Posts tagged "cell phone"

Study: iPhone Separation Anxiety Is An Actual Thing

A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell phone obsession is the world’s favorite thing to talk about, very little research exists on what happens when our iPhones are taken away from us.

By: Claire Hannum / January 18, 2015

Watch Benny The Bull’s Perfect Reaction To A Kiss Cam Argument

Between Gaston’s push-up contest and this video, I feel like people who are paid to wear costumes are totally owning this week.
At Saturday’s Bulls-Celtics game, a woman got mad at her boyfriend (husband? It’s unconfirmed) for not getting off his cellphone to kiss her for the Kiss Cam. In swoops Benny the Bull…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015

Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 16, 2014

Burglary Victim Finds Thief’s Cell Phone, Calls His Mom

What does justice look like? If you’re anything like burglary victim Eliza Webb, justice looks a lot like mom. Webb’s car was burgled along with several others in her neighborhood, and her running shoes and sunglasses were stolen. But the thief left behind one really important thing: His cell phone. So Webb looked through it…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2013

Criminal Butt Dials Cops During Murder Plot

Just a wee suggestion, but if you’re going to talk about your plot to follow a dude home and murder him? Make sure all of your electronic devices are off. That’s the hard lesson learned by Florida man Scott Simon learned earlier this week when he accidentally butt-dialed 911 in the midst of discussing hi…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 23, 2013

6 Things I Learned About Myself Without Having A Cell Phone For A Week

I arrived at the Paris airport, knowing only a handful of French words and phrases, holding a map of the city I picked up at the information desk, with the address of the place I was staying written on the first page of my otherwise blank journal. And … I had no cell phone to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 27, 2012

50 Ways To Break Your Cell Phone

Every phone I’ve ever owned has met a tragic and untimely death. Whether it’s the toilet, the concrete, the washing machine, a sandy beach, or a spilled glass of juice, I am an expert at breaking cell phones, so when I splurged on a fancy new Android a few weeks ago, I vowed things would…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 3, 2012

Soon You Will Get All Your Texts Through Your Vibrating Tattoo

Yeah, I know. Whaaat? Nokia has invented a “magnetic vibrating tattoo” that wirelessly connects to your cell phone. So basically you’ll never have to worry about ever missing another text or email because this device will emit vibrating alerts directly to your wrist or abdomen. And if you’re not into the idea of getting inked, you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 21, 2012

Go Ahead, Drop Your Cellphone In The Toilet As Many Times As You Want

If you’ve ever lost a cellphone to a toilet bowl, rainstorm, or a really important call in the shower, a new product might be able to help you out: Liquipel is a waterproof protective coating 1000 times thinner than a human hair. Customers get their phones treated as a preventive measure, and then, after that…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 1, 2012

T-Mobile Won’t Release Brooklyn Rapist’s Contact Information — UPDATE

UPDATE, 2:40p.m.: Anti-street harassment group Hollaback! has announced that T-Mobile responded to the Change.org petition and provided the requested phone numbers to the NYPD. Thank you, T-Mobile, for doing the right thing. [Hollaback!]

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T-Mobile has the ability to provide police with the phone number for a rapist who sexually assaulted a 22-year-old…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2011

Forget The Headset, Lenny Kravitz Uses A Handset

Lenny Kravitz keeps it retro as always, even when it comes to his cellphone. I think giant handset attachments are the way to go. At least you know that person is on the phone. I’m tired of thinking people are having a psychotic break when they walk down the street with their headsets on. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2011