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  1. Shopping is no therapy for stressed Australians

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... presented to an international conference. While sales of flashy mobile phones, flat-screen televisions, DVD players and sports utility vehicles are soaring, they are delivering little emotional ... Institute. Long working hours are also taking their toll on marriages and families. The conference heard of 10-year-old children hiding their parents' mobile phones in the evening to avoid work ...

  2. New subscribers lift China Mobile shares

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... BEN KWOK China Mobile shares climbed to a near two-year high on Tuesday after a record addition of subscribers last month eased fears about intense competition in the mainland mobile phone market. Shares in the mainland's largest mobile carrier jumped 4.78 per cent to close at $27.40. The counter has climbed 14.8 per cent this year, but lags rival China Unicom, which is up 28.8 ...

  3. A tough call for mobile-phone users

    Posted Mar 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By the end of last year, the number of mobile phone accounts in Hong Kong reached a milestone by exceeding the population for the first time. The Office of the Telecommunications Authority says ... Scientists say people who walk and talk risk spine disorders, writes Tim Bryan IT seems mobile phones may be bad for your health, after all. Forget unproven claims that mobiles slowly fry ...

  4. Funny thing about mobiles is, they're not

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scientists are standing firm: people who walk and talk should either sit down or shut up. Tough call, says Tim Bryan It seems mobile phones may be bad for your health, after all. Forget unproven claims that mobiles slowly fry your brain with small but concentrated doses of radiation. Ignore the risks of crossing busy roads while text-messaging your lover to say you'll be home ...

  5. Mobile phone all-clear won't boost bookies

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken 'We've had to balance the risk of illegal betting against other considerations' Illegal bookmakers will not flourish now that punters are allowed to bring mobile phones on racecourses, the Jockey Club insisted yesterday. Executive director of security Tim McNally said lifting restrictions on mobile phone use at racecourses was a risk the club was willing ...

  6. Mobile phones dismay observers

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Election monitors said they were dismayed to find that voters were not being warned to switch off their mobile phones in polling stations. There were reports earlier ... promised us all people would be verbally told to switch off their mobile phones, but we found that of all the stations we went to, we only encountered two people being warned,' Mr Law said. He ...

  7. A silent revolution in the making

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's tale of the woman who was desperate for financial help but ran up exorbitant mobile phone bills- 'Must talk lah!'- comes to mind as Britain, too, tries to control a utility that threatens to turn into a menace. Of course, mobile phones have their uses, especially in emergencies. In South Korea, parents ...

  8. Mobile ring tones keep abreast of mind games

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... STUART BIGGS When Japanese cognitive scientist turned criminal psychologist Hideto Tomabechi began researching the subconscious in the 1980s, mobile phones were the size and weight of bricks and a bulging bank balance was required to buy one. These days mobile penetration in Japan is about 62 per cent, and a growing number of users have downloaded Mr Tomabechi's research ...

  9. Mobile phone makers strike gold with their clamshell design

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Door News It is the latest must-have handset for mobile phone lovers- an object so desirable that it even played a part in keeping a Chinese Olympic gold medallist away from her ... in Mongkok, but City Plus has since learnt they also got their hands on the hottest new mobile phone on the market: the Panasonic X400. The super-slim clamshell handset, which flips open at the touch ...

  10. Middleware is a boon for mobile communications

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... Carolyn Ong A research and development unit of the Hong Kong University focused on solving e-business problems has developed middleware software that will make mobile messaging a simple-to-use and inexpensive business tool for small businesses in Hong Kong. The mobile messaging platform software developed by the E-business Technology Institute (ETI) uses SMS and MMS ...




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