November 19, 2013 The number of landlines grew in about two dozen countries, but their growth was explosive in Cambodia, Cameroon and Kiribati, countries that until recently had poor infrastructure. Still, as expected, cellphone numbers were even more impressive.
September 30, 2013 An expert advisory committee recommended Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration allow the use of some personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing. But while many passengers are eager to use their tablets and music players all flight long, it may be months before any rules are changed.
August 28, 2013 A New York design team has just produced an invisibility cloak for your cellphone. Pop it in and no government, no merchants, no friends, no one knows where your phone is. Another design team in Canada says it could do stuff like this — but it won't. Who's right?
July 22, 2013 The use of landlines is falling everywhere. Many places in Africa have bypassed landlines entirely in favor of mobile phones. People all over the world are increasingly accessing the Internet on their cellphones.
April 29, 2013 Roughly one in four cellphone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.
October 5, 2012 Should kids have cell phones? Cell phones are a powerful technology that have come, very quickly, to assume a very large place in our psychic lives. Should we protect our kids from this?
December 13, 2011 A bill before Congress that would allow some types of "robocalls" to be made to cellphones is getting an increasing amount of attention this week thanks to something that's very rare these days — bipartisan opposition from state attorneys general.
April 19, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, cell phones and cancer risk, and getting to know your neighbor. In the second hour, the road to foreclosure, Standard and Poor's U.S. credit rating, and your letters.
October 26, 2010 Download a spooky ringtone on your cell phone this Halloween and satisfy your inner ghoul.
October 26, 2010 In today's first hour of Talk of the Nation: "elite," "extreme" and other political code words, and Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood. In our second hour, aging in prison, and a mini political junkie.
August 4, 2010 Look out New Yorkers and tourists in the Big Apple — the MTA is looking to bring cell phone and WiFi service to the subways. But will opening the electronic floodgates underground do more harmthan good?