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Meet Henry T. Sampson — The Man Who Created The First...

AFRICANGLOBE - Although many people are not aware of it, Henry T. Sampson is an African American inventor, best known for creating the world's very first cell phone. "On July 6, 1971, he was awarded a patent, with George H. Miley, for a gamma-electrical cell, a device that produces a high voltage from radiation sources, primarily gamma radiation, with proposed goals of generating auxiliary power from the shielding of a nuclear reactor." On April 3, 1973, using the patented technology they created, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.

US Supreme Court Rejects Unlimited Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

AFRICANGLOBE - In a decision involving two cases of police searches of cellular phone contents, the US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that, as a general rule, individual privacy rights require law enforcement officers to obtain a search warrant before searching through a phone’s “contacts” list or other data, such as photographs or videos.

Cell Phone Calls And Jail House Walls

AFRICANGLOBE - Well, here is another reason not to talk so much on cell phones that was brought to my attention by Timothy M. Johnson. Johnson is currently incarcerated at the Jackson Correctional Institution in Malone, Florida. According to him, Johnson is in jail because his arrest and conviction were obtained after law enforcement officers obtained cell tower dump logs without a warrant or order from the Court.

Africa Leads 4G Revolution

A new technology, 4G, is being introduced in Africa, even before it reaches Europe. 4G allows subscribers to surf the net with their cell phone...

How Kenya Became a World Leader in Mobile Money Technology

What if anyone owning a cell-phone, whether rich or poor, also had access to financial services with the ability to save and send money...