cellphones

Who you talkin’ to?

Wendy gets a laugh out of cartoon showing what can happen when you mistake a bluetooth conversation to be directed at you, until she realized -- "I've been the dummy thinking someone was having a conversation with me, and it wasn't so funny anymore."

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Fluent talk-to-text and autocorrect

"I think our son may be a cat burglar ... Sometimes, technology makes life harder than it needs to be."

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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POLL: Do you use your truck’s horn to call out distracted drivers?

This poll follows reports of a growing tendency among drivers calling out unsafe behavior among motorists and other truckers on-highway, particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

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The tanks have arms

And the frogs and dogs sing -- and other strange happenings at the military installation.

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Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service.

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Wonders of technology: Saving a life

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

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Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

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Understanding Granny on the road

"Being on the road is hard for everyone in the family, even those who don't really know why you're on the road."

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Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

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