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The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Doug Lansky | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

Our Obsessive Relationship With Technology

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology
Dr. Larry Rosen

And I find it amusing (and somewhat disconcerting) that people make excuses to escape whoever they are supposed to be spending time with so that they can check in with other people who may not even be real-life friends.

Why a Cell Phone Should Come Before an E-Reader For Your Child

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

A cell phone that allows kids to call each other and call their adult caretakers is far safer than a smartphone or other WiFi-enabled device that gives kids unfettered access to texting and apps.

Will My Passion for iPhone Prevail? A Personal Memoir

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Frances Cudjoe Waters

This is one of the biggest decisions I have ever had to make: to keep my iPhone or to move to Samsung, LG or another Android-based provider.

Sinister Motives and Victim Blaming: The Ugly Truth About Leaked Celebrity Nudes

John Marcotte | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
John Marcotte

If you are a guy who has to assault a woman's dignity and privacy in order to fulfill your sexual fantasies, that says far more about you than it does about her.

Peter Frampton Is Now The Destroyer Of Phones

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

When Peter Frampton sets the rules, you better believe he will see that they are followed. Fans at Frampton's concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday,...

Seven Illinois Inventions You Don't Want to Live Without

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois might not have the best business climate these days, but in the past, the state was a breeding ground for groundbreaking inventions and innovation.

Technology Gives me a Headache

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I miss my Underwood typewriter. The only time I worried about it crashing was when it sat too close to the edge of my desk.

Public Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation -- Flying Blind

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

As uses and users of wireless transmitting devices are skyrocketing in our homes, schools and even our national parks, one would think that scientific research on the human health and environmental implications of wireless electromagnetic radiation would be exploding with fierce competition.

Worth Celebrating This Independence Day: Supreme Court Upholding Search and Seizure Laws

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Americans are celebrating Independence Day just days after the Supreme Court upheld a principle that was key to the revolution that lead to independence.

Appreciating the Simple Moments More Than Onslaught of Technology

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

I admit it. I'm addicted. Social media, my phone, television, all things Internet -- I would not want to live without them. Looking at my daughter prompted me to write this column, as I realized one day when she was nursing that my reading the news on the phone was distracting her.

Many Governments Listen To Phone Calls Anytime They Want: Report

AP | By DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying...

I Went Off The Grid For 3 Hours

Annelia Alex | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Annelia Alex

I went three consecutive hours without personal electronics. So I'm enlightened now, or something.

California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Fails

AP | By TOM VERDIN | Posted 06.25.2014 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the...

10 Reasons to Smash Your Cell Phone Right Now!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 06.22.2014 | Technology
Jon Hotchkiss

The reason I want to smash my phone is that its magical utility has made me the flight attendant of my own life, instead of the passenger.

Poor Women Need More than Just a Pink Mobile Phone

Hillary Miller-Wise | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Hillary Miller-Wise

In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.

Following the Money: Why Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up the Phone When the Market's Calling

Nicole Glor | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Nicole Glor

This Boston-based family business, Gizmogul, started when the Schneider brothers decided he no longer wanted to go door-to-door, knocking on dentist offices to collect and recycle scrap metal. After a while, he realized that this way of doing had become a dinosaur

Show This Chart To The Next Person Who Leaves You A Voicemail

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology

The truth is out. Nobody is listening to your voicemails. We see that you called. If what you needed to say was that important, you should've texted u...

Cell Phone Carriers Didn't Use Tech Fixes To Combat Spying: Expert

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - The world's mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would h...

Am I Crazy to Give My Tween a Cell Phone?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Parents delight in the smiles on the faces of the children when a longed-for gift is unwrapped. But in the long run, we want the gifts we give our children to add to their lives, rather than remove something from them.

Restaurant Gives Huge Discount If You Do This One Thing With Your Phone

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

ABU GHOSH, Israel (AP) — A restaurant owner in an Arab village outside of Jerusalem says he is on a mission to save culinary culture by making diner...

Last Minute Itis: Are Our Smartphones Turning Us Into Ill-Mannered Cads?

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nancy Colier

We leave our lives forever loose, with the option always present that if something better comes up or we change our mind, we're out. We live in a constant state of "we'll see."

Porn Distracts Driver, Prompting Alleged Crash That Killed Officer

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.06.2013 | Crime

A truck driver in Arizona was allegedly distracted by porn on his cell phone when he crashed into three police cars, killing an officer. Video obta...

The Reason We're So Attached To Our Smartphones

Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living

We all know we're attached to our smartphones, but sometimes the addiction doesn't really hit us until we're left without it. Research shows that ...