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Pakistan couple gets death over ‘blasphemous’ text message

A court in eastern Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death for sending a blasphemous text message insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, their lawyer said Saturday. Judge Mian Amir Habib handed the death sentence to Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta……

Florida man who fatally shot moviegoer over texting dispute was also texting

By Kenneth Knight TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) – A retired police captain charged with shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in a dispute over cellphone use in a Florida theater in January messaged his son from his seat minutes before opening fire, court documents show. The Pasco County sheriff’s office has said…

New Jersey court declares texters can be held responsible for actions of drivers they distract

On Tuesday, a state appeals court in New Jersey ruled that texters can be held civilly responsible if they “knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted.” The Appellate Division of the Superior Court emphasized that the primary…

‘Textspresso’ robot brews java via text message

A tech startup in Seattle has created a robot that serves up piping hot java confections, just by reading text messages. It’s called the “Textspresso,” according to Zipwhip CEO John Lauer, who recently spoke to Seattle’s KOMO News. He said the company designed and built it not as a new…

Forget “sexting”; what’s up with that prosecutor?

Some very good news for the teenage girls being persecuted for having a sexuality in Pennsylvania—the judge has ruled in their favor, and ordered a prosecutor to drop child pornography charges against three teenage girls who committed the “crime” of engaging in a routine sexual display for their boyfriends. And…

Obama/Biden

That’s the ticket. (I got the text at 3:29 AM.) I was enthused by precisely none of the candidates, and Biden brings with him some baggage that I worry about (mainly the history of saying bizarrely offensive things), but as these things go, it’s a not-awful choice. The Republican oppo…

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