Legislators in Texas in the United States have failed in their bid to make it illegal to use new or old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle after the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, vetoed the bill.
The hacking of used cell phones has been big news over the last few weeks, with the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, but now a new warning about the dangers of cell phone hackers has been sounded.
Cody Wilkins, a burglar from Montgomery County in the United States, became famous all over the world because of the exceptionally inept manner in which he allowed himself to be caught – leaving his old cell phone plugged into a wall socket in the house of one of his victims because it needed recharging and then forgetting to take it with him when he fled – yet there was little laughter when the criminal received a prison sentence of no less than 26 and a half years for his actions.
The ubiquity of used cell phones in all of our lives has given way to a new form of annoyance – cell phone rudeness.
The story that has been running in the mainstream media over the last few days, claiming that worries over the cancer risk from used cell phones have been rebutted has itself been rebutted by worried experts.
Vonage, the internet calling service, is updating its unlimited international calling packages to include cell phones.
If you 1) have an Android phone and 2) are one of the Google+ early adopters or plan to jump in to the fray as soon as it’s opened to the public, downloading the Google+ for Android should be one of the first things on your list.
New and old cell phones will soon be able to take advantage of its international unlimited calling plans. Vonage introduced the new Vonage Extensions service yesterday, which essentially extends its home voice calling service to all cell phones.
It is reported that Toronto’s Mayor was caught red-handed using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle and has even since admitted it – but because the offence was witnessed by an ordinary member of the general public rather than a police officer, he has been able to walk away without getting a ticket.
Where do old cell phones and other forms of discarded electronic equipment go? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is trying to find out, working with both electronics recycling companies and educational not-for-profit organizations and using tracking software to find out just where used cell phones and other forms of e-waste actually end up.