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  • Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

    09/30/2017 9:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Phys Org ^ | September 19, 2017
    Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become "conflict minerals" which can promote conflicts and oppression. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene. They can be found in your computer, in your mobile phone, in almost all other electronic equipment and in many of the plastics around you. Society is highly dependent on scarce metals, and this...
  • North Korean Security Believes Ryongchon Explosion an Assassination Attempt(Cellphones now banned)

    05/25/2004 7:29:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 136 replies · 530+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/24/04 | Kang Chol-hwan
    North Korean Security Believes Ryongchon Explosion an Assassination Attempt According to a source, North Korea's State Safety & Security Agency concluded that the massive explosion that occurred in the North Korean city of Ryongchon on April 22 had been conspired by anti-North Korean government forces to harm North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. A North Korean official who was recently on his business trip to China said, “The North Korean National Security Agency has investigated the incident since it took place and concluded that rebellious forces had plotted the explosions targeting the exclusive train of Kim Jong-il. The security agency, in...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    08/03/2017 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 93 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2017 | Jeane M. Twenge
    One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom...
  • Vanity - Looking for old comercial

    07/25/2017 2:40:55 PM PDT · by Sokol · 3 replies
    Vanity | 7/25/2017 | Sokol
    Looking for old commercial - Prosto - Simple.
  • What Will Advanced Cell Phones Be Like in the Year 2027?

    06/30/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Self | June 30, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    This week the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple iPhone was celebrated. A lot has changed in cell phone technology since 2007. By our current standards, cell phones before the iPhone were crude. The Motorola RAZR was the hip phone back then along with the Blackberry for business. Things changed rapidly after the introduction of the iPhone. I remember visiting Venezuela at the end of 2011 and laughing over the fact that Blackberries were their most popular "advanced" phone since they were already obsolete in the states. I think I first became aware of how much iPhones and...
  • Nobel Prize winner Yunus revered by poor `telephone ladies' of Bangladesh

    10/14/2006 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 14 replies · 524+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/06 | Beth Duff-Brown
    Walking alongside rice paddies and water buffalo on the outskirts of Dhaka with Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus was like walking down the red carpet with a Hollywood movie star. Women in saris grabbed at the handsome man with thick gray hair, flirting and addressing him with ease. I was surprised, given we were in a conservative Muslim country where rural women typically take a backseat to men. But this man, who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, had taught them to stand up to their husbands by giving them small loans that now put them in the driver's seat....
  • Credo Mobile Wants To Help Power The Resistance (And Give Away Millions In The Process)[Anti-Trump]

    05/27/2017 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fast Company ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ben Paynter
    Four months into the Trump Administration, political activists with their congressional representatives on speed-dial may be running a tad short on cell phone minutes. Credo Mobile, a small national cellular carrier, sees that as a good business opportunity. Earlier this month, the company launched an unlimited data plan with a unique selling point. Its formal tagline–“Progress Without Limits”–appears in an online ad alongside images of Trump with a giant “X” over his mouth. That’s just part of Credo’s attempts to align itself with the “resistance,” though it’s in line with the values the company has espoused since its founding–and part...
  • Drivers, Pay Attention

    05/21/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling News-Register) ^ | May 20, 2017 | Heather Ziegler
    Please stop, I silently beg the three drivers heading down the on ramp to Interstate 70 from Washington Avenue. I’m driving parallel to them at 55 mph with a line of traffic behind me. I have my turn signal on signifying that I’m getting off at the exit just west of that on ramp. I cannot slam on my brakes and stop on the highway to allow these drivers to merge into my lane. Yet they keep coming down the ramp toward me. Fear has crept into my throat and I cannot scream if I wanted to. Don’t they understand...
  • Seeking Cell Phone Insurance Advice

    05/10/2017 3:47:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | May 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Well, the good news is that my wife and I have officially entered the 21st century today since our new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones arrived today. I also ordered a couple of glass screen protectors for them. I will also be getting cases. And I am also interested in getting insurance for them. Therefore I am asking for advice on the best/cheapest cell phone insurance plans. Here is what I need covered: 1. Damage to cell phone. 2. Loss of cell phone. 3. Theft of cell phone. I seem to remember Laura Ingraham about a year ago advertising for...
  • Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

