Ninety-five percent of college educated individuals read at a rate between 200-400 words per minute according to extensive research done by University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Dr. Keith Rayner. However, there exists a small, but rather vocal subset of people who insist that they can read several times faster…
Half the time I send an emoticon I have no idea what the person on the other end is actually seeing. Which may seem pretty trivial, but is not entirely trivial! A lot of care goes into crafting a chat or text so as to relay tone and intention without body language. The emoji is real. And out of control.
Pixelation is great for hiding faces and covering up nakedness, but it's not good for disguising text. It's so bad, in fact, that it might not even protect you at all.
I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It's not that my English isn't good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn't cover as many topics and it's not as thorough.
Braille was invented by a nineteenth century man named Louis Braille, who was completely blind.
Encoding symbols and characters in digital form is fairly easy—but making sure that everyone in the world is doing it in the same way sure isn't. Fortunately, Unicode came along—but how the hell does it work?
Spot a typo on the Internet? Get your pitchforks, saddle up the horses, write to your Congressman and raise hell until it's fixed. Or... just leave a nasty comment! Truthfully though, typos suck. When you're reading something, blatant tyops (heh) can smack your eyes and snap you back to consciousness. It's like being…
At this point, one of the last things keeping most people from composing all their notes in digital form is that they're fond of physical writing. Old habits can die hard. Realizing this, Evernote and Moleskine have teamed up to create Moleskine notebooks specifically designed for use with Evernote.
Communicating in plain text can be really tough; it just doesn't allow the subtlety, nuance and level of emotion that humans need to understand conversations properly. If you struggle with it, the Sound-Word Index might be able to help you out.
Nuance is reportedly acquiring Swype, the company behind the popular keyboard alternative for Android. The purchase price is estimated to be a cool $100 million.
Want to know why cell networks got clogged and choked during the earthquake? A one minute phone call is 460,800% larger than a single text. So with our next natural disaster this week, use SMS. For everyone's sake.
How horrible it is to be a 911 operator? You have to answer calls from screaming/injured/angry/crazy/dying people all day. Their job is about to get worse, as soon they'll be able to receive texts, photos, and video of that misery.
Here's one reason to continue paying $10 a month for your texting plan. ER Texting, Inc has a service that sends you a text message with a list of your local hospitals and their emergency room wait times.
Carries can't continue capping data when text messages are slowing off. They just can't. Even though it's not even launched yet, iMessage is one of the services being blamed by the CTIA.
So, it looks like Apple may have unleashed its iMesssage app without telling its carrier partners. If true, Apple just thumbed its nose at AT&T, Verizon and others. You see, the iMessage app lets iOS users send messages to each other without using their SMS plan. If you have enough iOS users in your circle of…
With protests in Egypt getting uglier by the day, we now know that the government has been forcing Vodafone to send its customers politically-charged text messages. One, translated: "The Armed Forces...will not resort to using force against this great nation."