Why do we need to turn our phones onto flight mode on an airplane?
And are phones listening to us to sell better ads?
Considering we have a device with almost all the answers at our fingertips, we sure do have a lot of questions about the space age computer we use to make calls.
Jacinta Bowler, a science journalist at Cosmos, is looking into our favourite pieces of tech to hate – the smartphone.
Learn how phone towers work, and why phones are both a blessing and curse.
Plus a special reference to the incredible Jamie and Adam from MythBusters.
Originally published by Cosmos as Is your phone really listening to you?
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have an undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
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