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Klobuchar Proposes Kill Switch In Cell Phones At The ‘U’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar chose to hold her news conference call Tuesday on phone companies, saying they should put a kill switch in all cell phones at the University of Minnesota.

01/21/2014

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Delta: No Voice Calls On Our Planes

Delta Air Lines won’t allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes. Right now, federal rules prohibit voice calls on planes. But the government is indicating that it might loosen those rules. If that happens, it could be up to airlines to set their own policies.

12/18/2013

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FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On Planes

Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.

10/31/2013

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Doctors Warn Against Too Much ‘Screen Time’ For Kids

They’ve been called electronic babysitters. All of that technology we love, our kids love too. But you can have too much of a good thing. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics found kids spend, on average, eight hours using some type of “entertainment media” each day. Doctors say one to two hours a day is plenty. That screen time, experts warn, can add up to health and behavior problems. Excess use of cell phones, tablets and TVs is linked to violent behavior, cyberbullying, obesity, lack of sleep and other health problems.

10/28/2013

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Your Privacy Won’t Be The Cost Of A Better Shopping Experience

You probably don’t realize it when you’re shopping, but many companies use technology to track your movements. Now some of them have agreed to post signs letting you know, and giving you the chance to opt out.

10/23/2013

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How Cell Phones Are Changing The Way We Date

Smartphones are changing the way people date. USA Today just looked at a new survey of about 1,500 daters. Some of the questions addressed the following: Do you check you phone during a date? How soon must you reply to a text? Should a friend call or text you to see how the date is going?

07/22/2013

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Tips To Limit Tech Distractions While On Vacation

Many of us will find ourselves with time off this week from work to celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends. However, instead of relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones, we may end up texting, typing, posting and playing games on electronic devices.

07/02/2013

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Etiquette Tips During National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Stop texting for just a minute and listen up: Did you know July is National Cell Phone Courtesy month? Some experts give us dos and don’ts when it comes to cell phone etiquette.

07/02/2013

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The Pros & Cons Of Cell Phone Insurance

One way cell phones have definitely changed our lives is the way we walk. We have phones out and eyes down, which can cause all kinds of problems says Minneapolis Police Inspector Bryan D. Schafer. “When you have that phone out in the open, you become a target,” Schafer said.

06/24/2013

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Got Power? Businesses Open Doors For People To Re Charge Phones

Some metro businesses with power are allowing people to come in and charge their cell phones. All Cub Food stores have power stripes set up at the service desk to let shoppers recharge as they buy food. Craig Striech is manager of the store in Plymouth

06/22/2013

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Study: Adults Text & Drive More Than Teens

You take your eyes off the road only for a few moments to respond to a text, but all it takes is seconds to crash. A new national campaign called “It Can Wait” was recently launched to prevent young people from texting while driving. But it turns out that it’s not just teenagers who are texting while driving.

03/30/2013

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Tornado Warning Inadvertently Sent To Wis. Cell Phones

The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued Monday was meant to be a test.

03/04/2013

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Mpls’ Successful Cellular Amber Alert Was The Nation’s First

Wednesday’s quick and safe recovery of an abducted 8-month-old Minneapolis child was not only the first time an Amber Alert was sent to Minnesota cell phones, but it was the first time in the United States that a cell phone alert successfully helped recover a missing child.

02/21/2013

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Still Wondering How You Got That Cellular Amber Alert?

In addition to signs on the highway and alerts on radio and TV, you may have been one of thousands notified of the Amber Alert on your cell phone Wednesday.

02/20/2013

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How Can You Save Hundreds On Your Cell Phone Plan?

Rollover, 4G, text, talk and bundle.

11/07/2012

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