UT Study: Smartphones Reduce Cognitive Ability Even When OffAccording to a study, just the mere presence of a smartphone is detrimental to our cognitive ability, irrespective of whether we're using it or not.
"Smartphone Thumb" Is Plaguing More People, Doctors SayA condition that doctors used to only see in factory workers is becoming more widespread. The pain that comes from the repetitive movements of texting has been dubbed "smartphone thumb" by doctors.
Google Poised To Roll Out New Services & GadgetsGoogle is about to provide the latest peek at its services and gadgets as it seeks to become a more influential force in people's lives. The overview will come Wednesday during Google's annual conference.
Study: Texas Among Top 20 States With Most Distracted DriversAccording to a new study, distracted driving is probably worse than you think, with drivers looking at their smartphones on 88 out of 100 trips.
Phones And Social Media Turn Consumers Into WhistleblowersLook out, Corporate America. Customers armed with smartphones and video cameras are watching when you screw up.
No Phones Backstage For Accountants After Oscar FlubAccountants won't be allowed to have their phones backstage during future Oscar telecasts. Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to members Wednesday detailing the new protocols.
Google Maps Already Tracks You; Now Other People Can, TooGoogle Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
All Wells Fargo ATMs To Accept Phone CodesWells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cell phones instead of traditional bank cards. The announcement was made Tuesday.
Google's Pixel Shines Despite Misgauged DemandThe Pixel phone, Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, is off to a promising start. But it might have done even better had Google managed consumer demand as smartly as the device's sleek design.
Mobile Video Changing The Way We Witness CrimeIn theory, mobile video should make it easier to hold criminals accountable, including police officers. But in practice, that hasn't always worked out the way that proponents had hoped.
Denton Leaders Pass Hand Held Device BanThe debate over this issue has raged on for months, but a decision was finally made tonight.
Review Finds Many Health Apps Don't Flag DangerDon't count on health apps in an emergency. A review showed that many don't warn users when they're in danger. The study found problems even with apps considered to be among the highest-quality offerings on the market.

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