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Your Super Cute Waterfall iPhone Case Is Probably Trying To Kill You

A solemn cautionary tale for our time. More »


Drones Are Dropping Porn, Drugs & Phones Into Prisons

There have been multiple incidents of people using drones to drop contraband porn, cell phones, and drugs into prisons, which sounds great and kind of funny on its face – until you realize how dangerous this is for the prisoners. In one such incident, for example, a drone contraband drop caused a yardMore »


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… More »


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. More »


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… More »


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 ice. His two… More »


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 phones… More »


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 —… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 the… More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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… More »


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] … More »


Indian Village Bans Unmarried Women From Having Cell Phones

Unmarried boys, of course, are free to dial away as much as they please. … More »


Poll: Will You Be Getting An iPhone 4?

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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, asserts… More »


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