Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
The ubiquity of mobile phones is a defining feature of the 21st century, but it’s been possible to place a phone call on the go since shortly after World War II.
Dutch mobile operator KPN was warned in 2010 that Huawei could snoop on millions of its customers’ calls.
Google mobility data shows people staying home less and visiting shops more than they were last spring.
By adding excessive hurdles to the repair process and restricting access to parts, big device manufacturers leave both the customer and small repair businesses disadvantaged.
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, research in places like refugee camps can continue through mobile devices connected to the internet.
With school closures across 2020, teenagers used mobile phones even more frequently than before. But their use has an effect on their sleep.
The Education Minister Dan Tehan has said research shows mobile phone bans have a positive effect on academic performance. But this is not necessarily true.
Companies can’t verify that their source didn’t involve artisanal mining. A discussion over responsible sourcing strategies and practices is needed.
A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today’s 5G networks.
COVID has shown us how powerful educational uses of digital technology can be informal, impromptu and conducted on the fly.
Auctions theory first revolutionised the sale of the mobile phone spectrum; now it is doing the same for the carbon market.
The upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2 is almost three-quarters screen. And while that’s convenient, it’s important to actually be able to hold the phone. As design evolves, how do manufacturers adapt?
Sanctions against Huawei by the US Commerce department have been followed by other countries. How can the company’s business thrive with so few avenues left?
The government claims the bill is needed to make detention centres safer. But it would strip away a vital lifeline for people already 200 times more likely to self-harm than the Australian community.
Mobile devices can be turned into tools to rapidly identify a variety of disease-causing agents, including bacteria, toxins and viruses.
Nigeria must give more attention to teaching of digital skills and issues surrounding digital life as digital technologies have come to stay.
By tracing the location of millions of devices, Google has mapped the pandemic response at a scale never seen before.
At least two thirds of mobile phones are contaminated with bacteria or viruses, but most people never clean them.
Phones sometimes serve as a ‘digital leash’ to check women’s whereabouts - a growing feature of many relationships and conflicts.