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But I’m still not convinced. READ MORE »


Celebs

Kim Kardashian West is probably the most followed person on Twitter with 33.8 million followers, and so it is no surprise that Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey listened to her request to be able to edit misspelled tweets that have already been sent. I guess we shall see just how influential she is. The reality star… READ MORE »


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I started out making fun of the Bartesian. Surprise! I ended up Kickstarting it. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

A lot of technological breakthroughs are happening in the sex toy industry.

Joining the revolution are two new sex tracking wearables that are pretty close to hitting the market.

Two different companies have announced plans to release “sex trackers” which in one instance, attach to your junk to track calories burned… READ MORE »


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If you happen to be a really terrible person on the internet but want to appear great, then the new “Clear” app is the right app for you!

Fired from Jeb Bush’s campaign after Buzzfeed found several of his tweets calling women “sluts,” as well as a bunch of homophobic references, Ethan Czahor… READ MORE »


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We have a late addition to yesterday’s list of best revenge plots in history! Twitter user @foolishnessfly2 was none too pleased when she discovered her boyfriend had been running around on her, so she did what any woman in a white hot rage would do, let’s be honest, if they weren’t afraid of the consequences: she… READ MORE »


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Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find… READ MORE »


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Today’s highly anticipated Apple event started with news of a partnership with HBO and updates on the iPhone and Mac computers (“Can you even see it? I can’t even feel it!” Tim Cook exclaimed while holding Apple’s latest Macbook laptop, which weighs just two pounds). Then, the big news: the debut of the Apple Watch, which… READ MORE »


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According to a piece in the Los Angeles Times, women are leaving the tech industry in droves.

This is something I have called for a while now — this very myopic insistence of “filling the pipeline” simply won’t work if the industry remains sexist from a structural standpoint, i.e. still being shitty to… READ MORE »


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A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell phone obsession is the world’s favorite thing to talk about, very little research exists on what happens when our iPhones are taken away from us. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Sean Rad, the creator and former CEO of Tinder, has been demoted from his position leading the company. Tinder’s parent company, IAC, voted him out partially because Tinder could be making more money, and partially because of his ongoing association with Justin Mateen, who was the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit from former Tinder… READ MORE »


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Today, Apple unveiled two new phones: the gigantic-screened iPhone 6 and the even clunkier iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will be released on September 19th. One exciting feature will be mobile payments, which allows users to use the phone as a credit card on trips to the store. A bigger surprise announcement today was… READ MORE »


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Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder, said she was pressured to resign after she complained about sexist and inappropriate messages from Mateen. The amount of the… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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.READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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Yesterday, Instagram released an updated privacy policy and terms of service statement that has caused something of an uproar in the land of lo-fi pancake photos. The gist of it? Instagram now reserves the right to sell your photos, it doesn’t have to tell you about it, and the only way to opt out is… READ MORE »