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California High Schools Search Students' Text Messages

LAWeekly | Dennis Romero | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Those pesky bleeding-heart liberals at the ACLU actually want teachers and school administrators to keep out of your kids' cellphones. A report iss...

The Difference Between Movie Critics and Movie Pirates

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I recently (and publicly) allowed that I wouldn't be attending next week's all-media premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 -- or reviewing the film.

Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Cell phones change economies, communication, education, human brains and inner-human ecology. Treat them with respect -- as biologically part of your hand. Keep them clean.

Radley Balko

The Revolution Will Be Streamed | Radley Balko | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

George Orwell once wrote that if you want a vision of the future, "imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever." Governments have suppressed ci...

Can You Hear Us Now? Kids & Cells Update

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO Healthy Child Healthy World What kind of world do we live in when the one thing...

Surprising Finding From Largest Study On Cellphones And Cancer

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- Danish researchers can offer some reassurance if you're concerned about your cellphone: Don't worry. Your device is probably safe. The bigg...

Think Your Phone Bill Is High? Fla. Woman Owed Outrageous Sum

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

MIAMI (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) -- A South Florida woman got a shock when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000. It...

T-Mobile Will Let You Pay By The Day

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

Want to pay by the day and surf on a 4G network? T-Mobile's got you covered. The nation's fourth-largest mobile carrier, in an effort to attract a ...

How To #endmalaria With Social Media

Melinda Gates | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

2011-10-17-Screenshot20111017at2.57.48PM.jpgWe're seeing great promise using communications technologies in malaria endemic countries.

WATCH: The Evolution Of Zack Morris' Phones

Posted 12.03.2011 | Comedy

Back in the early 90s, "Saved By the Bell" dreamboat Zack Morris was one of the first TV characters to use a cell phone, and it was totally cutting-ed...

AT&T Asks Judge To Throw Out Sprint's Antitrust Suit

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. on Friday asked a court to eject rival Sprint Nextel Corp. from the process that looks at whether AT&T should be allowed to...

Hang Up and Drive, Governor Brown

Steve Heilig | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

Jerry Brown flubbed a big one this month when he vetoed a bill that would have significantly increased fines for using a cell phone for talk or texting while driving.

Ooma Adds Wi-Fi Option to VoIP Service

Larry Magid | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Call me old fashioned, but when I'm home or at an office, I like making and receiving phone calls from something that resembles a regular desk phone.

When Should Kids Get Cell Phones?

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Someone told me once that your child needs a cell phone when you need your child to have a cell phone. That makes sense to me.

DROID Bionic Is Here (Finally)

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology

Motorola has given birth to a new smartphone, and its name is Bionic. A full 9 months after being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las ...

Tool for Learning or Distraction?

Eric Sheninger | Posted 11.06.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

As educators, we must establish a vision for our students and model the use of cell phones as mobile learning devices in order to empower them to embrace the same view.

Combating Inappropriate Cell Phone Use in Class

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 11.02.2011 | College
Jennifer Ketcham

Personally, when I sit down at a desk with old gum stuck under cheap wood, I am happy to turn off my cell phone. As a young woman with responsibilities, it's nice to slip away into academia and avoid the world.

Mobile Devices Are Creating Meeting Madness At Small Businesses

Karen Leland | Posted 11.01.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Small businesses suffer just as much as major corporations from their constant checking of cell phones in important meetings and even one-on-one conversations. And while big businesses have more staff to cushion the impact, small businesses are by nature tight on resources and need to get the most productivity out of the people they do have.

School Bus Driver Sentenced For Fatal Crash Involving Cell Phone

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- A suburban Philadelphia man once at the center of a national debate on cellphones and driving will spend one to two years behind bars ...

Verizon Workers Will End Strike Without A Deal

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Thousands of striking Verizon workers will return to work starting Monday night, though their contract dispute isn't over yet. Both the c...

Our Cell Phones Are Making Us Less Productive

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

If you try to do two things at once, then you end up switching back and forth between them. That switching back and forth makes you bad at both tasks. The cell phone is a particular problem, because it provides a constant distraction.

WATCH: How To Deal With Annoying Cell Phone Users

Posted 10.16.2011 | Comedy

The only thing worse than a ringing cell phone in the middle of a show is the person who has the audacity to take the call. Even worse are the ones th...

WATCH: Silence Your Cell Phones

Posted 10.14.2011 | Comedy

We've all been there: sitting in the movie theater, trying to have a nice cinematic experience, when some inconsiderate person has the audacity to tak...

Why I Gave My Son A 'Cancer-Causing' Cell Phone

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Shawn Lawrence Otto

I just gave my son a dangerous cell phone to hold next to his developing brain. Am I a bad parent? Physics says no -- and suggests that San Francisco's 10-1 vote ignored basic science in favor of superstitious fear of the invisible.

Lynne Peeples

Cell Phone Study 'Misleading': Children May Still be At Increased Cancer Risk, Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

"Cell Phones Don’t Increase Cancer Risk in Kids." From USA Today to CBS News, variations of this hopeful-sounding headline now abound after yesterda...