Using a cell phone at a gas station can cause a fire or explosion is a common urban legend, and has never happened anywhere in the world. Experts believe it to be impossible as no-one has been able to successfully create a fire or explosion by using a cell phone while fueling a car.
There’s a ring that turns your hand into a cellphone. The Orii syncs with your mobile and lets you answer calls, send texts, and make voice commands. Much like a hearing aid, the ring uses bone conduction by vibrating your finger to directly simulate the tiny bones inside your ear – so you can literally talk on the phone through your own finger.
Nikola Tesla predicted the modern cell phone in 1926: “We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but…we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face… a man will be able to carry one in his pocket.”
The Fifth Amendment protects defendants from incriminating themselves, but it doesn’t cover fingerprints. So while police can’t force you to tell them the password to your phone, they can force you to unlock it if it has a fingerprint scanner.
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There is a 13,000-square-mile area in West Virginia where cell phones and Wi-Fi are banned.
In the 1880s, many farmers communicated by connecting their phones to barbed wire fences. This process often allowed for up to 20 people to be connected at once, everyone’s phone would ring regardless of who called, and the invention helped many farmers overcome depression and loneliness.
A service dog bit 911 into a cellphone after her owner collapsed from a seizure. She became the first canine recipient of the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award, given to someone who used a cell phone to save a life.
There’s a service that routes telemarketing calls to a bot that wastes as much time as possible engaging in conversation.
Your fingerprint is not protected under the 5th amendment, so police can force you to unlock a phone with a fingerprint but not a password. (source)
The more time a person spends using a smart phone, the more likely that person is to be depressed.