December 26, 2007 The future of wireless extends to gadgets far beyond the cell phone, from toys to refrigerators with built-in Internet access. Some of the gadgets are for business applications. Nokia's new device combines e-mail, Internet, music, movies and GPS. Others, like the Chumby, are purely fun.
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December 25, 2007 As part of our series this week on cell phones and how we use them, Chana Joffe-Walt visits with three generations of a Seattle family: a 14-year-old, a mom, and a grandmother.
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December 25, 2007 This week NPR is examining the fast-changing world of wireless communication. Next month, the federal government will auction off a swath of airwaves that is expected to usher in a new generation of wireless devices and services. Google is among the companies that says it will bid.
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December 24, 2007 Americans spend, on average, seven hours a month talking on their cell phones, but that figure doesn't capture how much the cell phone has become a part of our lives. It is, as one researcher put it, "a second skin"-- itchy at times, and prone to blemishes, but something that increasingly, we can't imagine living without.
December 24, 2007 In India, people use cell phones for more than just talking and texting — they're entertainment tools, as well. Partly because broadband Internet access isn't widely available for computers, Indians use their cell phones to download and share music and watch videos — especially swapping MP3s and watching musical numbers from Bollywood movies.
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December 24, 2007 The FCC will soon auction off prime wireless spectrum. For telecommunications firms — and anyone who uses a cell phone — the stakes are even higher: control of a big chunk of the burgeoning wireless Web business and, possibly, the way we use our cell phones.
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