Next time your date cancels by SMS, be suspicious. Because a new study suggests that people lie more often when they communicate by text compared to face-to-face conversations or speaking on the phone. More »
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
Adding images to an iMessage on your iPhone is easy to do as there is a "camera" icon right next to the message composition field. On the Mac, though, this option is not readily apparent, leaving many desktop users scratching their head when they want to add a simple image to a message they are writing.
In some corners of the world, even starter smartphones like theZTE Openare too costly; basic cellphones such as theNokia 105thrive in areas where whole families can only afford one device. However, ARM believes that smartphones will soon be within reach of just about anyone.
Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is a work-in-progress, but while the chip company waits for its reference design to be picked up, it's enhancing the experience with a Nuance-powered voice-to-text system. Toq Talk uses Nuance's speech recognition engine to allow dictated replies to messages straight from your wrist; we've been testing it out, so read on for some first-impressions.
Facebook's still trying tobrush offthat wholepsychological study with unaware usersthing, but according to a former team member and outside researchers, the social network's data science departmenthashad (changes have been promised) surprisingly free rein over how it polled and tweaked the site.
Keeping up with the torrent of information published daily seems almost impossible, and new research suggests that the seemingly perfect solution offered by speed-reading apps might be too good to be true.
Office workers spend about two hours a day on email. Cal Newport, author of " So Good They Can't Ignore You ," argues that this is terrible for your career. While sending emails might feel productive, he says, it doesn't help you grow your professional skill set. With that in mind, we gathered these time-saving hacks.
Google I/Owasn't all aboutAndroidandwearables. The Mountain View company unveiled more information about Chrome OS, thatotherGoogle operating system, as well. The big news? Google is finally bringing Android apps to the Chromebook. Sundar Pichai, Google's Senior VP of Android, Chrome and apps, showed off the Vine Android app on a Chromebook Pixel on stage.
There’s a new gun out there this week going by the name MINI Z, ready to bring Z Backscatter technology to a street near you. Using the same technology as you’ll find in the full-scanning Z Backscatter machines at the airport, the MINI Z brings full penetration viewing to cops on the go. This gun comes from American Science and Engineering, Inc.
If you have ever sent a text message on an iPhone, chances are good that you’ve encountered iMessage, Apple’s version of a WhatsApp-style messaging app.The service, which pre-dates WhatsApp, provides free messaging over Wi-Fi with other Apple users who have iOS devices or Macs running iMessage. It adds some minor functionality over regular texting messaging, like notifications that someone is typing a note, and it saves on texting costs if you have a limited plan. When Wi-Fi isn’t available, iMessages are supposed to be delivered as text messages — you can tell the difference because text bubbles within the app are green and iMessage bubbles are blue.
Officially announced and released in beta form yesterday, iOS 8 has been billed by Apple as the biggest update to iOS since the release of the App Store, though the vast majority of its changes aren’t initially obvious after you install it.
Everybody hates spam and wants to fight it but spamming is on the rise. An article published in WIRED reports that spammers are taking over Apple’s iMessage platform. Unfortunately, the Cupertino based company is ‘moving slowly’ to help out the ‘beleaguered users’.
Well, that sure didn't take long. Shortly after we highlighted how a number of iPhone to Android converts are no longer receiving text messages sent from other iPhones, Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over the matter.
Bloomberg reports that a frustrated Android user filed suit against Apple late last week in San Jose.
The Android L (Lollipop? Lemon Meringue? Lime Key Pie???) is still a month or so away but already several apps have been adapting the the basic look of it. Textra SMS, an alternative messaging app for your Android device, is the first one among the apps of the same ilk to have adapted Android L’s Material Design and from the looks of it, it is indeed a beauty.