Posts tagged "cell phones"

Two-Thirds Of Your Family Would Like You To Turn Your Dang Phone Off This Thanksgiving

Normally when I get approached by a brand with a story I could write about I’m like “meh” and just ignore it because a lot of them just want their product plugged, and that’s boring for everyone. However, there are fun ones in the mix, like a small study Eventbrite commissioned about cell phone use…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 21, 2014

6 Tiny Ways To Look Up From Your Smartphone More Often

The more time I spend staring at my iPhone when I don't really need to, the more choppy and unfocused my thoughts are. When I'm staring at the thing too often, my mind is more likely to veer toward mopey thoughts, time moves faster, and a low-grade anxiety hums in the back of my mind.
By: Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely to go fuzzy. There are so many small, delicious slices of life that I'm afraid will slip away forever or go undocumented somewhere in my…
By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

A Phone Fell Into A River And Two People Died Trying To Get It Back (Yes, Really)

Apparently, we haven't had enough people plunge into massive bodies of water for the sake of their phones yet -- it's happened again. This time, though, the story isn't quite so funny. Earlier this week, 26-year-old Ken Hoang fell into the frigid Chicago River while trying to retrieve his phone, which he dropped on the…
By: Claire Hannum / January 15, 2014

Your Old Nokia Brick Phone Can Save Someone’s Life

Does anybody else have a weird junk drawer in their house that serves as a graveyard for retired, once-loved electronics? I do, and my pink Motorola Razr is chillin’ in there collecting dust next to the Nokia my mom got me in middle school that I treasured back in the day. Turns out, my old phone…
By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2013

Wacko App Allows You To Measure How Hard You Spank Someone With Your Phone

Yes, with your phone. Because who doesn't want to explain to the gal at the Android store that you cracked your screen whacking someone on the ass so you could measure the intensity of a spanking? A $1 app called Spanking Meter— which "doesn't support violence against mobile phones, tablets or women," mind you —…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2013

If You Drop Your Phone On The Train Tracks, Please Just Leave It, OK?

This video was taken in São Paulo, Brazil, where a young woman waiting on a train platform apparently dropped her cell phone onto the tracks below and thought, "No biggie, I'll just hop down and grab it." Commence speeding train approaching and a harrowing rescue with about a millisecond making the difference between life and death…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2013

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

5 Awkward Moments I’ve Had With My Cell Phone Provider

This weekend, I went to the T-Mobile store to upgrade my smart phone to a smarter phone (nope, still don't have an iPhone, whatever, shut up). I hadn't gotten a new phone for awhile, so when the T-Mobile guy came over to help me, I asked if I was eligible for an upgrade. He stared…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 27, 2012

Uggs Banned At One Middle School — But It’s Not Why You Think

Uggs: They are a fashion monster, and yet, many people swear by their comfort. But teens and pre-teens at one Philadelphia-area middle school won't be allowed to wear them anymore, either way. That's because officials at Pottsdown Middle School feel that Uggs offer an all-too convenient hiding place for contraband cell phones. (If there had…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 30, 2012

A Cell Phone That Can Kiss You

It was only a matter of time beside someone decided to take sexting to the next level. A dude by the name of Fabian Hemmert, a designer at the Berlin University of the Arts, is working on three prototypes for phones that can give you actual physical affection that corresponds to the actions of…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 11, 2011

A Douche With A Douche

The dudes over at Slacktory used Photoshop to remove the iPhones from people's self-portraits and replaced them with a variety of random objects. In this case, this guy's cellphone was 'shopped out and replaced with a lovely package of Summer's Eve. If the douche fits... (Warning, the link isn't entirely SFW.) [Slacktory]…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 21, 2011

Dudes, Keep Your Cell Phones Out Of Your Pockets!

It's a freaky enough thought that cellphone radiation could cause cancer—something we've been hearing whispers about for years. Just this week, the World Health Organization declared they are looking into it as a genuine possiblity. But there's some evidence emerging that cellphone radiation could also cause infertility in men. An article over at The Daily…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 5, 2011

Condom Cell Phone Charms Are Even Dirtier Than Sexting

In Nanning, China, teens and condoms go together, well, like teens and cell phones. Apparently it’s all the rage for kids to sport cell phones with prophylactic charms. Safety first! The condom accoutrement come in a variety of colors decorated with zodiac, cartoon characters, or cool designs. While it’s great that the message to use…
By: Simcha / December 29, 2010

Do Not Want: Armani’s $900 Phone

Armani's new mobile phone for Samsung costs a whopping $900. The tagline for the advertising campaign? "It speaks for you." We'd have to go ahead and say that for $900 ... it better speak, sing, and dance. [Armani]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 22, 2010

Indian Village Bans Unmarried Women From Having Cell Phones

Unmarried boys, of course, are free to dial away as much as they please.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2010

Are We Being Naive About Cell Phones And Cancer?

There's been talk about cancer and cell phones before. Yet in recent years the paranoia seems to have subsided and nagging requests from your mother to "use an ear piece!" sound just as laughable as "you'll catch a cold if you go out like that!" An article in the February issue of GQ, however,…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 10, 2010

Multitasking: A Phone And Bracelet In One

For me, finally getting my iPhone went way beyond the image of being a cool user of the Apple product. The second I purchased it, I became wrapped up in a world of new accessories, planning to pimp my cell out with a case and get a few pairs of fingerless gloves. In a…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

How Your Cell Phone Can Help You Get Dressed In The Morning

Cell phones are getting smarter and smarter. With Apple’s genius, there’s an app for just about everything. But now Japan has decided that their cell phones are style savvy enough to help girls decide what to wear. Mobile carrier KDDI recently launched EZ MyStyling, a Flash application that allows you to not only…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 13, 2009
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