How you hold your phone can hurt you: Death grip increases radiation exposure

Tawkon App on the iPhone showing radiation levels

As if dropped calls weren’t bad enough, the “death grip” actually increases the amount of radio frequency radiation being pumped from our cell phones into our skulls. Tawkon, an Israeli mobile software company released a video showing its app measuring radiation output of an iPhone 4, BlackBerry Bold, and Google Nexus One.

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Emergency workers to get push-to-talk over 4G VoIP

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BeOn combines push-to-talk phones and police two-way radios for instant global communication. The push-to-talk features are similar to Nextel’s Direct Connection, but uses VoIP technology instead. The VoIP connection utilizes 3G and 4G networks to deliver information using its VIDA IP platform, currently deployed by public safety users.

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JailbreakMe takes advantage of iOS security flaw: Why you need to worry about it

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JailbreakMe is a web-based process of jailbreaking the iPhone, and its smoother than a ferry ride home from Alcatraz. Although it’s good news if your a timid Apple device owner who is hungry for “unsanctioned” apps, it raises security questions about such an escape.

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Transactions 2.0: Using a mobile phone to pay your restaurant bill

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Leaders from varios mobile payment companies met in a panel discussion at the 8th AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford to discuss the newest wave of payment since the credit card. The discussion, titled Transactions 2.0, was hosted by Randy V. Sabbet J.D., CISSP, Partner, Internet & Data Protection, Sonnenschein. The group covered topics regarding the safety and use of electronic signatures, using a cell phone to pay bills, online payments made by entering a cell phone number instead of a credit card, and a single-click check out process for credit cards using our mobile phones.

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Panasonic Earphones draw attention for having a nice package

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Amidst a symphony of competitors, the Panasonic RP-HJE 130 Earphones stand out not because of their design, or specifications, but because of the package design that was created by Scholz And Friends agency in Berlin, Germany – it shows the earphones shaped as eighth-notes with the in-line remote as the connecting bar.

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Duracell launches Universal Netbook AC Adapter that keeps going and going

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At only 9 ounces the new adapter is among the lightest and most efficient in the market. With four interchangeable voltage controlling tips, the adapter can work with hundreds of netbook makes and models, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP/Compaq, Lenovo and more.

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Is that a giant iPod or a Blink EV gas pump?

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Frog Design and ECOtality reveal the Blink, an electric vehicle charger for residential and commercial use set to change the way we fuel automobiles of the future. With its sleek aesthetic and user friendly touch screen, it looks more like a giant iPod than a car charger. This touch screen however is more than just a pretty face; it communicates via smart phone and the Web about information regarding energy consumption and most inexpensive times to charge your EV.

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Jackets are for sissies: Motorola takes a stab at Apple

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Motorola’s full-page ad in the New York Times makes it clear that the Droid X doesn’t need any add-ons to work properly. The add states, “At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn’t have to dress up their phone for it work properly. That’s why the Droid X comes with a dual antenna design

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