Take a quick poll of your fiends and family. Find out if any of them currently do not own a cell phone. Did you come up with anyone, besides your elderly grandparent who misses the days when there was no such thing as television and cell phones?
It’s true, everyone has a cellular phone nowadays, but does anyone stop to think of the impact our discarded phones are having on the environment? Over 140 million cell phones find their way into landfills every year.
Going green is a smart idea, as long as you don’t fall for any of these misconceptions:
#1 Myth: Going green will cost me too much money.
Fact: Some green products can be costly, but most are not. Furthermore, over the long haul, developing green habits saves money.
The wizards over at Harvard are at it again, as they are working on the world’s first dirt-charging system which would allow many more people access to a cell phone. With how much we use our cell phones to make calls, browse the web and text, it is unimaginable that someone might not have one.
However, that is exactly what many developing countries are faced with. This probably seems rather insignificant compared to the other problems of these areas, like hunger, disease and low birth rates, but having access to a cell phone can link these countries to the health care they so desperately need.
After Microsoft announced their acquisition of Skype for the hefty sum of $8.5 billion, there were many questions that needed to be answered. Why was the cost inflated? Was Microsoft bidding against anyone else? Who was behind it all?
Well, we got the answer to one of those questions, and it isn’t all that surprising. The Chairman of the Board for Microsoft, Bill Gates announced himself as being a strong force at the executive level for getting this deal done.
Anyone who owns a pair of earbuds suffers from listener fatigue at some point. The many manufacturers of these products are constantly trying new configurations to combat this problem, with varying results.
Asius Technologies researchers are now saying that the discomfort we feel after long periods of time spent listening through our earphones is not due to a faulty design or excessive volume, but is due to what they call “acoustic reflex.”