Posts tagged "technology"

Crap You Don’t Need: Jelly Belly Scented iPhone Case

Something new to file under “Crap You Don’t Need”: techies can now choose what their smartphone will smell like. ESI Cases is selling five new cases, each scented like a different flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans — Strawberry Cheesecake, Very Cherry, Blueberry, Berry Blue and Licorice. The cases sell for $15 a pop and…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2011

Smell-O-Vision, Coming Soon

Smell-o-vision sounds like something that could only happen in the year 2030, but it could actually be a reality … pretty soon. Samsung has commissioned researched at UCSD to make a device that attaches to your television and produces scents. The device has a 100×100 matrix of wires that burn in different patterns to create…

YWCA’s “Safety Siren” iPhone App Sends An S.O.S. Message For Help On A Sketchy Date

Ten years ago, when I was 17, I got into a car with a young guy I barely knew who was a customer at my job. We drove deep into the woods, parked his car, and got stoned. Bryan* eventually became my boyfriend, but I often think back to that night when I went off…

Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2011

What Exactly Is A Cloud Girlfriend?

Need a fake girlfriend? Have no fear—a company called Cloud Girlfriend is here to bring you one. All you have to do is tell them a bit about what your perfect girlfriend would look and be like, and they’ll create an online personality for her. They’ll even have her post on your Facebook wall, just…

Congratulations … It’s An iPhone!


Now you can give birth to a fully-charged iPhone with this umbilical cord charger. I don’t know if I’m ready for this kind of responsibility. But then again, people say you’re never really ready. [Daily Mail UK]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2011

Video Games And Kissing—Better When Combined?

Here’s a suggestion for getting more makeout time with your significant other—make smooching part of video game! Hye Yeon Nam has created the Kissing Controller, a headset that makes it so you and your honey’s smooches guide the bowling ball on what appears to be Wii Bowling. Seriously, by the tongue motio…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 22, 2011

Cutesy Pink Infographic Patronizes Women In Tech (Yet Again)

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“Infographics” are the big buzzwords on blogs. They’re funny! They’re brightly colored! They go viral! Even when they go viral for the wrong reasons ’cause they’re sexist and offensive! Yesterday, an infographic called “Which Female Tech Influencer Are You?” from something called WPromote hit the web. Following the…

Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 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/ / December 8, 2010

First Google, Now Tumblr Also Aids Fashion Game

While Google was feting its new shopping website ( with acrobats and celebs like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tumblr was playing host to a fashion launch. “Of a Kind” is the first e-commerce-type site of its kind to use the blogging service as their online platform. A sort of blog-cum-shop, the store rotates features o…

Leonora Epstein / November 18, 2010

Yeah, But Can Your Dress Do This?

After seeing this video, you might think twice the next time you refer to something in your closet as “fancy.” Because compared to this “fluid dress,” your clothes are not fancy. Not even in the slightest. Behold this creation which pumps black light fluid through tubes in automated patters so that it creates moving…

Leonora Epstein / November 18, 2010

Big In Japan: A Pop Star That’s A Hologram

Real rock stars are so over! Check this totally rad Japanese hologram/singing superstar Hatsune Miku. Developed in 2007, using Yamaha’s vocalizing synth, Crypton Future Media (the company with the creepiest name evah) managed to cobble together the most incredible singing sensation of the new century! Check this sweet performance. I’m totes addicted to her…

Simcha / November 11, 2010

Daria: The New Voice Of Your GPS

Sick of your GPS sounding like an uptight British woman or a sex kitten who wants to give you a beej? Well, now you can have the smuggest bitch of all time tell you when you’ve made a wrong turn: Daria Morgendorffer! She totally led the way for you in the early ’90s and now…

Simcha / November 11, 2010

Monogrammed iPhone Wallpaper? That’s A Preppy Move I Can Do

Somehow I grew up in the preppiest place in the world and still managed to never have one of those monogrammed L.L. Bean tote bags that inform the world your name is “Muffy” or whatever. But monogrammed iPhone wallpaper? I want now. The 3initials app, $1.99 from the iTunes store, lets you pick a variety…

Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2010

Do You Believe In A Birthday Greeting Hierarchy?

Way back in the stone age when I was a kid, there were only a handful of popular ways you could wish someone a happy birthday. There was the face-to-face method. There was the tried and true phone call. And there was the always-thoughtful greeting card. These days, with email, text messaging, e-cards, and social…

Wendy Atterberry / October 27, 2010

Creepy Or Cool: The Self-Painting Dress

No, this is not a costume left over from “The Fifth Element.” It’s a project called Pseudomorphs, created by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht. The concept: a self-painting dress that brings together art, fashion and technology. The futuristic-looking felt garment is hooked up to stores of paint, which are fed through tubes by a mechanical system.

Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

Aaron Sorkin Responds To Critiques Of Misogyny In “The Social Network”

“The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is just like you—when he is pissed off about a blog post, he takes to the comments section! Sorkin, who wrote “The Social Network,” left a long comment on a blog post written by TV writer Ken Levine, who reviewed the movie. Another commenter, calling themselves Tarazza, posted a…

Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “The Social Network” Stars Facebook Geniuses, Trophy Girlfriends

Women in “The Social Network” (i.e., the Facebook movie) are not computer programmers, silly! They are just trophy girlfriends. In real life, however, Mark Zuckerberg’s right-hand man is a … woman. Or maybe that’s the “fiction” part? []
A 20-something male-to-female transsexual in Hong Kong has lost a court battle to marry her boyfriend.

Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2010

If You Could Wear Your Voice, This Is What It’d Look Like

Ever since you got booed off your high-school talent show for a particularly breathy rendition of “My Heart Will Go On,” you resigned your singing career and spared your friends the embarrassment of your voice at karaoke night. For bad singers who want to look good, there’s now a Berlin-based clothing line that creates personalized…

Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2010

Samsung Thinks Pink And Sells Lotion With Its Phone For Women

In case it was not apparent to you from the pink packaging on the Galaxy S Femme handset and the varied Aveda hand products, Samsung’s latest offering is for women. Why else would it come with an Aveda app that will help you find products to establish your skin care regimen already installed? It’s so…

Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2010

Spray-On Clothing Is For Real … And Kind Of Genius

Confession: Some of us are guilty of wearing painted-on bikinis at some point during our wild and free college days. (What, you mean you didn’t once run around campus with a neon pink halter top painted on your boobs? Crap.) Anyhow, this video made us wish spray-on clothing had been around back in the day,…

Leonora Epstein / September 21, 2010
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