A new study published in JNCI, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has detected no substantial change in brain tumour incidence among adults after mobile phone usage sharply increased.
The study investigated the incidence of brain tumours in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden from 1974 to 2003. Although the use of mobile phones increased sharply in the mid-1990s, no change in incidence trends of tumours were observed from 1998 to 2003 which is when an association between mobile phone use and cancer risk would be expected to show.
Mobile social messaging aggregator Nimbuzz has just launched a new instant messaging app for a number of BlackBerry smartphones. It can run 'in the background', offering a connection to Skype, Facebook, Windows Live (MSN), MySpace, Yahoo, Google Talk and many other messaging services. Nimbuzz will work on BlackBerry OS v4.6 and above using 2G, 3G and WiFi.
Smirnoff & Time Out are launching a new iPhone app later this month to provide up-to-the-minute details of events and experiences in London. The free application, which will be available to download via timeout.com/smirnoff from 14th December, will include nightlife, culture and restaurants chosen by Time Out’s editors.
The app will use GPS-based location information to show recommended activities nearby and lets you invite other people. Event listings and previews are all updated on a daily basis.