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Survey: Most Chicagoans Reluctant To Disconnect From Their Phone

According to a Bank of America survey, 73 percent of Chicago residents sleep with their smartphones, and 30 percent have fallen asleep with their phone in their hand. In addition, 38 percent said it’s the first thing they reach for in the morning, and 58 percent check their phone at least once an hour.


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Too Much Time Staring Down At Your Phone Could Be Giving You “Text Neck”

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains what one doctor calls “text neck.”


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New Studies Point Out Dangers Of ‘Talking’ To Car

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.


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Group Stresses Railroad Safety After Deaths Rise In 2013

More people than ever have been killed or injured by trains in Illinois and elsewhere, and safety advocates said it’s largely because of people being distracted by using their smartphones and other mobile devices.


Teenagers Using Smartphones

‘Yik Yak’ App Disabled In Chicago After Schools Warn Of Cyberbullying Danger

Some local schools have begun warning parents of a new smartphone app that kids can use to anonymously post vicious and nasty comments about each other.


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Chicago Area Voters Can Use Smartphones To Prepare For Election

Both the Cook County Clerk and the Chicago Board of Elections have redesigned their websites so voters can prepare for the election with their smartphones.


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Concerns Mount About Smartphone Apps That Draw Others’ Personal Information

When you go on a social networking site to tell your friends where you’re eating or playing, don’t think perfect strangers aren’t seeing that as well.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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Are Tablet Computers, Phones OK For Young Kids?

How young is too young to use a smartphone, video iPod or an iPad?


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Google To Buy Libertyville-Based Motorola Mobility

Google has struck a deal to buy Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

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Survey: Smartphone Users Are Paying Too Much For Data

A new survey suggests you’re probably paying too much for your smartphone’s data plan.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011


GPS On Cell Phone Photos Can Put You In Danger

Pictures posted online may contain GPS information, called geotags, that could put you in danger. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

CBS 2–10/07/2010


Tech Minute: How 4G Works On Cell Phones

SAN FRANCISCO (CNET) ― Just when you understood 3G cell phones, along comes 4G. CNET’s Brian Cooley explains what that means and why you may be waiting a while to try it.