This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Mailbag: Mailbag: Radiation alert!
About Video Transcript

Mailbag: Mailbag: Radiation alert!

3:03 /

This week on the CNET Mailbag: your cell phone radiation fears, the return of Prizefight, and more!

[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> Hey everyone, I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag. It seems like everyone wants to be featured on lover mail, since we have gotten quite the complimentary e-mail since our last show aired. Don't be afraid guys; haters are welcome too. But let's get to your questions. Our cell phone's editor Ken Sherman received this one from Michelle. I read your last editorial about phone's radiations and I noticed something. The SAR rating for some Nokia phones is different from the one in the Nokia site. Okay now, actually Ken says he gets this question all the time. So I am going to get him to help me answer it. So Ken, thanks for coming. What is the deal with our charts. >> Well I understand why some people get confused, because it is possible to see all sorts of different listings for one phone. >> And they get worried too. Like this girl says. Shame on you, it's wrong, you're trying to kill people. >> She was not happy, she said we were too low. But I can tell her we are correct, but it's certain criteria that you need to look at. We always list, and it does on our radiation charts, the highest at-ear rating, as tested by the FCC. >> So at-ear, like they test it on the ear. >> They test it on the ear, and then they test the body too. >> And the FCC tests it, not us. >> No. We do not test. We do not have any of that complicated equipment here. It's tested by the FCC. And it is possible for different testing bodies to get a different number, it is possible for different bands of a phone to test higher or lower. We always list the highest at-ear rating. >> Yeah. >> From the FCC. There you have it. Next up, M. Woods wrote in -- hey, M. Woods, that's almost my name. Anyway. M. Woods writes about CNET TV, I am no longer able to view videos full screen unless I download them. Yes M. Woods, but full screen is coming back to CNET TV. There is actually an issue right now with Flash that's preventing us from doing true, awesome full screen videos. But luckily we know some dudes at Adobe. We hope to have it resolved very soon. Okay, so last week I kind of bagged on this guy J. -- [ Audio ends abruptly ]

New releases

Going edge-free with Sharp's Aquos...
2:01 October 24, 2014
Available for Boost Mobile, the Aquos Crystal has a quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 5-inch...
Play video
The scariest games to play this...
3:14 October 24, 2014
Jeff Bakalar picks the scariest video games to play this Halloween. Player beware!
Play video
Improvements abound with GoPro's...
1:43 October 24, 2014
With some excellent video performance and an equally good feature set, the penultimate GoPro gets CNET's editors'...
Play video
Locating the full-screen button...
1:15 October 24, 2014
Apple relocated the full-screen button in OS X Yosemite. CNET's Dan Graziano shows you where it is.
Play video
Four tips for Safari on OS X Y...
2:08 October 24, 2014
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get the most out of Apple's updated Safari Web browser.
Play video
Reasons why Apple Pay will fai...
3:05 October 24, 2014
Apple may have figured out a way to bring mobile payments to the masses, but probably not.
Play video
More tech ideas for Halloween
0:58 October 23, 2014
Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you're looking for a sweet or scary way to celebrate, CNET's...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours,...
25:03 October 23, 2014
On today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted...
Play video