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New South Wales Transport (Australia) Reveals Rolling Out of Special Cameras Designed to Catch Drivers using Mobile Phones

New South Wales Transport (Australia) Reveals Rolling Out of Special Cameras Designed to Catch Drivers using Mobile Phones

Sending text messages or talking on the mobile phone while driving can increase risks for potentially fatal accidents. Distracted Driving The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long warned of the dangers of distracted driving that involves the use of cellphones. "When you send or read a text message, you take your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover the length a football field while driving at 55 mph," the CDC said. Special Cameras Designed To Catch Drivers Using Phones New South Wales in Australia intends to address this problem. The New ...
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Google's Orwellian 'Nest Hub Max' Hits Store Shelves

Google’s Orwellian ‘Nest Hub Max’ Hits Store Shelves

Google’s new Nest Hub Max is a smart display unit that comes equipped with a 6.5-megapixel facial recognition camera that identifies you and monitors all your actions – inside your own home. And the Orwellian icing on the cake is that it is not equipped with a physical shutter to forcibly prevent it from monitoring what’s happening in your home. It’s the first smart home product from Google to include a camera so you can make video calls. It looks like a tablet propped up on its side, and it works similarly to smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo ...
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Study: The average U.S. adult will spend three hours and 43 minutes a day on mobile devices this year

Study: The average U.S. adult will spend three hours and 43 minutes a day on mobile devices this year

It’s official: This year marks the first time that Americans will spend more time staring down at their phones and tablets than they will watching television. The average U.S. adult will spend three hours and 43 minutes on mobile devices this year, according to EMarketer Inc., which is eight minutes longer than the three hours and 35 minutes that will be spent in front of the TV. And about 70% of their time will be spent on their smartphones, alone. That shakes out to Americans spending nine less minutes tuning into shows, sporting events and movies on the tube, ...
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