The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States wants tighter regulations on cell phone signal boosters following concern that they could interfere with carrier networks. Rather than going for an outright ban on boosters, the FCC is instead looking to tighten guidelines on them so that they can be used both effectively and safely without endangering carrier networks.
If you have time, Google Vodafone’s “Evolution of the Mobile” video that was created to advertise Android – a video which takes an old chunky handset and morphs it into a modern smartphone.
The video was produced for Vodafone, one of the UK’s top cellular phone service providers. The technology behind the video is 3D projection mapping, where an object serves as the projection screen, rather than having the traditional flat projection screen hung behind it on a wall. For this video, the screen is a table on which a series of cell phones are placed. According to the write-ups, the 3D projection mapping techniques are being used on a small scale never seen before.
Police in Sonoma County in California in the United States have issued over four hundred tickets to drivers using their cell phones while operating their motor vehicle in the space of just five days. The great majority of the tickets were issued over just two days in what is a large crackdown on the illegal use of cell phones while driving being carried out throughout the state of California all across the month of April in what is being termed “Distracted Drive Awareness Month’.
A student anti-genocide organization and an activist program at the University of Regis in the United States are encouraging students to donate old cell phones in a bid to help doctors who are working in often dangerous overseas countries. The student organizations, STAND and the Engaged Scholar Activist Program are running the drive for the recycling of old cell phones.
The recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electrical waste is on the increase in Westport in Connecticut in the United States. Official figures show that local citizens are depositing more used cell phones and other electrical items at the town transfer station and recycling center, which is situated on Sherwood Island Connector, than ever before, with forty tons of electrical waste having been dropped off there for recycling since July last year, which evens out to almost four point seven tons each and every month. The waste center began accepting used cell phones and other electrical items for recycling three years ago back in 2008,
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According to an article by Scott Canon of the Kansas City Star, Sprint Nextel confirmed yesterday that it intends to lead the way in the US transition to NFC.
For those of you who don’t know, NFC stands for “near field communication” and is a technology that, when included in our cell phones, turns them into a type of mobile payment device. Using specially-designed checkout terminals or readers, a person can swipe their phone to pay for goods and services.
E-World Online, a company which offers recycling for old cell phones and other electronic items across the whole of the United States, is launching a new audit program to try to ensure that the electronic recyclers it has working for it only do their work to the very highest environmental health and safety standards. E-World Online is responsible for the recycling of electronic equipment, including old cell phones, for various big name commercial companies such as Acer America Corp, Sony Electronics Inc and ViewSonic. It has various collection sites throughout the United States in order to serve manufacturers while also making recycling easier for the general consumer.
April has been declared to be cell phone recycling month by e-cycle, a buyback and old cellular phone recycling company in the United States. To tie in with “Earth Day”, which is held on the twenty second of this month, the company has decided to use the whole of the month of April to raise awareness of the problems caused by electrical waste such as used cell phones, and the fact that there is an alternative, namely recycling.
A prison riot kicked off over a cell phone yesterday at the maximum security Holman Prison, which is situated in Atmore in the United States. Dorm ‘A’, which plays host to a hundred and fifteen inmates, was the site of the uprising which was sparked when a prison officer discovered an inmate with an unauthorized cell phone and attempted to remove it from his possession.