The EU has set new targets for the recycling of e-waste, but at least one recycling company believes they are still just not good enough. At the moment, the EU Environment Council has set collection quotas of four kilograms of electrical and electronic waste, including old cell phones, per person, but is now looking to change those quotas to a percentage of how much electrical equipment is sold instead.
A Newton lawyer has come up with a novel way to try to get the younger generation to not use their cell phones while they are operating a motor vehicle in what could be described as a good old-fashioned bribe. Lawyer Corey Walker and his wife Beth have come up with a scheme to effectively pay young drivers to not use cell phones while they are driving.
If there is one person who is unimpressed with modern cell phones, particularly “smart-phones”, it’s Free Software movement founder, Richard Stallman. Stallman, who also created the GNU operating system, believes smart-phones are a threat to the freedom of users and has no intention of getting one himself.
Residents of Cheshire are being encouraged to recycle electrical products, including old cell phones, in a bid to cut down on the number of such items ending up in landfills. The newspaper, The Middlewich Guardian, says that the Cheshire West and Chester Council is running a new scheme under the name of ‘Don’t Bin It, Bring It’.
I read an article this morning in the Dallas Morning News about how few of us lock our cell phones or protect it with security software and that is really not very smart.
I guess some Chinese citizens just cannot wait. The iPad 2, which has just been launched here in the USA, is already being sold on the Hong Kong grey market at double the price.
Police officers in Mumbai in India have been ordered to turn off their cell phones by their police chief, who is furious over the amount of time his men are wasting on their cell phones when they should be working.
Liberty Tax Service in Minooka in the United States has joined forces with the nationwide cell phone recycling scheme known as Cell Phones for Soldiers for its latest annual collection. All offices of the Liberty Tax Service will be accepting donations of old cell phones, with the company hoping to have collected at least a hundred used cell phones by the fifteenth of next month.
Anyone who uses cell phones or laptop computers knows the frustration of dealing with batteries that always seem to run out of power far too soon. The time has to be spent on recharging before they can be used again.
According to Zokem, a mobile analytics company, people who use Android and iOS (iPhone) spent as much time using their applications as they do sending text messages. The average user uses 15 apps per month; with 95% of Android/iPhone owners visiting their respective apps stores to download an average of 2.5 apps per month.