Say WHAT? Kissing via phone?
Ever wished your phone was a little more… intimate? Fabian Hemmert, a design researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany, who has worked both for Marvel Comics and Nintendo, certainly does. “Mobile phones use so little of our sensory abilities,” he says. “They are great for information exchange - text, video, and speech - but they provide no feeling of nearness.” That’s why Hemmert has developed a series of phone prototypes that can transmit grasping, breathing or even kissing, which he presented last week at the Mobile HCI conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
World Health Organization Declares Mobile Phones “as big a risk as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform”
After a meeting with scientists from around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced this morning that it has now categorized mobile phone radiation as a “possible carcinogenic hazard.” This is a label that the WHO has also placed on lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. This new warning is “based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.”