( education / tech / phones ) My hero!
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"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 ) Read the rest of the article at Scientific American
"The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks"
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( 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) radiati... 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!
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( education / tech / phones ) "When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... that's probably not good, says Sid Miller."
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( education / tech / 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 Scien... 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 all of these, and their trade-in value, if any... read more
( education / tech / 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 original PDA (remember when they were called PDAs? ... read more
( education / tech / 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 Sprint customer support clearly did not understand the concept of nicknam... read more
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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 f ... read more
( education / tech / 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 went... read more