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Overcharged for Wireless Service? Let Me Count the Ways.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It looks like billions of dollars in wireless data charges are being added to customers' wireless bills, some causing "overages"; i.e.; when a custome...

Fiber to the Home is Dead. The Plan: Shut Off the Wires and Replace it with Wireless Vaporware.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Promise: The Boston Globe wrote in April, 2016 that Boston is supposed to have FiOS, a fiber to the home service, deployed to 100% of the city wit...

AT&T and Verizon's Wireline and Wireless Cross-Subsidies Harm Competition and Every Communications Service You Use

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Let me explain why all of your communications rates keep going up or why there are 'data caps' imposed, and why many customers have overcharges on wireless.

The New Rule of Thumb: Adjust Your Marketing for a Mobile World

Julie Niehoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Julie Niehoff

Our thumbs separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom. And never has that been more evident than today, with mobile technology in almost every ha...

He Returned His AT&T Phone, So Why is He Still Getting a Bill?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Richard Dixon returns his AT&T phone after filing an insurance claim. But the carrier is charging him for a new handset anyway. Why? Question: I recen...

So It Seems You Can Unlock Your Cell Phone With Your Penis

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Weird News

Your penis is busy. We get that. But some inventive soul has apparently found another use for it -- unlocking your cell phone. A Samsung Galaxy S7 to ...

I'm "Guilty Until Proven Innocent," Claims the FCC Order

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.14.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Imagine you are in a kangaroo court and the judge and those across the aisle are in bed with each other and have decided -- you are guilty first, even...

The Ugly Truth About Cell Phones And Your Health

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Your smartphone addiction is not only affecting your relationships, it could also be ruining your health, according to a new video from Good Housekeep...

Toy Transforms Your Phone Into A Vibrator, Makes Sexting Too Real

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weird News

If you've ever imagined using the same device to get off as you use to call Mom, then a new accessory that turns your phone into a vibrator is right u...

I'd Rather Not Have a Phone

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 11.11.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Barnett

I literally do not call people. The only time I do is when I HAVE to because it's the only way I can get in contact with someone. Even when you only have a phone number, you can usually find another mode of communication for a person just by searching the internet.

Louis C.K. Has Very Strong Feelings About Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

Louis C.K. isn't just a hilarious comedian: he's one of our most incisive -- and insightful -- social critics. When he has something to say about the ...

Sending Your Kid to School With a Cell Phone? Here's What You Need to Know

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cell-phone pro, it's important to make sure everyone is on the same page about what "responsible use" means.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.30.2016 | 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 07.29.2016 | 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 | 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. | 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 | 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.

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 | 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.