Tag Archives: Mobile phone

today’s holiday: Mobile-Phone Throwing World Championship


Mobile-Phone Throwing World Championship

The Mobile-Phone Throwing World Championship takes place in August in Savonlinna, Finland. The light-hearted event offers several categories for men, women, and teams: original, which is based on distance; freestyle, based on distance, style, aesthetics, and creativity; and juniors, which is limited to children 12 years old and under. First-place winners get a new mobile phone. Since the inaugural competition in 2000, several European countries—including Norway, Switzerland, and Germany—have introduced their own national championships. More… Discuss

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News – Tech at work: Status Update Saves Stranded Hiker


Status Update Saves Stranded Hiker

A resourceful emergency dispatcher used social media to help save a hiker who plunged 150 feet (45 m) off a cliff into a tree near Sacramento, California, this week. After a 911 call by the hiker’s son was disconnected, dispatchers tried in vain to determine the location using the cell phone’s coordinates—until a dispatch trainee Googled the injured man’s name. She soon found his Facebook page, saw an earlier status update about his hike, and sent rescue crews to his location. The man was treated for broken bones and a head injury. More… Discuss

Hands-Free Technology Can Make Drivers More Dangerous


Hands-Free Technology Can Make Drivers More Dangerous

Hands-free, speech-activated phone and infotainment systems for drivers are meant to make roads safer, but many are having the opposite effect. These systems are intended to make it easier for drivers to do things like make a call, send a text, or tune the radio without taking their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel, but many of the programs are so error-prone and complicated that they end up being a greater distraction than, for example, talking on a hand-held cell phone. More… Discuss

this pressed: USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all – CNET


USB Type-C will replace all these current different types of USB cables. Dong Ngo/CNET

 

Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail


Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail

Let this story be a lesson to any would-be contraband smugglers—do not try to toss a football filled with heroin, marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, and chargers over a prison fence unless you are certain you have the arm for it. A young man in Michigan is now behind bars and facing contraband charges after allegedly attempting this feat and failing, his football landing short between two fences at a state prison rather than in the inmates’ exercise yard. Not only did the boneheaded criminal fail to make his delivery, but he also attempted it in full view of one of the prison’s guards and was quickly apprehended. More… Discuss

news: Cell Phones’ Effects on Adolescent Brains


Cell Phones’ Effects on Adolescent Brains

Although today’s youth cannot conceive of a world without cell phones, the devices have only been around for a few decades, and little is definitively known about their health effects. Researchers in Britain are therefore launching a study to investigate the effects of cell phones and similar devices on children’s brain development. It will track some 2,500 preteens into early adolescence and evaluate cognitive functions like memory and attention in an effort to discern whether their use of mobile phones, smartphones, or other wireless devices plays a role either in improving or impairing these functions. More… Discuss

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NEWS: HALF OF AMERICANS SUBSCRIBE TO MEDICAL CONSPIRACY THEORIES


Half of Americans Subscribe to Medical Conspiracy Theories

Do you believe that government regulators conspire with the pharmaceutical industry to block access to natural medical cures or that the government knows that cell phones cause cancer but is not taking action because of corporate pressure? It turns out that Americans widely subscribe to these and many other medical conspiracy theories. Nearly half of the respondents in a recent US survey agreed with at least one of six common medical conspiracy theories. In addition to the two conspiracy theories noted in the above question, the survey asked about conspiracies involving genetically modified foods, vaccines, water fluoridation, and HIV. More… Discuss

 

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Car Buyers Beware: 9 Notorious Scams | Active Insurance


Car Buyers Beware: 9 Notorious Scams | Active Insurance.

 

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Top 10 Online Scams | The Most Common Online Scams


Need Help Getting Started?Top 10 Online Scams | The Most Common Online Scams

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: FIRST IPHONE ANNOUNCED (2007)


First iPhone Announced (2007)

Development of Apple’s iPhone began in 2004, when a team of about 1,000 employees began work on the highly confidential “Project Purple.” Their efforts fundamentally changed the cell phone industry and prompted the development of a host of increasingly advanced smartphones that essentially function as mobile computers. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone on January 9, 2007, at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco. What business did he prank-call as he tested features for the audience? More… Discuss

 

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PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE


Planned Obsolescence

Planned obsolescence is a policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it, thereby stimulating sales. Now applied to many different products, notably computer software, the concept first emerged in the 1920s when companies began to analyze every aspect of mass production. Planned obsolescence can refer to both technical failures and to “style” obsolescence. What are some examples of modern products that are designed to become obsolete? More… Discuss

 

ACLU to Wireless Carriers: Stop Tracking Americans’ Movements (Click here to read this critical issue)


ACLU to Wireless Carriers: Stop Tracking Americans' Movements

ACLU to Wireless Carriers: Stop Tracking Americans' Movements (Click here to read this critical issue)

“The ACLU today wrote to the CEOs of the nation’s major cell phone providers asking that they stop routinely collecting and storing data on their customers’ daily movements. We’re also urging Americans to make this same demand, and we’ve created a page making it easy to do so.”
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/aclu-wireless-carriers-stop-tracking-americans-movements)

WHO Labels Cell Phones “Possibly Carcinogenic”


WHO Labels Cell Phones “Possibly Carcinogenic”

After reviewing epidemiological studies relating to mobile phone use and to exposure to elec tromagnetic fields in the workplace, the World Health Organization‘s International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that current evidence does not establish a strong link between cell phone use and increased risk of a malignant type of brain cancer. However, it also does not rule it out. It has therefore classified the devices as “possibly carcinogenic” and recommends that, until additional research into the long-term effects of heavy mobile phone use provides more definitive data, consumers consider reducing their exposure. More… Discuss

Diagnosis: Reality Check via WebMD


Prepare For Survival In Case Of Emergencies

With today’s technology in mind, several things should always be in your emergency backpacks: A very loud whistle, and a laser pointer (in case you have been isolated in the wild, and away from accessible routes. They both can help in being located when lost. Of course today cell phones can be very helpful. There are very inexpensive battery, dynamo, and solar powered, operated portable radios. Always have your little waterproofed medicine, protein bar and matches.