Voice Commands Just as Dangerous as Texting While Driving

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A recent study performed by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M has revealed that using voice commands to text while driving was equally as dangerous as looking down at the phone and manually texting. With the government also issuing new guidelines to manufacturers, this study backs up the premise that focusing elsewhere than driving […]

iPhone Worth More to Consumers Than Android Smartphones

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In a recent survey conducted by investment company Piper Jaffray, users of the iPhone considered their devices to be worth $313 while Android smartphone owners valued their devices at $220, or approximately $100 less. The survey polled 400 consumers from major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and ASia. Interestingly, the $313 valuation that consumers attributed […]

Addicted To Your CellPhone? New Study Says You Aren’t Alone

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Do you get antsy if you can’t take your smartphone out of your pocket and check in on your digital life? If you’re anything like me, and the college students in a study performed at Kansas State College, the answer is a resounding yes. The study looked at the “Mobile Affinity” we have for our […]

In Last Six Months, E-Readers Outgrow Tablets

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While quite a few adults–3 percent–own both an e-reader device and a tablet, within the last six months e-reader adoption has outpaced tablet adoption according to the latest study by Pew Internet research. From November 2010 to May 2011, the number of American adults who own an e-reader has doubled to 12 percent from 6 […]

Top 10 Android and iPhone Apps to Use Instead of Watching Commercials

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Ad Age is reporting that the most popular activity TV watchers do during commercials is not skipping past them with their DVR, but playing with their smart phone. According to a study by IPG Media and YuMe 93% of TV watchers and 73% of online video watchers use what the report calls “distraction media” during […]

10 Ways to Fight Desk Job Death & Stay Active at Work

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A new study of how Americans work shows that as we have made the move to desk jobs we have become less active, leading to obesity and other health issues.┬áThe study found that 80% of jobs are classified as sedentary, compared to 50% in 1960. At the heart of the issue is a drop in […]

Internet Use Higher Among the Wealthy

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A survey of 7,500 Americans conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that wealthier Americans use the Internet more. The report published says that 95 percent of the affluent uses the Web at least occasionally, compared to 70% of less wealthy households, and that Americans earning $75,000 annually or higher […]

Current Crop of Smartphones are Most Reliable…Unless You Drop It!

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A recent study released by SquareTrade says that the current crop of smartphones are the most reliable ever, with iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry all having resolved many of the manufacturing glitches that had plagued the platform and their respective devices a few years prior. Fast forward to 2010 and in just two years, Square Trade […]