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Mobile Phone Filmmaking Workshop

Event Date: 
28/09/2019 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

People walk around with more advanced technology in their pockets then was used for the moon landings!

You may not be able to reach the moon with your smartphone, but it is possible to create an award winning film like Charlotte Prodger who won the 2018 Turner Prize with her film Bridgit.

Smartphones haven’t only just been used to produce short films either, award winning director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s trilogy, Erin Brockovich and Traffic) shot Unsane a 98 minute feature film fully on mobile phones, launching mobile phone filmmaking on to the big screen. Unsane grossed...

#MyRedThumb reminds motorists Be smart – don’t use your phone while driving

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:41am

The dangers of riding and driving while using hand-held mobile devices is being highlighted during My Red Thumb Day - today.

The road safety awareness campaign, on Thursday 12 May, was launched in Devon in 2014 as a multi-agency road safety initiative and has since grown to become a national event.

The social media campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks of distractions, specifically those associated with using a mobile phone, while driving.

It’s illegal to ride a motorcycle or drive using hand-held phones or similar devices, and the rules are the same if you’...

Pedal power with a difference in Exmouth

Pedal power comes to Exmouth later this month as static outdoor dynamo bikes – which can generate enough power to charge up mobile phones - are installed near the seafront.

Exmouth Town Council, East Devon District Council and a local resident have worked together to bring the unique £30,000 exercise bicycles, complete with a shelter, to the town. Not only will the bikes help keep people fit, they will generate electricity too with small lights showing how much power your hard pedalling has produced.

The bicycles, which are being installed in the sunken gardens next to The...

New bill protection for mobile users

Major mobile networks have confirmed plans to introduce protection for consumers from huge bills run-up on stolen mobiles following Government action.

Under the voluntary agreement, five mobile networks – EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone – will protect around 27 million consumers on pay monthly contracts from being hit with shock bills through no fault of their own. They will all offer consumers a liability cap set at £100 when reported within 24 hours of being lost or stolen to the mobile network and police.

Ed Vaizey, Minister for the Digital Economy, said:...

Exeter students scoop global technology prize

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:34am

Students from the University of Exeter have stormed to victory in an international competition, with their innovative app that allows users to lock and unlock doors with their mobile phone.

The team of Computer Science undergraduates secured victory in the Project Arduino competition, organised by leading engineering and technology company Thales, following a worldwide public vote.

The winning entry, called ‘LockDuino’, allows doors to be locked and unlocked remotely via a mobile phone app, which connects to a small Arduino microprocessor that runs the locking system. The...

Southwesterners sex life ' status update': It's complicated

South west lovers are allowing technology to get in the way of their relationships and sex lives – a Durex survey reveals.

Durex is celebrating annual event, Earth Hour, by encouraging people to not only turn off all lights today but to also switch off their tech, and use the opportunity to reconnect with each other whilst the lights are off.

Earth Hour is an annual event organised by charity, WWF to encourage people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour to celebrate their commitment to the planet.

According to the recent Durex poll it seems a...

Furniture Village marks its 24th birthday by celebrating 1989 – the year when texting began

In August 2013, Furniture Village turns 24 and, in order to celebrate, the UK’s largest independent retailer of its type is commemorating another significant event from 1989 – the invention of the text message. To mark its birthday, Furniture Village is launching a search for each county’s earliest recorded text sent by a member of the Great British public.

The Furniture Village branch in Exeter is calling on the public to search attics, drawers and shoe boxes to dig-out old mobile phones, power them up once more, and find the region’s earliest recorded text. If a person thinks...