Listen To Gizmodo's Editor On ABC's Download This Show

Gizmodo editor Luke Hopewell swung by ABC Radio National this afternoon to chat to Download This Show about the anniversary of the SMS, the state of the Australian taxi industry and how to stay safe online at Christmas.

The Smart Way To Sext

Here we go again, talking about apps for horny people way more than usual. But that’s because there’s a new king: Snapchat. Here’s how to use it wisely.

US Carriers Unite To Create Emergency Texting Service

The four major US carriers have joined forces and agreed to create a nationwide 911 texting service. It will allow their customers to send a text message in the case of emergency rather than making a voice call.

Sexting On Snapchat Isn't As Safe As You Think

You might want to stop sending photos of your junk to other people on Snapchat. It’s not as private as you think. And it could ruin your life if you don’t know what you’re getting into.

The Future Of Texting Is A Mess

SMS messaging turned 20 years old this week, but it feels even older. It’s decrepit and wildly overpriced, and it’s too limited to be our long-term texting solution.

Researchers Find SMS Vulnerability In Twitter

Twitter users who have taken the time to set up tweeting-by-SMS are putting themselves at risk of attacks where anybody can post to their account, according to a team of security researchers.

A Children's Treasury Of Texting Slang

It’s texting’s 20th birthday, and as part of the celebration, we’ve rounded up a little museum of texting slang. You may know some of it very well, you may not recognise some of it at all. You may even find the existence of some of it to be quite dubious.

Happy 20th Birthday, SMS!

Try and tally up all the text messages you have ever sent in your life. Every single one. From the very first time you recharged your Nokia 3315 with credit, to the terrible way you broke up with your high-school sweetheart, right through to the one you sent this afternoon telling that gambling site to stop spamming you. Those three messages count towards the total of eight trillion text messages sent every year, and today is the anniversary of the very first. So what did it say?

An Ode To The Relationship-Ruining Autocorrect

Expressing the depths of the love you feel for you partner is difficult enough as it is. It’s even harder when technology conspires against you as it does in Above Average’s latest video, Baby I Lobe You – An Autocorrected Love Song.

Got A Favorite Android SMS App?

I don’t really like my HTC Sense-flavoured SMS app. In particular, the lock-screen notifications really bug me — there’s no way to see if you’ve gotten more than one message. And group messages don’t really work properly. Do you have one you like?