It would be a waste, and environmental hazard, to see them thrown in the bin.
There are precious, and toxic, minerals in our old mobile phones. Far better to recycle them than dump them in the trash.
There is no firm evidence that mobile phone radiation causes us harm.
ABC's Catalyst episode "Wi-Fried" claimed that mobile phones and Wi-Fi might be a cancer risk, but the leading experts are not so convinced.
What do students miss when they access the Internet only through mobile devices?
A third of families living below poverty level access the Internet only through their phones. And young people from these families get access to few learning opportunities.
Changes have not just been about bulk.
The next generation of mobile technology, 5G, is not all hype. History shows there have been big developments between past mobile generations.
Even inventive companies have their day.
Motorola brought to market many features of mobile phones we take for granted, but it wasn't enough.
No signal in a city or on a train? Here’s why.
Moving from microwave to millimetre wave wireless would see base station costs fall and bring an end to drop-outs and dead-zones.
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It happened before, it could happen again: Ofcom's 200% price hike could stifle UK telecoms investment and pass costs on to customers.
How many phones does one person need?
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Mobile operators' business models mean millions of phones are sat around unused.
What should be school policy when it comes to mobile phones?
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Researchers have found that allowing use of mobile phones in schools harms low-achieving and low-income students the most.
Windows on anything means revenue from everything, at least that’s the idea.
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If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
Low-income teens are unable to participate in social media conversations of their wealthier peers.
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With low-income kids unable to participate in the social media conversations of their wealthier peers, a new form of digital inequity is emerging.
Not everyone has access to the internet, even today.
There are still many Australians who don't have regular access to the internet. We must do more to bridge the digital divide and accommodate a diversity of technologies.
Just how common this sight is shows how big mobilegeddon’s impact will be.
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Web users are increasingly mobile and Google has updated its vital search ranking algorithm to suit - sites that haven't moved with the times will suffer.
The growing trend: searching the web from your smartphone.
With more people using the web from hand-held devices the search giant Google wants you to see more mobile-friendly websites.
Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G.
Mobile networks are making the transition to 5G technology, promising faster data transfer and improved coverage.
Moving, insightful, intelligent.
Without labouring the point, Xavier Dolan's new film explores the hemmed in existence of the mobile generation.
Old school and old fashioned - time to drop the SIM.
Take SIM cards out of the equation, and mobile phone operators will have to work harder for their customers.
SIM cards contain the key to unlock your phone.
Can the NSA and GCHQ really listen to your phone? Should we be concerned if they could?
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