But the message must contain a specific series of Arabic characters, so you're likely to receive it only as a prank. And there are ways to resolve the problem.
Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics trade show.
Commentary: Forget the privacy issues -- it was a long list of other shortcomings, social and technical, that doomed Glass. Can Google learn for the next go-round?
CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how three key phenomena could reshape the wireless industry in the next few years and pave the way for more-affordable mobile services.
While its sealed-case limitations will turn off power users, Apple's least expensive Mac delivers a solid OS X experience in a compact box with similar performance to the entry-level MacBook Air and iMac models.
Bigger, sleeker, and more advanced than the first time around, this encore YotaPhone has updates to both its Android and e-ink faces.
The Motorola Moto X hits all the right notes, delivering stock Android inside a powerful high-end handset that you can customize yourself.
The 2014 Chrysler 300S gets the basics right with a great powertrain and premium cabin amenities, but its tech and driver aid features are in need of an update. Fortunately, there's one just around the corner.
Plug your favorite PCIe graphics card into this sold-separately breakout box for a performance boost.
This giant gaming desktop fits three graphics cards and five hard drives into its unique pyramid-ish shape.
For those who can live without an integrated light, the Kindle (2014) offers the full Kindle e-ink e-reading experience with little compromise for a budget price.