid deal for the KEKU Magnetic Car Cell Phone Mount, which comes in a two-pack and is on sale now for $9.99. Although the listed MSRP of $21.88 is steep, this … [Read more...] about This magnetic dashboard phone mount is under $10 today
Is using a cell phone safe? While it's ostensibly a question requiring a simple yes or no, the answers have turned out to be more of a Rorschach test: people see what they want to in them. The vast majority of cell phone safety research indicates there's no problem with regular exposure to the radio-frequency radiation that cell phones use to communicate with towers. But enough … [Read more...] about Comprehensive US cell phone safety study inches toward publication
Is using a cell phone safe? While it's ostensibly a simple yes-or-no question, the answers have turned out to be more of a rorschach test: people see what they want to in them. The vast majority of cell phone safety research indicates there's no problem with regular exposure to the radiofrequency radiation that cell phones use to communicate with towers. But enough show various … [Read more...] about Draft of US government cell phone safety study backtracks on earlier claims
"If you don't stop, you'll go blind!" This well-worn admonition--formerly used to curb sitting too close to color TVs or other youthful habits--is now being deployed to warn repeat offenders off a whole new vice: the frequent use of cell phones. According to a research team at the University of Essen in Germany, people who regularly use a mobile phone are three times more … [Read more...] about Cell-phone risks: In the eye of the user?
Steering his Range Rover from San Francisco to Mountain View, Calif, Brian Bogosian has a message for politicians and safety advocates who want to stop drivers from talking on cell phones: Don't tell me what to do. The chief executive of mobile access company Visto is irked by mounting political pressure to ban the use of wireless devices in automobiles. Every morning, … [Read more...] about Steering cell phones in the right direction
The Transportation Security Administration, the only line of defense between us and an influx of Satanic fidget spinners, just announced new airport screening policies that are designed to make your life a living hell. The TSA will now require “all electronics larger than a cell phone” to be removed from carry-on bags and placed in their own separate bin for X-ray … [Read more...] about The TSA will now require separate screenings for all electronics ‘larger than a cell phone’
California this week entered the long-running debate over whether cell phone use poses a health hazard when a state agency issued guidelines for reducing exposure to wireless signals.The guidelines, which come from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), don't state that cell phone are dangerous, nor do they push to abandon cell phone use completely. Instead, they … [Read more...] about California issues guidance on cell phones and health
You see them everywhere: Annoying people with Bluetooth earpieces permanently mounted on their ears, whether they're yakking on the phone or not.Those earpieces replicate some of the phone's functionality -- namely speaker and microphone, plus electronics for muting, connecting wirelessly and other functions. Nearby, a pocket-size cell phone houses the rest of the electronics, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Is the future of cell phones ‘voice-based’?
The Pop-Tech magnetic dashboard mount is a very simple, minimalistically designed mount that uses a strong magnet instead of clips or cradles to hold your phone securely in place, even on bumpy roads. The unit works with most major cell phones, and thanks to a steel ball allows you to rotate your device 360 degrees to adapt to most surfaces and angles. It averages 5 out of 5 … [Read more...] about 70% off Pop-Tech Magnetic Cell Phone Dashboard Mount – Deal Alert