Sunday, July 18, 2010

LOOK OUT!!! Mobile Device Usage Dangerous for Pedestrians too

Ever walked into a sign while engaged with your mobile device? Ever stepped off the curb and been almost hit by a car? While most most people equate mobile devices as a threat to public safety, and clearly they are, pedestrians are increasingly getting injured as a result of attention defect to their mobile devices. Now technology companies attempting to solve this problem with a variety of new creations. Jawbone is introducing a Text-To-Speech feature, while another program will use the phone's camera to project the road ahead on the screen. One has to wonder, just how important it is to respond to that email/text/facebook/twitter message right away or can we just wait 5 minutes until we get to our destination?

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(submitted by Judi)

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