15 Jan '11, 11pm
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Smoking causes gene damage in minutes 7:43 AM WASHINGTON - THOSE first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer, US scientists said in a study released on Saturday. In fact, researchers said the 'effect is so fast that it's equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream,' in findings described as a 'stark warning' to those who smoke. The end of MiFi for iPhone users? 6:00 AM THE news of Verizon Wireless securing the iPhone 4 was greeted with celebrations in the United States when it was announced recently. But going beyond the headlines and the good news to US iPhone fanatics, the straitstimes.com team tested and found that there is one technological breakthrough in this US deal, that could soon pave the way ahead for users of the iPhone worldwide and especially here in iPhone-crazy Singapore.