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What’s The Top Activity For Drivers?

It's law here in the state of New York to not talk or text while you are behind the wheel. Let's face facts: as much as that isn't safe, a lot of us still do it.

There are a million and one things to distract us while driving, but what's the most popular activity for drivers? Texting? Talking on the phone? Would you believe singing?

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The Funniest Texting Fails on the Web

Let’s face it, we’re living in an increasingly digital world. Even toddlers are walking around with Instagram on their smart phones. In theory this should make us the communication generation. But we’re not. Check out these great texting fails for proof!

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AMC Theaters To Include “Texting Aisle” In Movie Theaters.

While sitting and waiting for the previews to roll out in a movie, you see the courtesy reminders towards your fellow movie goers - These include turning off your cell phones. Which you think would be common sense, but for some it is now.

What if you were so addicted to your phone that you couldn't bare to turn it off? What do you do for that 2 hours you're in the theater sweating every moment you are "disconnected" from the world?

You might not have to worry anymore, much to the dismay of those in the theater with you.

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New Phone App Prevents You From Using Phone While Driving

Earlier this week on the Northway, electronic signs up and down the highway were placed with mention of the state's Text & Driving law along with information about the new penalties for violating said law.

If you are one of the many who can't stay off your phone while behind the wheel, there's a new app to help you with that called DriveID.

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New Text And Driving Law Increases Penalties In New York

If you've driven the North Way in the last couple of days, chances are you've seen the signs displaying the penalties of the new Text & Driving Law. To be honest, I had no clue of the new and stiffer fines until I saw the signs; I guess they did their job because they definitely got my attention.

So what exactly are the new fines and penalties under this law?

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‘Thumbells’ Will Help Keep Your Thumbs’ Texting Skills Super Sharp

Working out your thumbs may be the text big thing.

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12 Hilarious Breakup Texts

It doesn't matter which way we spin it; breaking up stinks. (Unless, of course, you're the breaker-upper, in which case it's like a cause for celebration.) Either way, cutting the relationship cord has gotten a bit easier ever since text messaging hit the scene. As it turns out, break up texts can be hilarious.

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‘Textastrophe’ Pranks People Who Publicly Display Their Phone Number

Have you ever seen somebody share their phone number publicly (on Craigslist maybe, or one of those homemade ads for "computer lessons" on the subway) and thought to yourself "I should totally prank this guy"? You haven't? Oh, uh ... neither have we. Ever. Clearly -- we're not monsters. But the person behind Textastrophe is!

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America’s #1 In Texting While Driving (Excuse Me While I Text That)

It's common for folks to say "America Is #1" for various reason and now we have a new reason to tout, not sure it's a great one though.

A survey conducted across the world shows who text more behind the wheel and guess what? We're #1, by a long shot.

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‘Sleep Texting’ Is Now a Thing Among Teenagers

Being a teenager is a perilous time in one's life as a not-quite fully developed brain will cause the teen to make all kinds of questionable decisions.

Now thanks to a new phenomenon called sleep-texting, the teenager can even make these bad decisions while they are catching z's.

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Is That Text Message From a Hacker? – Tech Tuesday

It was revealed last week that there is an inherent security flaw in the way a SMS message, more commonly known as a text message, can be sent with a reply to address different from the address that sent it and you wouldn't see it, thus sending a reply to someone entirely different from whom it appears to be from. This kind of thing isn't really new, but common sense can help protect you.

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Operation Hang Up in Progress

Be aware if you are driving the Northway or other area roads around the Capital Region or that fact New York State. For the next week,  State Police are targeting motorists who are using cellphone and other electronic devices while driving.

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