As you might imagine we are all about new technologies and advancements in science, but to a point. There are times when we see people working on projects and we have to wonder why they are working on that and why they went there in the first place. This morning we ran across one of these as we were browsing the internet. It seems that British Scientists have found a way to use human urine to power a cellphone. When I read that headline I pictured someone peeing on their phone to get it charged. I know that this is not likely how it would work, but the image was there and it was followed with the question why?
If you never thought that Copyright was out of hand then you might be interested to know that Copyright laws are being use to stomp on your right as a consumer to choose the mobile carrier you want and take any devices that you might own with you. The mobile phone industry (hand in hand with the carriers) is trying to put the baseband locks on a phone into the realm of copyrighted material. The way they are doing this is by claiming that the locks protecting the baseband are the same as those found on a DVD or Blu-ray disk. Since they have convinced the US lawmakers that this is so we now find that unlocking your phone (any phone) is illegal and punishable by a minimum of $2,500.