Category Archives: Mobile Age

More Americans Have Cell Phones Than Computers

According to a recently released Pew Research Center report, 85% of Americans now own cell phones, including 96% of people in the 18-29 year old age range. This is compared to 76% computer ownership (desktop or laptop), 47% mp3 player … Continue reading

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Cell Phones the Central Technology of Developing Countries

This interesting article in the New York Times asserts that cell phones are even more important a technology in many third-world and developing countries than they are in many heavily industrialized countries like the United States.  Many countries are building … Continue reading

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Mexican Government Seeks to Register All Cell Lines

The federal government of Mexico is requiring all cell phone lines in the country to be registered in a central database with identifications of their users.  Most cell phones in Mexico are not operated on contracts with carriers, so the … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Developing Poison Sniffing Cellphones

The United States Department of Homeland Security is reportedly developing poison gas sniffing capabilities for embedding into cell phones.  This of course raises privacy concerns about future mandates requiring cellphones to “phone home” to government intelligence agencies, but the DHS … Continue reading

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