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12.08.15
End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk
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End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk

Science says using proper punctuation comes off as less sincere than not using any at all.

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10.12.15
Teen texting can be just as compulsive as gambling
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Teen texting can be just as compulsive as gambling

A study shows that teen text messaging may produce the same compulsive behavior that you see in gamblers.

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08.11.15
Hackers control connected cars using text messages
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Hackers control connected cars using text messages

You might want to rethink the idea of attaching a tracking dongle to your car's OBD-II port.. it could let an attacker control your car through text messages.

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05.12.15
VR game 'SMS Racing' trivializes texting while driving
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VR game 'SMS Racing' trivializes texting while driving

Texting while driving is against the law and it can put you and other people on the road in seriou...

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10.01.14
Paranoid? You can destroy this SSD simply by texting it
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Paranoid? You can destroy this SSD simply by texting it

In the age of Snowden and the NSA, no method of data protection is apparently too kooky for consid...

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08.06.14
Brits will send 300 billion IMs in 2014, and it's all down to sexting
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Brits will send 300 billion IMs in 2014, and it's all down to sexting

The traditional lull in news during the summer seasons means that throughout August, companies pum...

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08.08.13
Werner Herzog directs documentary on dangers of texting and driving for It Can Wait campaign
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Werner Herzog directs documentary on dangers of texting and driving for It Can Wait campaign

AT&T recently recruited none other than Werner Herzog to direct some short videos for the "It...

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03.13.13
This is the Modem World: Why are we still texting?
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This is the Modem World: Why are we still texting?

Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the...

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12.03.12
Twenty years after the birth of SMS, its creator consents to a text-only interview
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Twenty years after the birth of SMS, its creator consents to a text-only interview

Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen famously dreamed up the idea for the SMS (Short Message Service) i...

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