Bullet Hits Smartphone, Saves Gas Station Clerk’s Life

A Winter Garden, Florida gas station clerk was shot in the abdomen on Monday morning, and today he is alive after only sustaining minor injuries. He can almost certainly give all the credit for that amazing turn to the fact…

Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study

It’s now a given that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous. Public service announcements, ads from mobile providers, and laws in many states attest to that. However, a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon is now calling…

Police Performing Warrantless Cellphone Searches After Car Crashes? Yep, There’s a Bill for That

Hey guys, meet my new favorite terrible state bill. Narrowly beating out the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois bill that’ll make your head spin, comes a bill to modify New Jersey state law to permit police officers to confiscate…

Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Wireless carriers used to not think so, but now the industry’s lobbying group seems to be fine with it as long as the bill is worthless. The Hill reports that the wireless…

House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week

Pretty much everybody in Washington agrees with the common man – you should be able to unlock your cellphone without fear of repercussion. Where we tend to disagree is how to go about doing this. Unfortunately, the House has decided…

Theatergoing Hero Threw Woman’s Cellphone When She Refused to Shut Up, Stop Googling

Kevin Williamson is a theater critic and a writer for the National Review. This does not make him a hero. What does make him a hero is that he took action on an impulse that plenty of us have battled…

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of…

White House: “It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking”

Less than two weeks after a petition on the We The People site crossed the 100,000 signature threshold, the White House has issued on official response on making cellphone unlocking legal again. And they totally support it. In a statement…

FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue

After gaining a lot of traction on the internet, the current illegality of unlocking cellphones will receive a federal investigation. Back in January, the Library of Congress decided that the unlocking of cellphones would no longer reside on the exemptions…

Petition to Make Unlocking Phones Legal Again Crosses Signature Threshold

A petition to make unlocking cellphones legal again has crossed the signature threshold on the White House’s We The People petition site, meaning that it will receive an official response. Back in January, unlocking new cellphones became illegal via decision…