New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

Oct 16, 2017
The Textalyzer, a tablet about the size of an iPad which police can plug into a driver’s phone, can scan a phone’s system logs, and pulls up a list of activity.
A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car in New York City.
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No cash for collection at church? Text it instead

Jun 13, 2016
As people carry less cash, churches are turning to tech to bring in donations.
Worshippers at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland can donate by swiping a card at this small giving kiosk.
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What are tech companies doing to stop distracted driving?

Apr 27, 2016
Distracted driving is a public health crisis. But there are no easy fixes.
The number of Americans that use their phone while driving is up in spite of widespread bans. 

Why texting is a dilemma in the health industry

Dec 7, 2015
While some aspects are positive, texting with a health care professional can be problematic.

For public good, not for profit.

The FCC wants to move the U.S. to 5G. Here's what that means.

Feb 18, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission just wrapped up a public comment period on 5G

China creates a texting lane

Sep 15, 2014
They're really worried about texting-related collisions.

An app that combats texting while driving accidents

Jul 25, 2014
New tech is hoping to combat texting while driving and texting while walking accidents. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson explains