In Nanning, China, teens and condoms go together, well, like teens and cell phones. Apparently it’s all the rage for kids to sport cell phones with prophylactic charms. Safety first! The condom accoutrement come in a variety of colors decorated with zodiac, cartoon characters, or cool designs. While it’s great that the message to use a love glove is getting out there, we’re not sure they should actually be using these since condoms are so easily punctured. So, peeps, be sure to use a freshie! [Trendhunter] Keep reading »
Armani‘s new mobile phone for Samsung costs a whopping $900. The tagline for the advertising campaign? “It speaks for you.” We’d have to go ahead and say that for $900 … it better speak, sing, and dance. [Armani] Keep reading »
Unmarried boys, of course, are free to dial away as much as they please. Keep reading »
There’s been talk about cancer and cell phones before. Yet in recent years the paranoia seems to have subsided and nagging requests from your mother to “use an ear piece!” sound just as laughable as “you’ll catch a cold if you go out like that!” An article in the February issue of GQ, however, asserts that perhaps we should be worrying. Is it possible that we may one day think of our mobiles in the same way we now consider cigarettes? Of course, convincing an audience of fans requires convincing evidence. Apparently, there have been some disturbing findings in recent years (that perhaps haven’t been well-publicized enough):
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For me, finally getting my iPhone went way beyond the image of being a cool user of the Apple product. The second I purchased it, I became wrapped up in a world of new accessories, planning to pimp my cell out with a case and get a few pairs of fingerless gloves. In a way, the device became an excuse to add new things to my wardrobe. (Although, I wouldn’t go so far as to say: “That top would look really great with my iPhone.”)
Here’s a new idea that could potentially combine the world of digital communications and fashion, and take the iPhone off the map as the “it” accessory du jour. Keep reading »
Cell phones are getting smarter and smarter. With Apple’s genius, there’s an app for just about everything. But now Japan has decided that their cell phones are style savvy enough to help girls decide what to wear.
Mobile carrier KDDI recently launched EZ MyStyling, a Flash application that allows you to not only create looks and purchase outfits but also create your own model to appear in your likeness, meaning those terrible dressing room lights and long lines may soon be extinct. Test out the latest fashion trends from your phone while waiting for the bus, subway, or even sitting on your couch. Once you’ve dressed your model, move to the computer and suddenly she has the ability to strut down a runway. Online shopping, avatars, and daydreams of runway fame — could you ask for more?
Now, if someone could only create the perfect Cher Horowitz closet from Clueless …. Keep reading »
Designers branching out into electronics is nothing new. Dolce & Gabbana created their golden Razr and Vivienne Tam collaborated on designing an HP mini computer. Dior must be feeling lonely in the tech world, because their geeky IT moment comes in the form of a cell phone. It’s back to the golden age of flip phones with the brand’s new design, full of silver and sparkles. Unfortunately for your wallet, a Dior cellie is going to cause a major hit to your wallet, in the quantity of about $5,000. It does comes in two parts though: your day to day mobile, and a mini version for those nights on the town when a small clutch is all you need. So Dior. [Grazia] Keep reading »
According to a new survey, 33 percent of women in Denver would give up sex for a whole year before handing over their cell phones. Granted, the survey was conducted by a cell phone company, but it got us thinking: Is there anything you would give up sex for for a whole year? Where do you rank sex on your list of life priorities? I hate phones, so giving up my cell for a year wouldn’t be the hardest thing in the world, but coffee? Or email? Or stiff Gin & Tonics? Hmm … that’s pushing it. It’s a tough call, but I think there might be a few things on my list I’d have a harder time giving up for a year than sex. How about you? [via TheDenverChannel.com] Keep reading »
After hearing the appeal of a man who was caught using his mobile phone while driving and fined $350, a German judge is making the argument that this shouldn’t be illegal in the first place. In his ruling, Judge Albert Bartz wrote that if it is against the law to use a phone while driving, shouldn’t other dangerous activities be illegal, too? Examples he cited included masturbating or typing on a computer that’s sitting on the passenger’s seat. Sure, there have been studies proving telephone use while driving, especially texting, can lead to accidents, but there are a lot of other dangerous activities we engage in behind the wheel that aren’t illegal unless they distract you and cause an accident. After the jump, 10 things that aren’t illegal to do while driving but should be. [Spiegel Online] Keep reading »