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You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

RIP SMS, Google Is Finally Killing Off The Iconic Text Message

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech

The SMS text message: A trusty friend that led to the creation of the emoji, gave us an entirely new way of spelling words and ultimately cost teenage...

Hurrah, WhatsApp Is Scrapping Everyone's Most-Hated Feature

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech

The instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon be completely free after the company's CEO and co-founder Jan Koum announced that it would be scrappi...

Guess Which Emoji The UK Uses The Most...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech

What does your favourite emoji say about you? Well it turns out it can be quite a lot. A new study by SwiftKey has discovered each country's favourite...

Man Divorces Wife For Ignoring WhatsApp Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

A Saudi man has reportedly divorced his wife after she refused to acknowledge his WhatsApp messages, instead choosing to chat to her friends and famil...

WhatsApp At The Centre Of HALF All Italian Affairs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

Italian marriages are suffering from the digital age according to new data from the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers. The organisation re...

Happy 20th Birthday SMS

Jorgen Nilsson | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Tech
Jorgen Nilsson

And so, it was the 3 December, 1992, when the first ever text message was sent, by 22-year-old British engineer Neil Papworth. On this day, Neil marked his place in the history books, revolutionising communication as we know it today, all by sending a text message that read "Happy Christma" (the 's' was missed off)

Why Do We Still Love SMS?

Graham Jones | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Tech
Graham Jones

We send a text to say 'I love you', to send reminders, or just to chat. But what are the deeper meanings behind our text habits? How do men and women differ when communicating, why is texting so popular with teens and why do we still love it 20 years after its conception?