Texting
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Teenager who allegedly urged boyfriend to commit suicide via texts will stand trial

Michelle Carter will stand trial over text messages sent to her friend Conrad Roy that Massachusetts' top court saw as "coercive" and reckless enough to lead to Roy's suicide. No date has been set for the trial.
Cool Tech

Neuroscientists just found that texting alters your brainwaves, but they can’t explain why

“This is one of the first reports of a technology-brain interface which have been shown to exist,” Dr. William Tatum of the Mayo Clinic tells Digital Trends.
Mobile

Can you spend a week speaking only in emojis? I wouldn’t recommend it

I spent a week conducting all my online conversations in the emojis, and while my fiancé hasn’t called off our engagement (yet), I discovered that our 21st century hieroglyphics have some flaws.
Mobile

Seoul campaign addresses latest public safety issue — texting while walking

the Seoul Metropolitan Government has unveiled traffic and pedestrian signs whose purpose is to alert walkers to the dangers of using smartphones while traversing the busy streets of a metropolitan city.
How-To

Every second counts! How to receive important emails as text messages 2:49

Properly setting up text notifications for important emails isn't as complicated as you might initially think. Here's how to do so, regardless of carrier.
Computing

How to send free text messages from your PC 2:49

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.
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…