The safe disposal of unwanted old cell phones, computers, printed and other electronic equipment is becoming a growing problem in Africa.
The decision by Health Canada to include a warning about the dangers of young people having too much exposure to cell phones did not go far enough
It is looking likely that cell phones will become more universal than ever before now that major institutions such as Northern Kentucky University have begun providing kiosks where students and staff can charge mobile devices such as cell phones, portable mp3 players, and even tablet computers. The service is free of charge, but only in the sense of being available without monetary cost to all comers. The kiosks definitely do deliver a ‘charge’ in the form of electricity.
A cell phone thief in Henry County in the United States made a rather cardinal error when he accidentally uploaded a photo of himself to the Facebook page of his victim.
As the use of mobile phones has skyrocketed in recent years, more users have become aware of the various accessories available for use with the more advanced devices. One of these is the Bluetooth headset, which allows cell phone users to communicate with their phones, including even dialing phone numbers, all without using their fingers or hands.
It has been reported the Mayor of Toronto in Canada has been caught again breaking the law by using his cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. It is barely two months since Mayor Rob Ford admitted to using a cell phone while driving but promised he would never do it again, yet now semi-retired small business owner Sarah Barrett claims to have seen the Mayor getting up to his old tricks again on Monday.
Health Canada has told parents of children under the age of 18 to limit the amount of time they spend talking on new or old cell phones. The new advice was issued by the agency yesterday and is a nuanced alteration from the advice given on previous occasions, which merely suggested people limit their cell phone time if they were at all concerned by the unproven speculation that cell phone radiation could increase the chances of developing brain cancer.
A cell phone image sensor that is widely commercially available is being used to help engineers ‘image’ cell cultures. The cell phone sensor, together with a Google smartphone and Lego building blocks is assisting engineers from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena in the United States to develop a ‘smart’ petri dish in which they can image cell cultures.
Despite the great majority of motorists freely admitting that they believe that driving and using a new or old cell phone do not mix, an alarming amount confess that they still continue to combine both of those activities anyway.
The days when cyclists could get away with doing things those in a car could not are soon to be over in Chicago, where the city’s aldermen have agreed to “level the playing field” by banning cyclists from talking or texting on a cell phone (unless they have a hands-free device) while riding a bike.