Laws banning cell phone use, including texting, while driving apparently don't result in actually reducing vehicle crashes, according to a new study that was immediately criticized by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "irresponsible."
At the end of 2009, IT World's editorial staff sat down and rehashed the significant stories of the year. In the first of this five-part series, we focus on competition in the wireless and mobile markets
We are, apparently, just not safe enough and we need more warning labels. It's only reasonable. We have warning labels on food, cigarettes, airbags in cars, gas cans, water heaters, children's toys, you name it. But there are some notable, and very worrying, areas where warnings don't exist yet.
A Maine state legislator wants cell phones in the state to carry labels warning of brain cancer risks due to electromagnetic radiation. And the proposal could come up for debate and vote in early 2010.