Restaurant forces customers to sign no cellphone contract before dining

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I promise not to use my cell phone while eating…

A shout of OHHH MY GODDDD ARE YOU SERIOUS? SHE DID? The LED flash of someone Instagramming their entree, followed by look of smug gratification. Some jerk waving his phone around trying to get a cell signal Foursquare. Not anymore!

Buzzing DC eatery Rogue24 wants hype to be the only thing in the air, making patrons ink a contract that prohibits the use of phones and cameras during meals. What! Creeping fascism!

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37% of married people snoop on their spouses online

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 The percentage of significant others, spouses and parents who admit to digital snooping is on the rise.

Many people are left slightly creeped out by the many ways strangers collect their online data through targeted online advertising. Strangers aren’t the only people who are likely to collect personal information without your notice according to a new study.

 

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Teens Deprived of Media Gadgets Experience Withdrawal Comparable to Drug Addicts Going Cold Turkey

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Teenagers report overwhelming cravings when deprived of their laptops and cell phones.

Researchers found 79 per cent of students subjected to a complete media blackout for just one day reported adverse reactions ranging from distress to confusion and isolation.

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Super Tooth Buddy – Ultra Compact Bluetooth Speakerphone for Your Vehicle

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Super Tooth Buddy

I stopped by the SuperTooth Buddy booth at CES2011 in January.  I have been looking for something that will allow me to talk on my cell phone when I am in my car, that is simple to set up and use and lets me keep both hands on the steering wheel while talking.  The most frustrating thing for me has been either feeling around on the car seat to see where my cell phone is or digging through my purse, which can be distracting when you are trying to keep both eyes on the road.  The SuperTooth Buddy Speakerphone takes care of all that.  (Pics)

 

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Fone Fling Fashion – A Unique Way to Carry a Cell Phone Next to Your Body

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

A unique way for cell phone users to have their cell phone snug and secure, plus continue on with business as usual. Having your cell phone next to your body is not only convenient, but wouldn’t the world be more peaceful place without the sound of cell phones ringing.  Plus, you don’t have to miss a call from your loved ones and you can carry on with business as usual. (PICS)

 

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First Cell Phone Radiation Law Passed in San Francisco

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Retailers must post how much radiation is emitted by the cell phones they sell.

We know what happens when a radioactive spider bites you. You become spiderman. But what happens when you get too much cell phone radiation? Nothing good, that’s for sure. And so the people of San Francisco will soon have a new cellphone radiation law to help.

 

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5 Ways 4G Will Change the Way We Use Cell Phones

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Sprint Evo 4G cell phone

Evo’s drool-icious pool of future tech makes it a groundbreaking device — not quite the shock the original iPhone was, but close. Evo’s 4G connectivity, front-facing camera, HD camcorder, and especially its multi-user mobile hotspot capabilities, are all features future high-end cellphones will emulate.

 

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Could Smartphones in the Future Protect Us Against Deadly Chemicals?

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The sensor in the chip would identify the toxic chemical and send an alert to a central station and the cell phone carrier.

Do you carry a cell phone? Today, chances are it’s called a “smartphone” and it came with a three-to-five megapixel lens built-in — not to mention an MP3 player, GPS or even a bar code scanner. This ‘Swiss-Army-knife’ trend represents the natural progression of technology — as chips become smaller/more advanced, cell phones absorb new functions.

 

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Nokia Patents Cell Phone that Recharges Itself by Harvesting Energy from Motion

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Nokia Morph uses solar power

Nokia is not adverse to dreaming up futuristic concepts (such as the Morph, pictured above, though the Morph used solar power), but this Piezoelectric Kinetic Energy Harvester sounds like it’ll either do what the company says it will, or bring about the grim future world envisioned in The Matrix where we’re all suddenly batteries. Batteries!

 

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