PHOTO CELL PHONES BANNED IN POOLS
Cell phones are being banned from swimming pools in Australia amid fears camera phones are being misused.
The ban will affect more than 300 gyms, pools and sports centers across the country run by the YMCAs of Australia, the British Broadcasting Corp. reports.
People using the pools and changing rooms will no longer be able to take their mobile phones with them, although other areas of the building will not be affected.
There have been cases around the world of people using camera phones to take illicit photographs, and more and more public places are moving to ban their use.
GAMBLING COACH FIRED
University of Washington officials have fired football coach Rick Neuheisel for gambling on college sports and lying about it.
"Rick's actions have left me little choice and have seriously undermined his ability to remain as head football coach," athletic director Barbara Hedges said at a news conference.
She also faulted Neuheisel for lying on several occasions, specifically when he interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers but denied it.
Neuheisel tells the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "I have been terminated. I fought to the end."
LAST D.C. CONCORDE FLIGHT
France's Concorde made its last transatlantic journey, touching down at Dulles International Airport.
After a final three-hour, 49-minute nostalgic trip, the supersonic jet will be donated to the Smithsonian.
Once the symbol of technology and the future of air travel, it was victim of high operating costs and too few passengers willing to pay upwards of $10,000 per round trip.
"I've flown Concorde 200 times; maybe 400 times, it was a big art of my life," 76-year-old maestro Mstislav Rostropovich told the Washington Post. He said he always would buy two tickets -- one for him and one for his 292-year old cello.
"What am I going to do now? Just cry," he says.
TACTILE CELL PHONES
Cell phone makers have added cameras, games and video but the next hot new feature could "shake you up" literally.
Haptics, from the Greek word hypanthia -- meaning the science of touch -- is an embedded technology more commonly known as force feedback.
It's the hot new trend in cell phones and it enables people to feel realistic tactile sensations when using digital technology.
It allows those called to know who's calling without having to look at the device. It also can send a virtual kiss to a sweetheart while traveling on business, or a virtual high-five to a friend.