Texting and driving is no joke. According to the National Safety Council over 100,000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting. The fact that it’s not more is quite honestly a miracle. Think of how many people you know who text and drive. We all know its wrong and that it can get us or someone else killed, yet so many of us know people who do it.
As a follow-up to last year’s It Can Wait campaign, AT&T has released a new documentary called “From one second to the next.” The video focuses on four accidents, some of them fatal and all of which were caused because the drivers, who are all around our ages, was texting while they drove. The video has been distributed to over 40,000 high schools and according to Slate, ”hundreds of safety organizations and government agencies.” Seeing as today is Drive 4 Pledges Day it’s as good a time as any to take the pledge to never text and drive.
The video is a bit long at 34 minutes and while it’s very intense it really is a must watch. All it takes is just one glance down to ruin your life or take someone else’s. No text, tweet or update is worth it.
For more info and to take the pledge yourself go to ItCanWait.com.
Love technology and think you got what it takes to be a writer for TeensTalkTech? We wanna know! For those of you out there who want to come join our team, today is your lucky day. We are looking for few more writers to make our blog even more dynamic than ever. Interested? Just send us an email to email@example.com with:
- Some background info about yourself
- Best way to get in contact with you (email, IM, etc.)
- What are your favorite things: what are your favorite technology topics (cell phones, computers, tablets, video games etc.) and what are your interests outside of technology (sports, music….).
- What do you think you could contribute to TeensTalkTech– what topic would you want to write about and how often will you be able to write (daily, every other day, weekly, etc.– and be honest. We’re teens too and trust us, we understand how crazy everything is).
- 2 sample posts on a topic of technology you like– you should base it on the design and style of some of our previous posts (just look around the site if you want a better idea of what this means).
Please NO 50 page essays. Just some quick answers to the questions and a couple short sample posts.
Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!
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Looking for a new phone anytime soon? Well then we’ve got you covered. We’re live here in beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida home of CTIA 2011– one of the biggest tech shows in the US and the place where a whole bunch of the phones and tablets you’ll see in AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile stores very soon are announced. A lot has already been announced by carriers like Sprint and AT&T– but trust us, that was just the tip of the iceberg.
So keep your browser locked here for the next couple of days as we bring you everything you’re gonna want and need to know from CTIA 2011.
And make sure to follow us on Twitter, @teenstalktech, for all the latest tweets from the show!
Happy belated New Years! After a crazy 2010 (particularly for gadgets– see iPad, Kinect and EVO if you want some proof!) 2011 is finally here. Along with the new year comes the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which showcases a lot of the new tech we’ll see this year.
So what can we expect? A whole lot of tablets and phones to start, including a ton of 4G phones (as we’re already starting to see BEFORE the show even officially kicks off) and we’re sure some other awesome stuff as well such as new PCs, and hopefully some TVs that finally ditch the 3D glasses.
So stay tuned– CES kicks off tomorrow, January 6th (officially tonight with the big Microsoft keynote at around 9:30 PM EST) and runs through the 9th. And while we unfortunately couldn’t make it down to Vegas this year in person, we’ll be following from afar and making sure to keep you updated with all the awesome things you’re going to want and need to know.
(Oh, and for all those wondering about Apple– like pretty much every year Apple won’t be at CES, but don’t worry, word is that they got an announcement of their own planned for later this month/early next month with rumors strongly pointing to an iPad 2 with cameras for video chat and a Verizon iPhone…).
Yes, 2011 is shaping up to be an awesome year in tech, and we can’t wait.
TeensTalkTech is a new site designed to help you—the teen—get the most out of technologies in your everyday life. Whether you’re looking for a new computer, phone or camera, the best laptop is for school, or just wanna know when the new Call of Duty is gonna drop– all of the info you need is right here. Our goal is to help you make the best decisions when it comes to tech, and explaining all the “tech talk” in simple, easy to understand “not geek talk” ways.
Happy New Year! Yes, we are finally into the first decade of the 2000′s. Along with the new year comes the upcoming annual Consumer Electronics Show, which showcases a lot of the new tech you’ll see next year.
Among categories in which we expect particular development, smarter, even more powerful smartphones, faster, better computers (particularly netbooks), 3D TV’s (just a lot of 3D in general), eBooks, tablets (especially Apple, if you’ve been following any news), and 4G.
4G, which is the next step in cell phone networking, with even faster, higher-quality connection, is anticipated to be launched by Sprint in the US very shortly–with the inclusion of more modems and a some new 4G-capable phones–and Verizon is said to begin the rollout of their 4G network this year as well.
So stay tuned, CES kicks off January 6th and runs through the 10th, and we’ll be relaying to you everything about the latest, coolest tech out there.
(Oh, and for all those wondering about Macworld– Apple isn’t participating in it this year, but don’t worry, word is that they got a January announcement of their own planned for later this month…)