Posts tagged "technology"

iPhones Out, Mobile Phone Dress In?

The past year has produced a grab bag of weird technology-driven garments. (See: The iPad dress, the weather reporting gown, and the L.E.D. everything.) Now, reports the BBC, a company called CuteCircuit has created a dress that also doubles as a mobile phone. Due out in 2011, the M-Dress has an antenna…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 9, 2010

Frisky Rant: Leave The Texting Lingo Out Of Online Dating!

As I'm sure you've noticed in my writing on The Frisky, I'm guilty of speaking in what I call "Gossip Girl"-ese. Example: It's totes obvs that I like to shorten words for no real amazeballs reason. But whatevs. I have no doubt that this is seriously grating to some people, but on the blog --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2010

Girl Talk: Is The Computer Killing Our Close Friendships?

When it comes to my long-distance girlfriends, I know what it takes to keep those relationships tight despite the years and the miles apart: a willingness to pick up the phone. If we’re not having heart-to-hearts once in a while -- say, every couple of months -- then I’m not feeling like the connection i…
By: Joanne Hinkel / July 29, 2010

Quotable: Drew Barrymore Thinks Your Internet Is Stupid

"Ironically, with all this, 'We're now more connected than ever with technology,' I don't think we've ever been farther apart. ... I think it's bulls**t." -- Actress Drew Barrymore thinks the internet and the fact that you're reading it is dumb and makes us "weirdly disconnected." [People]…
By: Susannah Breslin / July 28, 2010

New Video Game Is Like “Avatar,” But Teaches Teen Girls About Abstinence

An open dialogue about sex? That would be much too simple. Instead, the University of Central Florida has created an "Avatar"-like video game "that promotes sexual abstinence," according to Fox News Orlando. How does it work? A pre-teen girl puts on a "motion capture" suit outfitted with marks which are picked u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2010

The 5 Craziest Things Women Do On Facebook

The Facebook phenomenon has allowed you to reconnect with your best friend from elementary school, keep up with your buddy’s travels and get out of hours-long phone conversations with your aunt. It truly is a remarkable tool. However, as with most things, there is a dark side to Facebook. While your male brain may not…
By: Ask Men / July 25, 2010

Check Out The New eBay Fashion App

I'm a staunch believer in buying clothes and shoes on eBay. Though not a lover of used things, I am a huge fan of deals, and the enormous selection of new goods still tagged and in their boxes makes it my go to website when I've got something very specific in mind and don't want…
By: Lily Q / July 17, 2010

Woman Hopes Wife Will Live Forever In The Form Of Creepy Robot, Bina48

What has your S.O. done for you lately? Martine Rothblatt commissioned a $125,000 interactive robot — actually, just a robot head — of her wife, Bina Rothblatt, so that she may live foreveeeeer. A Vermont-based robotics group created Bina48, a robot with a Jane Lynch 'do, rubbery skin, and the most vacant…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

How Women See The Internet

On the one hand, the Internet can be a great place for women -- it's full of pictures of overweight animals and a wealth of anonymous sex partners. But there's something else lurking in the Internet's atmosphere -- a mysterious chemical that affects only women in a shocking and tragic way. Watch Asylum's token girl…
By: Asylum / July 5, 2010

The Menstruation Machine Lets Men Experience The Joys Of Menstruating

We know from personal experience that it's hard for a man to imagine what it's like to get a period. It must all seem so foreign. Why do we go off the rails? What's up with tampons? How exactly is that happening? Even if they've got the facts straight, it's not as if they'll…
By: Susannah Breslin / July 2, 2010

Cat Gets Awesome Bionic Paws

Take a look at Oscar's new paws! This poor kitty lost his feet after being run over by a combine harvester, but got a second chance to jump around with the help of a British neurosurgeon. The doc was able to deck out Oscar with some bionic back legs, not only giving him a fashionable…
By: Kelli Bender / June 30, 2010

Want A Free iPhone 4? Just Become A iPhone 4 Video Sex Chat Star

Polish up your resumes, ladies: an "online interactive pornography firm" is hiring women to video sex chat on the iPhone 4. Apple's latest toy comes with fancy video-chatting capabilities and we all know that where tech goes, porn soon follows. BusinessInsider.com found a Craigslist posting for a iPhone 4 sex chat…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2010

Guy Rejects iPad In Favor Of Boredom

Meet Peter Bregman, a New York-based management consultant and my hero of the day. Like many other technophiles, Peter waited in line for hours to get his new iPad. He took it home, he emailed, browsed and Netflixed to his heart's desire. It did pretty much everything he could ever hope for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 17, 2010

USB Typewriter Unnecessary But Awesome

The pragmatist in me realizes that a USB typewriter is ridiculous and inefficient. That said, the [much more influential] nerd within wants it so badly that I'm crying tears most often reserved for particularly poignant "Battlestar Galactica" moments. The USB typewriter costs about as much as the iPad does, so these nerd dream…
By: Lily Q / June 14, 2010

A Diamond-Encrusted 22-Carat Gold iPad Case For The Nerd Who Has Everything

This is the $190,000 Platinum iPad Supreme Edition designed by a British jeweler. It's both platinum and supreme, you guys. This bling-ed out iPad case is made of solid 22 carat gold and encrusted with 85.5 carats of diamonds. And if you're at this level of conspicuous consumption, you are probably a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2010

The iPad Dress: Don’t Say You Didn’t See It Coming

Cool technology doesn't always breed stylish fashions to go with it. Some prime examples would be the man's cell phone holster as belt accessory, or the bedazzled Razr phone craze of 2005 (which, admittedly, we were kind of into for a hot second). So far, the fashion forecast has been none too favorable for…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 26, 2010

No Porn, Or Even Nipples, On The iPad

For an electronic device named after feminine hygiene products, the iPad isn't loving the lady parts. Because of Steve Jobs' desire for "moral responsibility," pornographic content is blocked from the iPad. The device has a stringent anti-nipple policy and this extends to art photography. In order to publish on the iPad, magazines like Dazed…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2010

Will The iPad Change The Way We Shop?

Post-iPhone fashion app boom, retailers are now focusing on iPad-specific applications for the new Apple product. And some believe that the device is about to revolutionize the way we think about fashion and shopping. For starters, the idea of mobile shopping may become more palatable. Are you really going to buy a $500…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 23, 2010

The Future Of Fashion Is Already In Print

Futuristic style never turns out how we picture it to be. (Damn! We were really hoping for a Jetsons-style dress with built-in jet packs some day.) Part of the problem is that fashion advances with little innovations that tend to fit in seamlessly with the rest of what's around it. Today, the New York Time…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 18, 2010
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