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Wireless Technology: Ultra Convenient. But Not For Survival.

By Peter Tocci Introduction  Listen to Article Obvious as it is that no significant issue ‘exists in a vacuum’ (or anything at all, for that matter :-), most analyses of wireless tech are quite tightly focused, while some critical considerations rarely appear, if at all. Unfortunately, in the age of information overload, many people want a bottom line […]

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How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

Things didn’t end well between George Carlo and Tom Wheeler; the last time the two met face-to-face, Wheeler had security guards escort Carlo off the premises. As president of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), Wheeler was the wireless industry’s point man in Washington. Carlo was the scientist handpicked by Wheeler to defuse a […]

Heavy Metals in Electronics Devices Causing a Wave of Skin Rashes

Heavy Metals in Electronics Devices Causing a Wave of Skin Rashes

Portable electronic devices may be to blame for rising rates of nickel allergies, suggests a case study by researchers from the University of California-San Diego and published in the journal Pediatrics. The case concerned an 11-year-old boy whose persistent, untreatable rash was eventually traced to his iPad. “A lot of high-tech gadgets — whether it’s phones […]