Plans are afoot to turn cell phones into a ‘one size fits all’ replacement for all credit cards but the development of the idea is being stymied due to all the big corporations who are fighting to be the first ones out of the gate. Everyone from banks to credit card companies to cell phone carriers all want to be the ones in charge of the technological innovation with billions of dollars at stake.
Sun Digital is stepping up its campaign to bring the concept of recycling electrical goods, including, old cell phones, to the population of Marion County in the United States. To this end, the company has teamed up with the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County to stage just such an electronic recycling event.
Brunswick Memorial Home is getting into the cell phone recycling business by joining forces with the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. Cell Phones for Soldiers has become well known all over the United States by reusing or recycling old cell phones which are donated by the general public in order to give soldiers who are serving in foreign countries the opportunity to make cell phone calls to their loved ones back home.
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.
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?