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This Fake Phone Helps You Focus On Real Life

A phone that’s not a phone had raised more than $13,000 on Kickstarter as of Tuesday afternoon, well over its $5,000 original fundraising goal. The NoPhone lets you to avoid the horror of not having a smartphone in your hand by giving you a plastic phone-shaped block to hold instead of your usual iPhone or Android.

“Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand,” the New York City and Amsterdam-based designers deadpan on the Kickstarter page.

Like other pieces of plastic, the NoPhone is waterproof and non-addictive.

Van Gould, Ingmar Larsen and Ben Langeveld, the phone’s creators, told The Huffington Post in an email that they were inspired to make the NoPhone while drinking on a rooftop bar in New York City called 230 Fifth. They looked up from their phones and noticed that everyone else was holding their devices, too.

“You would have looked weird in this bar if you weren’t holding a phone,” they said. “That’s when we came up with the idea for the NoPhone.”

You may not be able to check Tinder on the NoPhone, but you might bother to look up — and end up having a drink with the person next to you instead. Then again, maybe not. Social instructions aren’t included.

The NoPhone isn’t the first product aimed at encouraging people to talk face to face. Last year, a bar in Brazil unveiled the Offline Glass — which has a chunk of its base cut out so that it can stand upright only when balanced on top of a phone.

“Smartphone addiction might be the one thing that we all have in common,” the NoPhone designers said.

The team said they are still looking into manufacturing options. For now, a $12 pledge on the Kickstarter will get you a NoPhone, to be delivered around December.

For an extra $6, you can add a reflective mirror for taking real-time selfies. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can “add a verbal hashtag by syncing your brain and vocal cords.”

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A phone that’s not a phone,

For work or when not alone,

The concept may make you groan,

It’s for those who are phone prone.


It’s nothing more than a prop,

To help you when trying to stop,

From phoning people nonstop,

It won’t break when it is dropped.


It will cost you 12 US dollars,

To wean you from being a caller,

But withdrawal may make you holler,

If you work or are now a scholar.


A mirror will cost you six,

They’ll throw it into the mix,

However it won’t take pics,

It’s no way to get your kicks.


© 2014 Ronald J. Yarosh

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Battery Blues Brings Brilliant Breakthrough

According to the web site Mail online

There is a battery breakthrough that could charge your iPhone in five SECONDS.

It’s a Graphene-based supercapacitor that can charge and discharge thousand times faster than conventional batteries.

Researchers stated that prototypes of the charger can be produced using a standard DVD burner.

The battery that can charge a mobile phone or even a car in seconds.

Called micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors, the devices can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries.

It’s made from a layer of carbon, only one-atom thick. It can be manufactured and integrated into your gadgets.


A battery than can charge super fast,

A quick charging miracle at last.

It’s made from Graphene,

Right on your machine.

It can make your device a real blast.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Government Gathering Goods on Guys and Gals

The National Security Administration (NSA) denies it is collecting data (and storing it) on U.S. citizens.

But, an ex-NSA employee thinks it is really happening.

Gee, I can’t remember my hat size. I wonder if they can tell me what it is.

Looks like  the novel/movie 1984 is coming to pass.

That’s scary stuff.


The government is stashing our data?

The thought of it’s making me sadder.

They are always snooping,

Our data they are grouping,

It’s something that’s making me madder.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Apps Actually Acquiring Advantage

According to Kim Komando…

Apps you use every day could be taking advantage of you by stealing your data without you knowing it.

Researchers compared the top 100 apps on the Google Play store and found that many of them ask for your location information, contact lists and identifying details about your gadget.

Which apps are the worst of the bunch? Researchers said these 10 took the most information.

  • Talking Tom Virtual Pet
  • Backgrounds HD Wallpaper
  • Mouse Trap
  • Horoscope
  • Shazam
  • Pandora
  • Google Maps
  • Brightest Flashlight

It makes sense that an app like Google Maps would need your location information.

The folks behind Brightest Flashlight did not immediately respond to questions about why a flashlight app would need it.

If you use these apps, make sure to check out the app pages in the Google Play store.

Google makes developers reveal what permissions they ask for.

So, use caution when ordering Apps.


