No connection between brain cancer and mobile phones, says new study

Brain cancer and electromagnetic radiations emitted by mobile phones. Some studies say they are related. Some don’t. A new 30-year study spearheaded by an emeritus professor has debunked any such claims. Although the mobile phone ownership has risen immensely, no dramatic increase in the instances of brain tumors was found over the last 29 years in the Australian population.… Continue reading

Rationalisation of duty on mobile phone parts is good for the industry

I am very happy that the government amended the rules to rationalise the import duty on mobile phone parts. For reducing the duty from 29.44% to 12.5% on components like batteries, chargers, headsets, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) gets all the praise from me and my fraternity. The revision has brought the duty on mobile parts at par with the duty on the mobile handsets.… Continue reading

A mobile phone could save you in more ways than one

The merits of a mobile phone are known to many. But here are some examples of how it can be useful in situations we didn’t know existed.

Steve Avery of the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer, might finally get a reprieve. The 53-year old Avery is serving a life sentence without a parole for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.… Continue reading

Compulsory GPS on phones: Prone to misuse

Come January 2017, a panic button would feature in every new mobile phone to ensure women’s safety. And come January 2018, the central government plans to make a built-in global positioning system (GPS) compulsory in every phone.

Installing GPS in the feature phones would increase their cost by as much as Rs 400, which is a matter of grave concern for the handset manufacturers.… Continue reading