In a world where people text more often than call, typing your emergency to 911 is the logical next step. But there are kinks to work out before you'll be able to use it nationwide.
Proposal would require apps that send text messages to phones to be part of a nationwide initiative to send text messages to authorities in emergencies.
The country's four largest mobile carriers get on board to help roll out a nationwide service that will let people text 911 during an emergency.
On May 15, major carriers will give people the ability to text to 911. The problem is many emergency call centers aren't set up to accept texts. CNET's Sumi Das and Jessica Dolcourt examine the issue.
The carrier will work with the state to test a service that enables mobile phone users to send text message to 911 emergency centers.
Starting May 15, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will let you text police in case of an emergency. Here's how it works.
Forget Windows 9. In a surprise, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.
The new edge-lit circular and rectangular panels are thin and light enough to stick in your bag and let you put light where other panels might be just too big.
"We want PayPal to be a presence however consumers want to pay," eBay CEO John Donahoe says.
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world.