sms

SMS ILU

The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'
Scott B. Weingart
2.22.19
Verizon

Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones

Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.14.19
one step at a time

Hacking Is the Least Ridiculous Part of 'House of Cards,' Somehow

Amber alert hacking, polyglots, and switching centers.
Yael Grauer
6.8.17
What Is Even Happening

Google's Ripping Text Messages Out of Hangouts, But You Have Options

The search giant wants Hangouts to become a Slack-like chat app for teams, and is consequently stripping out features intended for everyday people.
David Bixenspan
3.24.17
News

This Is How Russian Spies Could 'Crack' Telegram

An explosive, but unverified, memo on Donald Trump alleged the FSB has “cracked” Telegram. This is how the spies might be doing it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.11.17
apps

You're Probably Fine with SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication

SMS-based two-factor authentication has got a lot of bad press recently. But the fact is the majority of people have a lot to gain from it.
Joseph Cox
12.9.16
Film

Sext Daniel Radcliffe’s Corpse in a New ‘Swiss Army Man’ Feature [Premiere]

Have a chat with Manny by texting ‘FEELINGS’ to 25827.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.28.16
emoji

The 72 New Emoji, Ranked

The definitive, arbitrary ranking of the latest additions to our pictorial vocabularies.
Emanuel Maiberg
6.5.16
Canada

Text a Syrian: a New Service Will Help Refugees Navigate Life in Canada

Canada's 26,000 refugees can text this service to find out where to buy groceries, or get a doctor.
David Silverberg
4.18.16
Central African Republic

Central African Republic Bans Text Messages

Residents have been using SMS to send texts encouraging people to take to the streets and protest against the current government.
Danny Gold
6.4.14
Motherboard Blog

Touchscreen Romance: How Modern Couples Get Connected

A new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project explores how digital technology and social media shape modern American couples.
Daniel Stuckey
2.12.14
Motherboard Blog

One Third of Kenyans Now Have a Bitcoin Wallet

Will Africa's new bitcoin wallet get normal people to start using bitcoin for normal things?
Daniel Stuckey
7.12.13