House Representative Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has put forward a bill that will require retailers to ask for identification from anyone buying a prepaid cellphone.
There's no piece of tech that goes more places with us or serves more purposes for us now than our phones. But sometimes having all that powerful technology shrunk down into the palm of your hand means just one thing: It's all so, so much easier to break.
You have likely never paid much attention to tantalum when you've gazed at the periodic table. It sits there, in the middle of a sea of transition metals, kind of out of the way and in the corner.
After a meeting with scientists from around the world, the World Health Organization announced this morning that it has now categorized cell phone radiation as a "possible carcinogenic hazard." This is a label that the WHO has also placed on lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. The WHO says in a release that this…
When cell phones first came out, when they started replacing land lines and oh-so-technologically-advanced car phones, a lot of rumors started spreading about their safety. Some people thought they would slowly poison people.
The idea that cell phones can give you cancer has pretty much completely been dismissed as a myth. But that doesn't mean cell phones don't some health risks. Too much cell phone use can actually cause an allergic reaction.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just decided that it was legal for the police to put a GPS tracking device on your car, sitting in your driveway, on your property. Here's how to protect yourself.
Never mind the urban myths, a new Scandinavian study suggests that there is no link between increased cell phone usage and the frequency of brain tumors after all. Finally, our cancer-worry-cell-phone ban can cease!
Forget the ozone layer, global warming, and all of the other things environmentalists whine about: the one thing holding life together here on Earth is its powerful magnetic field. And for the past 150 years that humans have been measuring it, our only line of defense against deadly cosmic and solar radiation has…
All those vintage "How We'll Live In The Future" articles rarely mentioned anything that could be construed as a cell phone. Microwave ovens, yes; online shopping, yes—but not the now ubiquitous cell phone. This 1960 ad for Radiation, Incorporated (yes, they've changed their name since then) is an exception—and it…