This kind of service has been in the works for some time, and has been in demand for even longer. Since text and GPS has been a normal feature on phones people have wanted a way to text 911 to both ask for help and to give the phones exact location to get help there quicker. Well, it seems Verizon is stepping up their game in helping to provide this service for anyone and everyone.
It can be a scary world out there sometimes, and with the growing population of cell phone users, higher price tags and quick turn over it is no wonder cell phone theft is on the rise. Not just theft out of someones purse or when you leave it on a table. Straight grabbing it from your hand and running down the street theft. Blatant theft that is on the rise in places like Philadelphia. Last yea there were over 400 cell phone thefts reported on Philadelphia’s mass transit, up from 182 in 2008. What can you do to avoid being one of those numbers?
It’s amazing how quickly the holidays sneak up on you! It feels like summer was just last week, yet here we are. We already have a few articles about safety with your cellphone and electronics, but since it has been a while and a lot of you will be taking a drive to see family, here are some tips on how to stay safe this holiday season.
Kids these days get a lot of tough talk from the previous generations. Smart phones, video games, and computerized entertainment have a stronghold on the youth of today–and to quote the great Willard Christopher Smith, “Parents just don’t understand.”
Where the leisure and necessary daily activities of your parents and grandparents had trained them for their lives ahead, technology rules and guides this generation.
According to statistics gathered by www.PewInternet.org, kids are utilizing the available technologies especially smartphones for everything from education to play; and they are accessing these internet tools at younger and younger ages. Kids are connecting to others through Smart Phones predominantly–but they also use home entertainment consoles (Playstation, Xbox, Wii) and portable consoles (Nintendo DS, PSP).
While these outlets for entertainment also provide kids with access to more information and interactivity than ever before, they also create several emerging concerns for parents; amongst which are Cyberbullying, ‘Sexting,’ Cheating, and texting while driving (among the 16+ crowd).
While it is true that technology has perhaps become an overpowering and dominant force in the lives of young children, the progress must be accepted with the newly created issues.
Children are getting smarter faster, learning problem solving skills earlier, and improving certain aspects of their communication skills. We’ve hit an enormous plateau of consumer technology–and your children had better embrace it, or be left behind.
If you live, work, or just spend time in any city with a subway system, you probably know the frustration of not receiving service on your new or refurbished cell phone while you’re on the train. Well Alexander Kendrick, a 16-year old from New Mexico, may have developed a solution to the problem.
Kendrick won the 2009 International Science Fair by creating a low frequency radio that is capable of sending messages through hundreds of feet of rock. His radio reportedly sent a message to his father from 1,000 feet below sea level. According to Switched, “The feat marked the deepest known digital communication ever achieved in the United States.”
The 16 year old developed the radio to save the lives of people injured working/exploring in underground caves but if the technology can be reduced in size, it could mean an end to that “no signal” on your daily commute.