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New Jersey's Kyleigh's Law Puts a Bullseye on Youth

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

On May 1, a new law goes into effect in New Jersey that requires provisional drivers under 21 to put a red sticker on their license plate. The law, n...

Put Down the Phone!

Ami Gadhia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

For some the temptation to text while driving is so strong that, unless there are stiff penalties, the problem is not going to get better.

The Death of Dinner?

John McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
John McDonald

Pre-mobile phone era, we called each other "at home," made dinner plans, arrived at the restaurant on time, and proceeded to engage in un-interrupted eating, drinking and conversation with friends.

Shut Up and Drive: A Long-Overdue Commentary on What's Inappropriate While Driving

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Robert Epstein

Thanks to the recent passage of laws restricting cell phone use in cars, I can finally start to breathe normally again while driving. A growing body...

Earth Day 2010: Unwired & Proud

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Spalter

Let's say you left on a week's vacation and forgot to turn off the AC or water heater. No problem: There are smartphone apps for different mobile operating systems that let you turn off (or on) the heating.

Full Signal and the Effects of Wireless Technology

Omar Baddar | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green
Omar Baddar

Exposing rats to only two hours of cell phone radiation a day caused nerve-cell damage in their brains, particularly where memory is stored, after just a few weeks.

Dying to Talk: Cellphones and Cancer

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sheila Shayon

A new San Francisco law will require retailers to post information about 'specific absorption rates' on cell phones. This info must be posted "in at least 11-point type -- next to phones."

Point, Click, Stalk

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robin Sax

Ever pass by a building or landmark, wonder what it is, and wish you could just find out on the spot? Now you can! With the click of your camera phon...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Queen Bees, Cellphones, and Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) A recent study, conducted this spring in India, found a link between the disappearance of ho...

Culture and Technology: The Unintended Use of Mobile Phones

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Ezer

Unique circumstances in Kenya have given rise to the most innovative mobile banking network in the world.

What's The Right Age To Take A Child's Cell Phone Away?

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

"Kids with cell phones are ridiculous," I asserted. "Mine will get it when he needs it -- the same time he gets his driver's license."

Homeless Given Cell Phones To Help Them Get Jobs, Homes In St. Paul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In St. Paul, Minn., one organization is taking a bold approach to helping people get their lives back on track: giving the homeless cell phones. Accor...

What Does the Millennial Generation Want From a Mobile Phone?

Stephanie Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephanie Camp

Here is what KIN learned from over a year of searching for what the millennial generation wants from a mobile phone.

36 Reasons to Have a Smart Phone Camera Everywhere You Go

John Paul Caponigro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Paul Caponigro

The functionality of smart phones is so vast and so new that you may not know what they can do.

What Does Digital Divide Mean to Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Politicians need to use the knowledge of Digital Divide issues to bring more people in, not use it to exclude more people.

HTC Evo 4G REVIEWS: What You Need To Know About Sprint's Smartphone

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The HTC Evo 4G went on sale Friday at Sprint.com, Sprint retail stores, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart. Hailed as a potential iPhone killer, the Evo...

The STAND UP ACT is a Big Mistake

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

The STAND UP ACT is a mistake and should be reconsidered. If this bill's supporters believe new drivers need time to ease into driving then this bill should apply to all new drivers, not just new drivers under 18.

Blocked Content Puts Focus on Corporate Power

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hans Johnson

A new day has dawned at the FCC. The bipartisan, grassroots movement that rose up in 2003 is stirring again around broadband access and consumer safeguards in wireless networks.

Update: Cell Phones & Coverage Bias

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Following-up on my [post](http://pollster.com/blogs/cell_phones_and_coverage_bias.php) on Monday, which discussion of Nate Silver's [suggestion](http:...

The Other Woman

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kit Yarrow, Ph.D.

Today the other woman (or man) may not even be human. But don't let that stop you from appreciating the impact of this intruder on your relationship...

Cell Phones and Coverage Bias

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Last Thursday the Pew Research Center released an analysis drawing on their extensive ongoing investigation of the impact of the growing cell-phone on...

Children Are More Likely To Own A Cell Phone Than A Book, Study Says

Telegraph | Graeme Paton, Education Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Almost nine-in-10 pupils now have a mobile compared with fewer than three-quarters who have their own books in the home, it was disclosed. The study ...

India's Solar Cell Phone Towers Will Reduce CO2 By 5 Million Tons

CleanTechnica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Indian government is likely to come out with a mandate that would require telecom operators to transfo...

Woman Sues, Hit In The Head With Armrest While Answering Cell Phone During Movie

Chicago Sun-Times | Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling. Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee wit...