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‘Text neck’ plaguing frequent texters, gamers

Constantly looking down at your smartphone or tablet can be harmful to the body. Over the past several years, doctors have been dealing with more and more cases of "text neck," which you and your children could be experiencing right now.

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Study: Sexting commonplace among teens

It is something every parent needs to know. Almost 30 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 admit to emailing or texting nude pictures of themselves, according to a study by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.

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Bicycling and texting is a growing problem

In addition to distracted drivers and pedestrians, motorists also have to worry about an increasing number of bicyclists texting and pedaling.

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Proposal would ensure you can text 911 and get help

If you're like most people, you text a lot, but a New Jersey legislator says not every 911 call center in the state is prepared to receive emergency messages that way.

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Maybe texting isn’t ruining kids’ grammar

There are indications that texting may not only not be eroding the grammar and spelling abilities of our youth, but that it may in some ways be improving them.

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Do you want your texts to disappear after they’re read? [Poll]

We live in a world where everything you say or text can and will be used against you on social media. Now, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban is fighting back.

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Chinese people use their smartphone on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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China Cracks Down on Instant Messaging Services

BEIJING (AP) — China is targeting popular smartphone-based instant messaging services in a monthlong campaign to crack down on the spreading of rumors and what it calls infiltration of hostile forces, in the latest move restricting online freedom of expression.

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Distracted Driving Law Would Expand Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]

It could soon be illegal to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while a vehicle is temporarily stopped, under new legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dick Codey.

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Poll: More NJ Drivers Pull Over to Text [POLL/AUDIO]

A new distracted driving study by Plymouth Rock Assurance finds the number of New Jersey drivers who park their cars before texting has doubled over the last year.

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Expert: Kids Would Rather Text Than Socialize in Person [AUDIO]

Remember how exciting it used to be to go to a school dance? These events provided young people with an opportunity to interact and develop social skills, and they used to be extremely popular, but these days attendance at some school dances in New Jersey is declining.

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