Everybody knows that texting and driving is a lethal combination. In fact, about 1 in 4 car accidents in the US are caused by drivers that are preoccupied by texting. While texting and driving is almost as hazardous as drinking and driving, there’s been no way for police to consistently determine if cell phone use was the cause of the accident- until now. Continue Reading
Over the last few years, Europe has seen the largest influx of migrants since World War II. As the Syrian civil war continues into its fourth year, Europe has seen over 3 million new migrants and can expect more in the foreseeable future. Unlike older instances of mass migration, these refugees have a tool that can help make their journey a bit more manageable- their smartphones.
Smartphones allow the refugees to make informed decisions about their travel plans. Refugees of an older era would essentially have to make their journey blind or go on faith when trusting traffickers or travel arrangements, but the Syrian refugees can weigh their options before deciding their next move. Continue Reading
When does smartphone productivity start to backfire? Studies have shown that the blue light emitted by our mobile devices interferes with our sleep – and yet 63% of 18-29 year olds have fallen asleep next to their phones.
All applications take a toll on your cell phone battery, but some are worse than others. Applications that offer high functionality, use location services, or serve advertisements are usually high on the list of battery-draining applications. Mashable compiled the below list, and Verizon also offers a continuously updated list of “high risk” apps. Continue Reading