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What The World Would Look Like If You Could See Mobile Phone Signals

What The World Would Look Like If You Could See Mobile Phone Signals

There are thousands of invisible signals bouncing around us all the time, and the world would be a very different place if we could see them. Visualiser extraordinaire Nickolay Lamm already showed us what the Wi-Fi noise would look like, and now he’s back to illuminate the cell phone signals…

Can You Use A Refrigerator As A Faraday Cage?

Can You Use A Refrigerator As A Faraday Cage?

Earlier this week, a New York Times article claimed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asked a group of lawyers visiting him to put their mobile phones in the refrigerator — the idea being that it would act as a Faraday cage. But does it actually work?

Getting Mobile Reception In War Zone Afghanistan Is A Bitch

Getting Mobile Reception In War Zone Afghanistan Is A Bitch

The next time you complain about your mobile service, keep this photo in mind: two Afghan National Army soldiers, perched atop a blast wall, struggling to get a signal. The reason? The Taliban often scares telecoms into shutting off service. [In Focus]