Magnetic fields have undeniable effect on the brain

Imagine this scenario in a doctor’s office of the future. You walk in to visit your family doctor and complain that you’re suffering from depression. Your doctor agrees, but instead of prescribing you

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google tools help small firms take on the big players

After just over a year as a coveted, invitation-only beta, Google has officially launched Google Voice as a free service for all U.S. citizens. Google Voice adds another component to the suite of

Published on: June 24th, 2010 Tony Bradley and Howard Wen

Top 5 myths about tech security

Think you can hide behind the privacy of an "unlisted" cell phone number? Think again. Maybe you believe you don't need security software on a Mac or iPad. You'd swear that Firefox is

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Bill Sydner

Public Mobile vs. Wind Mobile – new carrier showdown

Canada has two new wireless competitors on the scene. Both Wind Mobile and Public Mobile opened doors over the past four months. Aside from competing with the three incumbent carriers, each new carrier

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile launches with contract-free, unlimited plans

Wind Mobile is now live and offering contract-free, unlimited voice and data plans after jumping regulatory hurdles to compete in Canada's wireless industry.The new national cell phone brand from Globalive Wireless Management Corp.

Published on: December 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Thousands of new jobs at risk as result of CRTC’s Globalive decision

The decision by Canada’s telecommunications regulator to deny a new nation-wide wireless carrier a licence could result in the loss of thousands of new jobs and is being criticized for choking off competition.Globalive

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Texting while driving ‘increases’ crash risk 23 times

Hundreds of studies have been conducted in the past decade by researchers in psychology and traffic safety on the impact of talking on cell phones and texting while driving. The most recent research,

Published on: July 31st, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

How drivers can avoid getting a ticket for using a cell phone

Ontario is the latest jurisdiction to equate holding a cell phone to your ear to speeding or running a red light - it's dangerous and will get you a ticket.Talking on the phone

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Samsung Galaxy offers stiff competition to iPhone 3G

Samsung Electronics gave the world a first look at its upcoming Galaxy handset, which runs Google's Android operating system, at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore, where I had a chance to try it

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Sumner Lemmon

Ontario’s handheld device ban for drivers expected to boost Bluetooth sales

Cell phone manufacturers expect to cash in on Bluetooth device sales as Ontarians scramble to comply with a new law banning the use of handheld gadgets while driving.Bill 118 was given its third

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Palm Pre faces tough competition from BlackBerry, iPhone

Palm Pre faces tough competition from BlackBerry, iPhoneOnly four per cent of all cell phone users say they will consider a Palm purchase in the next 90 days. But the anticipated launch of

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Motorola’s Renew cell phone made partly from recycled plastic water bottles

If you ever felt like taking your boat for a spin about 900 km off the California coast, you'd eventually reach the North Pacific Gyre. It wouldn't look like much on the surface,

Published on: March 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Parrot Minikit gives drivers a great hands-free link to their cell phone

I have to admit it, I use my cell phone while I drive.Yes, I know I shouldn't -- there's plenty of highway road signs telling me I shouldn't and I've heard all the

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Four low cost ways to make calls on your cell phone

Mobile Voice-over-IP services promise to save you money by routing voice calls over your carrier's data network. As more carriers and handsets support high-speed data hookups, such services are proliferating. We looked at

Published on: March 13th, 2009 Liane Cassavoy