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Weekender: Is Technology the New Terror?

Technology has been around since the dawn of time. Not just tablets, phones, computers or television, but any device that has helped to facilitate the processes of daily life. A rock to bash things with, a stick to stir things with, a knife to kill or cut with, or even the wheel! But for most people, the term "technology" is associated...
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Is There Really A Risk From Cell Phone Radiation?

Over the past few decades, the rapid influx of personal cell phones into our daily lives has prompted a debate over their safety which runs on and on. There is barely a single person in the developed world who does not carry a mobile phone; in fact, the number of mobile devices is set to exceed the world's population this year, according to a...
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Your Cell Phone Can Give You a Heart Attack

Not because of any radiation that might be emanating from it, but because texting--instead of meeting with friends face to face--is associated with a greater risk of heart disease.

Neuroscientists have found evidence that experiences leave imprints--not only in our brains, but on our HEARTS. They've learned that people who practice...
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You Could be Allergic to Your Cell Phone

There are lots of reasons that cell phones can be dangerous, but here's one you never thought of: You can be allergic to them!

Many of us are "allergic" to...
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Cell Phones Dangerous in an Unexpected Way

Most of us are aware of the potential dangers of cell phone radiation, but there's ANOTHER danger you probably never thought of: GERMS!

Bacteria living on your cell...
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Your Cell Phone is Keeping TRACK of You

You may think you're carrying a cell phone around in your pocket or purse, but what you're really carry is a GPS-emitting device that allows you to be tracked--not only where you go, but what you buy,...
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An Iphone That Gives You X-Ray Vision

What if you could use your iphone to develop the Superman-like skill of having X-ray vision? Well, now you can: A microchip enables a phone to see through walls, wood and plastics and--although the researchers deny this--through clothing as well, meaning you can...
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The Shut Up Machine

Ever wish you could "turn off" that annoying cell phone chatter we hear everywhere around us these days? Well maybe you can: Japan has invented a "shut up" machine that painlessly forces people to be quiet. And it's portable!

It works by recording its target's speech, then firing their words back at them with a...
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How You Use Your Cell Shows How You Use Your Brain

Which ear do you use for your cell phone? If you’re a left brain thinker, chances are you use your right hand to hold your cell phone up to your right ear. There is a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cell phone, with more than 70% of participants holding their cell phone up to the ear on the same...
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Some Smartphones are DESIGNED to be Hacked

Do you have the wrong kind of phone? New research shows that some of the smartphones specifically designed to support the Android mobile platform have incorporated additional features that can be used by hackers to bypass Android’s security features, making them more vulnerable to attack. Android has the largest share of the smartphone...
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What's Wrong With These People?

Whether or not cell phones are dangerous to their users, they're dangerous to the REST OF US when drivers talk or...
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Why You Love Your Phone

It's not just because you can have sex with it. Biologists and mathematicians have discovered that nature follows a formula known as the "golden mean," which refers to the proportions found in nature. It is a ratio based on "pi," the ratio of a circle's...
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Going to a Party? Don't Forget Your Phone!

Be sure to take your smartphone to your next party or business meeting (whether or not you are sexting)! Engineers are developing software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd and make new friends who share similar interests. It uses nearby wireless networks and...
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Here is the Latest on Cell Phone Cancer

What is the science behind the recent WHO report that cell phones are unsafe? The World Health Organization constantly monitors environmental toxins all over the world, and cell phone radiation is only one of these. Cell phones give off a weak form of energy called non-...
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The Brain is the Ultimate Hands-Free Phone

Yes, there are problems with cell phones, but there is GOOD news too: A new brain-control interface lets paraplegics make calls just by THINKING of the number. And after a brief training period, these people probably dial fewer wrong numbers than the rest of us do. It could...
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Have Sex With Your Cell Phone

Our cell phones are tracking us and spying on us--are they doing anything GOOD? Well, they may be delivering some good sex....
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Your Phone Wants to Control You

It's true--There are SPIES everywhere! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show).Your cell phone is...
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Your Phone Knows Where You Go

It's true--There are SPIES everywhere! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show).Your cell phone is...
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We're All Being Tracked

Ever wondered just how much information about you your cell phone carrier has? They keep this information secret, so German Green party politician Malte Spitz whose carrier is the German company Deutsche-Telekom went to court to obtain his records, and the results are chilling: He found that he was being continually being tracked.

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Cell App Diagnoses Cancer

At last--Something other than bad news about cell phones: An "app" on your iphone can diagnose whether or not you have cancer and is 100% accurate! In Japan, where almost everyone owns a sophisticated phone, this could be a big relief for people who have been...
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Cell Phones: Dangerous or Not?

Scientists have discovered that cell phone radiation "excites" the brain-- Just 50 minutes of cell phone radiation significantly affects brain function and metabolism of glucose (the brain's main fuel) in those parts of the brain that receive the most cell phone radiation. This is an important clue about the ways that cell phone...
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We Will Soon be Texting Holograms

You can teach your computer lots of things, but what can you teach your phone? We can now send people words, images and videos on our iphones--what if we could send them a moving, 3-D...
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Embarrassed by Your Archaic Phone?

If you plan on asking Santa for a new cell phone, but aren't sure you'll get one, turn your old phone into an iphone instead! Input Dynamics has developed software which can tell you where to tap on a cell phone screen tell exactly to tap on it to activate its various functions. In BBC News, Dave Lee quotes researcher Simon Godshill as...
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Are You Allergic to Your Cell Phone?

Talking too much on your cell phone can be dangerous, but in a more subtle way than you might think. There are all kinds of allergies and it turns out that chatting endlessly on your cell phone can lead to an allergic...
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The Final Word?

Although debate continues, independent studies with long-term follow-up strongly suggest an increased risk of brain tumors related to the use of cellular or cordless phones. Researcher .B. Dubey says, "We conclude that the current standard of exposure to microwave during mobile phone use is not safe for long-term exposure and needs to be...
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It's OK to Do It

IF you're a supertasker - Psychologists have found a small group of people with an extraordinary ability to multitask: Unlike almost everyone they've studied, they can safely drive while chatting on a cell phone (although it's against the LAW in some places)!

These "supertaskers" are only 2.5% of the population, but...

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Cell Phones: Cancer Risk?

Some people actually benefit from cell phone radiation, but the rest of us are afraid we'll end up with a brain tumor, like the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. What's the latest on the connection between cell phones and cancer?

The latest information from researcher is that there's no good reason to think that cell phone use causes cancer,...

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Cell Phones are OK

They don't crash planes and now DEAF people can use them! - Good news for the New Year: One thing we're all doing a lot of during this holiday season is talking on the phone. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, cell phone use has largely been limited to text messaging. But the future is here: Researchers have created...

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A Major Male Problem

Made worse by a cell phone - Notice all the TV ads for erectile dysfunction lately? Men can become impotent in surprising ways and one of them is carrying their cell phone in a side pocket. And carrying your cell on your belt can cause a much more minor problem, which could become important later. That's scary!

There is...

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Ring Tones

If you want to be a safe driver, don't get a fancy ring tone for your cell phone. A new study shows that just the ring of a cell phone may be as distracting as talking on the phone while driving, especially if it's a familiar song.

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