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No Ban for Hands Free Cell Phone Use

The NHTSA in the United States will not be seeking to implement bans on the use of hands free cell phone devices while driving, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. While some people claim that the devices, such as Onstar from GM or Ford’s Sync are every bit as distracting as talking or texting on an ordinary cell phone, LaHood says the NHTSA does not have enough evidence to justify attempting to support a ban. He claims that they are investigating whether such devices could constitute a ‘cognitive distraction’ for drivers. “We base our solutions on data, and before I or anyone else gets up and starts talking about ‘hands free this’ or ‘hands free that’, or Sync or whatever, we want to have good data to back it up.”

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NABC Joins Cell Phone Recycling Scheme to Help Soldiers

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) of the United States of America has decided to sign up for the nationwide cell phone recycling scheme known as “Cell Phones for Soldiers”. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a national non profit organization .It collects old cell phones for recycling in order to turn them into prepaid phone cards to enable soldiers who are serving overseas to be able to call their loved ones back home. As part of its ongoing quest to enhance the image and reputation of the auto collision industry, the National Auto Body Council has decided to get involved and pledge its support, encouraging both members and other firms in the auto collision industry to get involved as much as they can.

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Cell Phones Disrupt Sleep

Cell phones and computers may be contributing to sleepless nights. The National Sleep Foundation in the United States has conducted a survey which shows that around forty-three percent of American citizens are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, with up to sixty percent experiencing some kind of sleep problem and technology may be as much to blame as stress and crying babies.

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Would a Human-Shaped Cell Phone Enhance a Long Distance Relationship?

I have been reading about a project being undertaken in Japan. Takashi Minato, who works for the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International and a team of consultants from NTT DoCoMo (mobile phone company), the Osaka University, and a few other unnamed companies, have created a prototype of a new cell phone that is shaped like a person and feels like one too.