Texting
Cars

People who send text messages to drivers may be liable in case of accident

In Pennsylvania, two men who texted a woman driving a truck may be liable in civil court. She hit and killed motorcycle rider while texting. She already served time for involuntary manslaughter. The question is, did they know she was…
Cool Tech

Texting while walking? These in-ground traffic lights should get your attention

Can't make them come up to you? Go down to them. Such is the logic behind Germany's new traffic lights, which see distracted pedestrians and chronic texters, and raise them traffic lights that they just can't miss.
Mobile

Here's how you can get the newest emojis on your smartphone

Texting isn't the same without emojis. Since iOS unveiled a new collection of emojis, everyone wants in on the fun. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install the special characters on your iOS device or Android.
Movies & TV

AMC CEO actually wants to allow texting in movie theaters

Be wary the next time you visit an AMC-owned theater; you may have to watch other moviegoers light up the theater with their smartphones for the entire movie just so they can send text messages.
Mobile

Text away: 15 free messaging games you can play with your friends

If you believe we live in an interconnected world where each and every soul posses a smartphone, you may need to think again. Here are our picks for the best texting games so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan of yours.
Mobile

How common is distracted driving? This agency filmed traffic to find out

If drunk driving was the problem of the last few decades, distracted driving has doubtless taken its place. To take a closer look at just what driving in the 21st century looks like, SR22 filmed 20 minutes of rush-hour traffic on…
Mobile

You could soon be thrown in jail for texting while walking in New Jersey

New Jersey could be set to outlaw texting while walking. According to a proposed bill, those found guilty of the act could be fined, jailed, or both. The move comes in the wake of a sharp rise in accidents related to distracted walking.
Computing

How to send free text messages from your PC

Texting is a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you always have to have your phone handy. Here are the best ways to send text message from your computer, whether you prefer to use your favorite email client or Windows 10.
Mobile

The pope wants you to put your phone away at dinner

Pope Francis still holds one thing holy -- family dinner. Last week he said, "Sadly the family meal, this great symbol of togetherness, is disappearing in some societies." And chief to blame? The damn phone.
Mobile

Oklahoma bans texting while driving

Joining the 45 other states in America that have implemented an all-out ban on texting while driving, Oklahoma officially made it illegal to send a message while operating a vehicle on Sunday.
Mobile

Man loses job offer after texting naked selfies to HR manager

Clearly an efficient way to lose a job before you even start, a Chicago man discovered that sending nude photos of himself to the female HR director at his new company was actually a bad idea.
Mobile

Texting while walking strikes again, girl gets leg stuck in storm drain

Definitely an embarrassing way to spend an hour of your time, a young Chinese girl slipped into a storm grate while her undivided attention was solely focused on texting her friends instead of walking.