There is a new social phenomenon in the United States, and that phenomenon has a name – “mobile affinity”. A new study suggests that users of new and old cell phones are becoming attached to their gadgets in an emotional manner normally reserved for actual living things such as pets.
I’ve been reading reviews on the newly-released HP TouchPad, the first tablet form that is up to the task of serving as a laptop replacement for business professionals.
The fact that the use of new or old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle has been illegal in Oahu for two years now does not seem to be impressing drivers, with police officers issuing around 1000 tickets every month throughout the whole of last year and the first six months of 2011.
A woman in Fairhaven in the United States who lost all the photographs she had of her deceased infant daughter after her used cell phone was stolen while she sat at the girl’s graveside has had the phone – complete with photographs – returned to her after nine days.
The City Council in North Platte in the United States is considering putting a tax on used cell phone owners. Councilman Jerry Stoll announced on Tuesday that the City Council is considering making alterations to an existing city ordinance in order to modernize it and put a communications tax on those who use cell phones.
If you read this blog regularly, you will see that I feel pretty strong about using a cell phone when you are driving; particularly when it comes to texting, which makes you take your eyes off the road in order to read and input a message.
It seems that talking and texting are not the only dangers that new or old cell phones are causing on the road, with a new survey suggesting that internet apps downloadable to used cell phones are distracting drivers, particularly students.
Emergency managers in Florida in the United State are calling for an emergency alert system for used cell phones. With hurricane season well underway in the state, it is only a matter of time before a life threatening storm hits, and many believe that the power to alert the public of the danger via their new or old cell phones is by far the best way to give people immediate information about any such crises.
The laws against using new or old cell phones while driving a motor vehicle are being cracked down on by police in Portland, Oregon as of this Tuesday.
From time to time, I like to take a moment and remind everyone why we recycle our cell phones. It’s not just about the cash; it’s also about the environment and about people.