Nearly six out of 10 U.S. parents of children ages 8 to12 (a.k.a

How to stop unwanted robocalls


If you answer the phone and hear a prerecorded sales message from a telemarketer, than that is probably an illegal robocall.

The Samsung Galaxy S III lives up to its high expectations: It’s one of the most advanced Android smart phones we’ve seen. This newest Galaxy star is our new top-ranked smart phone on the three carriers on which we’ve tested it

Can’t sleep? Join the club: 59 percent of the 26,451 subscribers we recently surveyed said that at least three times a week they woke up tired or had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Work stress, health problems, and financial worries were the top things keeping people up at night.

Smart phones may be the cameras you always carry with you—but as point-and-shoots, they have their drawbacks. For one, most have no optical zoom lens; instead, they come with digital zoom, which enlarges pixels and thus reduces image detail as it zooms in. You can get effects like zoom and fish-eye with smart-phone cameras, but they’re generally obtained digitally; optical lenses produce better-quality images.

The Sony Xperia ion, which runs on AT&T’s high-speed LTE and HSPA+ networks, offers impressive display and camera performance. The ion can snap a picture in less than 2 seconds from standby mode—very convenient for capturing life’s magic moments.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most anticipated smart phones of 2012.

Can technology prevent distracted driving?


Distracted driving is an issue that has been at the forefront of national driver safety efforts since Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made it his mission to stop the dangerous behavior. Currently, 39 states, plus the District of Columbia, ban texting and 10 states and Washington, D.C., prohibit hand-held cell phone use

The best reason to use a smart phone to take photos instead of a camera is that you’re more likely to have your smart phone with you when a photo op arises.

Facebook Camera for iPhone was announced and launched just a few weeks after the social network purchased the similar Instagram app, which hasn’t (yet) been more fully integrated into core FB functionality. Here’s a hands-on look at this relatively recent app