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California requiring energy-efficient handset chargers in 2013

California requiring energy-efficient handset chargers in 2013

The eco-friendly state of California has just passed a unanimous vote requiring device manufacturers to ship energy-efficient handset chargers starting 2013. This new requirement applies to all cellphones, tablets, and hundreds of other electronic devices. The new law was passed by the California Energy Commission with a 3-0 vote despite objections from electronics makers.

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Samsung to overtake Nokia in 2012 mobile phone shipments

Samsung to overtake Nokia in 2012 mobile phone shipments

Samsung has already beat Nokia in terms of revenue, but now the South Korean company believes it will overtake the Finnish group in total shipments as well. Speaking to reporters in Las Vegas, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung revealed that the company had surpassed Nokia in revenue in the latest reported quarter and is confident it will be able to top Nokia in shipments, becoming the world's largest cellphone maker in 2012.

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Motorola i412 Flip Phone Launching June 13

Motorola i412 Flip Phone Launching June 13

Some of us still have family members that are less technologically adept and prefer simpler phones. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t get an easy to operate phone that also boasts new features. The Motorola i412 is a basic flip phone but with some usability enhancements.

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Motorola Clutch + i475 Available Now For $100

Motorola Clutch + i475 Available Now For $100

If you want a simple, affordable, and compact phone that will be great for heavy text messaging and support walkie-talkie functionality, then the stylish Motorola Clutch +i475 might be a good choice. Motorola has just announced today at an event in NYC the Clutch +i475 as the successor to their popular Motorola Clutch.

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Boost Brain Activity By Chatting On Cellphones?

Boost Brain Activity By Chatting On Cellphones?

A new study has found that radiation from a cellphone can cause increased brain activity. Areas of the brain close to where the device is held are most affected. However, it is not certain yet whether this increased activity is good or bad. So that smartphone of yours is either making you smarter or increasing your risk of brain cancer.

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SkinDisplay Prints Phone and Text Messages On Skin

SkinDisplay Prints Phone and Text Messages On Skin

With mobile phones dominating our lives these days, we seem constantly connected virtually yet ever more easily disconnected in person. To limit this intrusion of mobile distraction from our daily face-to-face connections, a company called Vitamins Design has developed two interesting concepts—Smart Call and SkinDisplay. The latter concept involves printing messages directly on to your skin.

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World’s Smallest Cellphone Jammer Blocks GSM and 3G Signals

World’s Smallest Cellphone Jammer Blocks GSM and 3G Signals

Ever wanted to have the ability to block close-range cellphone signals? If so, and you didn't want to do it in such a way that you draw the attention of everyone around you, then perhaps the self-proclaimed "world's smallest cellphone jammer" should find its way onto your Christmas list. If the small size isn't enough, maybe the device's clever design will be enough to sway you for a purchase.

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Phonekerchief Lets Your Date Know They’ve Got Your Full Attention

Phonekerchief Lets Your Date Know They’ve Got Your Full Attention

Ever have one of those dates (or playdates) where you're vying for your partner's attention, but they seem to be... oh.. I dunno... distracted by their phone? This sort of thing has been an epidemic ever since the first smartphone was released. Now there's something for you, the nice man or lady, who wants to let their friend or lover know that they're not one of "those people." It's the Phonekerchief, and it's the perfect blend of sassy, ironic, and loveable.

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