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Although 98% Know It’s Dangerous, Adults Are Texting & Driving More Than Teens Although 98% Know It’s Dangerous, Adults Are Texting & Driving More Than Teens

If you think that teens are the most distracted drivers out there on the road, think again. It appears that adults are not only on par with but are actually worse when it comes to one particular high-risk highway activity. …

Texting While Walking Could Soon Be Illegal in Nevada Texting While Walking Could Soon Be Illegal in Nevada
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Nevada Assemblyman Harvey Munford is concerned about all of the people he has seen texting while walking. And why shouldn’t he be? I mean, people are walking off piers left and right. Apparently, he’s been on the lookout for the …

‘Sleep-Texting’ Is Your New Excuse When You Late-Night Booty Call Your Ex ‘Sleep-Texting’ Is Your New Excuse When You Late-Night Booty Call Your Ex

Hello there indiscriminate texters! I’m here to offer you a new solution to all of those embarrassing late-night texts that you send to your exes. It’s much better than saying you were drunk, because even that implies some sort of …

This iPhone/Cup Holder Is the Ultimate First World Problem Solver This iPhone/Cup Holder Is the Ultimate First World Problem Solver
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A new solution to a first world problem wants your money. How often do you find yourself unable to properly text, Facebook, or play Temple Run because you’re forced to use one of your free hands holding a cup of …

Facebook Working on Snapchat-Like App for Secret Agents & Sexters [REPORT] Facebook Working on Snapchat-Like App for Secret Agents & Sexters [REPORT]
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This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1… Facebook is making another move to assert itself into the private messaging space, as the company is reportedly working on a standalone app that takes its cues from another popular messaging app …

American Texters Send and Receive Over 41 Texts Every Day on Average American Texters Send and Receive Over 41 Texts Every Day on Average

Pew Research just looked into the texting habits of American adults and surprise: people like to text. What’s not to love, right? The fact that you don’t have to actually speak to another human being is reason enough to peck …

Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy is set to begin its assault on the east coast, millions of people are preparing for what is likely to be a huge weather event with far-reaching consequences. Of course, this involves the basic emergency prep …

AT&T Working to Let Parents Remotely Disable Their Kids’ Smartphones While They Drive AT&T Working to Let Parents Remotely Disable Their Kids’ Smartphones While They Drive
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AT&T, if not the most dedicated, is definitely the most visible company out there when it comes to saying no to texting and driving. You’ve probably seen their TV ads as of late, featuring victims and the families of victims …

Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study
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A three-year study into the sexting habits of teens has found that the practice is as prevalent as ever, and that has some interesting implications on the teens’ actual sexual activity – especially for girls. The study “Teen Sexting and …

Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger
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For advocates wanting the outright ban of cellphone use while driving, a tragic story out of Hartford, Connecticut is unfortunate ammo for the cause. According to the AP, 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey was killed in March after his was struck while …

Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving
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While only a handful of states in the U.S. have an outright ban on texting while driving, it’s widely accepted that the practice is dangerous and can lead to distracted driving. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone these days …

New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking
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While some states have already cracked down on texting while driving, and the NTSB and the Dept. of Transportation are looking to impose nationwide bans on cellphone use while driving, one small town is looking to tackle pedestrians as well …

Jetstar Plane Landing Aborted Due to Texting Jetstar Plane Landing Aborted Due to Texting
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Yesterday, while a Jetstar plane was about to land, its landing was abruptly aborted due to the pilot of the texting during the landing process. According to Ubergizmo, the landing was canceled 150 meters due to incident. Between approximately 2000-2500 …

Drive Safe Mode Prevents Smartphone Users from Texting While Driving Drive Safe Mode Prevents Smartphone Users from Texting While Driving
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No matter how many times you tell people not to, they just keep texting while driving. Every single day, I see people tapping away at various devices while they’re at a red light, only to continue this activity once their …

Ever Accidentally Sexted A Family Member? You’re Not Alone Ever Accidentally Sexted A Family Member? You’re Not Alone
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Sexting has been around for hundreds of years, but it has just exploded in our day and age. Since basically everyone carries around a mobile device, the large majority of which are equipped with some sort of camera, the impulse …

Fighting Diabetes Via Text Messaging Fighting Diabetes Via Text Messaging

One of the best uses of technology isn’t when some pressed-pants goon comes out and dazzles the technorati with another gadget that they’ve convinced themselves that they need. It’s when someone (or a group of someones) manage to find an …

Texting-Only “E-Lane” Makes Light of Distracted Walkers Texting-Only “E-Lane” Makes Light of Distracted Walkers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become the first city to initiate a groundbreaking program tackling the issue of distracted walking. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the E-Lane. “Philadelphia is the city of firsts. On April 1st 2012, the world again …

Woman Falls Off Pier While Texting, Warns Others Woman Falls Off Pier While Texting, Warns Others
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We all know that texting while driving is a dangerous combination, even though, as you can see while stopped at a light, many drivers are involved on their phones. Now, texting while walking may be hazardous to your health as …

Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY] Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY]

Texting by teens is on the rise, and has far outpaced voice calling, according to a recent study. Text messages have become the dominant form of communication between teens and nearly everyone – both friends and parents. According to Pew …

Toilet Texting and You [Infographic] Toilet Texting and You [Infographic]

How many of you take your smartphone with you when you go to the bathroom? How many of you text while relieving yourself? Don’t lie, because if the upcoming infographic is true, a lot more of you do than don’t. …

U.S. Calls for Ban on Mobile Devices While Driving U.S. Calls for Ban on Mobile Devices While Driving
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has encouraged automakers to design devices that would block the use of mobile devices while a vehicle is moving. The plan extends to texting, the dialing of 10-digit phone numbers, the keying in of address …