Taking a photo using cell phones can compromise your privacy and safety, according to hacker and computer security consultant Brad Haines. Haines warns that many people who take photos with their cell phones and then upload them on to the internet in order to share them with friends and family may be unaware that free software that is widely available online might allow strangers to track down where you are by using GPS information.
Students cannot get enough of texting one another on their cell phones – even in class. With four out of five teenagers in the United States believed to own a cell phone, this means around seventeen million teenagers, most of whom bring those cell phones into school according to Marketcharts.com.
With enough e-waste being generated over the course of twelve months to fill more than five thousand shipping containers just in the United States alone, recycling has never been more important. The NextStep Recycling company, which specializes in the recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, knows this only too well and has now taken on a partnership with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to educate attorneys from countries around the world including Asia, Africa, the Americas and both Eastern and Central Europe, about the necessity and worth of recycling old cell phones and other obsolete electrical equipment rather than sending them to landfills and causing damage to the planet in the process.
Cell phone etiquette is heading on a downward spiral according to a new survey. The study, which was conducted by the Intel Corporation, says that cell phone etiquette is deteriorating rapidly even in comparison to just one year ago, with seventy five percent claiming things are getting worse.
It is being hailed as a potential health revolution, particularly for those living in rural areas – the CellScope, a device that can turn a cell phone into a microscope, enabling consumers to make their own diagnoses.
More old cell phones were reused and recycled during the twelve months which comprised 2010 than ever before, according to Full Circle Wireless, a company which prides itself on extending the usability of wireless cell phones and other devices. Full Circle Wireless says that its own cell phone recycling numbers have grown by fifty five percent over the last few years as more and more companies attempt to ‘go green’, and adds that it personally redeployed or recycled thousands of old cell phones over the course of 2010.
Relatives of victims who have lost their lives in vehicular accidents that were or may have been the result of inattentive drivers using their cell phones while on the road have urged legislators in Nevada in the United States to pass a law banning drivers from using the devices.
Cell phone users are being urged to use text messaging but not actually telephone calls on their cell phones when trying to contact those in Christchurch in New Zealand. Christchurch is still recovering from the massive earthquake that has made worldwide headline news and the cell phone network within the city and surrounding areas is still not back up to full strength. Cell phone providers 2degrees, Telecom and Vodafone are still scrambling to repair their systems but ongoing power problems appears to be the main issue, and users are being urged to make as few calls on their cell phones as possible to avoid scrambling the network altogether.
A performing arts school choir is set to get a one week trip to Costa Rica thanks to a series of fundraising events including a cell phone recycling scheme. The Women’s Choir at Schenectady High School’s John Sayles School of Fine Arts will be teaming up with the St Rose Women’s Chorale for a week long performance tour of Costa Rica. The tour, which will kick off from the sixth of March and carry on until the thirteenth of the month, will include concert performances at the University of Veritas in the capital city of San Jose, as well as at the Catedral Metropolitano and The Catedral de Gracia, where music workshops will also be held for young school children. The tour aims to ease the gap between high school and university while also expanding the students’ understanding of the world at large.
A plan to bring cell phone coverage to the London Underground has gone down like a lead balloon with city commuters. In a surprising survey conducted by cell phone vendor GoodMobilePhones, only a quarter of London Underground commuters thought the move was a good idea, with the great majority giving the proposition a big thumbs down.