New York City offers free smartphone charging stations

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.travelguard.com/travel-news/New-York-City-offers-free-smartphone-charging-stations/

    Smartphones have become an integral part of United States travel. Whether you're making your way across country or looking for a good place to eat, the ability to look up information at the push of a button is invaluable. However, smartphones need to be charged and if you find yourself in the middle of the city running low on battery, you may be out of luck. Unless you're in New York City, because the Big Apple recently launched an initiative to provide free solar mobile charging stations in all five boroughs.

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    Don't use them.

    http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/06/...os-devices-with-malware-via-malicious-charger

    Yes, similar techniques can be used for Android, Windows Phone, etc.

    Know what you're plugging into.

     
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    Absolutely correct, but it all depends upon who's supplying the power. Similar statements can be made about the kiosks in airports and even in the airport lounges. You don't really know what's on the other end of that USB port so the bottom line is you either trust whomever supplies the power or you don't. If I ever have doubts -- and I often do -- I'll use my own power brick into a power receptacle rather than a USB port with a data cable. (A USB charging-only (no data) cable should be ok.)
     
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    Free germs too! :)
     
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    hey, my hard earned city tax pays for those germs! They ain't free for me! :eek: :p
     

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