Mar 11, 2014 — Some friends and family of the 239 people who have been missing since Saturday have called their loved ones' cellphones and heard rings. Sadly, that doesn't mean the phones and their owners are safe.
Mar 4, 2014 — The electronics retailer posted a $190 million fourth quarter loss as it struggles to update its image and battle big box stores and online rivals such as Amazon.com.
Dec 12, 2013 — The communications agency's commissioners voted 3-2 to consider new rules allowing voice calls while jetliners are in the air — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights. But the head of the Department of Transportation says he's "concerned" by the prospect of such calls.
Nov 23, 2013 — Tom Wheeler toned down his original statement calling the prohibition on using cellphones in-flight "outdated and restrictive," by saying it may ultimately be up to the airlines to decide whether in-flight phone use is a good idea.
Nov 21, 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission is proposing a change to allow travelers to make phone calls as they fly on jetliners in the U.S. The agency's new chairman, Tom Wheeler, calls the current ban on the use of cellphones during flights "outdated and restrictive."
Oct 29, 2013 — Law enforcement agencies across the country subpoena cellphone location data regularly. But civil liberties groups hope a series of state-level legal victories will usher in stronger protections for that often-revealing digital information.
Sep 17, 2013 — The administration sent a petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to come up with new rules to override a law scheduled to take effect in January. The law would make it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison to unlock your cellphone without permission from your carrier.
Sep 10, 2013 — A man in Churchill, Manitoba, saved his life by using the light from his cellphone to distract an attacking polar bear.
Jun 4, 2013 — Engineers for Australian cellphone provider Telstra say they recently found what was disrupting the mobile data network in several neighborhoods: a man's beer fridge. Technicians say an electric spark in the motor evidently created enough radio frequency noise to interfere with the network.
Mar 22, 2013 — Six billion people around the world now own cellphones, while only 4.5 billion people have a safe place to use the bathroom, the United Nations said Thursday. Improving sanitation could help prevent thousands of kids from dying each day of waterborne diseases.