Why You Can Listen to cell phones using gadgets with microwave
‘After an eternity of chatter and commercials, the radio DJ is about to play the song you’ve been waiting for. Then, after a moment of pregnant silence, you hear it. No, not your favorite tune, but your least favorite sound: a bzzt-baba-bzzt-baba-bzzzzzzzt that pierces through your car-stereo speakers. The jarring interruption is as familiar as it is mysterious.
‘Within moments a cellphone will ring, either in the radio studio dozens of miles away, or inside your own vehicle. That’s because what you’ve just heard is the noisy pulse of a cellphone’s transmitter, amplified by either the station’s studio equipment or your car’s stereo. What you experienced, in other words, is radio-frequency interference, or RFI…’
British police are publicly shaming drunk drivers through Twitter
‘Motorists charged with driving under the influence of drink or drugs in Sussex and Surrey will be “named and shamed” on Twitter.
Throughout December, police will tweet details of those accused, including where and when they were stopped.
‘As part of the Christmas anti drink-driving campaign, warning posters will also be put up at the locations where people were arrested.
In December 2013, 2,011 people were arrested for the offence in Sussex…’
How to download audio from any streaming video
‘Streaming video is great, but sometimes it’s more than you need—or more than you can run, if you’re away from an Internet connection. If you like to listen to podcasts, lectures, or other audio while you drive, work, or exercise, you should be able to take advantage of the huge amount of content published online every day.
‘In this article, we’ll show you how easy it is to download just the audio file from any streaming video and save it to your hard drive for offline listening…’
L.A. School District iPad Program Ends Amid FBI Suspicions
‘What was intended to be a $1.3 billion project to equip every student in the district with an iPad running Pearson education software has been plagued with issues since the beginning. The Feds are investigating ties between then-superintendent John Deasy and Pearson and Apple executives at the time of the deal.
‘On top of that, the project suffered from technical difficulties, including students who deleted the security filter so they could play games and browse the Internet freely, and teachers who said they were ill-prepared regarding the devices. Already, some teachers in the district have willingly opted out of the program…’