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… » 9/08/13 9:19am 9/08/13 9:19am

Why Breaking Up With Someone Via Text Sucks

Probably the worst part about all the great technology we use to communicate with one another is the ability it gives us not to communicate with one another. Rarely will a text message accomplish what a conversation can. Which is why you should never, ever, not ever break up with somebody via text message. (There are a … » 10/01/12 8:30pm 10/01/12 8:30pm

Swype is Developing an App for iPhone, But Will Apple Allow It?

It's not just Android that Swype, the company which pioneered an ultra-fast texting method, has its eyes on—they're apparently developing an iPhone version, which they're hoping Apple will have no objections to. » 6/24/10 8:14am 6/24/10 8:14am

Sext Messages Make Us All Sound Equally Ridiculous

Everyone's taking the piss out of Tiger Woods lately, but I feel sympathetic after seeing these text messages he exchanged with a lover. He sounds as ridiculous as anyone else would in lusty, loverly, silly, and random text messages. » 12/10/09 10:20pm 12/10/09 10:20pm

Lenovo Lets You Disable Your Stolen Laptop With a Stern Text Message

In the next couple months Lenovo will be rolling out a BIOS update for its Montevina laptop users which enables remote shutdown and subsequent encryption via text message. The tech relies on the laptop having a WWAN connection and activates when a custom string, defined by the user and sent from a single, paired phone, … » 11/25/08 5:40am 11/25/08 5:40am

Giz Tip: Don't Hire A Hit Man via Text Message

Oklahoma native and rebellious speller Tonia Mullins, in a spectacular act of self-incrimination, used text messages to contact a hit man to "take care" of her lover's wife. Mullins conspired with her beau, Army soldier Michael Andrew Crawford, to have the poor Mrs. Crawford killed and her insurance money used to buy… » 11/22/08 12:00pm 11/22/08 12:00pm

Democrats Still Most Tech Savvy, Rent Digital Billboard to Text…

Click to view » 10/07/08 8:20pm 10/07/08 8:20pmNeed more evidence that Democrats are more than their elephantine counterparts? At a Sarah Palin rally in LA on Saturday, the California Democratic party rented a digital billboard across the street which displayed questions for the veep candiate sent by text message. Granted, even if Palin did read them, …

Announce Fake Obama Running Mate with Text Messages

Barack Obama is set to notify his subscribed fans » 8/21/08 6:20pm 8/21/08 6:20pm supporters when he selects a vice-presidential candidate. lets you send a free text message to anyone on their network, so use Obama's short code (62262) and announce the running mate of your choice. The picture above, unfortunately for followers of His Steveness, is …

Finnish Spitzer Sends 200 Sex SMS to Exotic Dancer and Her Sister

An SMS-savvy Finnish Foreign Minister has joined former New York governor Eliot Spitzer in the "thinks with the wrong head" club this week. The 60-year-old Ilkka Kanerva was discovered to have sent more than 200 text messages to an exotic dancer named Johanna Tukiainen, 29. And her sister! Despite the fact that Kanerva's … » 3/30/08 2:00pm 3/30/08 2:00pm