Feeds

Ham-fisted farmer fear: A peanut-butter-and-iPhone sandwich

Potential grain store contamination - report

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Japanese farmers are claiming some shipments of grain from the USA include smartphones.

The phones' presence isn't an Internet of Things play. Nor is it a new food craze.

Instead, as reported by Japanese news outlet Mainichi, (through the Associated Press), it appears that US farmers are dropping their phones while they work in grain silos.

At least one such lost phone recently showed up in Japan, eight months after its owner saw it sail from his pocket.

Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney said he received a call from Eric Slater, a worker with the Zen-Noh Grain Corporation, who had been called by a Japanese farmer who found the phone and wanted to return it to its rightful owner.

Slater says he gets about one such call each month, making grain-infused phones quite the thing.

Happily, it appears none have yet found their way into smartphone sandwiches. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy
Apple's chief designer forgot one crucial point about overpriced bling
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.