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In Vietnam, Even the Dead Need Cell Phones

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.08.2013 | World
Andrew Lam

For Vietnamese, the latest cell phone is ultimately more than a status symbol. Vietnamese are clannish, and for many, the family and extended family are all the social network they will ever have. Connecting to one another is more than just a fad -- it's a cultural imperative.

Slumber Party by Smartphone

Whitney Caudill | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

You are never too old for slumber parties or silliness, as long as you have a smartphone and an unlimited texting plan.

'Are You Phonely Tonight?': A New Year's Resolution

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Marshall P. Duke

For many people, the Christmas and New Year holidays have been called "the hap-hap-happiest time of the year." For many, however, as we all know, they are among the loneliest.

8 Things You're Paying Too Much For (and How to Stop!)

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Adrian Nazari

Have you ever considered whether you're overpaying on things like your cable bill, loans or credit cards? Re-evaluate those items and you can save a lot of money.

Sleep-Deprived Drive

Radley Balko | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

The New York Times reports that prosecutors looking for ways to bring charges against people who drive while sleep-deprived.* They're having problem...

Watch Out! Cell Phones Are Contagious

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

Have you ever seen a friend yawning and instantly felt the need to yawn -- even if you weren't feeling sleepy? New research shows that the act of ...

Economic Security for Rural America: LightSquared Round Two

Diane Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Diane Russell

An essential building block to economic growth lies in expanding broadband access to rural America. Instead of pushing each other over the self-made cliff, why not build a bridge across the digital divide?

When Talk Isn't So Cheap

Zack Christenson | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
Zack Christenson

As Internet becomes more of a basic communication need, for everything from news consumption to education, it becomes more and more worrisome that government continues to discourage wireless use.

See The Cell Phone Evolve Before Your Eyes In 1 Picture

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

It's easy to forget -- or perhaps we just want to forget -- the push-button, touchscreen-less cell phones of yore. But to do so would ignore the marve...

The Need for Connection in the Age of Anxiety

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

In this age of anxiety, there seems to be, after all, a deep yearning for genuine human connection and real-life interaction devoid of electronic distraction. The question is, will future generations have the capacity to attain it and sustain it?

WATCH: She Has No Idea What's Going On

Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy

Prankster Greg of Mediocre Films confused a lot of park-goers recently by coming up next to them and crashing their cellphone conversations. It sou...

Gerry Smith

Wireless Industry Resisted Calls To Back Up Cell Towers Before Sandy | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology

One key factor helps explain why communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy could not use cell phones to call for help and communicate with the outside wo...

Gerry Smith

Hurricane Sandy Delivers 'Another Catastrophe' To Verizon's Home, Complicating Network Repairs | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.03.2012 | Technology

The water came rushing through the lobby, crashing against doors, shattering windows and scattering sandbags meant to stop it. Then, it cascaded down ...

Gerry Smith

Verizon Customers Could Wait 2 Weeks For Service Following Storm Damage | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

Verizon said Friday it could take up to two weeks to restore service to some customers after high winds, heavy flooding and power outages caused by Hu...

Gerry Smith

Cell Phone Problems Persist As Wireless Carriers Repair Damage After Hurricane Sandy | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

Communication networks across the Northeast were slowly recovering Thursday, but many New York and New Jersey residents were still unable to make cell...

Help Women Learn to Read: Vote for Cell Ed

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Our failure as global citizens to assure every member has access to education and a human right to learn is something I think can be corrected.

The Legal Battle Over Cell Phone Location Privacy

Larry Bodine | Posted 12.24.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

Did you know that every time you use your cell phone to check email, send a text or make a call, your cell phone relays your location to the cell phone company? And that the company keeps your data for months?

iPad Mini, iPod Maxi?

Tom Falco | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Tom Falco

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Restaurants Grapple With Cell Phone Policies

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. — The digital divide is wider than ever between diners who talk, tweet and snap pictures mid-meal and those who wish they'd just sh...

Swing State Cell Phone Users Pose a Problem For Pollsters

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Half or more of the adults in some key swing states rely mostly on cell phones, according to a study released Friday -- the latest evidence of a growi...

Sheldon Siegel's Latest Bombastic Book

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This new novel by Siegel is action packed from beginning to end. A "terrorist" is striking fear in the heart of Chicago by placing bombs in cars and then detonating them with cell phones.


AP | Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology

GENEVA -- The world now has nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as inhabitants. The U.N. telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscript...

Students Have To Pay Valet To Store Cellphones

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 12.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Thousands of teenagers who can't take their cellphones to school have another option, courtesy of a burgeoning industry of sorts in always...

NEW STUDY: Mobile Phones Put the 'Social' in Social Media

Susan Moeller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
Susan Moeller

More than any other platform, mobile phones have initiated a global youth digital culture, by making content and comment available all the time, wherever students are. The result is that students not only take in endless amounts of information, but personalize and reorganize it.

A Frustrating Fact of Telephone Life

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Who was on the phone? I don't know. They hung up. They didn't say anything? No, they just hung up. That's weird. Who do you think it was?