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Which Do You Prefer on Your Smartphone — Keyboard or Touchscreen? [POLL]

Smarthphones are now used by half of all Americans.

Thanks to the iPhone, touch screens have challenged the QWERTY keyboard for the entry method of choice on a smartphone. But has Apple’s improved touch screen technology made consumers forget about the more traditionally reliable keyboard?

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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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Which States Have the Nation’s Fastest Internet Connections?

With all the internet power-users in California and New York, you might think those two states would have the fastest online speeds in the US — but you’d be wrong.

In fact, the states with the zippiest connections just might surprise you.

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New Site Will Read Terms of Service So You Don’t Have To

A website’s Terms of Service, more commonly known as ToS, are often so lengthy and loaded with legal jargon that most of us don’t even bother reading them and just blindly click “agree,” never knowing what’s actually in them.

Now a new site will do the reading for you — and call anything questionable to your attention.

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What Are the Most Blocked Phone Numbers?

The only thing worse than having real creditors calling repeatedly and asking for money is being barraged by pesky tele-scam artists feverishly trying to rip you off.

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Category: Lifestyle, Technology
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If You Can’t Sleep, You May Want to Blame Your Cell Phone

While the technological advancements of the Smartphone might be helping you keep your busy life somewhat organized, new research suggests that it might actually be putting it in disarray by causing you to lose sleep.

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Would You Get a Root Canal Before You’d Give Up Facebook?

People who love social media really love it — and a new poll shows just what they’d be willing to do before they’d consider giving it up.

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Don’t Have a Lot of Twitter Followers? You Probably Like President Obama

During the last race for the White House in 2008, Barack Obama got many of his campaign donations from people who gave small amounts — but since there were a lot of them, they quickly added up to a substantial sum.

As this year’s presidential campaign heats up, there’s a similar narrative — only this time it involves overall influence, and it’s playing out on Twitter.

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