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    Smartphone thefts are a real thing. Smartphones are valuable, even ones with broken screens or older models. Someone looking to make a quick buck can snag a seemingly basic, beaten smartphone when its owner isn't looking, take it to a classified ads site (not unlike Craigslist) and sell it later that day for a quick buck. It's a very small amount of work for a quick $50 to $300, depending on the phone and its condition. And the more popular and common smartphones are, the higher the risk of theft will inevitably become. We've seen an increasing number of phone thefts which ultimately lead ...

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    The quality of my sleep has drastically declined over the years, as well as the amount I get each night. On a rare great night, I might get six hours of sleep. If it's the weekend, I may get eight. But an average night of sleep is five hours or less. Sometimes much less. It's a safe bet to assume the seemingly harmless smartphone in my pocket or tablet in my bag play a major part in this. Oh, and that incessantly buzzing smartwatch that rattles off the table every night … it plays a part, too. Countless studies have shown and proven the effects of technology on sleep, though, so this ...

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    As of last month, I've been doing this mobile technology gig for four years. Playing and tinkering with new mobile devices has become more than just an awesome job, more than an obsession or hobby. As cliché as it sounds, it's a way of life. I'm always messing with things, tweaking my home screens, searching for new apps and services, trying new games, reading tech news, poking and prodding, and thinking about what I'm going to say about a product once the final review time comes. All of these are things I do without thinking – it's innate. If I'm not doing them, chances are: I have my ...

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    Since the days of gray scale LCD screens on PDAs, the stylus has been the invaluable tool which allowed you to precisely navigate the small screen. With killer applications like the venerable PhatWare Calligrapher, which converts hand writing to text, you can use the stylus to mimic the analog world of pen and paper. Along, with integration of cell phone technology, the hope of a converged hand held device for your mobile life was starting to become a reality. As cellular data and push email where implemented, the world was starting to be at one's stylus tip. Microsoft along with Palm were ...

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    Like the late Chris Farley frequently said, "I'm not what you'd call an 'attractive' man", which most would say was due to his weight. But losing weight isn't an easy task. Doctors will tell you that it's not all about weight, muscle mass, height, and various other factors should be taken in to consideration when determining what a "healthy" weight is. One of the stumbling blocks on their road to fitness is the accurate recording and reporting or progress. There's a good deal of data that needs to be recorded daily to find be able to determine if you're trending toward or away from your ...

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    According to a survey by Gizmodo using data gathered by dating site OkCupid, iPhone users have (on average) twice as many sexual parters as do Anroid users. Gizmodo concludes that "iPhone users get laid more than Blackberry and Android users", which is an incorrect interpretation of the data (as frequency of intimate relations wasn't included in the source data, only number of partners). More importantly, they're over looking another interpretation: Android users are twice as desirable for long-term relationships than iPhone users. Of course, neither of these two conclusions stand up to ...

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    Brandon recently wrote about his "Daily Driver", the phone he uses on a day-to-day basis, and provided us with a very insightful history of how he got to the device he's using today. (If you missed his article, it's well worth the read!) Brandon is a phone reviewer. He reviews a lot of phones. I'm more of a technologist more than I'm a reviewer. I know the technology that I use inside and out, and try to describe it to others via videos and articles (you may have seen some of my work). My progression from "way back then" to where I am now took a significantly different path from that of ...

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    The Prada III, or whatever it will be called, is rumored to be coming to Sprint in the US, marking the first time that the LG fashion phone will be offered subsidized for a US carrier. Also noteworthy is that the rumors point to the fact that the Prada III will be an Android handset, with a sliding keyboard, making it competitive with rival Verizon Wireless' Motorola Droid. We're wondering if this will be announced by LG and Sprint at CES this year? The LG Prada series follows Samsung's mobile strategy of bringing some iconic brands to the smartphone platform, like the Behold II, which got ...

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    The Maine legislature has been persuaded to bring the issue of cell phones, brain cancer, and radiation to the floor in January in a move that may mandate manufacturers and cell phone makers to add warning labels to the popular class of consumer electronics devices. The state politician who has raised the issue seems to be using her phone for emergencies or when she knows she is getting a call; in daily use, she turns her phone off and keeps it away from her head when speaking on her phone. Perhaps a Windows Mobile phone with push Exchange ActiveSync email is out of the question for said ...

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    The Verizon Droid Eris by HTC on top of a stack of smartphones, followed by the Apple iPhone, the Verizon Samsung Omnia, and the Verizon HTC Touch Diamond. The Verizon HTC Touch Diamond at the bottom is the thickest in the bunch and has the smallest screen. The video below, is a hardware tour of the Verizon Droid Eris by HTC. The Droid Eris is currently shipped with Android 1.5, but should be getting an upgrade to version 2.1 (Google Navigation) in early 2010. Although the Droid Eris is smaller than the iPhone with a 3.2" screen vs. a 3.5" screen, the size difference does not impact ...

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