It is amazing the amount of gold, silver, palladium, nickel, and other precious metals that are used in the technology devices we have. Mobile phones have some of the rarer elements on earth. This means that countries such as Japan are running out of the resources they need to make new models of phones without some extreme measures, such as mobile phone recycling, to gain their precious metals back.… Read the rest
Archive for March 2012
If you use a lot of data while roaming then you will be pleased to know that the European Union has ordered networks to slash the cost to just 16p per megabyte.
This will be very good news for those who can’t stop using their mobile device while travelling around Europe. Currently the cost is capped when sending a text or making a call, so this additional cut will be welcomed.… Read the rest
It seems that O2’s 4G trials have finally arrived in London, just in time before the Olympic Games take place in July.
The trial is only small with just 25 masts around London, including around Oxford Street. So far, the trial appears to be going well. Experts have remarked on how fast 4G is, with potential speeds of up to 100 Mbps.… Read the rest
If you like Amazon’s Kindle devices then you will be glad to know the latest ebook reader is now available. What is more, it is the first UK touch screen ebook reader.
Costing £109 for the Wi-Fi version and £169 for the 3G version, it is available to pre-order from Amazon.
Features include a touchscreen and a novel idea called X-Ray.… Read the rest
Since the Samsung Galaxy Note was launched last year, it seems that no fewer than five million have been shipped so far. It passed the one million mark last December.
Despite not being given a complete thumbs-up by reviewers, the mobile device still seems to have become very popular indeed.
Of course the five million figure is nowhere near the three million iPads sold in one day, but nevertheless, for a relatively new machine, the numbers are still impressive.… Read the rest