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Text messages can soothe stressed souls


April 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Text messaging is often rapped for promoting reckless driving, but it could be good for people who feel stressed out, isolated or alone. Adrian Aguilera, professor ... Read more...

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Outage cuts cell phone service in Argentina


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company ... Read more...

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Are smses affecting kids’ reading skills?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Text messaging could be stunting children's reading skills, a Canadian study has revealed.A study of students at the University of Calgary in Canada showed that those ... Read more...

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Mobile text errors can nix relationships


January 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Predictive text, a marvel of mobile phones that has made it quicker and easier to communicate with people, has been blamed for errors that can sabotage ... Read more...

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MegaFon offers BlackBerry services in Russia


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) MegaFon, one of the "big three" mobile phone operators in Russia, has started offering BlackBerry services to customers in the country.BlackBerry smartphones will initially be ... Read more...

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Courts in England and Wales to allow journalists to tweet, text and email


December 14th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The head of the judiciary and courts in England and Wales on Wednesday morning announced his decision to allow journalists to use e-mail, text messaging and social media ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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We’re still jittery after 9/11: New Yorkers in India


September 16th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Terror strikes in Delhi and Mumbai almost remind them "it can happen again in New York any time", say some New Yorkers residing in the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi has right hand surgery


July 29th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, July 29 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Friday underwent surgery on his right hand to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.The 74-year-old leader's 10-minute operation "went very well" and he ... Read more...

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Teens’ craze for texting may sound death knell for e-mails


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new survey has suggested that many people aren't e-mailing as much as they used to, saving time-and typing-with text messaging.Recent analysis of people's online communication habits from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter, Facebook leave people ‘more lonely’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Social media leaves many people feeling lonely, alienated and dissatisfied with life, according to American author Sherry Turkle.In her new book 'Alone Together', Prof Turkle from Massachusetts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids who regularly text message ‘have better literacy skills’


February 5th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that children who are fluent at text messaging have better literacy skills than youngsters who do not use mobile phones.Researchers discovered that rather than destroying ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Text messaging ‘boosts kids’ spelling skills’


January 21st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Mobile phone text messaging can improve kids' spelling skills, a new research has suggested.Academics from Coventry University have claimed that the use of 'textisms' can improve literacy among ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mobile phones can produce hilarious text


January 9th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) We've all done that - hurriedly typing out a text message that doesn't quite turn out as we'd hoped. But for those who use the built-in dictionary on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Generation Text’ baffles employers with informal job applications


January 5th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 5 (ANI): Many school and university leavers looking for employment have been found taking things casually when it comes to applying for a job, using informal language like they do ... Read more...

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Brit teacher forced to quit after bombarding pupil with romantic texts


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): A male teacher in Britain has been forced to quit his job at a private girls' school after he bombarded a pupil with romantic emails and texts.Darren Holmes, ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan: Shifted From Betty Ford Clinic For Security Reasons


December 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
However, the star was under pressure as she was being stalked not by one but three who kept on text messaging her and calling from unknown numbers making some remarks about ... Read more...

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Technology is ‘killing traditional face-to-face conversations’


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A study has concluded that people are unhappy with the lack of face-to-face time they spend with friends and family.The incessant march of technology is to blame, with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s Simplest Mobile ‘John’s Phone’ Only Makes Calls


November 16th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world’s simplest mobile phone has been introduced by the Dutch, and it has only one function - to make phone calls.That’s right, this phone does not give ... Read more...

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Texting before going to bed ‘affects sleep, mood’


November 8th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): It may be time for you to put you cellphone aside before going to bed for it might affect your sleep and moods, according to a new study.Text ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Refugees United offers mobile hope to search for your loved-ones


October 21st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): In a noble effort to reunite families or relatives torn apart by war or natural disasters, a free mobile service has been set up, which allows people with ... Read more...

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‘Please call me Aishwarya’ (Couture Week Diary)


October 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) It seems that Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is tired of people addressing her by her nickname "Ash" and has requested them to call her by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Half our waking life spent before TV, computers


August 19th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) We spend nearly half our waking life watching computers, TV and chatting on the phone. The average adult is awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes in a ... Read more...

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‘Separate’ - the most commonly misspelt word in English language


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): A new study has found that 'separate' is the most commonly misspelt word in the English language.The eight-letter word came top due to the regular placing of an ... Read more...

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1 in 10 adults in UK has been caught ’sexting’


July 15th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): One in ten adults in the UK has been caught red-handed sending racy text messages - and got into trouble with their partners as a result, according to ... Read more...

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Can mobile phones help smokers kick the butt?


July 4th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 04 (ANI): Mobile phones could be the next weapon in the fight against smoking, says a scientist.According to The Mercury, Dr Stuart Ferguson, researcher at the University of Tasmania, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Excessive texting can make teenagers sick


June 30th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 30 (IANS) Teenagers can fall sick if they exchange too much of text messages through mobile phones, according to a new study. The study into the communication habits among youngsters has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Textaphrenia, textiety, are just a few disorders text addicts suffer


June 30th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 30 (ANI): A study has revealed that Australian teenagers who are "text addicts" are suffering from a range of serious mental and physical disorders.The study into youth communication habits identified ... Read more...

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Young Australians have no sympathy for sexually abused victims


June 19th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): A survey has found that an alarming number of Australian youth do not have sympathy towards victims of sexual abuse, with some even saying the victim asked ... Read more...

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Jetstar pilot’s ‘text-messaging’ may be behind aborted landing fiasco


June 12th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Air safety experts will investigate the alleged 'text-messaging' by a Jetstar pilot on his cell phone, just before his aircraft was forced to pull out of a landing ... Read more...

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Print media followers make healthier choices


May 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new research claims that people who turn to print media for their daily dose of health news are at a greater advantage than those who use digital ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teenagers create secret online language


April 27th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Teenagers on social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo are creating a secret language to stop adults knowing what they are up to, researchers say. The teens ... Read more...

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Teens on Facebook using code language for privacy


April 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Teenagers on social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo are using code language to keep their activities private and baffle nosey parents or employers, say researchers.Tricky ... Read more...

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Students ‘addicted’ to social media


April 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24(ANI): Most students can't live without social media links like laptop, cell phones, a new study has found.In a new study titled, '24 Hours: Unplugged,' from the International Center ... Read more...

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Third of U.S. teens with cell phones send over 100 texts a day!


April 20th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Texting seems to have become the most popular means of communication among young people in the US, with a third of teenagers using cell phones to send more ... Read more...

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