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.
Law and Order
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!
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.