| May 19, 2008
| 2:16 PM
Q: How would you describe "Get Smart" to those too young to remember the series?
A: It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy. It has a wonderful fusion and special effects and comedy, which is very rare. Usually, when you get big...
| Jun 8, 2008
As of July 1, a police officer can pull you over and give you a ticket for DWT -- Driving While Talking.
On a cellphone, that is, if it's held up to your ear.
Talking on cellphones in cars will still be allowed (otherwise, life as we know it in Southern...
| Jun 29, 2008
Now that it's officially summer, Californians are running for the hills, mountains, deserts and oceans for a bit of vacation time. But if you're one of those people for whom vacation means obsessively checking Gmail on your BlackBerry, the time away can...
| Aug 1, 2008
| 10:37 AM
Cell phone calls on airplanes in flight are not only unsafe, they're obnoxious and they should be permanently banned, according to some members of Congress.
House members, most of whom board airplanes almost every week, traded horror stories Thursday...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 6:09 PM
AT&T Inc. says it plans to offer a version of an iPhone next year that runs on a faster wireless network so users can get speedier results when surfing the Web.
The move would address one of the main drawbacks about the cell phone made by Apple Inc....
| Jan 2, 2008
| 1:36 PM
Drivers talking on cell phones are probably making your commute even longer, concludes a new study.
Motorists yakking away, even with handsfree devices, crawl about 2 mph slower on commuter-clogged roads than people not on the phone, and they just don'...
| Oct 4, 2009
The Best Technology
Edited by Steven Johnson
Yale University Press: 224 pp., $17.95 paper
In his essay "Why I Blog," Andrew Sullivan explores the etymology of "blog" (web log) and takes the reader back to the days of sail. On a ship, a...
| Mar 30, 2009
Police arrested a school safety officer, saying he demanded $300 from a woman after finding her cell phone. The 30-year-old man, who works at Lawrence High School in Massachusetts, was charged with theft of lost mislaid property Saturday.
Police said the...
| Sep 12, 2001
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people....
| Sep 12, 2001
| 7:00 AM
People likened it to a bomb, to midnight, to a volcano and, finally, when the air was choked with soot and smoke, to hell.
In the aftermath of the explosions Tuesday morning that shook the twin towers of the World Trade Center, thousands struggled to...
| Oct 2, 2002
Listening fascinates me. Always has. I sometimes make the excuse for waiting a bit late in the game to start a writing career by saying, "I just listened for 36 years. Then I started writing it all down."
Some of my most vivid memories of storytelling...