Those who fear technology is taking over may feel their point has been proven with the news that the country of Chile actually has more cell phones than human inhabitants. The country had a population of sixteen million, eight hundred thousand in 2009, yet the amount of cell phones in Chile stood at over seventeen million, six hundred thousand.
I was reading an article on Computer World that said that come mid-March, AT&T will be providing SMS and MMS alerts to their cell phone users, providing coupons and rewards based on where the user is located at the time. For instance, I am in town and near WalMart and my phone beeps with a text that says, “10% off George brand clothes at WalMart” or something to that effect.
More than a third of all adults in the United Kingdom and the United States play games on their cell phones, according to a new study. The study, commissioned by video game operator and publisher PopCap Games and carried out by Information Solutions Group, says that cell phones have surpassed personal computers and video game consoles as the number one gaming device over the course of the last two years. Two thousand, two hundred and forty five people were interviewed as a part of the study with more than half saying they have played a game on a cell phone at some point.
The Burlington Board of Health is getting into cell phone recycling. The Board has announced that it will be partnering with recycling company MassRecycle in a bid to encourage residents to recycle their old cell phones rather than simply throw them away and have them end up becoming landfill. People can bring their used cell phones and drop them off at the Health Office at Room 227 of 61 Center Street between nine o’clock in the morning and four o’clock in the afternoon. There are no fees for the service, and all old cell phones will be accepted, regardless of how old they are or what condition they may be in. All old cell phones dropped off at the Health Office will then be sent on to Charitable Recycling in Michigan, while MassRecycle will receive a donation for every old cell phone that gets sent on.
Taking a photo using cell phones can compromise your privacy and safety, according to hacker and computer security consultant Brad Haines. Haines warns that many people who take photos with their cell phones and then upload them on to the internet in order to share them with friends and family may be unaware that free software that is widely available online might allow strangers to track down where you are by using GPS information.
Students cannot get enough of texting one another on their cell phones – even in class. With four out of five teenagers in the United States believed to own a cell phone, this means around seventeen million teenagers, most of whom bring those cell phones into school according to Marketcharts.com.
With enough e-waste being generated over the course of twelve months to fill more than five thousand shipping containers just in the United States alone, recycling has never been more important. The NextStep Recycling company, which specializes in the recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, knows this only too well and has now taken on a partnership with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to educate attorneys from countries around the world including Asia, Africa, the Americas and both Eastern and Central Europe, about the necessity and worth of recycling old cell phones and other obsolete electrical equipment rather than sending them to landfills and causing damage to the planet in the process.
Cell phone etiquette is heading on a downward spiral according to a new survey. The study, which was conducted by the Intel Corporation, says that cell phone etiquette is deteriorating rapidly even in comparison to just one year ago, with seventy five percent claiming things are getting worse.
Rumours of Underwhelming Sales for Verizon’s iPhone 4 Spread
To people who throw away their old cell phones when they get a new one, that cell phone is just junk. But, to others, they’ve just thrown away a valuable commodity.