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Surprise, Surprise: Texting While Walking Is Dangerous

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January 23, 2014
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Australian researchers used motion-capture technology to measure how people walk while texting.


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Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Buzz60 (Apr. 24, 2013) — A study finds that texting with voice software like Siri or Vlingo while driving is no safer than texting by hand. The Southwest Region University Transportation Center and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are the first to compare voice-to-text and traditional texting in a driving environment.
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Instant Communication May Be Leading to Poor Writing Habits

Instant Communication May Be Leading to Poor Writing Habits

CBC (Sep. 5, 2012) — Texting may make it easy to communicate quickly, but it could be having a deep effect on formal writing, educators warn.
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Text a Driver? You Could Be Held Responsible

Text a Driver? You Could Be Held Responsible

Newsy (Aug. 29, 2013) — A new ruling in New Jersey declares that people who are texting others who they know are driving can be held responsible in accidents.
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Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

TheStreet (Jan. 21, 2014) — Glympse is a geolocation app that updates people of your choosing on your location for a set period of time. Easier and faster than a text, the program is now available in many major car brands including BMW, Mercedes, Ford, and General Motors to reduce texting and driving, and it's even available on Facebook and Twitter. However, users' privacy is protected because the updates only go to selected friends or family members. Recipients can also turn off Glympse if they don't need to see the location.
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