What the Tech? WattABox
KFC is experimenting with the idea of selling a meal in a box with a phone charger. And some states are trying to make texting while walking a crime.
KFC is trying something that would certainly be a big hit with everyone who's craving food and a smartphone craving a charged battery.
In India the restaurant is introducing a meal deal box that comes with a portable charger built inside. Called the "WattABox" the meal comes with a choice of 5 items on the menu, a portable battery, and USB charging cord for Android devices and a lightning charger for iPhones.
Don't get your hopes up for the deal in the United States, the promotion is part of a Facebook campaign and isn't being sold in restaurants. At least not yet.
In Singapore police have begun warning pedestrians that walking and texting is a dangerous combination. The national police there is posting two signs in many towns that remind people that it is a problem that could result in injury or death.
One sign shows an image of a pedestrian about to be hit by a car while the other is a reminder to be careful.
In the United States there have been several failed attempts at making walking while texting a criminal offense. Most recently a New Jersey Assembly Woman proposed a bill that would fine someone $50 for being caught texting on the sidewalk. Multiple offenses could be punishable by 14 days in jail.
Similar proposals have failed in New York and Arkansas.