hackers
Software Hack Lets Feature Phones Jam Calls and Texts Within 75 Miles

There's something uniquely scary about the idea of your calls being jammed. Good news! It turns out blocking calls and texts to certain phones is pretty easy. Hackers have figured out how to turn a feature phone into a "jammer" with just a few software modifications. Read More >>

science
Can You Use a Fridge as a Faraday Cage?

Earlier this week a New York Times article claimed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asked a group of lawyers visiting him to put their mobile phones in the fridge — the idea being that it would act as a Faraday cage. But does it actually work? Read More >>

networks
The Reason We All Have Rubbish Mobile Signal These Days Is Because of the Damn Eco-Conscious

Mobile signal has gotten worse -- well, it feels like it's got worse at least -- but it's not all the collective networks' faults, the eco-loving, planet and cash-saving movement are equally to blame because of their sodding walls and windows. Read More >>

4g
Is Your 3G Crap Now EE's Launched 4G?

Reports are coming in that people on Orange and T-mobile have been suffering from really crappy 3G service ever since EE launched its 4G network. Apparently, actually getting data down the pipe has gotten increasingly, infuriatingly difficult. Has EE somehow forsaken its old 3G service for the shiny new 4G? Read More >>

guts
Want Faster Data, Less Dropped Calls and No Death Grip? Get Yourself a RF MEMS-Packing Phone

A tiny mechanical chip might be the answer to your crappy signal, dropped calls and death-grip woes, and it’s already making its way into phones right now. Read More >>

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