Africa, which has long been dealing with the thousands of tons of electronic waste that is shipped to the country for disposal from Europe, often under very hazardous conditions, is now dealing more and more with the problem of electronic waste that has been generated rather closer to home.
In recent years, one company after another has brought up ways in which Americans may soon be able to use their cell phones as a form of mobile wallet.
Radiation from new and old cell phones could affect the brain development of unborn babies, according to the lead author of a controversial new animal study.
American consumers hardly need more reasons to get a new cell phone; the devices are already handy in nearly every walk of life.
More people have access to cell phones than they do toilets in India, according to new data taken from the country’s census in 2011.
Electronic waste, including the likes of old cell phones, “is a stupid problem”, according to the environment minister of Sweden, Lena Ek.
The office of Governor Chris Gregoire released a report yesterday to say that the state has been able to slash cell phone usage and waste by almost as much as $1.7 million following a state audit that revealed that the state had been paying for services it did not even actually use.
The old-fashioned way of collecting coupons may soon be a thing of the past if a brand new technology that has been developed in North Texas becomes a success.
While new technologies such as tablets and voice-enabled software that can understand even the vaguest of instructions are making the headlines, they appear to be widening the digital divide between young and old Americans.
A teenager who fell down a rubbish chute, while trying to retrieve her old cell phone, has blamed the accident on her ‘flip-flops’ footwear.