Want a Working ‘Star Trek’ Communicator? Someone Has Made It So! [PICS]

Better late than never, right?? Pre-orders are now being taken for this officially-licensed WORKING COMMUNICATOR, available at Thinkgeek for $149.95! According to The Next Web: It’s being created The Wand Company and is based on structured-light 3D scans of the an original prop. It’s made of pressed and die cast metal, aluminium and textured ABS. […]

Text Messaging Pioneer Dies

The “father” of SMS (short message service) text messaging has died aged 63. Matti Makkonen came up with the idea in 1984, though it was eight years before the message was first sent. Makkonen had downplayed his status in text messaging’s development, noting that while he came up with the idea — first discussing it […]