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I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

A Toast! To the International Year of Light

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

As part of this yearlong observance, I encourage everyone at UCF to be more of a player in light and promote the optics industry. The university already has shown leadership through the establishment of its College of Optics and Photonics, the first college in the nation devoted to the subjects of light and photonics.

Scott Conroy

Lindsey Graham Predicted His Flip Phone's Demise

HuffingtonPost.com | Scott Conroy | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump may have forced him to get an early upgrade, but Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was looking to get rid of his outdated flip phone anyway. ...

Amtrak Engineer Was Not Using Cell Phone During Philadelphia Crash: NTSB Report

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Crime

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12 was not using his cell phone at the time of the accident, according to a Nati...

Sebastian Murdock

Our Addiction To Cell Phones Is Costing Lives. Here's How We Can Stop It.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Texting while driving can lead to a catastrophic accident in just a few seconds. It's a sobering reality, with no bigger reminder than the recent i...

Alexander Howard

Lack Of Scientific Evidence Doesn't Stop New Law Warning Of Cell Phone Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology

Do cell phones give you cancer? Probably not. Do people think they do? You betcha.

Cell Phones: A Potentially Deadly Addiction

Deborah Hersman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
Deborah Hersman

We can't help ourselves. We naturally want more of what makes us feel happy, at ease or socially accepted. Because addiction often is born from pleasure and convenience, even the most innocuous things can become addictive.

The Aviator's Wife, Rohmer's Addled Bow

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

Each of the Comedies & Proverb films begins with a proverb and in The Aviator's Wife "it is impossible to think of nothing." That implies that the film has passive action but the real activity is in the obsessive thinking of its characters.

Firefighter Rescues Ducklings From Storm Drain With Help Of Quacking Ringtone

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain. Spokesman Chad Duf...

Cancer a Roll of the Dice? WHO Says Not!

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

The new year began with comforting reports assuring us that cancer is due to bad luck. Johns Hopkins researchers concluded that up to two out of ever...

Looking Up From Your Phone Promotes Health and Intimacy

Ornish Living | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Technology, for all of its wonder, can never laugh with us, cuddle us, or pass us a tissue to dry our tears.

Dana Liebelson

In Surprising Move, Sprint Endorses Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sprint has come out in support of granting the government strong authority to enforce net neutrality, bucking the trend of cell phone ca...

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Doug Lansky | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Doug Lansky

As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

Our Obsessive Relationship With Technology

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Dr. Larry Rosen

And I find it amusing (and somewhat disconcerting) that people make excuses to escape whoever they are supposed to be spending time with so that they can check in with other people who may not even be real-life friends.

Why a Cell Phone Should Come Before an E-Reader For Your Child

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

A cell phone that allows kids to call each other and call their adult caretakers is far safer than a smartphone or other WiFi-enabled device that gives kids unfettered access to texting and apps.

Will My Passion for iPhone Prevail? A Personal Memoir

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Frances Cudjoe Waters

This is one of the biggest decisions I have ever had to make: to keep my iPhone or to move to Samsung, LG or another Android-based provider.

Sinister Motives and Victim Blaming: The Ugly Truth About Leaked Celebrity Nudes

John Marcotte | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
John Marcotte

If you are a guy who has to assault a woman's dignity and privacy in order to fulfill your sexual fantasies, that says far more about you than it does about her.

Peter Frampton Is Now The Destroyer Of Phones

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

When Peter Frampton sets the rules, you better believe he will see that they are followed. Fans at Frampton's concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday,...

Seven Illinois Inventions You Don't Want to Live Without

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois might not have the best business climate these days, but in the past, the state was a breeding ground for groundbreaking inventions and innovation.

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

Public Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation -- Flying Blind

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

As uses and users of wireless transmitting devices are skyrocketing in our homes, schools and even our national parks, one would think that scientific research on the human health and environmental implications of wireless electromagnetic radiation would be exploding with fierce competition.

Worth Celebrating This Independence Day: Supreme Court Upholding Search and Seizure Laws

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Americans are celebrating Independence Day just days after the Supreme Court upheld a principle that was key to the revolution that lead to independence.

Appreciating the Simple Moments More Than Onslaught of Technology

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

I admit it. I'm addicted. Social media, my phone, television, all things Internet -- I would not want to live without them. Looking at my daughter prompted me to write this column, as I realized one day when she was nursing that my reading the news on the phone was distracting her.

Many Governments Listen To Phone Calls Anytime They Want: Report

AP | By DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying...