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Engineer Makes A Diy Cell Phone With Rotary Dial So She Doesn't Have To Use A Smartphone

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My hero! via rotary dial Rather than learn to live with a smartphone, this engineer designed her own ... read more

We Have No Reason To Believe 5g Is Safe

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via Scientific American The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there ... read more

Stop 5g On Earth And In Space

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We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (-) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on ... read more

So, You Dropped Your Phone Into The Toilet?

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Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow.com/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, the toilet had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home! Speaking of iPhones, if you've been ... read more

Your Cell Phone Might Detect A Credit Card Skimmer

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When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good, says Sid Miller. via Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer. ... read more

Battery-Free Cell Phone

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Cool! This would (eventually) remove the need for environment-destroying battery factories. We've built what we believe is the first functioning cellphone that consumes almost zero power, said co-author Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engin... read more

My Phones

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In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see all of these, and their trade-in value, if any... read more

Best Smartphone (2013)

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I've got an iPhone 4 now, which I've never been crazy about. I used to have a Blackberry Curve, which I was also never crazy about. If I could combine the best features from both, that'd be nice, but probably still not good enough. :) My original PDA (remember when they were called PDAs?) was a Pock ... read more

Sprint Now Allows Editing How You Appear In Caller Id

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This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in Sprint customer support clearly did not understand the concept of nicknames and ... read more

Stupid Online Chat With Sprint Support

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12:32:39 PM : Bill: Initial Question/Comment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying Oops, something's broken or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the required fields. 12:34:14 PM : Vicki: Hi Bill. I am sorry for the incon ... read more

New Cell Phone

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Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone. The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes. Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes. Just last month I had to increase my allowed minutes from 300 to 450 because I went... read more


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