Have you seen Google Glass yet? It’s the impossibly expensive ($1,500) new toy Google recently unleashed. What it is: An attachment one affixes to your eyeglasses that allows you to snap photos and record video with the blink of an eye. A sort of creepy, futuristic “Jetsons”-type gadget, Google Glass is basically like affixing a computer to your head. You can watch videos, record videos, take photos and browse the web, via the glass.
Consequently, nerdy guys love it. And because it’s currently only available on a limited basis, and just to the very connected, nerdy white Silicon Valley guys have been caught wearing their Google Glasses out on the town — and they look pretty funny. And thankfully, White Men Wearing Google Glass, a Tumblr devoted to chronicling the travels and travails of white guys with Google Glass affixed to their glasses, captures it all. Keep reading »
Is your computer affecting your relationship? According to a survey conducted by Crucial.com, probably.
Dating in this tech-obsessed era isn’t easy, but now that just about everyone has a computer, is hooked on a social networking site or two and has an email account they’re constantly checking, it has become even more frustrating.
In fact, according to the survey two out of every five U.S. adults who reported having a computer also reported having computer-related issues in their relationship. Read more…
I cannot say for certain how many laptops I have owned, I just know that it has been many. From my first clunky Toshiba to the 15″ MacBook Pro I purchased yesterday at the multilingual shitshow that is the Grand Central Apple Store (spotted: several separate incidents of international tourists FaceTiming on their own iPads from home as they walk around the area, what is that?), my long series of laptops and I have been through a lot together. Lo, “Laptops I Have Loved And Lost…,” otherwise known by its working title, “In Which I Finally Acknowledge That I Am A Spoiled Brat.” Keep reading »
One of the tech world’s youngest and most impressive female leaders passed away this week, following complications from an epileptic seizure. Arfa Karim was just 16 years old, but had already served as a Microsoft certified professional for seven years, which means she was programming and developing computers. The Pakistani teen was the youngest person ever to be certified, receiving her certification in 2005 at the age of nine. The child prodigy piqued the interest of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who invited Karim and her family to visit the company’s Redmond, Washington, campus. In fact, Gates paid for Karim’s hospital stay, and had wanted to move her to the United States for further treatment, but doctors felt that her condition was too delicate for her to be moved.
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Ever leave the office and then realize, Oh dang! I forgot to send out that last, very important TPS report!? Now there’s a bra that’ll help you get the job done! This handy — and not at all uncomfortable — Keyboard Bra allows you to type and show off your, uh, assets to the company bigwigs, all without missing a crucial email, file or memo ever again! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Oh my. I’m blushing. I’ll admit I’ve found myself in all of the these intimate positions with my beloved laptop. And I wonder why I’m single. [The Gloss] Keep reading »
This dress, made from old computer wires, is by designer Tina Sparkles for the Keep Austin Beautiful Recycled Fashion Show. The “Project Runway” enthusiast in me thinks it looks awesome. But the practical side of me thinks constructing clothing that’s unwearable in the real world from repurposed “e-waste” isn’t really that green, considering how you are using resources like electricity while you make it. Sparkles calls the dress an “art project” and says it took her all summer to build. But lucky for us, she also has a book called Little Green Dresses with 50 far more practical patterns for re-used/recycled apparel. And if you’re interested in cutting back on your own “e-waste,” Sparkles offers more info on her website.
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Can you believe it? The “Jersey Shore” boys are not the celebs responsible for spreading the most viruses. That distinction actually goes to Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Jessica Biel.
We are talking about computer viruses, of course. Keep reading »