The Oxford English Dictionary's recent announced that its 2015 "word" of the year is an emoji confirmed that texting is indeed creating a whole new... not language, exactly, but certainly a distinctive dialect. This extremely abbreviated...Show More Summary
It’s 5:25 PM and I don’t know where Maureen is. I also don’t know who Maureen is, but I got a text from a 415 area code telling me to meet her in Little Tokyo’s Anime Jungle at 5 p.m. The only thing Maureen and I have in common, so....
?Google is testing a new ad service to text you when the best deals are available for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the holidays. Read on to find out how to opt-in.
Texting isn’t just the purview of teenagers. Bulk texting is a huge business. Sometimes they’re scam spam in about the same category of usefulness as emails from a wealthy Nigerian prince who doesn’t exist, granted, but sometimes they’re useful blasts from businesses or public entities that let a whole bunch of people get useful information quickly in a low-bandwidth way. …
Facebook friend John Bingham and I were texting about golf in his home town of Ayshire, Scotland. The idea of visiting this destination is fascinating and I hope to travel there one day but, for the present, what better way to learnShow More Summary
Mr Speaker, this Spending Review delivers on the commitment we made to the British people that we would put security… The post Full text and audio: George Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review speech appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh claims that sending text messages querying weekend drinking plans to young adults may help reduce alcohol-related injuries.
Well, this is wonderful—Jason Scott, creator of the GET LAMP documentary and tireless historian in the service of games, is releasing a huge trove of scans from the archives of Infocom veteran Steve Meretzky. Infocom, of course, was a leading developer of mysterious and beautifully-written computer text adventure games in the 1980s. Show More Summary
Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called rainbow holograms, commonly used for security purposes -- to protect valuable items, such as credit cards and paper currency, from piracy and falsification.
“It Only Takes a Second” is a PSA parody by DadDudes that warns fathers not to “text and dad” to avoid dangerous outcomes like refrigerator children and stolen pizza. via Tastefully Offensive
Pebble has figured out a way to add the feature iOS users have long asked for.
This is the text of an announcement from Transurban.
Carriers say they're just trying to block spam, critics disagree.
Kylie Jenner is putting an end to the rumor that she and Tyga are over. The 18-year-old model posted a Snapchat photo of her and her boo's legs intertwined as they cuddled. "Everyone needs to chill," read the text over the photo... Continue reading…
Researchers analyzed texts used in sixth-grade classes and found they're still peddling the old idea that the science is unclear.
At a time when most of comics was tiptoeing around the notion of gay, bi and lesbian people existing – much less being portrayed well – The Legion of Super-Heroes was making text out of subtext with characters such as Shrinking Violet...Show More Summary
How does climate denial work? Who funds it? In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Justin Farrell used network analysis to take a detailed look at a massive corpus of 41,000 texts written between 1993 and 2013 and came...Show More Summary
More than a month after Burner launched its native integrations with Evernote, Slack, Dropbox, and SoundCloud, the provider of disposable phone numbers is opening itself up to developers. The company has released a way for third-parties to connect Burner with any number of applications or create new custom ones through the use of webhooks. Developers […]
A number of startups emerged this year to offer consumers an easier way to shop: instead of immersive, e-commerce experiences, companies like Magic, Operator, Fetch, GoButler, and others, including Facebook, are testing out messaging-based...Show More Summary
If you own a Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel or Pebble Time Round smartwatch, you can now reply to text messages received on your iPhone from your Pebble. The catch? First, it’s a beta feature and second, you have to be in the U.S. with a post-paid AT&T account.