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California Teen Texts Too Much

After more than a quarter of a century as a computer programmer, I'm a pretty fast typist. At least, I used to think so, until I read about Reina Hardesty. The California thirteen-year-old managed to send more than fourteen thousand messages in a sin...

Mom Denied Cell Phone - For Being a Mom

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker -- all noble professions, indeed. Stay-at-home Mom? Well, get a real job. At least, that's what one Australian mom was told when she went to buy a cell phone. Lyndal Fair, a thirty-six-year-old mother of three, wante...

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Trying to keep up with the Internet can be exhausting -- all those blogs to read and news stories to process! That's why we love Twitter so much -- because all the pieces of the 'net are gathered together in wee little 140 character updates. Now Twi...

Sunbathing Australian teens advertise for boys

A group of teenage girls, fourteen and fifteen years old, had the brilliant idea of writing their mobile phone numbers on their backs with blue skin cream so that boys could see them when the girls were sunbathing. The girls were hoping to attract so...

Is 'girl talk' good or bad for girls?

There is this stereotype out there of young girls talking endlessly on the phone with one another. It's a conception that is far from untrue in many households. I remember being a twelve-year-old and spending some quality time on the phone with my ...

Baby uses cellphone to get help

When Linda Wright heard her eleven-month-old granddaughter, Amelia, answer the cellphone, she knew something wasn't right. The baby wasn't allowed to play with the phone, under normal circumstances, so when she heard her say "Who's that?" and "Mama",...

Tech etiquette - Do you let the kids play with your iPhone?

I have an iPhone; I bought it for work, but I have to admit that the Cool Factor was also important to me. I also must confess that it can do some pretty awesome things, most of which are not necessarily work-related, like checking Twitter or downloa...

Cell phone applications for babies?

What parent hasn't handed over the car keys to a fussy baby in order to distract and entertain them? A shake or two of the magic keys is usually all it takes for most babies to become enthralled and forget what they were fussing about in the first pl...

Teacher texts, talks to teen

(Click the photo for the Top 10 Crazy Teacher Meltdowns) No parent would want to have to deal with a situation like this. Your teenage daughter is acting a little odd (more so, even, than one would expect of a teenager) so you decide to check thi...

Bluetooth headset thieves grab hearing aid by mistake

Bluetooth headsets -- the little wireless telephone gadgets -- are all the rage these days, even more so now that some sort of hands free device is required by law in order to use a cellphone while driving in California. At first, advocates for the d...

Teenager finds bat in her bra!

In one of those bizarro stories that is so weird it simply has to be true, a teenage girl recently found a bat in her bra. Not the Louisville Slugger type, mind you, this was the living, breathing mammal kind. According to Abbie Hawkins, she thoug...

DailyDish: Turn off your cell phone

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Teen takes advantage of unlimited text plan

How many text messages do you send in a month -- five? fifty? What about your teenaged kids? More like 500? And you think that's a lot? Well let me tell you some thing... that's nothing. In fact fifteen-year-old Paige Horne does that in a day. Yep, s...

Teens go to rehab for cell phone addiction

Are your kids getting a little close to their cell phone? Two Spanish children kids, ages 12 and 13, were recently sent to rehab for their cell phone addictions. Their parents say that the children's addictions were making them lie, do poorly in scho...

Teens ignore bans on cellphones in cars

Surprise, surprise, teens aren't paying any attention to laws barring them from using cellphones while driving. According to a survey released Monday, in fact, cellphone usage actually went up slightly after North Carolina enacted such a law in 2006....

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