Consumers might soon be able to recharge their old cell phones while sitting by the campfire… with the heat of the campfire!
A Canadian study citing used cell phones as a contributing factor to infertility in men has been backed up by an infertility specialist in India.
The ban on using new or old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle in Washington State in the United States is now 12 months old, but is anyone actually listening? Washington State Patrol officers say that a large percentage of drivers just do not seem to care, with many not even attempting to hide the fact they are using a cell phone while driving.
In a recent poll conducted by TNS, it was discovered that while over 80% of US cell phone users report being aware of the cell phone related cancer risk warnings released by the World Health Organization, most say it will not be affecting their use of their cells.
A self-proclaimed “educated” woman has been forced to leave a passenger train after using bad language and talking at an excessive volume on her used cell phone, in the second such incident to hit the media in barely a month.
Thieves who target businesses and even residential homes in order to steal copper pipes and wires is nothing new, but in Des Moines in Iowa in the United States, the criminals have suddenly found a different target – old cell phone towers.
Old cell phones may not actually grow on trees, but they could help to grow trees, if a new Nokia cell phone recycling campaign in Indonesia pays off. The program, which has been given the name of “Give and Grow 2011: Give Mobile Phones, Grow Trees”, was actually first implemented two years ago back in 2009, but Nokia is stepping up the campaign.
Officials in Antioch in the United States are considering joining the growing number of areas to outlaw the use of new and old cell phones while engaged in the operating of a motor vehicle. “This would be another example of how Antioch leads in public safety,” claims Mary Dominiak, a Trustee.
A trial run to see whether the use of new and old cell phones in a high school would be a success has been well received by both students and parents in Maine Township School District in the United States.
The popular coffee shop Starbucks has recently introduced a new cell phone application that will allow Android 2.1 and above users to pay for their purchases with their smartphone. The new application is free to download at the Android Market and will work at 6,800 of Starbucks’ stores and over 1,000 of their shops located inside Targets.