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10 Totally Rad Retro Looks For Today's Technology

Posted 04.21.2015 | Technology

Enormous mobile phones, Atari and VCRs were all considered on trend or even high tech when they were first introduced to consumers. Today they’re th...

In Parts Of Africa, Cell Phones Are Everywhere And Landlines Barely Exist

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.21.2015 | Technology

R.I.P. landlines.

Your Right to Record: Protected by Law, Disrespected by Law Enforcement

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.19.2015 | Crime
Timothy Karr

While the technology has changed, our constitutional rights haven't. But how do we translate long-standing free speech and privacy protections at a time when anyone with a mobile phone has the potential to engage in an act of journalism?

Your Right to Record: Protected by Law, Disrespected by Law Enforcement

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

While Feidin Santana and Ramsey Orta are hardly household names, these men played pivotal roles in one of the most important civil rights stories of o...

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-D: Um, Okay? (Inconclusive Conclusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Yes, my first act in giving up a cellphone would be to buy a cellphone. And my second to hide it.

Feeling Trapped by Your Smart-Phone? Go Techno-Commando....

Paul LaRosa | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Paul LaRosa

I never thought of that as freedom back then because there were no smartphones tracking our every move. We've all become techno-slaves and, being without one even temporarily, felt like I had all the freedom in the world.

What's With All This Communicating?

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology
Neale Donald Walsch

When I was a teenager all of my communication was in person or by table-top phone. And if the person wasn't there or available to the phone when I called, I took it in stride that I just "missed them" and would have to call back later. (Can you imagine that?)

'Sophisticated Evaluation of Serious Research' at the New York Times?

Paul Brodeur | Posted 03.28.2015 | Science
Paul Brodeur

Some editors at the New York Times seem to have either developed a severe case of institutional amnesia, or decided to confer the presumption of innocence upon cellphone radiation, as the newspaper did upon asbestos for an entire decade after the mineral had been shown to be the most important industrial carcinogen in the world.

Confirmation Emails, Or It Didn't Happen

Alex Lawrence | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lawrence

I often make plans with friends for a night in the future, and then as the day approaches, if there's been radio silence on the event, you start to wonder, is it still a date? Or you make what you thought were very "soft" plans with someone, only to be thrown off when they text "Where you are? We're here." You think, "But... I never got a confirmation! I didn't know it was actually happening."

Unplug Yourself and Cruise: You'll Learn a Little More About Your World

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Aubrie Przybysz

Today it is nearly impossible to go a whole hour without responding to a text, email, or checking social media on your cellphone. After starting this post I put my phone on silent and set it face down.

Dating Technology

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Often times I catch myself wondering: What has this world come to? Can anyone think for themselves anymore? Is following trends, especially social med...

A Digital Lifeline: The Importance of Cell Phones to Homeless Youth

Eric Rice | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Eric Rice

That's right, this young homeless woman has cell phone. And she's using it to reach out to me to try to get some answers about her legal rights. And yes, I promised to call her back once I had more information.

What Happens if 911 Gets a Call and Nobody Is Talking?

Quora | Posted 03.23.2015 | Crime
Quora

The call-taker will ask the caller to make a noise or tap the phone to confirm the caller needs help. Sometimes the call might be an erroneous "butt dial" or it could be someone under duress or suffering a medical emergency that impairs speech (such as a stroke).

The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

Stephen Balkam | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

It goes without saying that your teen will pay much more attention to what you do than what you say. If you are constantly on the phone, text at stop lights, bring your phone to bed and are not present for your own kids, then they will follow your lead.

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.

The University of Oklahoma Fraternity Incident: How New Technology is Documenting a More Candid Reality

Skyler Gray | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Skyler Gray

There is no doubt that media has played a critical role in political and social movements throughout the history of the United States, but the recent ability to so easily capture behavior and cement it in time is truly extraordinary.

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

Jan Golden | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

I don't consider myself an early adopter to technology. I've never camped outside Best Buy and I only upgrade my phone when Verizon tells me it's time. However, I am interested in new ways of doing things, especially if they save me time and money. I like to keep at a moderate pace with technology.

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC's Marshall School of Business. And if you work with women and people over 40, they're even more perturbed by it than everyone else.

Life Would Be Infinitely Easier If These Things Were More Flexible

Posted 03.09.2015 | Technology

In a country that prides itself on giving every American the right to exercise his or her free will, there are still plenty of limitations and restric...

I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

Marc Antoine Colaciuri | Posted 03.10.2015 | Technology
Marc Antoine Colaciuri

From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hyper-connected environment.

4 Reasons to Put Your Phone Down (NOW!)

Diana Murphy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Diana Murphy

Look up from your phone, engage with the people around you and you maybe be surprised at the connections you will make! Even if your not looking for love being constantly on your phone makes you seem unavailable to people around you.

Be Quiet and Listen Once in Awhile -- Please?

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

There are so many venues for talking these days, what's the point of trying to listen? We can post our every trivial thought on a thousand websites that reach a billion people instantly. I know people with full-time jobs who post so much on Facebook and Twitter, I marvel that they do any work -- unless of course their bosses are doing the same.

Hold the Phone! You Might Miss a Whale, or Even a Whale of a Bright Idea Like the Laser

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

What if Dr. Townes, instead of taking that timeout, had sent a text or played Angry Birds? Might we be in the dark about the laser? As research and Townes' example suggest, the unpredictable sparks of our own mental machinations should be something we don't want to miss any more than the majestic sight of a passing whale.

20 Questions I Have For People Who Were In Their 20s Before Cell Phones & Internet

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Samantha Matt

Here are the many questions I have for people who spent their twenties living without all of the above things mentioned. And before you start rolling your eyes, I know there are actual answers to all of these questions... but do you even remember them? Enjoy.

7 Things I Miss About Love In The '90s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The world worked differently then -- how people met, how we kept in touch. Numbers on scraps of paper were easy to lose, but somehow, we still found each other.