Be careful when buying some Apps

Right now they’re causing some flaps,

They collect your stats,

When you do this and that,

Even when looking at maps.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Password Protection Produces Potential Problems

This came from ABC found at:

It may take practice, as well as some really great timing, but anyone with the knowledge, and a little practice can bypass your iPhone’s pass code to make calls.

They can also send out emails and messages, scroll through your call history, view (and edit) your contact information.

This (hacking) was done with an  iPhone 5 as well as an iPhone 4.

Both devices were running iOS 6.1, with  the very latest update. That update seems to be at the center of the vulnerability.

An Apple spokesperson said they were aware of the problem and would find a fix as soon as possible.

You can read more on the link above.


You iPhone is vulnerable now,

Anyone can show you how,

To bypass your secret code,

And find the mother load,

Of contacts and calls that were made,

Even with Apple’s upgrade.

They’re working to find a fast fix,

To overcome the hackers new tricks.

Let’s hope they find one fast,

Before someone discovers your past.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Sneaky Smartphone Spyware Snoops

According to CNBC, there is a new Android App out there disguised as a “Droid Cleaner”.

It can attack your smart phone and your PC.

Once installed on your device, it can spy on you.

The malware was discovered by the Kaspersky security company.

The app which is found in the Google Play app store, is touted as a tool to free up memory in Google’s operating system.

It can also find its way into a PC as well if users plug an infected device into a PC with a USB drive.

The bug takes over the microphone on a PC and uses it to eavesdrop on users. When a sound is picked up by the mike it records the audio and sends it to the cyber criminals.

However, if a user has a current version of Microsoft Windows the malware should not get into the PC.

Apparently, the spy junk is only targeting older versions of Windows. The PC attack is really focused at users that are using older versions of Microsoft Windows.


The spyware can do the following in an infected device:

  • Sending SMS messages
  • Enabling Wi-Fi
  • Gathering information about the device
  • Opening arbitrary links in a browser
  • Uploading the SD card’s entire contents
  • Uploading all SMS messages
  • Deleting all SMS messages
  • Uploading all the contacts/photos/coordinates from the device master.


There’s an app that spies thru your phone,

It’s a sneaky thing like an air drone.

It uploads your stuff,

And if that’s not enough,

It won’t leave your PC alone.


© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Smartphone Storage Specialists Succeed

I just discovered this tidbit. I thought I’d share it with you.

New York school kids are not allowed to bring their precious smart phones to school.

They are now paying “Phone Valets” a dollar to keep their phones for a day.

It’s a great new business for the phone keepers.

It’s Valet Phone Parking.

Isn’t capitalism great?


School kids are all using valets,

To store their cell phones for the day.

It costs them a dollar,

Not much for a caller,

When there’s a will there’s a way.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Security Schmucks Shock Shocked Shopper

A 44 year old woman was tased when she apparently resisted arrest at a New Hampshire Apple Store.

She wanted to buy more IPhones than the store allowed.

The store had a limit of two.

She supposedly had five phones (and sixteen thousand dollars) in her possession to buy IPhones for her family members in China.

The woman only spoke Chinese which added to the confusion.

How do you say law suit in Chinese?

I guess the poor soul forgot the wise words of Confucius who said, “When buying IPhones, stick to the limit or electric wires will stick to you.”


An Apple store patron was tased,

Her eyes were all runny and glazed,

She had too many phones,

She made many low moans,

The family is rightly amazed.

Texter’s Terrible Timing Turns Into Tumble

A woman fell off a 60 foot cliff while texting.

She suffered multiple injuries as a result.

I think she also fractured her reputation.

Too bad she didn’t have a jet pack smart phone app.

Then again, she probably wouldn’t have thought of using it.

We are not sure who she was texting at the time. It might have been her Guardian Angel.


A text-er fell off a cliff,

She’s lucky that she’s not a stiff,

A sixty foot fall,

While making a call,

It’s something that we can all riff.

Come On, Spit It Out.

Really, I’m not all wet when I tell you this.
Public beware. According to a new study, frequent cell phone users slobber and spit more than the average caller.
It sounds to me like some real juicy conversations are going on.
It looks like DNA is flying all over the place.


Don’t slobber when you use the phone,
It will only make some folks groan;
Don’t spit when you talk,
Or drool when you squawk,
If so, you’ll be left all alone.

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