Researchers Say Texting While Walking Turns You Into a Robot (Sort of)

Each day, people lurch along city streets like zombies from “The Walking Dead,” unable to tear themselves away from smartphone screens. A group of Australian researchers tried to prove that texting while walking is dangerous. And succeeded. Surprise.
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  • Consumer Electronics
San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. His work appears regularly in CIO.com and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.