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Do We Need a Nationwide Ban on Distracted Driving?

Do We Need a Nationwide Ban on Distracted Driving?

Regulators are debating the merits of a nationwide ban on distracted driving, sparking debate over whether a block across the U.S. goes too far, or if state and industry efforts can counter the rising problem.
Kate Knibbs in Health & Safety



Punishing Kids Through Facebook

Punishing Kids Through Facebook

Denise Abbot used Facebook to send a stern message to her 13-year-old daughter, fueling debate over parenting in the digital age. What took so long?
Margaret Rock in Facebook



Cell Phones Don’t Cause Cancer, U.K. Researchers Say

Cell Phones Don’t Cause Cancer, U.K. Researchers Say

Go ahead and use your cell phone: it won’t cause cancer, says the U.K.’s top health experts, diminshing worries that people endanger their lives by staying connected.
Sandy Fitzgerald in Health & Safety



Cobble Together Your Own Cell Phone

Cobble Together Your Own Cell Phone

For crafty tech fans sick of paying high prices for cell phones, a solution may be at hand: make your own.
Kate Knibbs in Off-Beat



Facebook Isn’t Making Us Lonely, After All

Facebook Isn’t Making Us Lonely, After All

The increased use of technology is a sign of social isolation, studies say, but Facebook isn’t necessarily to blame.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Women Don’t Need Men, They Need Phones

Women Don’t Need Men, They Need Phones

Think smartphones push men to become multi-tasking masters of the universe? Well, a funny thing happened on the way to world domination: mobile devices collided with the female race, giving way to technology that will impact culture for years to come.
Margaret Rock in Is This Thing On?



How Apple Is Softening Its Legal Strategy

How Apple Is Softening Its Legal Strategy

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he’d “rather settle a patent lawsuit” than fight legal battles to a bitter finish, but a kinder, gentler Apple won’t show up in the courtroom.
Kat Ascharya in Motorola



IPavement: The World’s Biggest Smartphone Is a Sidewalk

IPavement: The World’s Biggest Smartphone Is a Sidewalk

Smartphone apps are hitting the streets — literally.
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions



Texting to Keep Kids Safe From the Flu

Texting to Keep Kids Safe From the Flu

Doctors are sending texts to parents, notifying them of the dangers of the flu and where to get vaccinations, highlighting how mobile technology is keeping people healthy.
Sandy Fitzgerald in Health & Safety



Smart Cars Keep Older Drivers Cruising

Smart Cars Keep Older Drivers Cruising

Technology aimed at keeping elderly drivers on the road may improve driving for people of all ages.
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions