The science on smartphones is far from settled. Brain cancer, nerve damage, and various tumors have all been touted as potential negative consequences of regular mobile phone use. While no solid evidence has been found to prove it's dangerous, this doesn't mean there is no cause for concern. What about radiation? A lot of the concern around the health and safety risks of mobile phones centres on the radiation emitted. Mobile phones release radiofrequency energy, or radio waves, that can be absorbed by bodily tissues. In the past, studies have linked heavy mobile phone use to certain brain tumors. But according to Martin Röösli, head of the Environmental Exposures and Health Unit at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, the type of radiation emitted by a mobile phone is nothing to be alarmed about. Read more: New EU data law forces firms to ban WhatsApp, Snapchat from phones It is a very low energy radio frequency radiation – the same found in … [Read more...] about Is your mobile phone damaging your brain?
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Number of road accidents in which mobiles are a factor has increased by 24% in five years Millions of drivers don’t know the rules for using phones – Despite high profile government and police campaigns highlighting the dangers of using a mobile when driving, many motorists are still flouting the law and putting their lives, and those of other road users, at risk. A new study for Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, reveals that a third (34%) of drivers are still using their mobile phone without a handsfree set1. The figures are especially alarming as the most recent government statistics show that in five years there was a 24% increase in the number of accidents in which a contributory factor was the driver being distracted by using a mobile phone2. Kwik Fit’s study revealed that more than a quarter (26%) of drivers use their satnav or GPS on their phone, while almost one in five say they take calls (19%) or read text … [Read more...] about A Third of Drivers Ignoring Mobile Phone Rules
Jasper HamillMonday 31 Dec 2018 3:06 pm Share this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link26Shares It has been a trying year for the technology industry as data scandals and calls for tough new laws dominated the agenda. But it’s also marked the arrival of a pioneering ‘dog lens’ for Snapchat, so it’s not been all bad. Tech has been in the spotlight all year as the world starts to realise it probably wasn’t all that good idea to tell gigantic corporations like Facebook or Google absolutely all your innermost secrets. Here are some of the most important stories of 2018. Facebook Scandals Facebook came under intense scrutiny during 2018, as the company’s approach to data privacy and its handling of personal information was put under the spotlight. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, which exposed not only how data could be … [Read more...] about From Fortnite to Facebook scandals… Here are the biggest and most important tech stories of 2018
For a few days this summer, Alexa, the voice assistant who speaks to me through my Amazon Echo Dot, took to ending our interactions with a whisper: Sweet dreams. Every time it happened, I was startled, although I thought I understood why she was doing it, insofar as I understand anything that goes on inside that squat slice of black tube. I had gone onto Amazon.com and activated a third-party “skill”—an applike program that enables Alexa to perform a service or do a trick—called “Baby Lullaby.” It plays an instrumental version of a nursery song (yes, I still listen to lullabies to get to sleep), then signs off softly with the nighttime benediction. My conjecture is that the last string of code somehow went astray and attached itself to other “skills.” But even though my adult self knew perfectly well that Sweet dreams was a glitch, a part of me wanted to believe that Alexa meant it. Who doesn’t crave a motherly goodnight, even in … [Read more...] about Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone
0 Have your say Startling figures show in the last two years more than 400 children in Lancashire have witnessed animal abuse on social media. Animal welfare charity the RSPCA reports it sees nearly 5,000 incidents of cruelty and neglect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube reported to it each year, more than 700 of which are in the North West. The figures emerged as a Preston woman was banned from keeping animals for life after broadcasting footage of herself online biting and rough handling her pet cat, which was later found dead at her Ribbleton home.Angela Roe, 35, was given a lifelong animal ban and a 12 week jail term, suspended for a year, after Preston magistrates were told the incident was screened on Twitter’s live-streaming video app Periscope.Misty, a black and grey feline, was found dead at her home by police after the footage was reported by a sickened viewer.It showed Roe bite the distressed cat’s ear, causing her to scream in … [Read more...] about Sickening images of animal cruelty watched by hundreds of children on their mobile phones