Posts tagged "phones"

I Tried The “Bored And Brilliant” Project And Learned Just How Badly I “Need” My Phone

A few weeks ago, I tried out WNYC’s “Bored and Brilliant” project, a challenge that encouraged participants to step away from their phones and see what kinds of creative thoughts come up when we allow our minds to wander. The challenge asked that users track the minutes they spend on their phone with an app and provided new assignments every day for a…

Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Here’s Your Daily Inspiration To Put Away Your Damn Phone

Photographer Eric Smith captured this photo in Redondo Beach, California, of a dude so engrossed in his phone that he missed a humpback whale and her calf breaching right next to him. According to Smith, others on the boat alongside the guy scurried to take pictures, but he still never looked up. I’m no saint…

Claire Hannum / February 6, 2015

An Etsy Gem: Crying Kim Kardashian iPhone Case

I still don’t know why Kim Kardashian is famous, but I’m sure as hell glad she is. Without her, we’d lack someone to carry Kanye’s baby or a reason to care about Lord Scott Disick. But just in case your life, like mine, does not have Kim everywhere, you need a completely ridiculous iPhone case of “crying Kim.”

Sarah Gray / March 14, 2013

New Invention Everpurse Lets You Charge Your Phone On The Go

I don’t know about y’all, but ever since I upgraded my iPhone 4S to the new iOS 6 update, the battery has been hastily dying with every iHoroscope and Instagram fix. Feeling mine and millions of other women’s wireless woes, Chicagoan Liz Ormesher Salcedo created the Everpurse, a small clutch that actually charges your phone whe…

Daley Quinn / October 3, 2012

A Cell Phone That Can Kiss You

It was only a matter of time beside someone decided to take sexting to the next level. A dude by the name of Fabian Hemmert, a designer at the Berlin University of the Arts, is working on three prototypes for phones that can give you actual physical affection that corresponds to the actions of the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 11, 2011

Don’t Even Try To Call Johnny Depp

“We have Internet and stuff like that because I think that’s the safest form, well, most interesting form of communication. I just don’t like phones. I just don’t like them … being reachable all the time.”
Johnny Depp tackles the rumor that he’s a Luddite at “The Tourist” premiere [OMG Yahoo]…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 8, 2010

Woman Sues Wireless Company After Husband Discovers Affair Through Phone Bill

The thing about huge jerks is that, because they are huge jerks, they will find every opportunity to avoid responsibility for how out-of-control their jerkitude has gotten. This is perhaps why Gabriella Nagy is suing the Canadian phone company Rogers Wireless for $600,000 for sending her cell phone records along with her and her husband’…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2010

We Knew This Was Coming: Google Unveils Its Next Phone

Google is trying to make magic happen twice with the launch of the mytouchG3, their follow up to the insanely popular G1 mobile phone. Hundreds of personalized applications and seamless integration with the user’s Google mail accounts made the phone an instant hit. Google has expanded on these features with fresh apps like Google Search…

Zandile Blay / June 22, 2009

Man Calls Toll-Free Number Just To Hear The Voice Of A Woman

Japanese authorities tracked down a plumber who is suspected of having called the toll-free number for a food company 500 times, thereby tying up the line for 3,000 hours. He was supposedly engrossed with the woman’s recorded voice. Creepy. [AHN]…

Catherine Strawn / May 27, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Naked Pics Of Nicole Kidman, Touch And Feel Phones, And Breastfeeding

Nicole Kidman is getting super pregnant, and she’s planning on having Patrick Demarchelier (the photographer Andie has to get on the phone for Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada) take photos of her naked bod. (P.S. Why is Keith Urban so tan? If you’re married to Nicole Kidman, you don’t really need to tan because…

Catherine Strawn / May 20, 2008

Your Phone Knows Whether He Likes You

A new service from a mobile phone operator in South Korea can supposedly tell how much the person at the other end of the line likes you by analyzing their voice. After a convo, users receive an analysis via text that breaks down the amount of affection, surprise, concentration, and honesty in the person’s voice.

Catherine Strawn / February 14, 2008