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See the evolution of texting and the internet on film

Digital communications can be a storyteller’s nightmare: they mean that everyone is constantly connected and that action increasingly happens on a screen, rather than between two actors. No one’s really figured out a perfect way of dealing with that yet — depictions of the internet on film are often fairly hokey, and cutting to a text message on a phone only serves to slow down the action. So what’s a director to do? In the latest in his film analysis series Every Frame a PaintingTony Zhou takes a look at how filmmakers are slowly beginning to handle text messages and the web better and better. After years and years, Sherlock may just have nailed the text message… but it seems that the web is still anyone’s game.

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Real talk: the new Snapchat makes texting fun again

By any measure, Snapchat has had a busy year.

23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly rejected a $ 3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg, dealt with a data breach that leaked 4.6 million usernames, and watched as countless “ephemeral” apps launched to compete with his app. Meanwhile, Snapchat, by some metrics, had passed Facebook in daily photo uploads. The night of our interview, Spiegel strapped on a bowtie alongside co-founder Bobby Murphy to be honored by Time as one of the world’s 100…

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Texting with a washing machine, hands-on with LG’s HomeChat

From Siri to Google Now, every company wants to make interacting with technology a bit more natural. LG is now extending that idea to smart appliances with a new service called HomeChat, but it isn’t focused on using your voice — it’s instead based around the instant message.

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Texting: Expensive, but does it have to be?

Sending and receiving text messages among friends has been one of the most popular pastimes since the development of the smartphone in 1992. (The term texting was first used inRead More

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Minimalist posters drive home the dangers of texting while driving

Minimal designs and clever use of white space used to highlight the dangers of texting while driving in new ad campaign for Fiat.

    


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Department of Transportation thinks cars should stop you from texting while driving

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Last month, scientists recommended that cars electronically disable cellphone functions while the vehicles are in motion, and now the Department of Transportation is co-signing the idea. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines released on Tuesday, the agency recommends blocking several common functions unless the car is stopped and in park, including manual text entry for text messaging and internet browsing, video-based entertainment and communications, and the display of certain kinds of text, such as text messages, web pages, and social media content. The recommendations stopped short of coming out against hands-free voice and texting apps, which a recent study has found can still significantly impact…

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In crowded group texting space, Celly pitches ‘a private version of Twitter’

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The plaza at 55 Water Street was too windy, the Occupy Wall Street protesters had decided, and there were too many cops. “There’s more police here than usual,” said Shawn Carrié, a smiley twenty-something with a mass of small dark curls, “and it’s noisy.” He gestured to his right. “And there’s a helipad over there.” About two dozen organizers had assembled in the plaza but more were on the way, including some people from other cities. “Hey, we’re going to have to move,” a girl wearing a backpack and purple pullover told Carrié. “Can you send a text to the whole group to let them know?”

Carrié is a member of the Tech Ops Working Group, and he’s one of the organizers with the ability to send mass texts using Celly, a tool…

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Syrian rebel pictured with one hand texting and the other on the trigger