Oh the Times Oh the Mores

More Americans Use Their Phones to Get Online Because Laptops Are, Like, Heavy

Coming to China. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

In the beginning, there was the desktop. The desktop gave way to the laptop, which gave ground to the tablet, and now the smartphone is coming for all the eyeballs. Hence the results of the latest Pew Research Center study, which found that 21 percent of American adults who own cell phones use them for most of their Internet browsing.

Well, yeah, because it’s not like you can whip out your laptop while you wait for the elevator/enter an awkward patch on that date/poop.  Read More

ILY Japan

People in Japan Can’t Stop Running Into Things While On Their Phones

The problem. (Photo: Flickr)

People in Japan are so well-connected to their cell phones that they’re either walking into inanimate objects or toppling off of transit platforms. Perhaps, even both at the same time. The Japanese government is so concerned for clumsy technophiles’ safety that it’s launching a public campaign to remind them they should perhaps be aware of their surroundings so they don’t injure themselves. Read More

Going Mobile

‘Designated Texter’ Campaign Launches for Those Physically Incapable of Not Texting While Driving

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Do you enjoy rolling the window down while driving to catch the breeze in your hair? Hooking your iPhone up to the car stereo so you can enjoy the complex musical stylings of 2 Chainz? What about prioritizing sending a text message over other people’s safety?

If so, you’re in luck: the “designated texter” campaign, launched in Florida, could help you send your undoubtedly very important text and not accidentally kill anybody in a car accident. It’s a win/win! Read More

Law and Order

Sprint Sends Swarm of Angry People with Lost Cellphones to Random Dude’s House

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As anyone who has used a map app recently will tell you, GPS location is still a pretty imperfect science. Sadly, we don’t think that will be any comfort to Wayne Dobson, a 59-year-old Las Vegas man who has fallen victim to a glitch with Sprint Wireless’s GPS technology. The problem has dispatched scores of people who lost their cell phones to his front door demanding he give them their phones back. Read More