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Man Steals Ebola Patient’s Cellphone, Promptly Gets Ebola

As someone who’s had their cellphone stolen, I can attest to the fact that it really sucks. Right after I realized that the theft had taken place, I immediately began my pleas to the cosmos. “Can this low-down human stain …

Man Arrested After Butt-Dialing 911 During Drug Deal Man Arrested After Butt-Dialing 911 During Drug Deal

Before the omnipresence of “slide to unlock” touchscreens and passcodes, it seemed like I was the recipient of an accidental call at least once a week. We’ve all been there – and if you’re the one unknowingly blabbing to a …

55% of Adults Go Online Using Cellphones [Pew Study] 55% of Adults Go Online Using Cellphones [Pew Study]
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Pew Internet Research has been keeping track of how often people are using their cellphones to go online, and as of April 2012, 55% of adults who own cellphones are using them to go online. A majority of adults are …

Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger
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For advocates wanting the outright ban of cellphone use while driving, a tragic story out of Hartford, Connecticut is unfortunate ammo for the cause. According to the AP, 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey was killed in March after his was struck while …

Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving
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While only a handful of states in the U.S. have an outright ban on texting while driving, it’s widely accepted that the practice is dangerous and can lead to distracted driving. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone these days …

New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking
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While some states have already cracked down on texting while driving, and the NTSB and the Dept. of Transportation are looking to impose nationwide bans on cellphone use while driving, one small town is looking to tackle pedestrians as well …

Girl Falls Into Sidewalk Sinkhole, Learns Dangers Of Distracted Walking

Those of us who text and walk, or walk and talk, or Facebook and walk have plenty of dangers to worry about. While we’re looking down at our smartphones and traversing the city, we could get flattened by a car, …

Using Cellphones to Lie and Cheat [Infographic] Using Cellphones to Lie and Cheat [Infographic]

This next infographic comes to us from Online-Education.Net and it reveals some pretty interesting facts about deception and cellphones. Since almost everybody, including young children, has a cellphone now, it is a more relevant topic than ever. What’s going on …

Snake, Classic Phone Game, Turns 15

Do you remember Snake, the oddly addicting cellphone game introduced on Nokia phones? The game turned 15-years-old today. Nokia Connects has a list of 10 Snake facts to celebrate the event. Snake first appeared on a Nokia device in 1997 …

Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “distracted driving is becoming the new DUI; it’s becoming an epidemic.” And in order to combat this, they are recommending a nationwide ban on cellphone use while driving. This would include text …

Samsung Galaxy S II Outsells iPhone 4S in UK Samsung Galaxy S II Outsells iPhone 4S in UK
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Samsung and their Galaxy S II continue to cramp Apple’s style. First, they toss a pie at the face of Apple’s tribe of loyalists, then Samsung wins Pocket-lint’s Gadget Award for Best Phone of the Year and then, only a …

Internet Handles Predicted To Replace Phone Numbers, Email Addresses Internet Handles Predicted To Replace Phone Numbers, Email Addresses

That strange, somewhat vulnerable feeling of not having to commit your friends’ phone numbers to memory shouldn’t bother you for much longer, at least one analyst predicts. Adib Ghubril, an analyst with Gartner, has asserted that Internet handles will become …

Cellphones Aren’t Giving You Brain Tumors Cellphones Aren’t Giving You Brain Tumors
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The possibility that cellphones cause brain cancer is one of those things that feels like it’s been hanging over our heads, as a society, for many years. If you ask a random person if they believe that their cellphone is …

N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School
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We all know that technology has made it so much easier these days for kids. I’m not even that old and I remember when I had to leave a message with my friend’s mom and wait for them to call …

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO
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It looks like our iPhones may be killing us after all, and I don’t just mean our social lives because of Angry Birds addiction. The World Health Organization has just announced that radiation from cellphones can possibly cause cancer. The …