phones
It Takes Longer To Compose Texts That Have A Lie In Them

Most people lie. Whether it's once and a while or daily, everyone has to do their thing and sometimes lying seems like the best way to make it all work. But liars have tells, which can be just as important in life as in poker. And a new study suggests that people take longer to respond to texts when they're cooking up a lie. Just one more thing to factor into the social calculus. Read More >>

movies
How Hollywood Is Making Texting Look Dramatic

We all increasingly rely on non-verbal forms of communication — email, IM, texting — to let people know what's going on in our lives. That's great for us, but it's causing headaches in Hollywood when it comes to creating drama. Read More >>

apple
Apple: Just Use iMessage Because Our Texts Are Weak

After iPhone text messages were found to be hackable, meaning that text for your Mum might easily be from a filthy scammer, Apple's answer is to just use iMessage, because everybody uses an iPhone, right? Read More >>

design
Moleskine Ballistic Device Launches Analogue Text Messages

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the text message, legendary notebook company Moleskine has come out with a limited edition notebook that becomes a ballistic device for launching mini (printed) text messages. Read More >>

patents
Some Dude Wants £40m For a Patent Protecting the Distribution of URLs via SMS

There are a lot of sad sights at CES. But Robert Sanchez telling an empty room about his plans to sell a patent, that details delivery of URLs via text message, for £40m has to be one of the most desperate. Read More >>

science
Text Messages Bring Out the Liar In All of Us

Next time your date cancels by SMS, be suspicious. Because a new study suggests that people lie more often when they communicate by text compared to face-to-face conversations or speaking on the phone. Read More >>

wtf
Don't Insult the Thai King in an SMS, Unless You Like Prison

We've all said things we don't really mean in text messages. But when a retired Thai truck driver sent an SMS that insulted his king, he got more than he bargained for. Twenty years more, in fact. Read More >>

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