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Obama thinks we should dump cable, satellite tv and cellphones for insurance
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Obama Thinks You Should Dump Cable, Cellphone to Pay for Medical Insurance

In perhaps the most insensitive statement made by President Obama since his infamous "You didn't build that" comment,   he was quoted last week as suggesting families get rid of their cable or cellphones so they can afford healthcare.

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New Study Says We’re Still Texting and Talking While Driving in Washington State

Despite the increased traffic patrols,  the avalanche of radio and TV ads telling us to stop, we're still multi-tasking behind the wheel.

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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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Do You Have a Smartphone? — Survey of the Day

Whether they realize it or not, the majority of Americans now own smartphones.

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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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Like Using Your Cell Phone In the Car? A New Device Will Stop You

Statistics are showing more and more that cell phone use in cars is a leading cause of accidents. In fact, some research has shown that driving while distracted causes more deaths than driving while under the influence. But, would you buy a new device that prevents you from ever using your cell phone in your car?

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Cops-20% of 911 Calls Due To “Butt Dialing!”

A number of months ago, there was a hilarious cell phone commercial about a couple who was 'butt dialing' each other on their phones;  comes of course, from putting one's cell phone in their back pocket and it fires off a call....but to 911?

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Daughter Shoots Father With Bow and Arrow After Cell Phone Ban [VIDEO]

It was a 12th century solution to a 21st century problem.

A 15-year-old in Tahuya, Washington became so enraged when her father took away her cell phone that she shot him with a bow and arrow.

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Newt Gingrich’s Ringtone: ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’

If Newt Gingrich somehow manages to get elected in 2012, there's a good chance the White House will be hearing a lot more ABBA in the hallways.

According to the LA Times, Gingrich's speech in Ames, Iowa, was interrupted Thursday when his cell phone went off. The ringtone: ABBA's 'Dancing Queen.'

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Cell Phone Could Earn You Speeding Ticket

Keep your radar detector and shut off your smart phone…that is if you want to speed. Thanks to modern technology and the new Highway Electronic Radio Enforcement Squad (HERES), if you are speeding while your smart phone is turned on, you could end up with a ticket tacked on to your cell phone bill.

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