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Handy Smart Measure App for Figuring Out How Big Really Big Things Are

You're on vacation. You come across a landmark: the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Pyramids of Giza—or the world's largest rubber-band ball. You wonder, how tall is it really? But you didn't get the audio guide. Well, whip out your phone and use the Smart Measure app, and the knowledge will be yours in just a few seconds.

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Riot at iPhone Manufacturing Plant: 2,000 Workers Rumble in China

A super-bout of fisticuffs among more than 2,000 employees broke out Sunday night at an iPhone-manufacturing plant in China, sending 40 people to the hospital. But don't worry: it won't affect shipping dates. (We think.)

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Should There Be a Law Against Using a Phone While Driving? [POLL]

Currently, 10 states and the District of Columbia ban any cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. According to a new survey from AutoTrader.com, though, most people would be okay if this restriction spread to the rest of the country.

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Is Your Smartphone Giving You ‘Text Neck?’

 

Getting your hands on the iPhone 5 may be a real pain in the neck.

And not for the reasons you may think.

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The iPhone 5 Has Officially Begun Its Global Takeover

A wave of tech-geek psychosis blanketed the earth early Friday morning, as all the iPhone fanatics of the world lined up to infiltrate Apple retail outlets in a desperate attempt to finally get their hands on the new iPhone 5.

Many of these fiends had been waiting in line since as early as Monday, camping out on the sidewalk just to

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Would You Be Comfortable Voting on a Smartphone? [POLL]

Smartphones have changed the way we communicate, listen to music, watch videos, even how we pay our bills. But will this explosion in mobile technology one day change the way we vote?

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iPhone 5 Spoof Points Out Phone’s Many Shortcomings

The new iPhone 5 looks great, but we did have concerns about "scroll fatigue" and not being able to take one of those snazzy panoramic shots with just one click. That's why these guys came up with a phone that is nearly 800% taller than the original iPhone. Now you can have all you

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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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