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Guy Who Shot Texting Moviegoer Was Also Texting

Back in January, 71-year-old Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a crowded movie theater during a screening of Lone Survivor. Reeves shot Oulson after an altercation the sprang from the latter texting in the theater and refusing to stop. According to Oulson’s wife, who was non-fatally shot, they were simply texting a babysitter about their 3-year-old daughter. Reeves …

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Police Catch Florida Man’s Texting & Driving Crash on Video

Texting while driving is stupid, reckless, dangerous, and an all around dick move. Everybody knows this, but the majority of adults continue to do it. Why? Well, why does anybody do anything, really? I’m going to go with selfishness, as opposed to stupidity. You can fix selfishness. Every week it seems there’s a new story about some distracted driver doing …

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Movie Theater Shooting: One Dead Over Texting Dispute

Texting while driving can be deadly, but who would have thought that texting while seeing a movie could be too? Well, that’s exactly what happened on Monday during a “Lone Survivor” showing at Cobb Theater in Tampa, Fla. Curtis Reeve, 71, fatally shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson in the chest for texting on his phone during movie previews. The altercation started …

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Mark Zuckerberg May Have Been Caught Texting and Driving by a Jelly User

Celebrities – they’re just like you! Yesterday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone pulled the tarp off his newest project, Jelly – a new mobile service that we first heard about way back in March of last year. In short, Jelly is a question and answer app that allows users to snap photos with their phones and then ask “what is this?” …

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Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message

Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first molecular text message. The message was programmed into a series of sprays, and the alcohol was sprayed across the room …

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Woman Named Cowit Hit a Bunch of Cows While Texting and Driving

In you-couldn’t-possibly-make-up-if-you-tried news, a woman named Daisy Cowit has been charged with a handful of crimes after plowing into a bunch of cattle in Orange County, New York. According to witnesses and police, Cowit was texting and driving when the incident occurred. She claims that she was simply checking her phones for an incoming call – but did admits that …

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Here’s What Texting While Driving Will Cost You in the US

If you’re caught texting while driving, the fine you could be forced to pay varies wildly depending on which US state you’re in when you’re caught in the act. According to a handy map compiled by Mother Jones, the lowest maximum fine for a first-time offender resides in California at just $20. And according to the map, you really don’t …

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Texting Driver Crashes into a Lake, Survives but Faces Charges

Guys. Hey guys…guys? You have to stop texting while driving. Yes, according to recent surveys about half of you admit to the practice and a whopping 98% of you admit to doing it even though you know it’s dangerous – so we all know this is a serious issue. But you’ve gotta put down the phone. A 25-year-old Maryland woman …

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Texting Someone While They’re Driving Could Leave You Liable in New Jersey

A New Jersey appeals court has just handed down one of the most baffling rulings concerning technology and civil liability that you’re likely to see. Ever. In plain words, the court has ruled that future texters who knowingly text someone who’s driving can potentially be held liable for that remote text. That means that, in theory, if you text your …

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New Texting While Driving Game Is Exactly As Hard As It Should Be

You know that texting while driving is terribly dangerous and can lead to you running straight into a big truck full of crap. Or most likely something worse, like another human being. If you need a quick refresher on how texting while driving can screw up your life, as well as the lives of others, take a look at Werner …

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Texting Driver Runs into a Bunch of Crap. Literally.

Texting while driving is pretty stupid. As is eating a sloppy burger while driving, or putting on mascara while driving. Basically, when you’re driving – you should drive. Distracted driving has always been an issue, but it has definitely vaulted its position from issue to all-out safety hazard now that everyone has a mobile phone in their pocket. Recent studies …

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Werner Herzog Directs Powerful Anti-Texting & Driving Documentary

Every year, texting while driving is a factor in more than 100,000 car crashes. The four major providers in the U.S, AT&T, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile recently teamed up to launch the It Can Wait campaign – an initiative with a simple message: No text, email, or Facebook update is worth endangering the lives of everyone on the road. Now, …

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