08/19/2011, We all know that it is not wise to mix texting and driving together – after all, you cannot split your concentration both ways and be 100% sure that you will be able to arrive at your destination without causing any harm to people around you – as well as yourself, in an accident, that is. It seems that computer hackers are able to force select vehicles to unlock their […]
07/22/2011, When it comes to texting on our mobile devices, some prefer a phone with a physical keyboard, such as Blackberry devices, or phones with slideout keyboards like the upcoming HTC myTouch 4G Slide. Others prefer their devices to be thinner, so they might instead opt for a full touch-screen smartphone, and use the on-screen keyboard or tools like Swype to type out their messages.
07/13/2011, While the tech savvy consumers of the world are making use of data for “free” texting with apps such as Whatsapp or Kik messenger, believe it or not, but a majority of the world still rely on good ol’ regular text messaging. Unfortunately in most parts of the world, people don’t have “free text” plans, and still need to pay exorbitant fees to send text messages to each other.
07/11/2011, Smoke alarms are both a blessing and a curse. A curse when you’re cooking or toasting bread, and the minute your culinary creation gets slightly burnt, there goes the alarm. Jokes aside, smoke alarms can be lifesavers, notifying us in our sleep the minute smoke is detected, giving us time to quickly assess the situation and make a decision. However, there are times when you are out of the house, […]
06/21/2011, One of the problems illiterate people have with phones is their inability to read text messages. All they can do with their phones is pretty much just make and receive calls. Well, thanks to the mobile interaction design students at Lausanne Switzerland’s EPFL, all that may be a problem of the past. The students have come up with a project called EasySMS that allows illiterate people to read, compose and […]
11/10/2010, The above title might seem to sound outrageous, but that disclaimer could very well debut in due time, especially after you take into consideration a case study by the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine that links poor health behaviors (smoking, drinking, sexual activity) to an excess of texting and social networking. This excess that involves your fingers is also known as hypertexting and hypernetworking, where the former would equal […]
09/29/2010, StartTalking VNR (no colorbars) [Mobilize 2010] AdelaVoice is launching StartTalking at Mobilize 2010, a free Android 2.0 application that let’s people dictate messages and listen to messages using voice commands, allowing them to text while driving without having to touch a single button or look at a screen. The application runs with the mobile phone’s display screen off, preventing the driver from looking at the display while preserving the phone […]
09/22/2010, According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety head Adrian Lund, texting and driving isn’t any more dangerous than other bad driving behaviours and that our attention to the issue may be a real distraction from the serious issues of highway safety. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, state bans on texting and driving did not lead to a reduction in automobile collisions and the Institute is making a […]
09/21/2010, Are you the fastest thumb in the West? Find out at the 2010 LG U.S. National Texting Championship that happened in New York City, where participants will endure blindfolds, complex phrases and marathon texting throughout the entire event. Part of the grand prize would also involve a good deed as the winner will donate a certain percentage of the winnings to a charity of the winner’s choice. Both accuracy and […]
09/02/2010, The number of texters have increased in America, and the latest study finds that 72 percent of adults in the U.S. are now texting. Some are citing the higher prices of a la carte pay as you go texting options and the lower prices of unlimited texting plans as reasons for the increase in the number of texting adults, but one thing’s for sure–the technology is catching on. According to […]
04/12/2010, Microsoft has just launched its new phone service called Kin, along with two devices, named Kin 1 (Kin 1 photo gallery) and Kin 2 (Kin 2 photo gallery). The idea was to create a phone for heavy texters and those who love to stay in touch with friends and family through social networks. Microsoft has introduced a whole new user interface for its phones with design elements borrowed from Windows […]
02/05/2010, How many times have you been caught texting on your phone while someone else is talking to you at a party or social setting? Well, the Forehead Texter ought to be just perfect, thanks to Demetri Martin’s latest gadget which will project your text onto a person’s face in order for you to look the person in the eye with a decent conversation going on, while texting simultaneously. This would […]