Why Overhearing One Side of Cell Phone Calls Is Bad for You

A new study shows that being forced to listen to one half of a person's cell phone conversation is far more distracting than overhearing two people talk.
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Mobile
  • Smartphones
  • Small and Medium Business
San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.