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Get Money for Old Cell Phones

If you have been thinking about switching over to a smartphone, now is the time. Because, over the next few months there are going to be many interesting and exciting new smartphones introduced to the US market, available from a variety of cell phone service carriers. This includes new phones sporting 4G and using the Android OS, BlackBerry OS, and the iOS; so, numerous choices in both hardware and software.

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Ratatat Say No to Used Cell Phone Recordings

Ratatat are saying no to fans who want to use their old cell phones in order to record their live gigs. The electro rock duo who are currently touring North America have told the Edmonton Sun newspaper that they have been lenient in the past about fans using old cell phones to record their live gigs, which then invariably end up posted on the internet on such sites as YouTube in very poor quality, but have now changed their minds and want the practice stopped altogether.

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Could Old Cell Phones Be Powered by Bacteria?

Those who bemoan the lack of ways to power up their old cell phone could be in for a surprise. New research is looking into the possibility of powering up used cell phones with bacteria. All living things give off energy and scientists at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory and England’s University of East Anglia, who have been studying a particular variety of bacteria, believe they have found a way to harness the energy that those bacteria are giving off.

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More Cell Phone Recycling Needed

The United Nations says that if the world learned to recycle more old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, there would be far less of a need to mine so much metal from out of the ground. Thomas Graedal, a Yale University professor who is also a member of the United Nations Environment Programme, says more waste management schemes, coupled with smarter product designs from manufacturers would have a major impact on metal recycling rates.

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Old Cell Phones Law Crackdown

The law against using a new or old cell phone while operating a motor vehicle in Jefferson in the United States is not new, but it is the focus of a new police crackdown on the offence. The extra enforcement began on Tuesday and will continue until Monday the sixth of June.