Horizon highlights – Low-tech/high-tech edition
Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web includes: What to do if you drop your cellphone in the toilet, how to self-publish your own book, and is MySpace cool anymore? Let’s kick it off:
Basics: Low-tech fixes for high-tech problems
"Cellphone in the Toilet: It could happen to anyone: you dropped your cellphone in the toilet. Take the battery out immediately, to prevent electrical short circuits from frying your phone’s fragile internals. Then, wipe the phone gently with a towel, and shove it into a jar full of uncooked rice." [via NYTimes]
Culture: Has MySpace lost its cool?
"I'm not entirely sure that Chis DeWolfe enjoyed our encounter at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The affable American, co-founder and chief executive of MySpace, was jet-lagged, having stepped off a flight from Los Angeles that morning into a punishing schedule of interviews and the launch of a new mobile offering. Then I arrived to interview him for radio – and to point a video camera at him for this blog:" [via BBC News]