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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.

Deepsea Minerals Are Coming Soon To A Mobile Phone Near You

Rocks mined from the seafloor have been confirmed as a viable source for rare earth metals, and thus a tiny piece of the ocean might soon find its way into a cell phone or computer chipboard near you. The finding, published in the April 2014 issue of Applied Geochemistry, all but guarantees a new round of focus on overcoming the challenges — both industrial and environmental — of extracting mineral riches from the ocean depths.

What Will We Find On Passengers' Phones From Flight MH370?

Bearing in mind that CNN is the same network that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might have flown into a black hole, it was nonetheless interesting to hear the network speculate that the mobile phones of the flight’s passengers might hold an archive of unsent emails, texts, photos, and videos of whatever sequence of events befell the doomed airliner — and that these fragile digital files could still be recovered.

The Ridiculousness Of Why We Can't Use Our Phones On Planes

One of the great mysteries of life, along with who framed Roger Rabbit and like, what’s included under the umbrella term of global warming, is why can’t we use our dang phones and other electronics on a freaking aeroplane. It’s as if some dimwit who was past his prime decades ago decided when cell phones became popular that electronics were devil tools that existed for the sole purpose to bring down planes. We all realised years ago that our electronics won’t do much to a plane. And yet no one has come up with a better explanation.

Nokia Lumia 925 Hands-On: This Is The Windows Phone You'll Want

Nokia just unveiled the Lumia 925 — and it’s the Windows phone that you’ll want. Gone is the all-plastic traditional Lumia, subsumed by a much more refined feeling metal-polycarbonate mix. This thing looks and feels great.

This Is Nokia's New Lumia 925 Flagship

Nokia’s just taken the wraps off its latest flagship Windows Phone. We’ve heard rumours of a PureView-packing beast, but confirming yesterday’s leak it’s the Lumia 925, an updated, metal-clad version of the Lumia 920, and it sure is a looker.

These Are The Bacteria Lurking On Your Phone

Sure, your phone might look clean, but it isn’t really. In fact, it’s covered in bacteria — and this image shows how horrible they are.

Samsung's New Galaxy Grand Doesn't Quite Live Up To Its Name

Samsung’s latest addition to its Galaxy line-up — the Grand — has just been announced. Sadly, it’s not clear that it entirely lives up to its name.

Bus Troll Jams Mobiles When People Talk Too Loud

NBC10 in Philadelphia has tracked down a man that has frequently employed a handheld signal jammer when riding SEPTA buses because the other passengers’ conversations irritated him.

A Smartphone Is A Prisoner's Best Friend

A recent prison strike orchestrated by an inmate with a mobile phone has touched off a debate about how to stop them from getting in. Prisoners can post pictures on Facebook and arrange drug deals. Even Charles Manson had one!

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