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.
Don't believe the hype, there's no planetary alignment capable of causing "the Big One," just a viral video devoid of any real facts.
At Liverpool's Sound City conference, record business insiders discuss the world's biggest music platform and its "big scary lawyers".
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Want to better understand why several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday? Watch John Oliver give his views on FIFA and the 2014 World Cup.
Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.
Did you ever have one of those moments where the sound and music were in perfect sync?
The WellBe bracelet, now marching through its Indiegogo campaign, alerts you when people and situations get to be a little too much.
Do you already divide your days by "Doctor Who," "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars," "Harry Potter" and "Star Trek" references?
Catching up with Android, the latest iOS version of the crowdsourcing traffic app can track your progress or lack thereof when it's gridlock.