( education / news / rss ) So how do Magic Earbuds perform, are they worth purchasing and do they stand out as a worthy Apple AirPods alternative? I've been wearing them this past week to find out. ... read more
( education / technology / phones ) My hero!
via rotary dial
"Rather than learn to live with a smartphone, this engineer designed her own cell phone with a rotary dial--and she is helping others to make their..." ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) "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 top of the 2G, 3G and 4G network ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) 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 ... read more
( education / technology / phones ) 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 & Engineering at the UW. To achieve th ... read more
( education / news / crime / phones ) Another phone scam to be aware of ...
"After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?'
All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can, said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you do not want to do.
Police say scammers record your 'yes' response, and then use it to sign you up ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) 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 ... read more
( education / technology / phones ) 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 o ... read more
( education / technology / phones ) 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 ... read more
( education / technology / phones )
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 inconveni ... read more
( education / technology / phones ) 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 we ... read more