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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Jail inmates in New Jersey pay almost 8 times as much for phone calls home than those in New York. We find out why.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
By PJ Vogt
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC plans to recommend that airline passengers be allowed to make phone calls from their cellphones during flights.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Mike Daisey talks about his latest theater work “Faster Better Social Click Like Touch Tweet Yes Yes!!1! (or, Our Slavery is Rich and Full),” and addresses the controversy surrounding his This American Life piece on Foxconn factories in China.
Friday, November 23, 2012
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The payphone, which seemed to turn into a bit of a relic in the cell-phone age, is getting a modern day make-over.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
For the third day, millions of BlackBerry users around the world have been unable to use messaging and browsing services. Users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India lost access to their devices' most essential service. American users, who had initially been sparred from the outage, have also reported service issues. All this bad news for BlackBerry's manufacturer, Canadian firm Research in Motion, comes on top of the blockbuster success of Apple's new iPhone 4S, which was released on Friday. The BBC's Rory Clellan Jones has the latest on the story.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It's not definitively known whether cell phone radiation has a detrimental effect on health. While scientists try and figure it out, non-profit watchdog Environmental Working Group just released an analysis of 1,000 different cell phone models and their radiation levels. We talk with Richard Wiles, the group's spokesperson; and Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News, an online publication that covers radiation issues.
If you're in the market for a new phone and concerned about radiation – though we should point out there's no firm evidence yet saying whether you should or should not be – you may want to consider Samsung, which has the phones that head the Top 10 list for lowest radiation. For more information, read the Environmental Working Group's rankings.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
"Collectively, we're making all these small little decisions, but across the country I think it's pretty clear that adds up to a safety risk."
—Adam Bryant of The New York Times on texting while driving
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Now that Google is rolling out a free phone management service, phone use is becoming more like email and instant messaging. Join The Takeaway and New York Times personal technology editor Sam Grobart as we play with a powerful new means of communicating and managing your identity in a world of instant communications.
PLAY TELEPHONE WITH US!
Google Voice has a transcription service, but it's far from perfect. We're playing with it's flaws by having people leave a message with part of the Gettysburg address. Click through here, then click the Google Voice image, enter your phone number and when it connects you, pick a section below and read it. We'll post the (imperfect) transcripts later.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Watch an ad for the iPhone 3G S below.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
In Brooklyn, there's cachet being in 718. In Manhattan, 212 means you're olde skool New York. Soon, New Yorkers will have even more area codes to contend with, because we're running out of phone numbers. The State Public Service Commission says by 2011, the city won't have ...