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The Frightening Reason Parents Are Concerned About Snapchat's Latest Update

Parents have enough to worry about when trying to monitor their children's cell phone use, but Snapchat's latest update has given a new cause for concern. The new Snap Map feature allows users to showcase their exact location when uploading those adorable Snapchat-filtered selfies or videos. Show More Summary

FCC hits robocaller with agency's largest-ever fine of $120 million

The agency says the operation made 96 million spoofed robocalls in three months, mostly to cell phones.        

Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses

Traditional cameras—even those on the thinnest of cell phones—cannot be truly flat due to their optics: lenses that require a certain shape and size in order to function. At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). Show More Summary

Detecting Mobile Phone Transmissions With a Sound Card

Anyone who had a cheap set of computer speakers in the early 2000s has heard it – the rhythmic dit-da-dit-dit of a GSM phone pinging a cell tower once an hour or so. [153armstrong] has a write up on how to capture this on your computer.  It’s...Show More Summary

"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and Driving

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.

Colorado could be first state to ban smartphones for kids under 13

Try and take away a tween's cell phone and see what happens. The results won't be pretty. Read more...

Chad VanGaalen – “Old Heads”

"Who is the operator keeping all my cells together," Chad VanGaalen asks on the chorus of his new single "Old Heads." It's a valid existentially phrased question. Is VanGaalen referring to a literal phone operator connecting cell phones or does he mean anatomical cells? Either way, his single "Old Heads" is burdened by the anxious…

IT Wizardry

In fantasy settings with sufficient magic, there is likely to be a low level spell to send a simple message from person to person. Consider that a permanent magic item with this power is essentially a one way cell phone. This is such an indispensable item that no one who could afford it would be […]

Charlotte man killed during LetGo transaction

(Story broke 6/19/2017) 21-year-old Zack Finch was shot and killed on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Father’s day while trying to buy a cell phone. Zack was using the classifieds app LetGo which has been involved in at least two other murders in its short life. Show More Summary

You're sharing your cell phone number too frequently

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Phone numbers have become the new social security number, and they can be stolen.        

Colorado Ballot Measure Moves to Ban Smartphones for Kids Under 13

A ballot measure in Colorado to ban the sale of cell phones to children younger than 13 was just cleared by Colorado officials, AP reports. The possible ban, which is backed by Parents Against Underage Smartphones, now needs to get 300,000...Show More Summary

Three South American countries hold over half the world’s lithium

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

LITHIUM is a coveted commodity. Lithium-ion batteries store energy that powers mobile phones, electric cars and electricity grids (when attached to wind turbines and photovoltaic cells). Demand is expected nearly to triple by 2025.

Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life

(University of Houston) Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect -- they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers from the University of Houston have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns in Nature Materials.

Verizon – I Can’t Hear You Now

My cell phone experience is so fucking miserable. As I drove home last night and tried to have a conversation, I had five drops during a 30-minute drive from downtown Boulder to my house on the edge of Boulder and Longmont. When I drive into my office this morning, on exactly the same route, I... Read more The post Verizon – I Can’t Hear You Now appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Overheard in D.C.: Cell Phone Jeopardy!

D.C. has a lot going for it, and one of them is well-educated, informed people. [ more › ]

That song from Thomas Dolby and the other Sakamoto

From playing the iconic keyboard solo on Foreigner's Waiting For A Girl Like You to working with funk meister George Clinton to creating iconic cell phone ring tones, Thomas Dolby has always done his fair share of work in the field of music. One experimentation by Dolby you probably have never seen or heard is his collaboration …

Finding the Best Low Radiation Mobile Phone for You

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Cell phones are increasingly becoming a significant hazard in our daily lives. Continued mobile phone usage may result in lots of health issues due to its harmful radiation. Scientists discourage the use of smartphones as much as possible. Show More Summary

Parents' smartphone addiction linked to tantrums

Hey mom, put down your cell phone! Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.        

Free Cell Phone Service for a Year and ‘Travel’ as an Actual Diagnosable Addiction

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Free Cell Phone Service for a Year and ‘Travel’ as an Actual Diagnosable Addiction...

How Verbs and Nouns Got Apollo to the Moon

The Apollo guidance computer did a lot with a little, but the idea that your cell phone has more computer power is a little off. Yes, a smartphone can hold more information but it doesn’t exactly have the software to get you to the Moon. Show More Summary

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