Currently they can be made up of as many as 200 different materials amalgamated into over 30 components and, according to Robert Ulrich, the editor of a magazine that covers them, "You almost can't buy a bad [one] these days." What is the name of Ulrich's magazine?
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Wednesday's Question (No. 464)—"Cell Out":
Monday in Tokyo, Tomonori Ikeda, a 30-year-old clerk, looked out his office window on Shinjuku-dori Avenue, not far from the Imperial Palace, and saw a man covered with blood running and using a cell phone. What had just happened?
"Suddenly, Tomonori's paper cut didn't sting quite as bad."—Anthony Wright
"Give me a hint: Was the cell phone manufactured by Firestone?"—John Leary (Mark Romoser and Sharon Dynek had similar answers.)
"The Japanese are so sensitive. Those bombs were a way long time ago."—Will Vehrs (similarly, Mark Romoser)
"Nothing bad, just a disaster-preparedness drill in case, on a visit to Tokyo, Dick Cheney's heart explodes."—Gary Frazier
"Nothing, according to the three major networks. (Remember: This event took place in Tokyo.)"—Tim Carvell
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