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Things Are Good: Fairphone – A Phone Built With Social Values

Fairphone is a new phone built in an ethical way using (mostly) ethically sound sources. It’s a reaction to the ongoing problems with electronics manufactures who get minerals from conflict regions (think blood diamonds) and places with no labour protection. Until Fairphone, there was no way to get a phone that didn’t support repressive and . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Fairphone – A Phone Built With Social Values

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The New Blackberry 10 – Time to ditch Apple and Google both

The Blackberry 10 has just been unveiled, and the question returns: Blackberry, iPhone or Google-based Android smart phone? Here are some thoughts, techno-weenie talk aside. We’re talking pure functionality and ethics here, not who has the best gizmo-gadgetry whiz-bang for the buck. Google is a partner in evil, willingly collaborating with the super-creepy NSA’s deeply . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The New Blackberry 10 – Time to ditch Apple and Google both

Things Are Good: Use Your Smartphone to Advance Science

Smartphones aren’t just for games and checking your email anymore! Today, these mobile devices can be used to better the world around us by helping scientists understand more about it. Thanks to the distribution of mobiles research can be crowd-sourced to provide information that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Below is one of ten ways that . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Use Your Smartphone to Advance Science

knitnut.net: I’m starting to wish I hadn’t joined the NDP

I can hardly wait until March 24th when all the NDP leadership candidates stop compaigning for my vote. My phone has been ringing off the hook with recorded messages from different candidates and their various supporters, telling me why I should vote for them, or inviting me to participate in electronic town halls and . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: I’m starting to wish I hadn’t joined the NDP