Wednesday Link-Off: Happy New Year

genevieve-morton-miraclesuit12-02Well, I’d like to say that I had a better start of 2013 linkdump for you but the internet’s pretty much been shutdown since, well, Christmas. I do have a few links but it’ll be a pretty short post. Anyhow, let’s start with Genevieve Morton.

If you live in a Canadian border town, you’ll probably have been the victim of random roaming charges because your phone picked up the stronger American signal. It’s not just happening to you. It happens to a lot of people and the cell phone companies aren’t too worried about being proactive about it. (CBC News)

Scientists believe that garbled text messages could be a sign of serious neurological issues such a stroke. (CNET)

You might not consider pickpocketing a form of magic but the way the world’s greatest pickpocket, Apollo Robbins, does it, it may just be. (The New Yorker)

After the jump, a look inside NBC’s Sunday Night Football,┬ánew year’s resolutions for video game journalists and Stephen Harper style. Continue reading

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Iowa Teen Is America’s BTF (Best Texter Forever)

Months of blood, sweat, tears, and obscenely large cell phone bills all led one place: the LG U.S. National Text-Messaging Championship. When the dust settled on the 21 finalists, the one left standing was a 15-year-old girl from Iowa who has been texting for all of eight months. Continue reading