Crime and Punishment
Texting while driving is illegal in 44 states, yet there are more than a million cellphone-related car accidents each year, according to the National Safety Council.
To combat this grave ever-growing problem, one Long Island official proposed a five-point plan that includes activation of software that will automatically shutdown violators’ phones as they Read More
We all have a sneaking suspicion that our cell phones are bad for us. You hear it every day: they erode our attention span and keep us connected to social media when we should be paying attention to the people right in front of our eyes. But what if cell phones are actually physically Read More
When you buy a new phone, it typically comes with a lot of bloatware. However, a kid in California found a lot of junk too.
Arsen Garibyan filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Sprint because he claims that his young son saw pornographic images on a phone that the store claimed to be new. The suit, Read More
Oh the Times Oh the Mores
Gather round, everyone, because we really need to talk about your habit of distracted walking. A recent study found that pedestrian injuries related to cell phones have “nearly doubled” since 2005. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the group most susceptible is those 16 to 25 years old.
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.
Robbery, harassment, arson, murder: these are all legitimate reasons to call 911. Do you know what is not a legitimate reason to call 911? Cuz somebody in your movie screening won’t put down their cell phone.
Add “screen sightedness” to the list of conditions to use when you’re seeking a personal day. The Daily Mail reports reports that all that time young people are spending staring at their phones’ screens is ruining their vision for life.
Sext and the City
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.
Once upon a time in America, people were only distracted during sex by career worries and thoughts of their butts jiggling.
But nowadays, we have cell phones, which at times are much more interesting than coitus could ever be. As a consequence, one in 10 people admits to having used a mobile device during sex, Mashable reports.
One foolproof way to avoid getting your phone jacked by a roving band of hoodlum teenagers? Have a really shitty phone.