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A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Survey Shows Web Surfing Increasing Among Cell Users

CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley looks at the numbers from a new survey on how many people are using their cellphones to browse the web.

06/26/2012

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Cell Phones Banned At U.S. Open Tournament In San Francisco

The organization is looking to eliminate all possible distractions for golfers.

06/12/2012

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Berkeley Chief In Spotlight Again After Overtime Search For Son’s Cellphone

Berkeley’s police chief is the subject of criticism again following news that he ordered officers to work overtime in an effort to find his son’s cellphone.

05/22/2012

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CA Office Of Traffic Safety Looks At Technology To Stop Distracted Driving

The Office of Traffic Safety is hoping technology will put an end to the dangerous practice of distracted driving.

05/16/2012

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California May Raise Fines For Illegal Cellphone Use While Driving

The fine for illegally using a cellphone while driving in California would increase from $20 to $30 under a bill approved by the state Senate, although the actual cost would climb to at least $199 for first offenders once court fees are collected.

05/14/2012

Google Nexus One (L) and Apple iPhone(R) (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Stopping Spam Text Messages From Your Cellphone

It’s the one kind of text message we all hate: spam. But there are ways to get rid of those dreaded ads.

05/09/2012

Nokia Siemens Networks in Mountain View

Nokia Siemens Networks To Supply Equipment For New T-Mobile 4G LTE

T-Mobile USA says Mountain View-based Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson will supply the equipment for its new wireless broadband network, a project worth $4 billion.

05/08/2012

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Bay Area Study Examines Cell Phones As Global Link To Clean Water, Sanitation

Globally, there are 1 Billion people without safe water, and over 2 Billion without proper sanitation.

05/04/2012

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California Proposal Would Create Fines For Calling, Texting On A Bike

A bill up for debate in the California Senate Transportation Committee would make bike riders subject to fines similar to those imposed on drivers who are caught using a mobile device behind the wheel.

04/24/2012

Demonstrator Tom Comitta pretends to talk on a telephone during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill To Override BART Cell Phone Policy Speeds Through California Legislature

A bill to require that Bay Area Rapid Transit and other government agencies seek a court order before blocking cell phone access could reach the floor of the California Senate before the end of April.

04/19/2012

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