Stories by Matt Hamblen

Video dramatization shows deadly consequences of texting and driving

A dramatic Web-based video depicting four deaths caused by a young driver who was texting at the wheel has provoked a debate over the best ways to curb distracted driving in the U.S.

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Study revives debate over cancer from cell phone use

A group of international scientists today released a report that again raises concerns about cell phone usage and brain tumors, noting that one recent Swedish study saw a 400 per cent increased risk for teenage cell phone users.

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Mobile software helps student drop 50 pounds

Weight loss programs abound, but they can be complex and expensive and must be followed to a T.

Nokia alliance may spell doom for Windows Mobile

The Microsoft-Nokia alliance plan to put Office applications on Nokia smartphones isn't a good sign for the Windows Mobile operating system.

Next-gen Android phone goes on sale Aug. 5

The update of the T-Mobile USA G1 Android smartphone, the new myTouch 3G, goes on sale nationally Aug. 5 and reviews are beginning to trickle in.

Texting while driving increases crash risk 23-fold

Drivers of heavy trucks who were texting while driving were at a 23 times greater risk of a crash or near crash than those who were not, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute reported last night.

Amazon CEO apologizes for removing digital books

In an era when corporate CEOs are urged by consultants to quickly apologize for mistakes, Amazon.com's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has taken that advice to heart.

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Food fight! Palm and Apple out of sync!

Palm Inc.'s decision to re-enable syncing to iTunes in its new Web OS update has an element of Palm taunting Apple Inc.

Analysis: Palm Pre sync flap, hardware issues, hurt Palm

Since the Palm Pre launched on June 6, it has been hailed with exaggerated exuberance as an iPhone killer and reviled for pesky hardware problems.

Video surveillance drives wireless bandwidth boost

Ask Malcolm Gravette what is driving the need for more wireless bandwidth, and the systems application manager for ADT Security will tell you: It's megapixel video.

Google Voice app comes to BlackBerry, Android

Google Voice is now available via BlackBerry and Android smartphones, Google announced today.

Dell eyes smartphone market by asking carriers what they want

Dell plans to enter the consumer and small and medium-sized business (SMB) smartphone market by working with several major carriers globally, Dell officials told analysts Tuesday, without divulging many details, including timing.

Nokia's Surge debuts with Video Share, $80 price tag

AT&T and Nokia today announced that the Nokia Surge smartphone will go on sale July 19 in the U.S for $80 after rebate.

Analysts: AT&T iPhone subsidy could hurt carrier's finances

The iPhone subsidy AT&T pays for each device totals about US$300 and is expected by some analysts to take a toll on the carrier's quarterly finances when they're reported next week.

Teo launches unified communications system to integrate with Microsoft Exchange

Teo will launch a new unified communications system that integrates with Microsoft Exchange late this year, the company announced today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans.

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