Sinead Carew

Sinead Carew

    Suited executives, grungy teens and even some savvy grannies are already using Wi-Fi to link their laptops wirelessly to the internet. It may not be long before the short-range high-speed technology is just as popular for those looking to connect music players, phones, cameras, game consoles and more.

    You might ignore your cellphone if your ringtone is Beethoven's Fur Elise, but what if it's a gruff voice that yells "Pick up the damn phone?" Now that musical ringtones have become commonplace, Time Warner's Cartoon Network is planning to use the voices and personalities of its cartoon characters to alert cellphone users to incoming calls.