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Answering The Telephone For Personal Connection

Jen Bilik | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jen Bilik

No one is more amazed than me by how much I've enjoyed -- and benefited from -- this personal return to the telephone. I find myself thinking about these dear friends and family members more frequently, like they're a regular part of my life, as once upon a time they so deliciously were.

Cool Icelandic Phone Technology Is Hot

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sometimes I doubt that all the amazing communications technology the world has seen in the last decade has resulted in increased or better communicati...

What Teens Do 7 Times Every Waking Hour?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.16.2011 | Parents

If teens seem to be glued to their cellphones, it's because they're texting about as many times an hour as you might suspect they say "like" -- an ave...

I'm Putting The Future Behind Me

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.10.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

I've given this century almost 12 years now, and it's done nothing but disappoint me. So I say, screw it. I'm going back to the 20th century.

Staying Whole in a Fractured World

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

You know that panicky feeling you get when you drop your briefcase or purse and everything spills out in public? That's how I used to feel every day: embarrassed, furious and anxious because I couldn't keep up with my life.

Kevin Spacey Scolds Audience As Richard III

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

Kevin Spacey is receiving critical acclaim for more than just his scripted performance in the Sam Mendes production of Shakespeare's Richard III. The ...

Classroom Commentaries

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.04.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

There's nothing wrong with teaching with enthusiasm. And yet if we concentrate so narrowly upon satisfying the consumer demands of the educational market, we replace scholarly rigor and standards of excellence with grade inflation and an acceptable mediocrity.

Conversing With My iPhone 4S, Siriously

Patricia Aranka Smith | Posted 01.30.2012 | Comedy
Patricia Aranka Smith

To wit, here are a couple of examples of exchanges with Siri that went siriously wrong.

How Your Cell Phone Reveals The Inner You

ForbesWoman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Women

The psychology of texting is starting to sprout as a hot-button area, though the research is still amazingly in its infancy. From what studies tell us...

Invoking the Dead to Manipulate the Living. Just One of My Many Talents.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Susan McCorkindale

I hate it when my kid cries, particularly now that it's just me, alone, making all the decisions. His voice breaks, and my resolve starts to crack. I've yet to get my sea legs for this single parenting stuff, and I spend most days feeling like I'm trying to keep my balance in a moon bounce.

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...

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...

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.