Tag Archives: Texting

You Can Now Text the Butterball Turkey Help Hotline

The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has been guiding helpless cooks to better turkeys for over 30 years. Now, if you don’t feel like calling, you can get your turkey questions answered via SMS text message for the first time ever.

For the novice cook, whole roasted turkey is a bit of a challenge. That’s what the experts at Butterball’s hotline are for. They can tell you everything from when you should defrost your bird to how you should cook it if you’re short on time. They’ve seen it all and heard it all when it comes to turkey questions, but now they can read it all too. If you’re need of some free turkey advice, you can text them at 1-800-Butterball until end of Thanksgiving night. You can learn more at the link below.

Update: Whoops! Look like we’ve shared this news already. Still, it’s a good reminder for this week! If you need turkey advice, you know who to text.

Turkey Talk-Line | Butterball via The Kitchn

Photo by Ruocaled.

SMS Conversations Return In the Latest Facebook Messenger Beta

SMS Conversations Return In the Latest Facebook Messenger Beta

Android: If you’ve used Facebook Messenger for a long time, you might remember the glory days when it could handle your SMS messages, too. For some reason, Facebook took this feature away, but it’s back in the latest Messenger beta.

As spotted by Android Police, the new SMS support in Messenger is tucked away in your system-level settings. You can’t enable the feature within the app itself. Instead, you have to go to Settings > Apps > Advanced (by clicking the gear icon) > SMS where you can choose your default SMS app. Set this to Messenger and your texting threads will then appear within Facebook’s app.

It’s unclear if Facebook intends to change this when (if?) it ever goes live in the regular version of the app. In the meantime, if you want to try it out, you can sign up for the Messenger beta here.

Facebook Messenger Beta | Google Play Store via Android Police

We Have Many Questions About New York’s Post-Crash Texting Analysis Bill

A draft New York Senate Bill called Evan’s law aims to cut down on distracted driving by forcing you to turn over your phones after an accident for “field testing.” But the bill, which sounds good in principle, still leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

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This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

This Browser Game Shows How Dangerous Texting While Driving Actually Is

You’ve been told over and over that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous (not to mention illegal), but this fun and simple browser game shows you exactly why.

Sometimes the reality of how dangerous something is doesn’t set in until you’ve actually experienced it. This simple game, Gauging Your Distraction, from The New York Times has you moving at high speeds, changing lanes, and trying to answer text messages at the same time. The game makes you change lanes with the number keys (1 through 6), and answer texts using your mouse to simulate typing one letter at a time on a phone’s keyboard. Even though you only have to answer the texts with one word answers, you see pretty quickly how difficult it is to do everything at once.

This game isn’t new (it’s actually fairly old), but it still does a great job of showing how bad we are at multitasking—especially at high speeds. There are plenty of features now that help us communicate safely while we drive, but texting while driving is still an issue. So, show this game to your teenagers that are learning to drive, and give it a go yourself. You can play it at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5868102/how-to…

Gauging Your Distraction | The New York Times via Free Technology for Teachers