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Tech | Electronics | Cell Phones

Today's cell phone technology is advancing at a rapid pace while prices are getting lower. We'll explore everything from the advanced -- the iPhone or the future of the Google phone -- to cell phone viruses and ring tones.


The iPhone vs. Android Quiz

 The iPhone vs. Android Quiz

How much do you know about Android phones and iPhones? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How does Google Maps predict traffic?

 How does Google Maps predict traffic?

Your smartphone can help Google figure out traffic patterns. To learn how the Google Maps app uses driver-provided data, visit HowStuffWorks. See more »

Would a cell phone work on a submerged submarine?

 Would a cell phone work on a submerged submarine?

Cell phones are pretty amazing gadgets, but are they amazing enough to work underwater? Visit HowStuffWorks for the answer. See more »

How does my iPhone know when the person texting me is typing?

 How does my iPhone know when the person texting me is typing?

How does your iPhone know when the person on the other end of the conversation is texting back? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can selfies reveal trends in our moods?

 Can selfies reveal trends in our moods?

Scientists are analyzing selfies and to figure out what they say about your community. Learn more about selfie research at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

How the Amazon Fire Phone Works

 How the Amazon Fire Phone Works

Amazon's entry into the smartphone market promises to make purchasing from the company easier than ever. Find out all about the Amazon Fire phone. See more »

Why don't carriers want a 'kill switch' for stolen phones?

 Why don't carriers want a 'kill switch' for stolen phones?

Why don't carriers want a 'kill switch' for stolen phones? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why am I getting Amber alerts on my phone?

 Why am I getting Amber alerts on my phone?

A late-night alert on your smartphone can be startling. Find out why you may be getting Amber alerts via text and if you should opt out. See more »

How could an iPhone tell it's being stolen?

 How could an iPhone tell it's being stolen?

iPhones are popular with theives, but could your iPhone tell if it's being stolen? Learn about how an iPhone might know if it's being stolen. See more »

Can you charge your cell phone with a fuel cell?

 Can you charge your cell phone with a fuel cell?

Would you power your cell phone with fuel cells if you could? Find out how charging your cell phone with fuel cells would work and the risks involved. See more »