A federal safety agency is urging cell phone and electronic device makers to design products to minimize the potential for driver distraction.

In new voluntary guidelines released Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) called for the creation of a “driver mode” for smart phones and other portable devices that are used while driving.

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Time For Truth: (The Hill) – Feds want ‘driver mode’ for smart phones

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There are millions of people who have considered purchasing a Bentley. The vast majority of them have decided against it after discovering that the vehicles require regular injections of a noxious and combustible substance known as “petrol” (street names: gasolina, hi-test, Slurpee). Worse, this petrol must be procured from specialised dispensing stations, most of which lurk beneath freeway flyovers and in rough parts of town.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Bringing petrol to the (wealthy) people

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Here are Google’s Pixel phones. Again! In some unfortunate error, UK phone seller Carphone Warehouse has full listings for two phones, cementing what we’ve already heard or seen, as well as demonstrating how Google hopes to pitch the two devices to smartphone shoppers.

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Time For Truth: (Engadget) – UK retailer leaks Google's Pixel phones in detail

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Researchers at Imperial College London made headlines last year when they claimed that up to 200 litres of water could be involved in the download of a single gigabyte (GB) of data.

It’s a shocking statistic – especially when you consider that in 2015 alone the average western European smartphone user got through 1.9GB of data per month per person – rising to 3.7GB per month in the US according to a report by Ericsson.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Is the world wide web a waste of water?

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The crowd gasped with oohs and aahs when Chris Sheldon pulled his company’s new gadget from a silky black bag in front of hundreds of techies.

“We are very proud to introduce the least-advanced NoPhone ever,” he said at a technology conference in Canada this month. The NoPhone is a plastic rectangle that looks like a smartphone but does absolutely nothing. More than 10,000 have been sold in the past two years for about $10 each.

Read the Full Article: Source – Wall Street Journal
Time For Truth: (Wall Street Journal) – Hey, Check Out My New Phone! It Does Nothing.

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