A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that's never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.
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Texting is long overdue for a makeover. The simple, utilitarian Short Message Service (SMS) has served our messaging needs well for more than a decade, but as our texts become increasingly crammed with photos and videos, it's clear that SMS can no longer meet the needs of the average smartphone user. That's where Rich Communications Services (RCS) comes in: the much-better platform that Google wants to put on your phone.
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.
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.
Your dear grandma and grandpa are wonderful, caring people who love you very, very much. But why is it that when they add technology into the mix, it messes everything up? What happened to sweet Gammy? Maybe they're taking too much advice from Conan, who's hilarious Senior Tech 101 series breaks down how to use technology like texting for old people. Watch it below.
A few years ago, texting was the bomb. It was quick, easy, way better than having to open yourself up to an actual back-and-forth conversation with someone, and perfect for surreptitious communication in class or meetings or whathaveyou. That said, I'd be glad to never get a text message ever again.
Text messaging is arguably the most casual form of communication available. Back when we all first starting texting on our dumbphones, the sort of shorthand style that developed was perfectly reasonable. Why strain to type out full words when a universally understood abbreviation could do the job just as well?