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Motherboard

This Guy Is Charging People For Every Character They Text

Expensive.chat, a new chat tool from Marc Köhlbrugge, charges people for each character they type. All money goes to Marc.
Caroline Haskins
2.28.19
AIM

AIM Has Been Resurrected

'AIM Phoenix' breathes new life into the original AIM client, which AOL took offline last year.
Matthew Gault
6.26.18
Internet

The Women Pioneers of the Internet Say There Have Always Been Trolls

A new book released this week tells the untold stories of the internet’s early days.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.8.18
Tedium

Why Did Slack Win Out Over IRC, Anyway?

Internet Relay Chat beat Slack to real-time chat by decades and helped define much of our early online culture, yet way more people use Slack. Why is that?
Ernie Smith
2.13.18
Nightlife

Here's Every Type of Conversation You Have When You're Wasted

Everything you are going to regret saying this weekend.
Angus Harrison
11.24.17
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
short circuit

Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App

The cloud service that earned Edward Snowden's trust is now taking on the likes of Slack.
Yael Grauer
6.30.16
News

Snowden’s Favorite Chat App Is Coming to Your Computer

The easy-to-use encryption chat app Signal is now available as a Chrome app for beta testers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.15
Facebook

Facebook's Personal Assistant Is Real, and You Can Talk to It Like a Friend

"It's powered by artificial intelligence that's trained and supervised by people."
Matthew Braga
8.26.15
Music

Tim Hortons' 'EHmojis' Suck, So Here's Some That Don't

Here are some 'EHmojis' that Canadians can actually use.
Jordan Pearson
6.26.15
News

Google Confirms Cops Can Wiretap Your Hangouts

Your Google Hangouts might not be as secure as you think.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.11.15
Film

Here's The Mixed-Media Puppet Version Of Chatroulette

Fans of "Charlie The Unicorn" will love David Luepschen's gleefully surreal exploration into the depths of 'Chit Chat Roulette.'
Beckett Mufson
10.3.14
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