New Satellites Will Track The Explosive Secret Of Magnetic Reconnection

A quartet of satellites launched tonight, the Magnetospheric Multiscale observatories. The four identical satellites will observe and measure magnetic reconnection, the explosive moment when mismatched magnetic fields connect, realign, and reconnect in a new configuration. » 3/13/15 12:50am 3/13/15 12:50am

MMS Almost Works on Google Voice

The lack of MMS support causes much gnashing of teeth for those of us who use Google Voice extensively. Now, Google has started the process of addressing this shortcoming...for Sprint Android users. » 10/14/11 6:12pm 10/14/11 6:12pm

What Do Earthquake Magnitudes Mean?

Whenever there's an earthquake you'll hear all over the media that it's "(blank number) on the Richter Scale." Surprise, the Richter Scale was abandoned years ago because it was inaccurate. Today we use the moment magnitude scale, or the MMS. » 8/23/11 4:34pm 8/23/11 4:34pm

AT&T's New Text Plan Overcharges You by 10,000,000 Percent. Literally.

AT&T's killing their $10/1,000 text plan. Now, you'll have to choose between $20 for unlimited, or forgo a plan and pay $0.20 per message. AT&T calls this "streamlining." We call it what it is: an outrageous, gigantic scam. » 8/18/11 4:25pm 8/18/11 4:25pm

How Data Travels From a Wireless Device

How does that picture you just sent your buddy get from your phone to his computer, exactly? Surprisingly enough, not through pixie dust and unicorn dreams! Here's how it really works. » 6/29/10 6:40pm 6/29/10 6:40pm

How To Enable MMS on iPhone 2G, Tethering on OS 3.1.2

What better way to kick off the week than with two questionably safe iPhone hacks, each of which scratches a particular nagging itch: the first being lack of MMS on 2G iPhones, and the second being tethering on OS 3.1.2. » 10/19/09 10:32am 10/19/09 10:32am

Best Use of SMS Technology Yet Includes Boobs, Of Course

What you are looking at here is a) a seminaked stunning blonde in transparent lingerie, b) a great ad for the new Axe Day and Night, c) the best use of SMS technology yet, or d) all of the above. » 9/27/09 12:55am 9/27/09 12:55am

iPhone Gets MMS, Apple/AT&T Instantly Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit…

Apple class-action lawsuit, case file #23423: A Minnesota iPhone owner joined a class-action lawsuit to punish Apple and AT&T for failing to provide MMS by "late summer" as promised. Evidence: MMS came out post-Labor-Day, which is officially autumn. The horror! » 9/26/09 4:30pm 9/26/09 4:30pm

Yfrog Lets You iPhone MMS Photos Directly to Twitter

iPhone MMS just went live, and already there's crazy stuff to do with it: Send a photo to a custom email address at Yfrog via MMS, and it'll be tweeted automatically. Plus, you can use more than 140 characters. [ » 9/25/09 4:39pm 9/25/09 4:39pm

AT&T's iPhone MMS Carrier Update Is Live

The AT&T iPhone update to enable MMS just hit for us, so check your iTunes to see if you have it too. Just plug in your iPhone and hit the "Check for Update" button. » 9/25/09 1:14pm 9/25/09 1:14pm

Sporadic iPhone MMS Activations Happening Two Weeks Early

Scattered reports from our myriad of incredible tipsters and the Consumerist indicate that iPhone MMS is active, at least for some phones. » 9/13/09 2:02pm 9/13/09 2:02pm

AT&T Launches iPhone MMS September 25

Sweet Jesus, AT&T just told us that MMS for iPhone launches September 25. Which is emphatically not summer. It'll be coming via software update for iPhone 3G and 3GS (remember, old iPhones are getting left out). » 9/03/09 2:10pm 9/03/09 2:10pm

How To Easily Enable Tethering and MMS on iPhone 3.0

Not even a day has passed since its release, and yet here we are, already dishing out iffy techniques for enabling unauthorized tethering and MMSing with iPhone OS 3.0. Here are two of them: » 6/18/09 5:11am 6/18/09 5:11am

iPhone 3.0's MMS Will Be Part of SMS Bundle, Not Sold at Extra Cost

In a nutshell, "AT&T will make multimedia messaging (MMS) available at no extra cost to customers with a text messaging bundle," says AT&T. [PCWorld] » 6/15/09 3:32pm 6/15/09 3:32pm

AT&T MMS Delay May Be Due To Opt-Out Codes, $70 Tethering Plan In Works

According to BGR, the reason AT&T isn't going to be ready with MMS at launch is not because of any new pricing plan—it's because of Opt-Out MMS codes. » 6/08/09 4:54pm 6/08/09 4:54pm

iPhone Beta 5 Odds and Ends: No More MMS, Better YouTube?

The official script may have minimized it as a maintenance release, but some users are finding out that iPhone Beta 5 contains more than bugfixes. So far: YouTube's improved, and hacked MMS is no more. » 5/07/09 4:22am 5/07/09 4:22am

Details Leaked On Palm Pre: MMS, Office 2007

It's not earth shattering info or anything, but the anonymous person behind InsideSprintnow claiming to be a Sprint customer care employee has divulged a few more tidbits about the Pam Pre. » 5/06/09 3:27pm 5/06/09 3:27pm

How to Enable MMS in iPhone 3.0 Right Now

The first beta of iPhone 3.0 wasn't fit for everyday use, but for me, beta 2 is solid enough. And there's even more reason to go for it: You can use MMS! It's easy. » 4/07/09 5:30pm 4/07/09 5:30pm

iPhone 3.0's Video Recording Interface Revealed

It looks like the iPhone will record video this summer. Buried in the latest iPhone 3.0 beta is this screenshot of what's obviously the iPhone's still dormant video recording interface. UPDATED » 4/07/09 12:07pm 4/07/09 12:07pm