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.
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What is the Apple iPhone?

The renowned iPhone was once just a rumor. Learn why the iPhone was expected to change the industry.

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  • Are PDAs a help or a hindrance?

    Are PDAs a help or a hindrance?

    With better technology, personal digital assistants, or PDAs, get better at helping us organize our lives. But is that really a good thing? See more »

  • Can cell phones make you sterile?

    Can cell phones make you sterile?

    When it comes to your cell phone, your biggest concerns may be losing it or going over your minutes. But should you be concerned that it may be a sperm killer? See more »

  • Can selfies reveal trends in our moods?

    Can selfies reveal trends in our moods?

    Your latest selfie might reveal more about what's going on in your community or country than what's going on with your hair today. See more »

  • Can you charge your cell phone with a fuel cell?

    Can you charge your cell phone with a fuel cell?

    Unlike conventional gadgetry, fuel-cell-powered devices run on a liquid fuel that you pour into a tank. Would people really be willing to adopt the technology, and isn't there a risk of spilling fuel? See more »

  • Can you use a cell phone as a credit card?

    Can you use a cell phone as a credit card?

    Nokia revealed the first fully integrated mobile-payment cell phone, or NFC phone in 2007. Learn about NFC technology and mobile payment trials around the globe. See more »

  • Could someone stalk you using your own smartphone?

    Could someone stalk you using your own smartphone?

    Smartphones and social networking lets us plan spontaneous meetups and discover new people. But is it really a good idea to share your exact location with people you don't know? See more »

  • Gadget Savvy: Cell Phone Jammers Quiz

    Gadget Savvy: Cell Phone Jammers Quiz

    Who hasn't fantasized about throwing someone's cell phone out the window after unwillingly hearing way too much of his or her conversation? Cell-phone jammers silence these yappers and all other calls, obnoxious or otherwise, in a given area. But are they legal? See more »

  • Gadget Savvy: Cell Phones Quiz

    Gadget Savvy: Cell Phones Quiz

    In line at the corner deli, weaving through traffic, right next to you at a movie theater ... cell phones are everywhere. But are they really that different from walkie-talkies? See more »

  • How a BlackBerry Works

    How a BlackBerry Works

    The BlackBerry has become a tremendously popular mobile email device. Learn how a BlackBerry works and about BlackBerry hardware, software and patent disputes. See more »

  • How BlackBerry Outages Work

    How BlackBerry Outages Work

    BlackBerry outages are brief, unscheduled interruptions in service due to things like software failures. Learn when BlackBerry outages have occurred. See more »

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