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  • Brazilian teen breaks his own speed-texting world record November 23, 2014

    Washington: A 17-year-old Brazilian boy has broken his own Guinness World record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word message in just 17 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho had broken the world record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touch screen mobile...
  • French man jailed for phoning and texting his ex 21,807 times, 73 times a day! September 5, 2014

    A 33yearold French man was sent to prison on Thursday after phoning and texting his exgirlfriend 21,807 times, admitting that, with hindsight, "it was stupid". The unnamed defendant, who had made the calls to demand the woman thank him for fixing up their flat, was given a 10month sentence six...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men September 1, 2014

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • Women hooked to texting, men can't live without Facebook August 31, 2014

    New York: Contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, a new study found that more young women are addicted to cell phones and even get agitated when it is not in sight. Women may be more inclined to use cell phones for social reasons such as...
  • Text messages can help reduce binge drinking in youth July 13, 2014

    Washington: Text messages can motivate young adults to reduce their binge drinking by more than 50 per cent, according to a new study. Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 per cent after receiving mobile phone text...
  • Here's how text messages can help control diabetes June 15, 2014

    New York: The unsolicited text messages that ask you every day to buy a flat or visit a massage parlour must have irritated you a lot, but if efficiently used, the short text messages also have the potential to help control diabetes. A text messagebased selfmanagement intervention improves glycemic control in...
  • US teens are drinking less, texting more: Study June 15, 2014

    New York: American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behaviour. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use...
  • 'We will always be in touch': Shekhar Gupta signs off from The Indian Express after 19 years with a beautiful farewell letter June 2, 2014

    It's always hard to goodbye. It's especially tough if you've worked with an organisation for 19 years and seen history being made with countless breaking news. But Shekhar Gupta, the editorinchief of The Indian Express, said adieu to all employees in a beautiful and heartwrenching letter. Here's the full text...
  • Sachin Tendulkar features in Maharashtra's school textbooks May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra government has added a chapter on Sachin Tendulkar in the school syllabus so that children are inspired by the iconic cricketer. Class IV students in Maharashtra would now get to learn about the living 'God of cricket' as part their curriculum from this academic year, since a...
  • Typing a 25word paragraph in 18.19 seconds teen sets Guinness record for world's fastest text May 17, 2014

    Washington: A 16yearold boy from Brazil has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25word paragraph in just 18.19 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho set the record on April 25 in New York City, however he was officially crowned the texting king by...
  • Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you see what's ahead while you are texting and walking March 31, 2014

    Washington: US tech giant Apple has filed a patent for new technology that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user. Many smartphone users keep their eyes glued to the screens while...
  • Solar scam accused Saritha Nair accuses Congress MLA of harassment March 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair has accused Congress MLA AP Abdullakutty of harassing her. Saritha, who was released on bail in February has alleged that the Congress legislator repeatedly called her on mobile phone and even invited her to Mascot Hotel. Talking to media persons for the first time after...
  • Text messages on mobile phones can help reduce diabetes risk December 20, 2013

    Washington: Researchers have found an innovative simple tool that may help decrease one's risk for diabetes: Text messages on your cell phone. Participants in a free mobile education programme, piloted in Detroit and Cincinnati last year, said the customised texting service 'txt4health' made them more aware of their diabetes risk and...
  • Too much texting can create disconnects in relationships October 31, 2013

    Washington: Texting may not be the best way for couples to solve disagreements, apologise or have serious conversations, a new study has found. Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg studied 276 young adults around the country and found that being constantly connected through technology can create some...
  • 86 per cent students text while in class: Report October 24, 2013

    Washington: A typical college student uses his smartphone or tablet an average of 11 times a day while in class mostly for texting, checking emails or tweeting according to a new US study. Nearly 86 per cent of the students surveyed said they text during a class, while...
  • Heavy texting can cause sleep difficulties in teens September 28, 2013

