We've Known Texting Was Going to Destroy Conversation for Over a Century

If you've ever thought "man, texting is really ruining verbal communication" stop right now, before you start feeling like you've had an original thought. People were thinking the same thing about the telegraph in 1906. Then again, depending on who you are, maybe it's an improvement. [Kip W via Buzzfeed] » 1/14/13 6:20pm 1/14/13 6:20pm

Don't Wanna Memorize Numbers? Call Someone's Twitter Handle Instead

I have no idea what my mom's cell phone number is. I don't think I've ever known the phone number of a girlfriend. Why would I? You probably don't either! Contact lists killed them. But web service Go800 wants to skip the whole number thing entirely, letting you hit people via their Twitter handle to connect a call. » 3/04/11 9:40pm 3/04/11 9:40pm

The Best Part about a Smartphone Is Never Having to Call Anyone

I use my iPhone constantly. Compulsively, even. It's with me wherever I go. But you'll rarely catch me talking on it. I hate phone conversations. And nothing has made it easier to ditch phone talking than the self-nullifying smartphone itself. » 1/18/11 1:00pm 1/18/11 1:00pm

Consider the text. No longer is the SMS inbox an inbox at all.…

Talking Twittering Teddy Bear is Nearly A Freaky Mod Too Far

Having a cyborg teddy reading out your Twitter alerts... *shiver* the idea gives me the creeps a little. But not the guys who came up with the idea over at HyHome2.0. They've even got an instructional video so you can build your own artificial-voice bear, which uses Bluetooth to get data from your PC so you can… » 6/17/08 7:27am 6/17/08 7:27am