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Mailbag: Radiation alert!
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>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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. --
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