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No Need For Keys, New Invention Unlocks Your Door With Your Phone [Video]

You have just been to the grocery store and you have a double arm full of groceries in your hands. You approach your front door only to realize that you are now going to have to set your double arm load of provisions on the wet dirty ground while you fish your keys out of your pocket...

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Would You Rather Lose Your Wallet or Your Smartphone? — Survey of the Day

For many decades, losing your wallet was clearly the worst. Not only were you suddenly without means to pay for anything, but you had been displaced of much of your personal information and were facing hours and hours of dealing with credit card companies and the DMV. Fun!

These days, a smartphone also packs a significant portion of your life into a small package that you carry with you everywhere and sometimes misplace. It also generally costs more than a wallet. So is the smartphone now the thing you'd least like to escape mysteriously from your pocket?

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Americans Have Spent a Ridiculous $5.9 Billion Fixing Their iPhones

People sure do love their iPhones, but they also can't seem to stop dropping them—good news for the booming iPhone-repair business. In fact, a recent accident survey by SquareTrade found that the American population has spent nearly $5.9 billion fixing their damaged phones since the first device hit the market in 2007.

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Are You Spending More on Your Cell Phone Than on Groceries? — Survey of the Day

The basic necessities of life may be food, water and shelter, but a new survey suggests the modern day world might be prepared to trade in sustenance for communication, as many Americans are now spending more money on their cell phone plans than they are on things to eat.

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Restaurant Offers Discount to Customers Who Hand Over Their Cell Phones — Dollars and Sense [POLL]

In the past few years, it’s become increasingly common to see cellphones on restaurant tables alongside the standard napkin and silverware.

But one Los Angeles eatery wants to change all that — and playing along will save you money.

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Valerio Pennicino, Getty Images
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How Bad Are Your Smartphones and iPads Making Your Handwriting?

Many of us do a lot of typing on computers and smartphones, but when’s the last time you actually used your own handwriting to communicate? According to a new survey, it’s probably been a long time — and our scrawls are suffering because of it.

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Smartphones Are the Chic New Way to Keep Babies Quiet

In years past, parents would often quiet a crying child by giving him a toy or popping a pacifier in his mouth. But these days, it’s more likely that fussy kid will wind up with mom’s cell phone instead.

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pastalane, Flickr
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Where Are You Most Likely to Lose Your Phone?

If you routinely stop for coffee, make sure you have your cell phone with you when you leave. A new study reveals coffee houses are the most likely places to lose a phone or have it stolen — especially if you live in Philadelphia.

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Daniel Barry, Getty Images
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Get Ready — Your Smartphone May Soon Work Even Slower — Dollars and Sense

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says wireless resources are not infinite.

In fact, the smartphones to which we’re all so addicted are gobbling so much bandwidth that as early as next year, we could be paying more for our service — not to mention seeing slower data speeds and an increase in dropped calls.

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Ed Yourdon, Getty Images
Ed Yourdon, Getty Images
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Is Your Cell Phone Or Your Spouse More Helpful? — Survey of the Day

It wasn’t so long ago that all you could do on a cell phone is make or receive calls.

Now these amazing mini-computers will tell you where you are, where you need to go, and provide you a movie to watch while you get there. Spouses, on the other hand, more or less have the same abilities as they’ve always had.

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