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Convenience of technology comes at a cost

As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...

dateNov 29, 2013 in Software
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The perils of texting while driving

US research reveals that 4 out of 5 college student drivers have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving despite the majority recognizing that the activity represents a risk. Garold Lantz and ...

dateOct 11, 2013 in Other
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Twitter launches emergency alerts

Twitter on Wednesday launched a system for emergency alerts which can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down.

dateSep 25, 2013 in Internet
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Phone call, SMS or perhaps a Whatsapp message?

Smartphone users' communication habits have been studied in a doctoral thesis at Aalto University. The users' choices are affected, e.g., by the strength of the relationship with the other party and the context in which the ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Telecom
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