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Best cell phone plans

You can actually get an entire year of cell service for $30

February 10th, 2021

Compiling a list of the best cell phone plans and deciding on which one is right for you depends on what you’re looking for — whether price is your main consideration, for example, or whether you mostly plan on using your new iPhone 12 or Samsung Galaxy phone to stream Netflix, among other uses. If …

cell phone radiation

Smartphones and Wi-Fi are killing vital insects

September 21st, 2020

An analysis of over 80 studies shows a direct link between mobile phone and Wi-Fi radiation and declining insect populations. Radiation can affect insects at the cellular level and cause serious problems with their behavior and health. There is no clear solution, as we’re unlikely to give up our mobile communications any time soon. Mobile …


Number of teens texting while driving has doubled since 2010 despite warnings

April 8th, 2013

Despite increased efforts by companies such as AT&T (T) and others to prevent teenagers from texting while driving, a new statistic showed that the problem has become an epidemic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association revealed that the number of teens who use a mobile device while driving has doubled since 2010 to two out …

Smartphone Unlocking White House

White House supports petition to legalize cell phone unlocking

March 4th, 2013

A petition asking the Obama administration to reverse a decision made by the Librarian of Congress last fall to deny consumers the right to unlock their phones and bring them to different carriers recently garnered more than 100,000 signatures, prompting a formal response from the government. The White House on Monday came out in support of the …

Smartphone Unlocking Petition

Thousands sign White House petition to reverse phone unlocking ban

January 29th, 2013

It became illegal for consumers to unlock their mobile phones over the weekend due to a bylaw in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The ruling now requires consumers to get permission from their wireless providers before freeing their mobile phones for use on other networks. Under the law, first-time offenders can be fined up to …