June 21, 2014 Leave a comment Bad tech habits and how to stop By Kim Komando, Komando.com 9,6899.6k phot courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK Pocket-sized computers, worldwide communication, instant access to any factoid, and more cat videos than you can watch in a lifetime - no one predicted today’s digital life even a few decades ago. Unfortunately, these marvels have turned far too many of us into generally impolite and downright rude individuals.Let's start with ... The Dinner SinnerThese are the people who, while eating with others, shut out the rest of the world, including loved ones. You’ve seen them. Families sitting in restaurants, each with their respective screens illuminating expressionless faces. No one is talking. But there’s a lot of texting, gaming and Facebook going on.Instead, make the dinner table a gadget-free zone. It’s easy when you make it a game. It’s even better when there’s money involved.Ask each person to hold up his or her phone. Then, each person must place the phone in front of his or her place setting with one caveat. The phone has to placed face down. The first person that picks up a phone during dinner pays the entire bill. It's amazing how much better the conversation is and who’s willing to pay big money to see who sent a text message.Next page: Public restrooms and headphones Continued on next page1234Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Columns Can the NSA spy on your phone when it's turned off? Next Columns Watch TV for free - You can cut the cable and get your sports, news and shows Related Articles Sponsor Content: Easily restore files after a computer crash iOS 10 features that make life easier Watch the live feed from the International Space Station What is the Dark Web?