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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

If you're shopping for an Android cell phone for the gadget guru on your holiday list, the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is one of the best we've seen out there. Fully-loaded with a big and beautiful crystal clear touch display and a...If you're shopping for an Android cell phone for the gadget guru on your holiday list, the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is one of the best we've seen out there.

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...

The best (unscary) Halloween movies for kids

When it comes to Halloween, television and film are no exception to trying to up the ante every year in terms of providing us with entertainment and thrills. Most of the time, this involves yet another installation of the Saw franchise, which is...

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...

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...

Numbers for your cellphone

Life as a parent is very different from life BK -- Before Kids. (Duh!) When you don't have kids, you can do all kinds of things without having to worry too much about the consequences. You can drink two litres of wine and go skateboarding down the...

4-year-old calls 911 nearly 300 times in June

I'm always worried about letting my kid play with my cell phone -- because I know that, sooner or later, she's bound to call a number I'd rather she didn't. Like 911 for instance. That's the number a 4-year-old girl from suburban Chicago called 287...

Kids being bad? I've got Santa's number...

I sat on the bedroom floor at a friend's house when her young son loudly announced "Be good! Santa is watching!" While the whole "Santa Claus is watching you" story doesn't work on my youngsters yet, I know many people who have been using that line...

From the red carpet: are camera phones the new wallets?

Whenever my husband and I are out, now, he pulls out his camera phone to show off his photos of our kids. And we aren't the only ones: Virginia Madsen pulled out her Motorola camera phone to show Ryan Seacrest, and the TV viewing public, a picture of...

LG Migo from Verizon: Is it a piece of crap?

We've written extensively about the Firefly, a cell phone with limited capabilities designed exclusively for kids. While perusing Verizon Wireless the other day for a cell phone for my stepdaughter, however, I noticed a new offering: the LG...

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