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If Your Significant Other Was Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women

In this day and age, most are a little guilty of being a bit over attached to their smartphones. But sometimes, it's easy to forget how ridiculous...

4 Ways To Get To Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

| Posted 07.28.2014 | Teen

by Danielle Jackson Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility o...

Phone Booths Exist And The New York Times Is On It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology

This tongue-in-cheek tease for a story about an Arkansas town that decided to repair a broken phone booth appeared in Saturday's New York Times. The n...

Verizon New York's Multiple Financial Books Reveal "Black Hole Revenues".

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Follow the Money" Trail of Verizon's Affiliates Exposes a Financial Shell Game. Part VII in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnec...

My Friends Are Checking Out

Jo Laird | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Yes, it's a good idea to take a vacation off the grid this summer. Enjoy every single minute of it. And, once you get home, figure out a way to take some hops, every day, off the grid.

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.

Fast Cash for Your Old Cell Phone

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Natalie Pace

Companies like ecoATM, Liquidity Services, Electronic Recyclers International Inc. and Appliance Recycling Centers of America all make it easy for Americans to properly dispose of your old cell phone, tablet, computer or refrigerator, and will dismantle the products in a responsible way.

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

All Forms of Communication Have Collapsed

Lori Day | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Lori Day

When your work depends on communication with other human beings, like mine does, this is the worst problem ever. Try to think of a worse problem if you want, but you can't.

NO SECURITY: Phreaking Out the Phone Phreaks

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

On February 11, 2014 the citizens of cyberspace waged an Internet-wide war against the NSA's Mass surveillance program called "The Day We Fought Back". As the story unfolds, it is important to look at the history of mass surveillance, and see what we can learn from it.

Up Your 'Gram Game

James Beard Foundation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

We couldn't help but think about improving our food photos -- so we consulted an expert.

2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." ...

Use Headsets to Cut Through the Sea of Sounds

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

It's the day after Christmas. There are tiny paw prints on your roof, cookie crumbs near the fireplace and a cacophony of sounds coming from all of the new electronic and mobile devices. Want some peace and quiet? Read on!

Fall 2013 Hot List: 10 'Must Haves' for the New Season

Ivo Lukas | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Say 'Goodbye' to Summer and 'Hello' to Fall with these "Must Haves" August is already here, leaving many of us wondering where the summer went. Whet...

Pick Up the Phone!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

If you want to make sure that what you are saying is communicated correctly, pick up the phone. And in today's dating world, if you want to make someone feel special, try speaking to them instead of sending them a text.

Tinfoil Hat Territory

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just for fun, today I'd like to use my column to skate perilously close to the edge of rampant paranoia. I'm really doing this to make an ironic point, at the end, but I can't deny that this type of thing is certainly fun to write.

Tom Wheeler Should Not Be the Next FCC Chairman: Do You Like Your Wireless Bills?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Thomas Wheeler is the heir apparent to the departing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. From 1992 through 2004, Tom Wheeler was president and CEO of the Cellular Telecom and Internet Association. If Wheeler is nominated he would have to take on his previous clients.

Always On... Always Good?

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Elizabeth Krupka

Disconnectivity (from technology) anxiety is an actual disorder now. Reread that before you go on please. People actually have anxiety over unanswered texts messages or a few hours away from a little piece of plastic.

The New 'Digital Dead Zones' and Removing Your Rights to Communicate: Deny the AT&T FCC Petition Now

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, who are corporate sponsors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have declared war on the American public.

Dear Telecom Unions: Time to Fight for the Public Switched Network Infrastructure & Technology (PSNIT) -- The State-based Utility Wires

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The real question is: Are the unions going take an active role in stopping the closing down of the networks? Are they going to help to get the networks get upgraded?

'Are You Phonely Tonight?': A New Year's Resolution

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Marshall P. Duke

For many people, the Christmas and New Year holidays have been called "the hap-hap-happiest time of the year." For many, however, as we all know, they are among the loneliest.

Fox Steal Phone, Sends Text Messages

Neatorama | Posted 02.02.2013 | Technology
Read More: Phone, Technology News

Norwegian teenager Lars Andreas Bjercke downloaded an intriguing app that imitates the sounds of rabbits, in order to attract foxes. It worked very we...

It's Not a Mobile Phone... So What Is It?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

What we call "mobile" is disruptive in ways we can't yet figure out. We call it "mobile" but we should call it "what's next."

How Haute Couture Can Explain mHealth

Tom Murphy | Posted 01.30.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

As the mHealth hype grows the focus upon what ideas will lead to actual solutions cannot be lost. Ambition will lead to innovations, but poorly constructed ideas will lead to miserable failures.

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.