Whitney Wolfe, Tinder’s former VP of marketing, is suing the hookup/dating app for sexual harassment, alleging that the startup’s CMO, Justin Mateen, in particular subjected her to ongoing demeaning behavior. Wolfe’s lawsuit is startling in its detail, accusing Mateen of, among many other things, calling her a “whore” in front of Tinder CEO Sean Rad. She also claims that she was stripped of her co-founder title on the basis of her being a young woman. According to TMZ, Wolfe is suing both Tinder and media giant IAC, which owns a majority stake in the company. Let’s review some of Wolfe’s claims, shall we? Keep reading »
The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick the perfect present for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got 5 gifts for the tech obsessed guy in your life.
Despite Twitter CEO Dick Costolo‘s best efforts to convince us that the company’s all-male, all-white board (and mostly all-male management team) isn’t an issue, this flier appeared in the women’s restroom at the Twitter’s offices in San Francisco today. Engineering Manager Jill Wetzler tweeted, what is most likely an invitation for some kind of Oktoberfest happy hour, with the caption: “Seen on a sign in the @twoffice. In the women’s bathroom no less. Think this is directed at me? #facepalm.” As Alanis Morissette would say, “Isn’t it ironic?” [Business Insider]
NFC stands for Near Field Communication, a type of data transfer that allows information to be passed between people and devices at short distance. British developer John McLear’s been working on the ring technology, which he says will allow wearers to do stuff like wirelessly lock doors, unlock their phones and transmit information between devices. With the NFC ring, hypothetically, you could store a bunch of data — photos, emails, or documents — that you’d like to share, but also have other information that remains private. So basically, it’s wearable technology that will make your life even more ridiculously easy. The project’s already met its Kickstarter funding goal, but it’s still worth checking out the video so you can be in the know when our future tech overlords take over. [Kickstarter]
As everybody who works with me knows, I am a litttttttle bit sound-sensitive. I tend to obsessively fixate on strange and repetitive noises and can’t deal if there’s lots of ambient chatter in my work zone. I should probably work and live in a soundproof booth, but alas, that’s not a possibility at the moment. Instead, I’ll settle for a pair of these colorful Fanny Wang headphones. Available in nearly a dozen colors, Fanny Wang’s headphones provide superior sound along with noise canceling protection. And they look pretty cute, too.
You want to pick out a great gadget gift for that special guy in your life, but you have no idea where to start? Well, we’ll let you in on a little tech expert secret here — start by matching the device to his personality. We’ve spent countless hours doing extensive research on this subject (“extensive research” = playing with each and every gadget you see below, with the exception of the JetLev) and talking with many a man here at Tecca and beyond, to create the perfect list for that special dude in your life. We’ve even given you a price range in each type, so whether you’re on a budget or feeling like a big, big spender these days, there’s something here for every guy on your list! Keep reading »
Raise your hand if you’ve ever avoided looking at your credit card bill (easier now, thanks to automatic payments) or bank balance? We’re oftentimes guilty of not managing our money as best we could, and we hate to use technology as the culprit, but you can’t deny that money
is becoming increasingly abstract with online banking. That’s an issue a group of MIT students address with a project that creates mechanical wallets to make you more conscious of spending. One wallet buzzes when you make a transaction, another inflates or deflates to reflect your bank balance, and one (our favorite) includes a hinge that becomes more difficult to open as you get closer to your monthly budget max. Check it out! [Gizmodo
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As much as Facebook, Twitter, and the internet are a part of our lives, they remain a weirdly invisible part. If you’re a die-hard Facebook fan, you should check out Gerry Mckay’s Adidas shoes design, which puts the Facebook brand front and center in your wardrobe (well, more like front and down … on your feet). Anyhoo. The designer’s concept is only a creative idea—these kicks aren’t actually available anywhere yet. But we’d bet that with the viral action he’s getting with these images, tech companies and Adidas are bound to notice, and possibly think it’s a good idea. Check out McKay’s Twitter shoe mock-up, after the jump! [Gawker] Keep reading »