Old cell phones and other electrical goods which end up as poorly disposed of e-waste are a major threat to human health, according to a new report.
Ratatat are saying no to fans who want to use their old cell phones in order to record their live gigs. The electro rock duo who are currently touring North America have told the Edmonton Sun newspaper that they have been lenient in the past about fans using old cell phones to record their live gigs, which then invariably end up posted on the internet on such sites as YouTube in very poor quality, but have now changed their minds and want the practice stopped altogether.
Those who bemoan the lack of ways to power up their old cell phone could be in for a surprise. New research is looking into the possibility of powering up used cell phones with bacteria. All living things give off energy and scientists at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory and England’s University of East Anglia, who have been studying a particular variety of bacteria, believe they have found a way to harness the energy that those bacteria are giving off.
This year, May to September isn’t just about summer fun; it’s also about smartphones – with several new releases either having just hit the market are expected to within the next few months.
Never take an old cell phone away from a teenager. That is the lesson that has been learned in a very painful manner by a man from Mason County in the United States.
The United Nations says that if the world learned to recycle more old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, there would be far less of a need to mine so much metal from out of the ground. Thomas Graedal, a Yale University professor who is also a member of the United Nations Environment Programme, says more waste management schemes, coupled with smarter product designs from manufacturers would have a major impact on metal recycling rates.
The law against using a new or old cell phone while operating a motor vehicle in Jefferson in the United States is not new, but it is the focus of a new police crackdown on the offence. The extra enforcement began on Tuesday and will continue until Monday the sixth of June.
All over the USA, State supreme courts are trying to determine whether a police officer needs a warrant to search data stored on a person’s cell phone or smartphone. So far, opinions are split.
Will used cell phones soon be replacing credit cards as a way to pay for goods and services? That is the question major credit card companies may well be asking themselves following the announcement that internet giant Google is set to unleash a new NFC mobile payment technology that will allow consumers to use their cell phones to pay for goods and services.
Cell phones are to put to use helping Kenyans to understand the need for the recycling of used cell phones and other forms of electronic waste in a new bid by the government to try and increase the efficiency of e-waste management in the country.