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SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

FUNNY FOIBLES: Oversharing Teen Announces Deflowering The Text Last December, Lizzy Frisinger was the car wreck you couldn't tear your eyes away from. While on a class trip, the 18-year-old Cleveland senior had to tell her BFF that she finally ditched the big V, writing "OMG! Just had 1st time on beach!" The Turnabout Unfortunately, the young lover neglected to double check the address lin... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

CELEBRITY TEXTS: Anna Faris Attempts to Rob Cradle The Text Actress Anna Faris ('The House Bunny') admitted to Fox News that she and her fiancé had taken "hump day" to its technological next step by creating Sex Text Wednesdays. "Every Wednesday we text each other the naughtiest things," she said, and cited the time when she suggested they get their drunk on, before getting it on. T... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

CELEBRITY TEXTS: Detroit Mayor's Fast Fingers Bring Pleasure/Downfall The Text In 2003, then-Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick was brought to civil court after he fired a bodyguard and the Deputy Chief of Police for probing into an affair with his Chief of Staff, Christine Beatty. After losing a $6.5 million wrongful termination suit, Kilpatrick announced that he would appeal the case. The ... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

CELEBRITY TEXTS: Britney's Spouse Gets Schooled, New Style The Text The year was 2006, and pop culture punching bag Kevin Federline (Mr. Britney Spears) was filming a reality show to promote his new album. He spent much of the time waxing on how supportive Britney was of his "career," and while the cameras were rolling, Federline received a very special SMS from his soon-to-be train wreck wi... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

DRIVING DISASTERS: Girl Skips School, Bumps Into Cop The Text Naughty Tampa, FL high school senior Katelyn Blaylock cut school and then texted from behind the wheel as she and two pals sped away from second period. The Turnabout Distracted by the thrill of the chase, Blaylock rolled out of school and into a car stopped at a red light. As if she weren't soooooo busted already, that car happe... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

Embedded video from <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video">CNN Video</a> DRIVING DISASTERS: Bus Driver Endangers the Disabled The Text Texting while driving? Not cool. Texting while driving a bus carrying disabled passengers? Really not cool... Read more »

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DRIVING DISASTERS: Train Engineer Breaks Record, Hearts The Text We might poke fun sometimes at the stupidity of texting whie driving, but many times it's no laughing matter. Such was the case last year when Los Angeles commuter rail conductor Richard Sanchez received and sent text messages seconds before running a red light signal and plowing into a freight train. The Tragedy Records show... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

TEXT IN THE WORKPLACE: Waitress Loses Job, Wins Jackpot The Text When UK waitress Jane Price felt she'd been sexually harassed by her boss and his hands-on managerial style, she filed a complaint with the restaurant owner -- who happened to be her boss's brother. The owner later fired her via a text message that read, "I think it is best you don't come back to work. I did not like the way yo... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

TEXT IN THE WORKPLACE: Employer Finds Modern Way to Crush Souls The Text In 2006, Katy Turner took a sick day from her job at the Cardiff, Wales body-piercing studio, Blue Banana, to sleep off a migraine headache. Her reverie was rudely disturbed, however, by a beeping cell phone and the discovery that she'd just been fired via text. The Turnabout According to the message, Turner was let... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

TEXT IN THE WORKPLACE: Company Kicks Workers When Down The Text SMS has been popular with Brits far longer than with us Yanks. And yet, it still comes as a shock to learn that one UK company used the medium to inform 2,500 employees that they'd been canned -- way back in 2003, no less! The Turnabout When The Accident Group, Britain's largest personal injury claims firm, shuttered in '03, ... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

Share SMS communiqués are limited to a mere 160 characters, yet their destructive power is limitless. Elected officials, bad drivers, clueless criminals, and hapless celebrities all illustrate the havoc that a few fumbling thumbstrokes can wreak. To celebrate the sad sacks whose lives have been altered forever by such technological mishaps, Switched proudly presents our first induct... Read more »

Top 10 Gadget Clones

For every product out there in the marketplace, a similar product stands by its side jockeying for the same consumer dollars. Coke has its Pepsi, McDonald's has its Burger King and the United States has its Canada. Yes, good-natured competition is what makes our economy go 'round. But, in the world of consumer electronics, some companies fight dirty, plagiarizing the designs and ideas of direct co... Read more »

World's Most Hideous Gadgets

Last week, we linked to CrunchGear's hilarious compilation of the 12 ugliest gadgets ever made, which included the ridiculous 360-degree immersion helmet by Toshiba pictured here. "We've found the ugliest gadgets ever made, so you don't have to," the article proclaimed. Only, we here at Switched think there are plenty of criminal acts against good taste that weren't mentioned. So, inspired by ... Read more »

Are Gadgets Making You Sick?

Remember the old Stephen King flick 'Maximum Overdrive,' in which all machines suddenly go berserk and start murdering humans? While we're not quite there yet, lots of casual technology users are paying a very high price for the modern conveniences that their gadgets afford them: Their health, and, in some cases, even their lives, are in jeopardy. The next time you visit the doc (or a mortician) ... Read more »

Hollywood Maestro Mark Mancina Loves His iPhone

You may not have heard of the name Mark Mancina, but you've definitely heard one of his scores. Mancina has been tickling the ears of moviegoers for years, composing the soundtracks for such blockbusters as 'Training Day,' 'Bad Boys,' 'Con Air,' 'Twister' and 'Tarzan.' He's won three Grammy awards for some of his work and even dabbles in Broadway musicals where he's picked up a Tony award and c... Read more »
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