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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 blocking your friends or insulting them to the point that they cut off contact. GroupXiT fixes that.


Text While Driving In San Francisco And You Might End Up On A Billboard

This month, some residents of San Francisco might discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behaviour. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region. Check this out!


How Not To Piss People Off In A Group Text Message

It’s a shame you can’t unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was one of the recipients of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn’t know. But it wasn’t fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette.


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?


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

Google’s been leaky lately, first with Android 4.4 KitKat 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!


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

In an attempt to curb the number of dangerous drivers on highways who are distracted by their smartphones, the US state of New York 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 and parking areas along thruways and highways are technically being re-branded as the safe places to pull over and text.


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 a lie. Just one more thing to factor into the social calculus.


When Should You Use Emoji?

To me, the answer to the question of when you should use emoji is an emphatic always. But I get it, if you’re texting something important to a humourless prick, a top hat with a lipstick kiss and prayer hands might not be well received. So follow this flowchart created by artist and friend of Gizmodo Wendy MacNaughton and Caroline Paul to figure out proper emoji etiquette.


Don't Text And Drive, Because You Might Crash Into A Manure Truck

So we might have found Biff Tannen. A guy was texting and driving a Ford Mustang convertible when BAM… he crashed into a tractor pulling a trailer “full of liquid manure”. Yikes, that might actually be worse than Biff’s fate in Back to the Future.


Autogrammar Is About To Make Autocorrect A Lot More Naggy

Are you a lazy texter? Do you have fat fingers? Did you sleep through all of your English classes? Well, none of that matters any more with the imminent release of new software that not only autocorrects your misspelled words but also fixes your grammar mistakes.