Thank God: There's Finally an App That Lets You Escape Group Texts

When it comes to group texts, nothing is more infuriating than being trapped in an endless barrage vibrations signaling nothing more than a "lol" or the occasional poop emoji. But until now, there was no convenient way to put an end to the madness without either A) blocking your friends or B) insulting them to the point… » 4/02/14 5:26pm 4/02/14 5:26pm

This iPhone Prank Tricks People Into Thinking They're Getting a Text

You know the feeling. You and a friend are having a conversation via text and the little bubble with the blinking dots shows up indicating that she's typing. So much anticipation! You'd stare at those dots for hours waiting for a text, wouldn't you? Wouldn't it be funny if the dots just kept blinking? » 10/08/13 4:20pm 10/08/13 4:20pm

Yes! Leaked Screens Show SMS In Google Hangouts Is Almost Here

Google's been leaky lately, first with Android 4.4 Kit Kat screens, and then with a whole manual for the Nexus 5. Now, some screens from Android Police are showing off the best upcoming feature on Android: SMS in Hangouts. Yes! Finally! » 10/08/13 10:12am 10/08/13 10:12am

Will New York's New Highway "Texting Stops" Curb Distracted Driving?

In an attempt to curb the number of dangerous drivers on New York highways who are distracted by their smartphones, the state is introducing dedicated Texting Zones where motorists can pull off, park, and safely use their mobile devices. But the initiative doesn't require any new construction since existing rest stops… » 9/24/13 12:00pm 9/24/13 12:00pm

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

How to Respond to Texts From Strangers Without Ruining Lives

Humanity is finally starting to realize that we dont need to make phone calls and leave voicemails like a bunch of animals. Instead, we've moved on to the more refined, less-social-anxiety-inducing text message. But with the rise of SMS comes a relatively new phenomenon: The misdirected text from a wrong number. It's a … » 7/12/13 3:20pm 7/12/13 3:20pm

Texting People Who Leave Their Numbers Public Is Awful and Great

Trolls are the worst but funny trolls are shake-your-head enjoyable. You can't help but appreciate their mastery of that craft. Textastrophe is the perfect example of that. He texts people who leave their numbers in public and weaves an epic conversation that makes clowns, Moonbounce renters, movers and other poor… » 5/08/13 1:09am 5/08/13 1:09am

How to Be the First to Know When Arrested Development Is on Netflix

The Internet is all about being first. Who wants to be second? You want to be the person who screams FIRST. You want to be the douche who calls something that popped up an hour ago OLD. You want to know immediately when the new episodes of Arrested Development will be uploaded to Netflix. Here's how. » 5/02/13 9:24pm 5/02/13 9:24pm

Sadly, People Who Walk and Text Could Actually Use This

Anyone who has tried to navigate down a busy sidewalk while dodging people who are obliviously looking down at their phones will appreciate this latest prank by ImprovEverywhere. Their latest mission in New York City was to pose as municipal workers, with orange "Department of Transportation" vests, and act as "Seeing… » 4/30/13 1:08pm 4/30/13 1:08pm

The DEA Is Upset It Can't Access iMessages (They're Just Like Us!)

We've all generally come to accept the fact that, in using iMessage, our correspondence runs the very real risk of being eternally damned to the iCloud ether. But at least now, we know we're not suffering alone; a document obtained by CNET has revealed that the DEA has also been whining about their inability to access… » 4/04/13 10:26am 4/04/13 10:26am

Bill Would Ban Wearing Google Glass While Driving in West Virginia

Google may be getting Glass's fashion situation under control by partnering with Warby Parker, but Glass's potential to be dangerously distracting still seems like a problem. And where there's a problem, West Virginian legislators know to step in with preemptive regulation. Apparently. » 3/24/13 9:10am 3/24/13 9:10am

Horrible Grammar in Text Messages Could Be a Sign of a Stroke

In the rankings of where you need to use proper grammar and spelling and sentence structure, text messages has to be in the neighborhood of last place. Right next to YouTube comments. It's because texts are a mindless quick shot form of communication. But maybe writing poor word vomit texts points to something… » 3/19/13 4:20pm 3/19/13 4:20pm