    Washington: Too much texting is associated with sleep problems in college students, a new US study has found. The study, by a Washington and Lee University psychology professor, identified texting as a culprit when it comes to college students and sleep problems. Researcher Karla Murdock found that texting was a...
  • RSS worker sends misleading SMSes to policemen, govt officials; arrested September 9, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh police have arrested a 32-year-old RSS worker for sending text messages (SMSes) to top police officers and government officials which claimed that there was a threat to the life of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Jai Kumar Kushwaha was arrested on Sunday in the Chhatarpur district and charged with...
  • People who lie while texting take longer to respond September 7, 2013

    Washington: If you are exchanging a flurry of text messages with someone and there's an awkward pause, you should probably be suspicious! A Brigham Young University study has found when people lie in digital messages - texting, social media or instant messaging - they take longer to respond, make more edits...
  • Modi blames Congress for 'ignoring' primary education June 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday blamed the past Congress governments for ignoring primary education in the state. "Past governments (Congress) in the state have sinned by keeping society in the dark and ignoring the primary education in the state," Modi said at the time of inaugurating the...
  • 43 per cent of US teens text while driving: Study May 6, 2013

    Washington: Fortythree per cent of US high school students admit to texting while driving a "national epidemic" in the country according to a new study. More than four in 10 of high school students of driving age, who were surveyed in 2011, reported texting while driving at least...
  • SMS usage declines, as users move to messaging apps May 3, 2013

    New York: Americans are saying CUL8TR to text messaging, a wireless industry group says, as Internetbased applications such as Apple's Messages are starting to take over from what was once a cash cow for phone companies. CTIA The Wireless Association said Thursday that Americans sent 2.2 trillion text messages last...
  • Voicetotext just as dangerous to drivers as texting: Study April 23, 2013

    San Antonio: Using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with fingers, with driver response times significantly delayed no matter which method was used, a study released on Tuesday showed. The study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University was the first to...
  • Too much texting can make you shallow: Study April 14, 2013

    Toronto: Teens who are hooked on to texting are more likely to be shallow, placing more importance on wealth and image than moral, aesthetic and spiritual goals, a new study has claimed. Researchers from the University of Winnipeg in Canada found that teens who texted more than 100 times a...
  • Social networking, texting linked to poor academic performance April 13, 2013

    Washington: Scientists have reported that rampant use of social networking, texting and chatting on mobile phone can result in lower grades and poor performance of students, says a study. The widespread use of media among college students from texting, chatting on mobile phones to posting status updates on Facebook ...
  • Full text: Supreme Court's judgment on Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case March 21, 2013

    Read the full text of the Supreme Court of India's verdict on Sanjay Dutt's appeal in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. The apex court upheld the Bollywood actor's conviction under the Arms Act but reduced his sentence from six years to five years. Dutt has already undergone 18 months...
  • Now, a device to prevent people from texting while driving March 17, 2013

    Washington: A new system which prevents people from texting while driving by disabling the car has been developed in the US. In the new system, to start the car, drivers must insert their smartphone into the device called ORIGOSafe, which is installed in the vehicle's center console. As a user...
  • Full text: Resolution passed by Parliament against Pak March 15, 2013

    Parliament on Friday rejected Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru and said that it amounts to interference in India's internal affairs. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar moved the draft resolution in the House and while unanimously adopting the resolution said, "House rejects the interference into internal affairs of India. Full text...
  • Now, send a text message to charge your cellphone March 10, 2013

    London: Out of battery? Just send a text! People living off-grid can now power their phones simply by sending a text message. A London-based company Buffalo Grid has introduced a solar-powered cellphone charging station that is activated by text message. A patchy or absent power grid poses a conundrum of...
  • Full Text: Kamal Haasan's statement on Vishwaroopam January 24, 2013

    Actordirector Kamal Hassan on Thursday said that he will take legal recourse against the ban on screening of his film 'Vishwaroopam'. Hassan said it was "cultural terrorism" and should stop. Here's the full text of his statement. Dear Friends, While I am touched by the voices in support for me and my...
  • Woman constable who took on ACP for lewd SMSes suspended January 4, 2013

    Patna: A woman police constable was suspended in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Friday for allegedly hurling a shoe at a senior police official who had been sending her vulgar SMSes, police said. "The woman constable was suspended after she hurled a shoe at Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Naresh Meghrajani for...