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October 13, 2010

Is cellphone radiation eating your brain?


From Laura Johannes's October 5, 2010 Wall Street Journal story:


There is an app called tawkon, which mines the data inside smartphones to determine how much radiation a person gets, according to Tawkon Ltd., of Herzliya, Israel. Low levels of radiation show up on an icon on the phone's screen as green; intermediate levels as yellow; and higher levels as red. The app is available for some BlackBerry phones and Android models.


If you're in the red zone, the app displays a suggestion, such as using a headset, holding the phone fully vertical or moving to a better reception area, where the cellphone will emit fewer radio waves. The catch is that, as Tawkon CEO Gil Friedlander says, there is no scientific basis for where to draw the line between red, yellow and green. Users can change the cutoffs as they choose. "We divided it arbitrarily," he says.



Free, the way we like it.

October 13, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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Not about to scroll forever looking for the ORIGINAL (hello!) sheep on the hill post, this will have to do for now! Yes, to borrow from flautist's humor, I originally went out and about today in search of a blue-tooth device, however, came back with a cool pair of sandals, ear rings, etc.

Anyway! About what's really important!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESebV4H5JuM&feature=related


Posted by: As I'mObviouslyLazy! | Oct 16, 2010 12:54:17 AM

when a cell phone is at rest, stuffed in a pants pocket, am i at risk for, you know what.

Posted by: rob | Oct 13, 2010 9:36:58 PM

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