The Rainbow District School Board in Canada has teamed up with Greentec Recycling Solutions in order to offer the local community a chance to drop their old cell phones and other electronic items off so that they can be recycled rather than end up as landfill. Drop-off depots will be organized throughout “Earth Month” in April, starting off in the parking lot of Manitoulin Secondary School from nine o’clock in the morning to three o’clock in the afternoon on the third of April, with other times and locations on offer on the sixteenth.
The United States government is developing a “panic button” system to help freedom campaigners in foreign countries ranging from China to numerous places in the Middle East, by allowing them to receive alerts and wipe out their entire address books should security forces take their cell phone.
A new malady known as “Blackberry Thumb” is striking cell phone users. It could even lead to litigation against employers, according to The Daily Telegraph. “Blackberry Thumb”, as the condition has been termed, refers to a repetitive strain injury caused to the thumb by too much use of cell phones to send mail and text messages. It is now becoming so common that at least one law firm believes it is only a matter of time before employers that demand the constant use of cell phones as part of the job start to get sued by workers who develop the malady and are looking for compensation.
I was reading on NorthJersey.com about how residents of Bloomfield are upset about a cell phone tower being placed on Broad Street. While I, like the article’s writer, understand the concern, it is a big and unsightly piece of construction, I cannot help but wonder and which is really the worst evil in people’s minds: an eyesore of a cell phone tower or poor cell phone connections?
Do not expect to see an application that can detect the level of radiation coming from Apple iPhones anytime soon. Steve Jobs has “no interest” in letting you find out. That is official.
More and more communities in the United States are getting involved in the recycling of old cell phones and other electronic goods as concern over the amount of electrical waste generated each year continues to mount.
Are cell phones bad for your bones? That is the rickety question being asked after an Argentinian study found that using cell phones could put people at risk for developing weakened bones in the hip area. Researchers selected forty-eight men, twenty-four of whom used cell phones and carried them around on their right hip, and twenty-four who did not use cell phones and studied them for a year.
When it comes time to upgrade to a new cell phone, you may want to think about disposing of your old cell phone properly. This could mean donating it, trading it in, or selling it. Nevertheless, while donating it seems pretty straight forward and trading it in only requires your cell phone service provider, who buys cell phones?
A concert is being staged in Northern Illinois to help promote a recycling collection event, in the hope that the show will further encourage people to bring and drop off their old cell phones and other items such as batteries and ink cartridges. ‘Reuse-a-palooza’, as the concert and recycling event has been named, is being hosted by the Northern Illinois University Environmental Alliance (also known as The Green Peas). This will feature no less than twelve acts on the bill, including the likes of Grateful Dead tribute band DOSE, along with Jack Mack, CPW Rovers, two late night DJ sets and even a spoken word artist in the form of Emanuel Vinson.
A cell phone became an unlikely hero following a shooting that occurred during a robbery in Cleveland in the United States on Tuesday. Sixty-nine year old John McCurley was working in his shop, John’s Used Auto Parts on Meech Street, when a gunman walked into the store and demanded money. Sources say the gunman panicked when a customer, forty-seven year old Doug Jones, walked into the store, shot McCurley and ran for it. Amazingly, however, it seems that a handily placed cell phone situated on McCurley’s person may have deflected the course of the bullet and actually saved the man’s life.