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Driverless Bikes Are Now A Thing Too

The term driverless isn’t anything new and it is probably most known in relation to cars and Google’s self-driving car project that’s been going on for years now. But we’ve also heard of driverless lorries coming…

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Science Says Ending a Text Message With a Full Stop Makes People Suspicious of You

U ok hun? If your response to that is… Yes. …then you’re a phony, or at least could be perceived as one, according to science. Why? That damned full stop. How dare you use proper punctuation?…

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U.S. Judge Tried to Bribe FBI Agent with Beer for Text Messages

We’ve all heard the stories, governments and agencies using every method under the sky for obtaining information. Although, I think this is the first time that I’ve heard someone try to obtain information by offering beer,…

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WhatsApp Free Voice Calls Come to IOS

Under a month ago WhatsApp released free voice calls to their Android users. Now the Facebook-owned company have begun rolling out the feature to its iOS customers. Similar to the launch on Android the change was…

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World Record Broken With Fleksy Keyboard – Twice

Brazilian Teenager, Marcel Fernandes has broken the Guinness world record for the fastest typing of a text message on a touch-screen mobile phone. Twice. Fernandes typed “the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious…

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Apple Releases a Tool to Remotely Deregister iPhones from iMessage

    Got rid of your iPhone and you’ve found you’re not receiving text messages from friends? No problem, as Apple quietly released a tool yesterday that makes solving the problem a lot easier. Ever since…

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BBM Messenger Gets Find Friends Feature, Helps Find Nearby Friends To Add

BlackBerry is improving its popular BBM for iOS and Android, and we all know it since the company just launched an update for both platform recently. A new feature has been introduced as well, coming by…

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NSA Reportedly Snoops Millions Of Text Messages With The Dishfire Program

NSA has been reportedly using SMS messaging to extract data on location, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users. British spies were given access by the NSA to search the collected “metadata”, information about…

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Severe SMS Vulnerability In Nexus Phones Revealed

Details were revealed about a potentially serious SMS vulnerability found in all current Nexus phones at the DefCamp Security Conference in Bucharest, Romania. The person responsible for the discovery is Bogdan Alecu, a system administrator at…

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Facebook Messenger For Android Gets A Huge Overhaul

When it comes to communicating with our friends and colleagues, a number of us chose to do so through social media messaging as opposed to sending an SMS from our phone. One such service is Facebook…

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BlackBerry OS 10.2 Update To Arrive This Week

BlackBerry has announced the release date for the OS 10.2 firmware update. BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 are the devices eligible for upgrade, while the Z30 is running on 10.2 out of box. The BlackBerry 10.2 update brings a new Priority…

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Android 4.4 To Let You Set A 3rd Party Messaging App As Default

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is getting near and we are all excited to see what comes out of the brain trust over at Google. One feature that they have confirmed is the ability for users…

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SMS and MMS To Be Merged Into Hangouts By Google

The Hangouts application, which has so far only successfully unified Google+ Messenger and Google Talk, leaving Messaging and Voice to co-exist, is finally getting SMS and MMS integration. According to sources familiar with the matter, the upcoming…