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The 8 Most Important Cell Phones Ever

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology

April 3 marks the 40th anniversary of the first cell phone call. It was Marty Cooper, a Motorola engineer who made that call in 1973. According to The...

The Smartphone Rules My Toddler And I Live By | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents

By valuing your time in the real world, you'll teach your children to do the same. Smart smartphone usage starts now, when they're young, and it begins with the parent.

7 Ways To Ruin A Wedding With Your Smartphone

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

It's easier than you think to ruin someone's wedding with just your iPhone.

Technology and Me

Richard Abrons | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Richard Abrons

I am a user of technology at the lowest level. We have voice-mail but can't access messages from afar. We have GPS in our car but neither my wife Iris nor I know how to use it.

Until You Leave Your Family Cell Phone Plan, You're Not a Real Adult

Danny Rubin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology
Danny Rubin

The decision to leave the family plan -- or not have your parents pay your own plan -- has less to do with age and more with means. If you can afford a cell phone plan of your own, then you should cut ties with the 'rents.

Futurist Speaker: How to Design Products and Services for Smartphones, Tablets

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Design devices in such a way as to not only showcase key additions, and quickly convey their upsides. Also build them so as to minimize the amount of hassle required to quickly dive in and enjoy these options.

Dear Homeless Man, Thank You for Stealing My Phone

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Hani Almadhoun

A few days ago, a homeless man walked into my office and grabbed my smartphone -- he snuck it in his jacket and as he walked away thanked me for some ...

BREAKING: Locking You Up For Unlocking Your Phone? White House Responds to 114,000 Consumer Petition

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Democracy Now!

The White House called Republican activist Derek Khanna just hours after his appearance on Democracy Now! to say they are reversing its position on th...

4 Reasons to Place on Hold any Plan to Give your Child a Cell Phone

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

What's the right age for a child to get her first cell phone? The answer varies from parent to parent and often hinges on how busy the family's schedule is as well as the maturity level of the child. This much is clear: The average age seems to be getting younger and younger.

Texting: The New Intimacy or the End Of Romance?

David Wygant | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
David Wygant

In today's crazy world, we seem to always save our phone moments for people that are worthy of it.

Gerry Smith

Four Months After Sandy, Lower Manhattan Businesses Still Waiting On Verizon | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

Potential customers don't need to ask whether The Wayland, a chic bar in Manhattan's East Village, accepts credit cards. They can just read the sign -...

Children and Technology: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

Michael M. Osit, Ed.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Michael M. Osit, Ed.D.

We need to use technology as a medium for learning. Otherwise, kids will be bored and less engaged in the learning process.

Gerry Smith

Historic Blizzard Tests Wireless Flaws Exposed By Sandy | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology

In the past two years, residents of Bethel, Conn., have been hit by three massive snowstorms that knocked out power for days. Each time, nearby cell t...

Like a Virgin: A Touch Screen for the Very First Time

April Rudin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

After struggling with these feelings, I'm speaking out so that others might feel less ashamed, and come forward in solidarity with me. I'm sharing a shocking confession -- I have never, ever "App-ed."

5 Signs That BlackBerry Is Desperate

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

BlackBerry, the once-great smartphone maker that became victim No. 1 of Apple's iPhone, revealed two devices running on the firm's new operating syste...

Hey Airline Passengers, Want To Snitch On Your Seatmate?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

On a recent flight from Chicago to Philadelphia, Melissa Brown sat next to a dilemma: a fellow passenger whose actions could crash the plane, but probably wouldn't.

Solving Global Mental Health Challenges With a Cell Phone

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 03.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Muhammad H. Zaman

There is no question that mobile phones have transformed the way we live, but it is the ability to use the same phone call for the global good, that is the most inspirational part.

Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

The Addiction

Peter Farrelly | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Peter Farrelly

What happened to driving in a car and just looking out the window? Your kids are giving up the entire physical world for this narcissistic/sychophantic/addictive need to follow someone or see who's following them.

Mobilizing Development via Mobile Phones

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

This increasing use of mobile technology in developing countries has allowed people to access the financial system, and governments to improve service delivery and citizen-feedback mechanisms.

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...