Cell Phones

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These SF Billboards Are Now Plastered With Photos of Distracted Drivers

A passive-aggressive awareness campaign.

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The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

Find out the locations of all the people you direly want to avoid.

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In the Future, You Might Charge Your Cell Phone by Stroking It

New green-power technology transforms motions like walking and touching into potent jolts of energy.

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How Texting Actually Changes the Way We Walk

The science of distracted strolling.

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One Day, Your Phone Could Be Powered by 'Micro Windmills'

The nano-turbines are so small that hundreds could fit inconspicously on a phone's sleeve.

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The Scientific Odds That Using a Cell Phone Will Make You a Bad Driver

Some impressively specific data.

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Will This Tiny Tool Stop Teens From Texting While Driving?

At the very least, it gives parents god-like knowledge of their teen's driving habits. 

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The Lingering Power of Geography Over How We Communicate

Even in an era of cheap, digital communication, most of us are still talking to our neighbors.

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Is It Stealing if You Charge Your Electric Car in a Public Outlet?

One man was jailed for topping his car off at the local middle school.

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What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

It's time to recognize the importance of computers and the Internet.

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The Shame of Boston's Wireless Woes

Shortly after Monday's bombings, cellular networks collapsed. The same thing happens every time there is a crisis in a large city.

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Aggregating Cell Phone Data in Search of the 'Pulse of the Planet'

Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.

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German Man Builds Device to Suck Electricity From Power Lines, Other People

Dennis Siegel claims his curious contraption feeds itself like a leech on ambient electromagnetic fields.

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Power Outlets for the People

Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?

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Why You Should Text, Not Call to Check on Loved Ones Post-Sandy

FEMA and cell phone carriers are encouraging customers to use SMS.

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How Facebook and Twitter Are Helping the Homeless

Connecting through social networks can make it easier to be homeless and easier to escape homelessness.

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone in the Subway

Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."

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Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

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How Smart Phones Are Turning Our Public Places Into Private Ones

Smart phones have given us a lot of great benefits, but this is not one of them.