News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in June 2006
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Mobility
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
Our two most relied upon computing/communications devices--the laptop and the cell phone--are making headlines today. The failure rate on laptops (and desktops)--failure defined as necessitating replacement of a hardware component--is dropping, but remains higher than a rate I'd consider optimal.
Another Cell Phone Health Risk: Killer Thunderstorms
Commentary  |  6/23/2006  | 
At first it sounds like a hoax, but reportedly doctors at the Northwick Park Hospital in England claim that using cell phones, iPods, and devices of that ilk during thunderstorms increases a person's chances of being struck--and even killed--by lightning. The doctors cite a real case involving a teenager who was struck by lightning while using her cell phone in one of London's parks last year.


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