    04/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Brian Fung
    For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to be able to report growth in that part of its business. But recent months have seen hundreds of thousands of customers defect to competitors such as T-Mobile and Sprint, analysts say. Things could have been even worse if Verizon hadn't suddenly reintroduced unlimited...
  • Akoustis Receives Incentive Package Providing Up to $8 Million in Tax Credits (214 new jobs)

    03/31/2017 9:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Global Newswire ^ | March 31, 2017
    Charlotte, N.C., March 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal BulkONE® bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced that in order to support and motivate Akoustis’ expansion into Upstate New York, Empire State Development (“ESD”) has offered the Company up to $8 million in performance-based incentives under the Excelsior Jobs Program. On March 24, 2017, Akoustis announced it had entered into definitive agreements to acquire a 120,000 Sq. Ft. Wafer Manufacturing Facility and STC-MEMS, a semiconductor wafer manufacturing operation with associated...
  • 'Suspicious' Cellular Activity In D.C. Suggests Monitoring of Individual Smartphones

    03/19/2017 4:51:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | Marxh 18 2017 ast | Julia Kimani
    As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity. The issue was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon, but a source at telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the spike in suspicious activity to CBS News. ESD America, hired preemptively for a DHS pilot program this January called ESD Overwatch, first noticed suspicious activity around cell phone towers in...
  • Cell Phone Cancer Debate Heats up With Document Release

    03/04/2017 1:09:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 3, 2017 | Scott Budman
    Cell phones have become ubiquitous over the last few years, along with the debate over whether or not they can cause cancer. While many agencies — including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Institute of Environmental Health — say they’ve found no link between cancer and the electromagnetic fields emanated by cell phones, a newly-released document is reheating the argument.It comes from the California Department of Public Health and is called “Cell Phones and Health.” It lists potential risks from cell phones to both adults and children. The 2014 document was held...
  • Can anyone recommend a cheap phone plan

    02/06/2017 5:01:56 PM PST · by MNDude · 92 replies
    Hi, I'm looking at selecting a new phone plan, and I'm wondering if any Freepers know about any good plans. I'm open to Android or iPhone, and hoping for a no-contract. Any recommendations?
  • Women marchers unknowingly gave-details Communist Party and others (trunc)

    01/27/2017 10:40:00 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1/27/17 | Alana Goodman
    Hundreds of thousands of women who went on marches on Saturday were asked by celebrities including George Tekei to take part in text 'census' They were never told that it was being gathered by a non-profit different from the march organizers and that it therefore held the rights to the data gathered Now it says it will share with the 'march organizers' - who include extreme-left parties and a Muslim body scrutinized over terror link claims Census was run by 'It's Time Network' which promotes women's equality and claims that building bio-gas power stations is crucial to advancing it It...
  • SoftBank's Son said to plan meeting with Trump in New York (Raising a $100B investment fund)

    12/06/2016 12:09:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    SoftBank Group Corp founder and chief executive officer Masayoshi Son is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Mr Son, 59, has no specific agenda but wants to meet Mr Trump as an investor in the US, including in wireless operator Sprint Corp, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Shares in SoftBank rose on the news, climbing 2.5 per cent to 6,975 yen in Tokyo, their highest since Aug. 31. The Japanese billionaire is in the process of...
  • Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

    11/16/2016 7:42:09 PM PST · by null and void · 26 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | NOV 15, 2016 | MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — For about $50, you can get a smartphone with a high-definition display, fast data service and, according to security contractors, a secret feature: a backdoor that sends all your text messages to China every 72 hours. Kryptowire, the security firm that discovered the vulnerability, said the Adups software transmitted the full contents of text messages, contact lists, call logs, location information and other data to a Chinese server. The code comes preinstalled on phones and the surveillance is not disclosed to users... Security experts frequently discover vulnerabilities in consumer electronics, but this case is exceptional. It was not...
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

    10/26/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES...
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator,in Rio Linda, CA?

    08/18/2013 8:52:01 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 8/18/13 | n/a
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports.