cell phone http://kbia.org en Missouri House passes electronic tracking bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-electronic-tracking-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Law enforcement could not track the location of an electronic or cellular device without a warrant under a bill passed by the Missouri House.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:46:50 +0000 Associated Press 49565 at http://kbia.org Missouri House passes electronic tracking bill Missouri House approves bill to add fees supporting emergency services http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-add-fees-supporting-emergency-services <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri House members have approved legislation that could lead to new fees to support the state's 911 and poison control networks.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:36:26 +0000 Associated Press 49562 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill to add fees supporting emergency services MU research develops farm safety smart phone tool http://kbia.org/post/mu-research-develops-farm-safety-smart-phone-tool <p>Cell-phone toting farmers caught in dangerous tractor rollovers may soon be able to more easily signal for help thanks to a new smart phone application in development at the University of Missouri.</p><p>The app uses GPS sensors to detect rollovers. The program then sends automatic email and phone alerts with the accident coordinates to an emergency contact.</p><p>The Vehicle Rollover Prevention Education Training Emergency Reporting System was developed by Bulent Koc, an assistant professor of agricultural systems management.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:50:35 +0000 Associated Press 33362 at http://kbia.org MU research develops farm safety smart phone tool Columbia Public Schools to allow cell phones in schools http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-allow-cell-phones-schools <p>The Columbia School Board decided to allow the use of cell phones in schools.&nbsp; Christine King, president of the Columbia Public School Board of education, said this policy will help students access school material through their phones.</p><p>“We want to provide the technology of online instruction through a variety of ways to students.&nbsp; In order for them to use their iPhone, for example, to look up whatever it is they need to do for a class, we have to allow them to bring that into school,” said King.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:45:31 +0000 Collin Duft 32258 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools to allow cell phones in schools This is what a photosphere of the MU quad looks like http://kbia.org/post/what-photosphere-mu-quad-looks <p>"Photospheres" are like panoramic photos that show all of the space around you--even above, below and behind you. &nbsp;Android's latest operating system (4.2 Jellybean) has<a href="http://connect.dpreview.com/post/4623343664/hand-on-with-the-android-photosphere-camera"> a cool camera setting </a>that stitches these photos together automatically on your cell phone. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:19:30 +0000 Scott Pham 30954 at http://kbia.org This is what a photosphere of the MU quad looks like Mo. texting while driving law nabs few violators http://kbia.org/post/mo-texting-while-driving-law-nabs-few-violators <p>A 2009 Missouri law that bans young drivers from using their cell phones to send text messages has led to few citations and remains difficult to enforce, a Columbia newspaper reports.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:00:11 +0000 Associated Press 29429 at http://kbia.org Mo. texting while driving law nabs few violators Jefferson City announces mobile app contest winner http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-announces-mobile-app-contest-winner <p>Jefferson City’s mobile app contest announced its first place winner, Michael Roling last week. City Administrator Nathan Nikolaus proposed the event in April in hopes of encouraging local developers and residents to start thinking about interactive features for the city. The apps list information about nightlife, local businesses, social media and news information.</p><p>Michael Roling, developer of the JCMO app said he wanted to do something for his hometown.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:17:17 +0000 Paige Travis 23591 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City announces mobile app contest winner Lawsuit challenges Mo. on cellphone tracking http://kbia.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-mo-cellphone-tracking <p>A federal lawsuit is seeking to strike down a new Missouri law making it easier for police to track people's cellphone signals during emergencies. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:33:19 +0000 Associated Press 20192 at http://kbia.org Kids playing with cellphones called problematic http://kbia.org/post/kids-playing-cellphones-called-problematic <p>The 911 Services administrator for Stoddard County in southeast Missouri is calling attention to a growing problem of children playing with discarded cellphones and accidentally calling 911.</p><p>The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that Carol Moreland says parents are apparently unaware that dialing random numbers from a cellphone or landline phone will eventually reach the 911 dispatch center, causing a distraction for dispatchers and emergency personnel.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:21:21 +0000 Associated Press 18085 at http://kbia.org Kids playing with cellphones called problematic Cell phone tracking bill currently before Gov. Nixon http://kbia.org/post/cell-phone-tracking-bill-currently-gov-nixon <p>Among the more than 110 bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year is one designed to help law enforcement officers track a missing person through the potential victim&rsquo;s cell phone signal. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:16:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15138 at http://kbia.org Cell phone tracking bill currently before Gov. Nixon Mo. House passes legislation placing cellphones on No Call Lists http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-legislation-placing-cellphones-no-call-lists <p>Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cellphone numbers on the state&#39;s telemarketing No Call List is moving forward. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:04:51 +0000 Associated Press 12331 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves adding cellphones to No Call List http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-adding-cellphones-no-call-list <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cell phone numbers on the state&#39;s telemarketing No Call List is moving forward.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:52:35 +0000 Associated Press 12317 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves adding cellphones to No Call List Down by the river http://kbia.org/post/down-river <p>This week we head down to the Missouri River, hear a technology-centric essay about cell phones and celebrate Easter a few days early. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:45:05 +0000 Scarlett Robertson & Kurt Wook & Natalie Cheng 11990 at http://kbia.org Down by the river Cell phones added to no call list http://kbia.org/post/cell-phones-added-no-call-list <p>Legislation adding cell phones to Missouri&#39;s no call list faced no objection in the Senate Monday. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:17:17 +0000 8758 at http://kbia.org Cell phones added to no call list