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Apple has a brilliant idea to keep you safe while walking and texting

Apple has a brilliant idea to keep you safe while walking and texting

Remember this video capturing a woman so engrossed in her phone she walked right into a canal? Texting while walking can be pretty dangerous. People have been known to walk off piers, fall in holes and walk into traffic - all because they couldn't keep their eyes off their phones for two seconds.

Apple has a solution to this growing problem. It's a new patent for what they call "transparent texting." Apple Insider has more:

To enable a "transparent texting" system, Apple proposes that an app's background be modified to display video images continuously captured by an iPhone's rear-facing camera, according to a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday.

Here's what the patent drawings look like:

Apple transparent texting patent

Have  you ever run into something while looking at your phone? Do you think this would solve the problem? Click here to read the full story from Apple Insider.

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