A new depot intended to recycle old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste is about to open in Australia courtesy of Kurrajong Warata.
The issue of privacy relating to used cell phones has been called into question by lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce committee in Congress in the United States.
On Tuesday, Microsoft dashed all hopes that there would ever be a Windows Phone 7 tablet to go with our Windows Phone 7 smartphones. But, it isn’t all bad news, as Windows 8 is around the corner and that will be on tablets.
The manufacturers of cell phones and other electronic items are the target of new laws by the government in India.
US senators are demanding an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in the wake of the revelations about the hacking of used cell phones by News Corp in the United Kingdom
Call screening has become a popular way of avoiding unwanted or nuisance calls on landlines, but the service has never been available on used cell phones – until now. T-Mobile has become the first wireless carrier in the United States to provide a caller ID feature.
Almost as many as 500 complaints were made about the used cell phone industry in just the last 12 months in the Chicago area in the United States alone, according to the Chicago version of the Better Business Bureau.
Much has been made of the benefits of “pinging” – a technique that is able to pinpoint the location of used cell phones by using cell phone masts – to catch criminals or help those stranded in remote areas, but the dark side of the technology has come out as the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News International organization continues to deepen in the United Kingdom.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed an agreement with Crimestoppers in a bid to crack down on companies that blatantly flout the law in Scotland by carrying out illegal e-waste operations in the country, including the unethical or unsafe disposal of electronic items such as old cell phones.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was writing about how smartphones were not really catching on in the USA. Obviously, that is changing.