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Thu 14 Jul 2005

Wired: Greater traffic injuries with handphone use & Hotter laptops

Category : mac and the internet

"Talk or Drive. Don't Do Both." Asociated Press, 12 Jul 2005. 'Researchers used cell phone records of 456 drivers in Perth, Western Australia, who owned or used mobile phones and were in a crash that put them in a hospital emergency room between April 2002 and July 2004. They compared phone use within 10 minutes before an actual crash with cell use by the same driver during the previous week.'

And they say "drivers using cellular phones are four times as likely to get into a crash that can cause injuries serious enough to send them to the hospital, said an insurance study. ... [And] using a hands-free device instead of a hand-held phone while behind the wheel will not necessarily improve safety."

"Laptops Are Hot; Maybe Too Hot." By Bruce Gain. Wired News, 13 Jul 2005. It may be hard to fry an egg on a new laptop today, but notebook surface temperatures remain too hot for many users - and the situation could get worse.

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