News tagged with text

US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.

dateApr 03, 2014 in Other
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Texting turns 20, LOL

It's been an especially fruitful week for rueful lamentations about "kids today." Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the text message. Along with it came the predictable chorus of bellyaching about the demise of literacy, ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Telecom
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US safety board probes case of texting pilot

(AP)—The pilot of a medical helicopter that ran out of fuel and crashed, killing four people, was distracted by text messages when he should have been conducting pre-flight checks, U.S. accident investigators ...

dateApr 09, 2013 in Other
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Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

The head of the organization that oversees Vermont's 911 emergency telephone system says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text messages to 911.

dateMay 19, 2014 in Telecom
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Literary sleuths find genuine author

A little-known Thai woman is the real author of an important Buddhist treatise – not the high-profile monk previously credited, according to new findings.

dateMar 29, 2013 in Other
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Text in on smarter phones

Alternative input methods for smart phones, such as Swype and SwiftKey, offer substantial benefits to users and are comparable with common typing speeds found on computer keyboards, according to a report published by researchers ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Other
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