We don’t know about you, but while the saying is that “less is more”, we kind of think that a little goes a long way. This is the main problem with all the hype over the web OS 3.0, due for release by HP. We were ‘teased’ by this impending device with the TouchPad last year, if you consider being teased to be quite the right word for being given so little information as to be a fairly pointless exercise.
Manchester Town in Carroll County in the United States continues to increase its efforts to “go green”. The Manchester Town offices, which introduced a printer cartridge recycling and a cell phone recycling scheme last year, is now expanding its operations to accept all rechargeable batteries for recycling, including but not limited to ones used in old cell phones. Even the town’s newspaper will now be published electronically rather than on paper, though hard copies will still be available for residents who do not use the internet.
Dr Devra Davis is a visiting fellow at Harvard University and a leading scientist on the dangers of cell phones. The scientist believes that cell phone radiation is in fact far more dangerous than most people believe, although in many cases the danger is increased by the fact that that ignorance prevents people from taking the precautions that could reduce the risk considerably.
People will be able to help the wild ape populations of Africa and Asia just by recycling cell phones at Brookfield Zoo. The Chicago Zoological Society, which runs Brookfield Zoo, is holding ape awareness weekends on the second and third and then the ninth and tenth of April. This is designed to both enable people to learn about the three species of ape contained in the zoo. They are the orangutans, western lowland gorillas and white cheeked gibbons. There will be educational and fun activities making them aware of the cell phone recycling scheme being run by the zoo, whereby people can donate their old cell phones in order to help apes, which live in their natural habitats in Africa and Asia.
The Blackberry Playbook is finally being released in the United States on the 19th of April after many months of increasingly tiresome speculation. The Playbook will be the first such tablet device from Research In Motion. The Playbook should, considering some of its specifications, be a reasonable enough contender in the marketplace, yet Research In Motion have taken what appears to be a worryingly slapdash approach to some of its features – namely, native applications.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and senior vice president of government affairs Vonya McCann are not impressed by the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile and are saying that the company intends to fight in the courts to prevent it from actually happening, but does he have a leg to stand on? Hesse reckons the merger will hurt consumers by reducing competition and certainly, Sprint makes some good points in their official statement on the matter.
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.
Apple’s new and much anticipated iPhone 5 may not be being released until fall, according to speculation. Take it with a pinch of salt if you will, but it seems the rumour mongers have been in overdrive thanks to the fact that Apple’s iPad 2 event, which was held earlier this month, featured not so much as a mention of the iOS 5. Rumours then circulated that a preview of the heavily hyped device would finally be given sometime in April, but the people at TechCrunch are now claiming that the first look at that device will now not be given until the summer, probably in June. If that turns out to be the case, then it would seem the actual release date for the item would not be until the fall.