Archive for Text Messaging

MightyText sends phone calls, texts to your browser

Posted in Text Messaging by Reuben Drake on July 7th, 2011

Maybe you forgot your phone at home. No need to drive home and get it. Texts and calls can just be routed to your computer and inside Google Chrome. We aren’t talking about Google Voice, but it’s similar. MightyText will route calls and text messages into Google Chrome instead of sending them to your email. Pretty handy when you lose your phone or leave it behind.

The new service was started by former Google employee, Maneesh Arora. It’s basically a routing service for text messages and calls. It’s in Beta now.

TigerText deletes your dirty/secret texts on someone else’s phone

Posted in Text Messaging by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2010

Don’t be like Tiger. Don’t get caught. TigerText will handle all of your sensitive text messages. Want to send a a naughty message or two, but want it to disappear forever after it’s read? You can set up your messages to expire after a certain period of time, or even to delete right after the recipient has read them.

These aren’t normal text messages. You’re using special TigerText messages, and both you and the recipient have to have the app installed. So it requires a little forethought. The app is free, and you get 100 messages that you have to use up in 15 days.

There’s also a “Texting While Walking” epidemic

Posted in Text Messaging by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

Sure we know about the dangers of texting while driving, but that isn’t the only texting epidemic. How about texting while walking? According to the New York Times, just over 1,000 pedestrians visited emergency rooms in 2008 because they got distracted and tripped, fell or ran into something while using a cellphone to talk or text. Silly, but apparently true. And that is twice the number from 2007, which had nearly doubled from 2006.

The numbers come from a study conducted by Ohio State University. Though how they managed to keep tabs on so many idiots I have no idea.

The Swedes use SMS to file taxes in Sweden

Posted in Text Messaging by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2009

The Swiss use SMS to file taxes in SwedenTax time is no fun at all. There’s all the paperwork and about a hundred other complications. It isn’t that way in Sweden. To file taxes in Sweden all you have to do is open a new text message, enter your Social Security number and a security code sent to you by mail, and zip it off to the Department of the Treasury.

This is how many Swedish people will file their income taxes in May. They’ve used this system for the last five years. But there’s a catch.

3,000 LEDs create Close Encounters Of The SMS kind

Posted in Text Messaging by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2008

3,000 LEDs create Close Encounters Of The SMS kind
The truth is out there. I’m still waiting for Mulder and Scully’s official word on Crop circles, but at least some recent UFO reports can be blamed on this extremely bright disc. This thing is the brainchild of artist Peter Coffin and it was made in collaboration with London-based Cinimod Studio.

It measures in at 7-meters and is constructed of aluminum covered with 3,000 super bright programmable LEDs. It isn’t just pretty, it has more going for it. Like an on-board 6kw generator for power. How is it controlled? Remotely via SMS. Below is a video showing the craft flying off the coast of Sopot, Poland on July 4th.

TextCu.be brings social networking to your keychain

Posted in Text Messaging by Nino Marchetti on April 28th, 2008

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How attached are you to the messages you get from social networking sites? Enough so you would pony up around $100 for a dedicated wireless text messaging device? The developers of the new TextCu.be hope so, as they plan to launch such a product this July.

The TextCu.be is primarily designed to work with a dedicated social network tied to the device’s launch. There will be no monthly fees associated with the service and it is said full management and privacy controls will be provided. You’ll also be able to integrate into your other social networking profiles a TextCu.be widget which lets you receive similar messages from friends.

SIM card reader reads deleted text messages on your cell

Posted in Text Messaging by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2008

SIM card reader reads deleted text messages on your cell
A New York company named BrickHouse Security wants to add a little spice to your marriage. The kind of spice that might get your stuff thrown out onto the lawn via a $150 SIM card reader that can read deleted text messages.

BrickHouse President Todd Morris wants you to know that once you delete a text message, they are not gone forever. He also wants you to be able to see your spouses or your kids deleted text messages to make sure there’s no funny business going on. Hell, $150 is probably cheaper then hiring a PI. So it’s either this, or go on that Cheaters show and show the world what a cheating sack of dung your spouse is.

D:Scribe: send texts & emails from your pen

Posted in Text Messaging by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2008

D:Scribe: send texts & emails from your pen
How do you update the pen? It’s been around for centuries, but hasn’t really changed in awhile. Well, one way to update it is to integrate texting and email. The D:Scribe is a design concept from Reuben Png. Similar to Bluetooth pens, it will track as you write, then just circle the person’s name and the text or email is sent digitally via a Bluetooth phone.

You can also access everything you’ve written later because it’s all stored in the pen. The message status is shown on a OLED screen. The pen has always been mightier then the sword, and now it will have texting as well.

Contests

First-ever national text messaging contest

Posted in Contests,LG,Text Messaging by Darrin Olson on March 20th, 2007

First national text messaging contest by LGIf you own an LG enV, are fast with your thumbs and have some time to kill, LG is putting on the first-ever National Texting Championship competition with a chance to win a total of $25k.

You must own and use an LG enV or V phone for the competition, and the contest involves you texting phrases that appear on a screen and sending them to a specified recipient. The first to send the correct message with no errors wins.

There will be basically two chances to let your apposing digit help you make your way through the apposing competition to the big cash prize with this text messaging contest. A west coast competition will take place March 31st in Hollywood, CA, and then and east coast and national champion competition will take place in New York, NY on April 21st.

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