Posts Tagged ‘cell phone’

Have Smart Phone, Will Travel – But Be Careful!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Some of these warnings will seem either familiar or redundant to many smart phone users, but the article still makes some worthwhile points.

One of the great things about living in this age of smart phones and wi-fi devices is that it makes getting connected to the internet pretty easy, no matter where you are. That includes when you are traveling in a different country. The information networks are functional in something like 85% of the world now and that means that you can go just about anywhere and be able to use your smart phone to browse the web, check email, and find out specific information about your destination.

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Teenagers and technology: ‘I’d rather give up my kidney than my phone’

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Personally, I think I’d rather keep my kidney …

Text, text, text, that’s all they think about: but are all those hours on the phone and Facebook turning teenagers into screen-enslaved social inadequates? Jon Henley finds out

“I’d rather,” deadpans Philippa Grogan, 16, “give up, like, a kidney than my phone. How did you manage before? Carrier pigeons? Letters? Going round each others’ houses on BIKES?” Cameron Kirk, 14, reckons he spends “an hour, hour-and-a-half on school days” hanging out with his 450-odd Facebook friends; maybe twice that at weekends. “It’s actually very practical if you forget what that day’s homework is. Unfortunately, one of my best friends doesn’t have Facebook. But it’s OK; we talk on our PlayStations.”

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