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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...

WATCH: How The DOJ Helped Birth A Massive Phone Scam

DailyFinance | Bruce Watson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Senate have all taken aim at "cramming," a multibillion dollar i...

Amy Winehouse: A Lesson for Kids

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Kluger

It was my older daughter who broke the news of Winehouse's death to me, and I could instantly detect her confusion about it all, as if it somehow didn't compute.

Wireless Addicts, Pay Attention to Your Kids and Dogs!

Dave Astor | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Astor

Makes you wonder why some people have kids or canines when their need to connect with other living beings is mostly satisfied by wireless gadgets.

Top 10 iPhone Art Apps

Posted 09.23.2011 | Arts

The digital age has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for artists and art enthusiasts. Mobile phones equipped with cameras and applications...

The Most Awkward Cellphone Mishaps

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Cellphones can be helpful--or a total a nuisance. Who hasn't been a quiet place--a theater, the ballet, a classroom--only to have the peace pierce...

WATCH: '70s Era Chicagoans Try Out Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

Providing a bit of a history lesson for otherwise unaware Chicagoan tech-heads, the AT&T Tech Channel Monday unearthed a short video profiling early a...

AT&T: Please Give Us Money So We Can Support Your Merger With T-Mobile

Eddie Geller | Posted 08.16.2011 | Technology
Eddie Geller

Lately, there's been a great deal of press about certain civic-minded organizations taking money from AT&T and then coming out and supporting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

Post Buries News That Hancock Phone in Use During Some Possible Prostitution Appointments

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The mainstream media, like the Denver Post, which hyped this rotten story unfairly, should back off of this drama now and stop the strange front-page play that it's been giving it.

WATCH: Bill Maher's New Rule For Cell Phone Cancer

Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy

So yet another study has come out saying that there is indeed a link between cell phones and cancer. But it's not all bad. In fact, as far as Bill Mah...

Cellphone Cancer Warning Falls Lightly On U.S. Ears

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — News last week that an arm of the World Health Organization said cellphones might raise the risk of brain cancer has been greeted by ...

Nokia Uses Dismembered Barbies To Pitch New Phone

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

What sells cell phones better than dismembered, dancing Barbie dolls? Using Lady Gaga as a spiritual guide, Nokia is using an edgy -- read: fright...

POLL: Cell Phones Might Cause Cancer: Do You Care? | Posted 08.09.2011 | Weird News

The World Health Organization announced on May 31 that radiation from cell phones may be a cancer-causing agent. The question now that wants...

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer? Who Cares?

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology
Stanley Bing

In the end, I think we all ought to send a message to all those people who think it's their jobs to tell us about the things that are bad for us. Shut up. Stand down. Join the rest of us in the 21st Century. We'll be here waiting.

Something Else to Worry About

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Richards


The Pandemic Disease of the 21st Century Is on the Rise

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.01.2011 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

Police recently ejected a woman from an Amtrak quiet car after 16 hours of non-stop talking on her cell phone -- a new record for a PACS symptom flare-up.

How To Minimize Cell Phone Health Risks

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health a UC Berkeley, answers my questions about the talking we all increasingly do, and offers advice on how best to take stock, and control, of the risks involved.

License, Registration and iPhone Please

David Coleman | Posted 07.29.2011 | Technology
David Coleman

The path of least resistance seems to be the best response to a police request to examine a car, at least until the officer discovers a text message from a drug-using associate, or contact information about someone who is under suspicion.