old_windbag wrote:Tangled Metal wrote:Mobile phones that stop working if your moving? This idea. It'll stop pedestrians walking into the road while on a call. Just one problem. It'll be a culture change. We'll no longer be able to call it a mobile phone!
I always have my phone on vibrate only( with a screen notification too ). Works fine I can feel the vibrate or hear it if on a table at home. Yet so many have loud ringtones in any location. People of the UK, you don't need to be picking up calls every instant and have everyone hear it. Discrete use of mobiles and non use in cars in motion should be taught at school to the next generation before their parents ignorance rubs off on them.
Old hat. I have a smart watch that I get my texts on. Phone in pocket and watch on vibrate. A quick click of the wrist and I see the text, email, WhatsApp, call notification. I can the choose to get the phone out or not. All the while my heart rate, steps and floors climbed are being recorded.
It's not all there as tech but it was an early model. I'll need to get a better one when they improve a bit more.
Dave Gorman the comedian did a funny bit on phone use in his family. Younger gen heavily use phone and social media. He generation doesn't. Then in his family the older generation (his parents). Are also into phone use and social media. He said it was because the grandparents wanted to communicate with the younger generation and the mobile phone and social media is the only way. So they've learnt to use it too and have gotten heavily into it even among their own generation.
My parents are heavily into WhatsApp at times. Facebook family around the world too. Skype is something my inlaws wouldn't cope without. So in our family it's like that Dave Gorman said too.