cell phones

A man holds a cell phone in front of a computer screen.

How to step away from the screen


A computer science professor at Georgetown University says people should be more thoughtful about how they use technology. Cal Newport says users should delete random apps and rebuild their digital lives from scratch ‘with real intention.’

The Abuzz project hopes to help curb mosquito-borne illnesses by using cell phones to track mosquito outbreaks around the world.

Tracking some of the world’s biggest killers, via cellphone

Salvadoran military police stand guard outside a school in Soyapango's La Campanera neighborhood on the outskirts of San Salvador.

Here’s why Salvadorans don’t reach for their cellphones to record police abuse

A pile of printer parts dusted with toners like carbon black, a probable carcinogen known to cause respiratory problems.

The US is still dumping some of its toxic e-waste overseas