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.
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of making a major overhaul of the European Union’s regulations regarding electronic waste
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.
Hercules Swart is one person who will likely never have a bad word to say about his cell phone.
Sales of electronic goods such as old cell phones across countries such as India and China and continents such as Latin America and Africa are expected to rapidly increase over the course of the next ten years
In the United States alone, there are approximately half a billion cell phones either in landfills or sitting in drawers gathering dust. Thankfully, more people are becoming aware of the toxic consequences of actually throwing away their cell phones, but in many cases that just means that people hang onto their old phones forever.