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.” They’re from Etsy.com, of course. I have no words. It sums up everything we feel about Kim: love her enough to put her on a phone, but not without a hint of spite in the form of an awkward crying photo. [Etsy.com]
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 when placed into a side pocket.
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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 person on the other end of the line. One of the phones has a strap you wear around your hand that tightens—like a hand squeeze—when the person you are talking to ordains. Another prototype breathes sensually on your neck when someone breathes into their phone.
And then there’s the version that can actually kiss you. Keep reading »
“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] Keep reading »
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’s regular phone bill, which subsequently led to him discovering that she was having an affair. Nagy complained that, “The thing that really hurt me is that it all came out not through my own doing.” Because, obviously, the phone company had the affair on her behalf. Keep reading »
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 by Voice, enhanced photo and video recording as well as instant one click uploads to YouTube and Picasa Web. The mytouchG3, which comes in black, white and merlot (fancy!), is available for pre-order July 8th and for national sale in early August. Assuming you sign up for a two year contract, it will only set you back about $200. The tech geek in me — that refuses to buy an iPhone! — is singing with glee.
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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] Keep reading »
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. The service costs only about $1.59 a month, which doesn’t seem like much since it’s a lie detector and a love-o-meter rolled into one. [Reuters] Keep reading »