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This Smartphone Microscope Lets You Play Games With Microbes

Introducing the LudusScope, a 3D-printed, open-sourced system that lets you control and play games with living microbes on your smartphone. Tormenting single-celled organisms has never been so much fun.

Airlines Are Now Verbally Warning Passengers Not To Use Samsung's Galaxy Note7 On Planes

Airlines and airports are beginning to crack down on explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones. This morning, New York Times reporter Mike Isaac tweeted that his airline verbally warned passengers to power off and stow the recalled device.

These Self-Assembling Phones Are Refreshingly Low Tech

MIT’s self-assembly lab has created mobile phones that build themselves, in a manner of speaking. There’s no fancy nano- or bio- technology involved, nothing theoretical or suggestive of a near-future Singularity. It’s devilishly simple, because the whole project boils down to throwing phone parts into a rock tumbler.

US Lawmaker Wants To Make It Illegal To Buy A Burner Phone Without ID

US 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 mobile phone.

Now Homeland Security Will Also Need A Warrant To Spy On Mobile Phones Using StingRays 

Last month, the American Department of Justice announced that investigators would require a warrant to use a tool called a StingRay that mimics a cell tower to spy on phones. There were a few exceptions listed, however, including issues of homeland security. But now the Department of Homeland Security says it will also require a warrant.

Watch Five Minutes Solid Of Louis C.K. On Mobile Phones 

Louis CK has a track record for amusing commentary about phones. Now, the A to Z Review has compiled a solid five minutes of it into one video. You will laugh, you will wince, you will question modern life.

Qualcomm's New 'Quick Charge' Takes A Phone From 0 To 80% In 35 Minutes

Most phones have some kind of quick charge system these days and on Android many of them are powered by Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. But the technology has been given an overhaul, and the next-gen version will take a dead phone to 80 per cent of charge in just 35 minutes. That is lightning fast.

What's The Weirdest Way You Broke Your Phone?

I can’t be the only one in the mood for some phone-smashing stories.

This Website Lets You Study Mobile Phone Use In Cities Around The World

Mobile phone data can provide a rich source of information for understanding human activity. Now, researchers from MIT have built a tool that visualizes mobile phone use in cities around the world, for any of us to study.

Phony Mobile Towers Could Be Intercepting User Data In The US

You wouldn’t know an interceptor from an ordinary mobile phone tower, there’s no way you can. Except that when your phone connects to one, a variety of over-the-air attacks become possible — everything from eavesdropping to pushing spyware on the device. It all happens stealthily, silently.

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