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20 Facebook Friend Dealbreakers

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This past week, I unfriended an old friend from high school because he posted a really douchey comment on my Facebook page, and the whole debacle got me thinking about Facebook Friend Dealbreakers: those annoying/offensive/stupid things that always send us searching for the “unfriend” button. I polled the rest of the Frisky staff and we came up with 20 dealbreakers–from major infractions to minor pet peeves–that will get you kicked off our friend lists. Check ‘em out after the jump, and please add your own in the comments section! Keep reading »

Weekend Project: Bubble Envelope Ipad Case

There are tons of cool iPad cases out there, but if you want something that’s totally unique, you gotta make your own. This tutorial for how to turn a bubble envelope into an iPad case is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most creative I’ve seen so far. All you need is a padded envelope, a couple pieces of fabric, buttons, a glue gun, and voila–a one-of-a-kind case for toting your technology. [Stylelist Home]

MacBook Perfume Brings All The Nerds To The Yard

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There are beautiful smells like vanilla, lavender, jasmine, and rose, and then there is the most beautiful smell of all: the scent of a freshly purchased MacBook Pro. Now, thanks to a collaboration between a group of artists and the scent scientists at Air Aroma, that intoxicating Apple product smell has been recreated and bottled as a perfume. Here’s the description from Air Aroma’s blog: “The scent encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop.” The perfume will be showcased as part of an art exhibit in Melbourne, Australia, but if it ever becomes available for purchase, I’m sure there would be a line around the block to buy it. Plus, they could come out with a slightly different scent every year that rendered the previous scent irrelevant. Genius! [Gothamist]

New 3D Chocolate Printer Is Way More Delicious Than A Regular Printer

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Your old printer has served you well. It’s dutifully churned out term papers, contracts, and last-minute photo gifts. But wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade to a printer that prints chocolate? Seriously though: a team of researchers in the UK have devised a machine that does just that. Apparently the magical chocolate printer works like other 3D printers currently used in manufacturing, creating a 3-dimensional shape by slowly building up very thin layers of material, which in this case just happens to be the most delicious material known to man. At the moment, the chocolate printer is still a prototype, but lead scientist Dr. Liang Hao has big plans: “Chocolate has a lot of social purposes,” she says, “so our intention is to develop a community and share the designs, ideas and experience[s].” Yep, a chocolate-themed social network. The future sounds pretty delicious, huh? [BBC News]

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

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I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All of the stuff that I believe can change the prevalence of sexual violence — harsher punishments for criminals, a cultural change on what consent means, a modification of the way we use alcohol and drugs — cannot be found in the App Store. But I’m impressed — very impressed — by the contest’s winning app called Circle Of Six. Keep reading »

Soon You Will Get All Your Texts Through Your Vibrating Tattoo

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Yeah, I know. Whaaat? Nokia has invented a “magnetic vibrating tattoo” that wirelessly connects to your cell phone. So basically you’ll never have to worry about ever missing another text or email because this device will emit vibrating alerts directly to your wrist or abdomen. And if you’re not into the idea of getting inked, you may be able to get the thing stamped or sprayed or drawn on. It sounds like a vibrator, but way less exciting. I don’t know how I feel about having a wireless device transmitter thingy implanted in my body. What about when I sleep? Or go on vacation?  Will the tattoo vibrate all night long? On weekends? Sounds awful. [ABC]

What do you think about this invention? Yay or nay?

5 Reasons The New iPad Is A Waste of Money

The jig is up. We’ve been bamboozled. Had. Got the wool pulled over our eyes. There isn’t, in fact, an iPad3, or an iPad Mini, like some had been hoping. Instead, there’s the “New iPad.” Whatever that means.

Obviously, there are some cool things aboutApple’s latest gadget — and we told you about them yesterday, so I won’t go over them again in excessive detail. (Voice dictation [aka Siri]; new retina display; new iSight Camera, to name a few.) But still. I say save your cash. You really needn’t shell out $500 of your hard earned money — or $729 if you want the 4G. And here are five reasons why. Read more…

Is That A Keyboard In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

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If you’ve been frustrated by the chronic separation of your keyboard and your pants, then today is your day, my friend. A Dutch design company has finally created a pair of jeans with a keyboard, wireless mouse, and speakers sewn right in. They’re fashion-forward too: dark denim with orange seams stitched to resemble the wiring of a circuit board. Unfortunately this particular pair won’t be available for sale to the public, but I’d say it’s a good indication that it won’t be long until our crotches are writing our status updates for us.  [Discovery News]

Go Ahead, Drop Your Cellphone In The Toilet As Many Times As You Want

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If you’ve ever lost a cellphone to a toilet bowl, rainstorm, or a really important call in the shower, a new product might be able to help you out: Liquipel is a waterproof protective coating 1000 times thinner than a human hair. Customers get their phones treated as a preventive measure, and then, after that inevitable dip in the toilet, send them in to the Liquipel headquarters, where a special machine activates a plasma process and voila, the phone is dry and good as new. The process costs $59, which isn’t exactly cheap. Nevertheless, it’s catching on: the company says they’re currently processing 1,000 soggy phones every hour. [Reuters]

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Gifts For The Man In Your Life

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 »

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