A cell phone became an unlikely hero following a shooting that occurred during a robbery in Cleveland in the United States on Tuesday. Sixty-nine year old John McCurley was working in his shop, John’s Used Auto Parts on Meech Street, when a gunman walked into the store and demanded money. Sources say the gunman panicked when a customer, forty-seven year old Doug Jones, walked into the store, shot McCurley and ran for it. Amazingly, however, it seems that a handily placed cell phone situated on McCurley’s person may have deflected the course of the bullet and actually saved the man’s life.
Fancy answering your cell phone without actually having to touch it? A new development may make it possible to do just that, potentially cutting down accidents when people answer their cell phones while driving in the process. A new application, known as ‘iZi’ will allow people to answer their cell phone just by waving their hand over it and not having to look for or fiddle around with any of those pesky buttons.
One United States Senator is pushing for new laws restricting the authorities’ right to track people via their cell phones and other such technologies without first obtaining a search warrant. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) believes that new ground rules need to be in place for protecting the privacy of the average American citizen
Do you think you have wiped the personal data from your old cellular phone before passing it on? Think again. A British study examining old cell phones found that more than fifty percent of them still had personal data accessible even after being wiped, with everything from bank account details, friends’ telephone numbers and email addresses, credit card PIN numbers and much more besides, still stored on the phones, despite their former owners’ best efforts.
Cell phone firm, Digital Phone Company, is getting into the cell phone recycling business after cutting a deal with 20:20 Mobile, which means it will now be able to provide such a service in-house. Digital Phone Company, which is based in East Anglia in the United Kingdom, will be able to provide customers with the ability to hand in their old cell phones for recycling at till points in no less than eleven of its stores, with those who hand in handsets receiving either free accessories or a discount on a new mobile to replace their old cellular phone, depending on the value of the item being recycled. Digital Phone Company, which will be paying a set rate for each recycled phone, is hoping the scheme will boost sales and increase revenue.
A bill, which is currently being drafted by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, will, if accepted, apply local privacy protection to a person’s geo-location information.
While there are a few different avenues you can consider when selling your cell phone, the online option generally offers the best money. The two most popular methods are recycling for cash (sellcell.com) or selling on eBay. Which method is right for you, depends on you.
Qatar is getting into the recycling of old cell phones and other electronic equipment thanks to its new e-Waste Recycling Programme. The program, which collects used cell phones and other old electronic equipment donated to Qtel shops by the general public and at other sites all across the country, has proven to be a big success.
Cell phones could be recharged in seconds rather than hours if a new device designed by researchers at the University of Illinois in the United States happens. The device is a 3D nanostructure that could give users the power to recharge cell phones and laptop computers in just a few seconds using high charge lasers and defibrillators, according to a report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
The citizens of Monterey Park in the northeast of Calgary in Canada are engaged in a fight to stop a cell phone tower being built in their community – for the second time. Homeowners in the neighborhood are outraged by plans by Shaw Communications to erect a twenty five meter high cell phone tower in the parking lot of a local church.