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Florida city sends ‘zombie alert’ during power blackout

Residents in a Florida town were concerned after a mass 'zombie alert' text was sent out during a power outage in the middle of the night. The bizarre push alert message was sent from the City of Lake Worth in Florida around 1.45am on Sunday in the midst of a power blackout. It read: "Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus. "There are now far less than 7,380 customers involved due to extreme zombie activity. Restoration time uncertain." Local media outlet Palm Beach Post reported…

Unsent text message passes for will in Australia

MELBOURNE: A dead man's unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son and signed off with a smiley face emoji has been ruled a legitimate will by an Australian court. The draft message addressed to the man's brother, was found on his phone after he took his own life in October 2016, aged 55. "The informal nature of the text does not exclude it from being sufficient to represent the deceased’s testamentary intentions," said Justice Susan Brown when handing down her decision…

A text message a day may keep the doctor away

Texting patients regular reminders to do things like eat right, exercise more and smoke less may help them make lifestyle changes linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes, an Australian study suggests.