Texting

  • Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you see what's ahead while you are texting and walking 31-03-2014 04:59 PM

    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 03-03-2014 03:16 PM

    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...
  • Text messages on mobile phones can help reduce diabetes risk 20-12-2013 05:03 PM

    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...
  • Too much texting can create disconnects in relationships 31-10-2013 04:36 PM

    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 24-10-2013 05:11 PM

    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 28-09-2013 04:11 PM

    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 09-09-2013 01:37 PM

    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...
  • People who lie while texting take longer to respond 07-09-2013 11:40 AM

    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...
  • Modi blames Congress for 'ignoring' primary education 14-06-2013 01:54 AM

    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 06-05-2013 10:05 AM

    Washington: Forty-three 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 03-05-2013 12:45 PM

    New York: Americans are saying CUL8TR to text messaging, a wireless industry group says, as Internet-based 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...
  • Voice-to-text just as dangerous to drivers as texting: Study 23-04-2013 11:27 AM

    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...
  • Too much texting can make you shallow: Study 14-04-2013 04:14 PM

    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 13-04-2013 11:44 AM

    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...
  • China: School texts parents 'Your child is a piece of s**t' 22-12-2012 01:27 AM

    Beijing: More than 600 parents in China's eastern Zhejiang province were shocked and furious to receive a text message from their children's school calling pupils "a piece of s**t." Xin Ou primary school sent out a mass text message to Wenzhou parents on Tuesday that said "this student is basically...
  • SMS@20: 10 ways text message has changed your life 04-12-2012 09:06 AM

    "As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author George Frederick Will once said. As the short messaging service, or SMS turns 20, it has swept aside in two decades known conventions about courtesy, relationship, language and communication. It troubles linguists that...
  • Happy birthday SMS! The SMS is dying 03-12-2012 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: "Merry Christmas" said the first SMS that was sent out 20 years ago. Two decades and trillions of SMSs later, fewer people will wish their family and friends "Merry Christmas" via an SMS compared to the year before. The humble 160-character Short Message Service may have been revolutionary,...
  • 20 years since the first SMS was sent 03-12-2012 07:14 AM

    New Delhi: SMS (Short Message Service), that is now used more frequently than voice calling on mobile phones completes two decades of its existence on December 3. Today more than two lakh SMSs are sent every second, but this 160-character craze began when Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old British engineer, sent...
  • Texting can help improve your kid's writing skills 02-12-2012 01:34 PM

    London: Parents might be puzzled by the modern day text lingo, however, using abbreviations like 'lol', 'gr8' and 'b4' can improve your child's writing skills, a new study has found. According to a UK government research, there is a positive relationship between so-called "textisms" and pupils' ability to draft essays....
  • Orange launches smartphone app for free calls, texts 22-11-2012 04:50 PM

    Helsinki: Orange, the mobile brand of France Telecom, launched a global free calling and texting application on Thursday, in direct competition with services such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber. Telecom operators around the globe have suffered as free calling and texting services have proliferated over the past few years. The...
  • Another textbook raises hackles, says non-vegetarians lie 16-11-2012 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that non-vegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes, with the government terming it as "unfortunate" and asking state bodies to remain alert about such content and monitor them. "Sensitivities of communities have to be kept...