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Check Where Your Kids Charge Their Phone, Fire Department Warns It Could Cause A Fire

Many people use their cell phone or tablet in bed as a source of entertainment before going to sleep or as their alarm clock in the morning. If you charge your phone in or near your bed, you may want to consider the following.

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Principal Will Pay Students $100 Apiece to Keep Off Their Phones

It's time to unplug. That's the message one Washington, D.C. principal has for her students.

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When Is The Right Time To Get Your Kids A Smartphone?

My buddy was considering getting his kids smartphones for their birthday. First of all, he is cheap so they wouldn't be top of the line. He was also asking me, he is a know it all. He wondered if they were too young, and what he could do to keep them safe. I told him I read up on it and here's what I found out.

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How Old Should Your Child Be To Get A Cell Phone?

When is the right time to buy a smart phone for your child? People debate this all the time. I think it has to do with the situation. With kids being abducted so much nowadays a lot of people are buying phones just for an emergency, not to mention you can have tracking put on it so you can know where your child it at all times.

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Former UMD Student Creates Awesome In-Flight Companion App ‘Flyover Country’

If you're anything like me, you've found yourself on a flight or two looking out of a plane window at the vast scenic expanse below, wondering where you are or what you're looking at. Thanks to the inventive mind of a former University of Minnesota Duluth student, getting answers to those curiosities just got a lot easier.

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Do You Stare At Your Electronics Before You Go To Bed? Doctors Say It’s Really Bad For You [VIDEO]

Smartphone use is disgustingly taking over our lives.  As families, we sit on the couch staring at the phone in our lap, instead of conversing with each other.  When you crawl into bed at night, often your companion is your smartphone.  Not only can it take a toll on your relationships, but also your health!

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Duluth Police Launch New App That They Hope Will Fight Northland Crime

Sometimes all it takes to solve a crime is some help from the community and the Duluth Police Department has introduced a new app that will make it easier for everyone to help.

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Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone Like Ken and Cathy? Take the Test

Did someone say Bejeweled?  Wait Cathy, put down your phone, you're AT WORK!  Experts have come out with a study that will determine if you're addicted to your smartphone and Ken and Cathy took the test.  Here's their results.  After you laugh, take the test yourself.  Will you need to join them in an intervention?

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Bizarre App That Lets You Download Smells to Curb Eating Will Make You Want to Pig Out

Get a whiff of this.

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‘iPosture’ May Explain Why Tablets and Phones Cause Crippling Back Pain

Mobile devices are supposed to make life easier, but they may actually be making it more painful.

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AT&T Plans to Join Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers – Here’s How to Opt Out

While it isn't as bad as the PRISM tracking that made news a few weeks ago, cell phone carriers are tracking your moves and looking to make money off this information. Most of the major carriers have been doing this for some time, and AT&T has plans to join the party. Learn how to stop the tracking and avoid having your information being sold.

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Soon Your Smartphone Will Know Your Mood

Imagine a world where your smartphone can realize that you're angry or sad, and react accordingly. Thanks to the University of Rochester, it's not as far away as you might think.

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