It has been labeled a ‘false meme’ – an idea that begins from a certain source but is then misinterpreted and spreads throughout the world as though it was true yet is not. That is the truth behind the “Cell Phones kill Bees” story that has been dominating the headlines over the past few days.
An Italian bus driver who used cell phones with both hands while steering with his elbows has been suspended from duty. The driver was chatting away merrily on two cell phones at a time while driving the bus in a unique “hands free” way
During my morning’s perusal of news feeds, I came across an article on New Media Age that discussed a recent survey conducted by the Association of Publishing Agencies (APA). According to the article, a survey of 952 iPad owners revealed that people would rather get a free app attached to a brand than pay for a non-branded application.
A new cell phone has been designed to make cell phone recycling easier when it inevitably reaches time for disposal. The RevOlvo combination cell phone and charger is deliberately designed to be easily broken apart once it has reached the end of its natural life, thus making life considerably easier for cell phone recycling companies such as SellCell than many other kinds of old cell phones.
Fears over the effects of radiation emanating from cell phone towers could put an end to a proposal to erect a new cell phone tower in a wooded area only 120 meters away from an elementary school in Port Coquitlam in the United States.
King County Council in the United States has set official guidelines relating to the recycling of old cell phones as well as other electrical items such as old computers, televisions and more. The new laws force contractors for the county to follow Basel Action Network rules relating to the safe and responsible recycling or reuse of old cell phones and other items of electrical waste.
Yesterday, representatives from Google, Apple and others were called to be witnesses in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones, and Your Privacy.”
New and old cell phones alike will soon be able to receive alerts from the government in times of emergency with a new program that was announced by the US government on Tuesday.
A congresswoman in Honolulu wants to make it a crime to have used cell phones while crossing the road. Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi has sponsored a measure that will make it illegal to use a cell phone or any other kind of electronic device while crossing the street. The measure faces an initial vote today.
The issue of privacy with regards to used cell phones such as the Apple iPhone and some Google phones has hit the headlines recently thanks to the revelation that smartphones are not only capable of tracking their users’ location but actually stores that information – in an unencrypted form – for up to a year afterwards.