Smart Phones In The News: Oh, Poop

smart phones getty images2 Smart Phones In The News: Oh, Poop

That’s right. Poop. Fecal matter. Evidence of e. Coli contamination. British researchers found it on one in six cell phones and cell phone users’ hands.

The British scientists say it just shows that while most of us claim to wash our hands properly after using the bathroom, some of us don’t. And then it gets on our phones. Which begs the question — did they think to ask about all the guys and gals, sitting on the throne, checking their Twitter feeds?

While we all reach for some hand sanitizer, here’s the good news: the wireless industry has agreed to let customers know when they’re exceeding their monthly minutes or data plans. It’s meant to prevent what’s known as “bill shock.” Turns out one in six cell phone users have experienced bill shock in the last year, when they discovered their monthly bill was much higher than expected.

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