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10 Gifts For The Tech Geek

Luckily, for the technologically inclined, the gadgets just keep getting more and more fancy. We’re in the age of “The Jetsons.” Actually, we’ve surpassed them. Except for the robots who do your chores for you. Soon! Click through to see some of the best gifts out there for the tech geek in your life.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 With … Jessica Alba?

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 yesterday, and it did so with a special celebrity guest: Jessica Alba. Microsoft invited the actress to tout the phone’s “Kid’s Corner” feature, which allows parents to control what apps kids have access to, touting her as a “great example of the kind of people who we think Windows Phone will appeal to,” as a mom and entrepreneur. “This is the best tech crowd I’ve ever been in front of,” Alba said, according to CNET. Read more…

RIP Society: “Lifeblogging Camera” Documents Every Moment Of Your Day

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Do your arms get tired from lifting your DSLR to take artfully staged photos of every meal? Do you live in fear that you’ll miss the chance to capture a perfectly picturesque moment while brushing your teeth? Does Instagram not feel quite instant enough? No need to fear: the Memoto “lifeblogging camera” is here to save (and obsessively document) the day! What is a lifeblogging camera? Well, it’s a tiny, weatherproof device that clips onto your shirt, automatically snapping a photo every 30 seconds, for a total of 1,440 pictures in a 12-hour day, that are then streamed to a separate website where you can view them in a timeline… Keep reading »

Beyond Like And Share: 10 Other Facebook Buttons We Would Use All The Time

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Facebook recently added a “promote” button, which allows users to pay a few bucks to ensure their posts reach a larger audience. This means Facebook posts now include “like,” “share,” and “promote” buttons, but still, we feel some key button opportunities are being missed. After the jump, a list of other buttons that would really streamline the Facebook experience… Keep reading »

11 Ways Technology Can Kill Your Relationship

I don’t think it’s just me when I say that there are so many ways to screw up a relationship now. It used to be fairly big things like standing someone up, cheating, being a big-time loser. Now I hear of people breaking up over of some of the most bizarre things like, “He followed his ex-girlfriend on Twitter but he still wasn’t following me.” I mean, maybe that isn’t so bizarre. Maybe that’s just the world we live in now. Technology is infused with so much meaning. And there are so many ways to misread things! Or to read them correctly. Who the hell knows. At least there’s a site that will interpret text messages for us.

But I do know that you can screw up your relationship big time by being careless about technology. Here are 11 things you want to avoid if you hope to keep your relationship going. Read more…

10 Must Have Apps For Your iPhone

Ladies and Gents, it’s time! The iPhone 5 is here. So what’s so special about this version? For starters there’s a larger Retina display. This basically means that everything on your phone is going to be crisper and clearer. The LTE wireless technology will also speed up all connections and the new A6 chip makes everything twice as fast so you can get the information you need at lightning speed. Here’s the kicker, it won’t drain your battery life. So, what’s the downside? New type of charger and still no flash. Whether this version is going to be the best ever yet is up to debate. In the meantime, I figured why not compile a top 10 list of apps that have made my phone the most important item in my purse.

1. Find iPhone App: If you lose your phone this app will pinpoint its location on a map for you. Even better, if someone’s stolen your phone you can remotely wipe it and shut it off. Read more…

“Brownout”: Erase Chris Brown From Your Internet Surfing With New Chrome Extension

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After you’ve removed all your friends’ babies from Facebook, here’s how to rid the Internet of another thing that is highly annoying: Brownout. It’s a Chrome extension that gets rid of all things Chris Brown: mentions of his name, pictures of him, everything. Canadia’s Canada’s AUX TV station said they created the app after the recent controversy about whether Chris Brown’s new tattoo was a badly-drawn sugar skull or Rihanna’s bloodied face reached peak “idiocy saturation.” After you download Brownout, Chris’ face is replaced with a blue box onscreen and his name is erased from articles. Previously AUX made an extension that rids your browser from all things Nickelback called Nickelblock, just because their music blows (but we won’t tell Winona). Can y’all make this for Charlie Sheen, too, because I don’t want to devote anymore brain cells to that abusive asshole, either. [Digital Spy, Hip Hop Wired] [Photo: Splash News]

Wikipedia, Your Gender Bias Is Showing

Women of the Internet, start your editing engines. If it’s one thing we’ve learned recently from go-to Web info source Wikipedia, it’s that what the user-edited encyclopedia could use more of is you.

Researcher Santiago Oritz has developed Wikipedia Gender, “an interactive visualization that shows which articles have more male or female editors”. The graph matrix runs the spectrum of user ratio against female-to-male, with scrollover dots and a color key that help identify specific subjects. Two things immediately become clear: First, that the number of male editors far outweighs female editors (as reported by the New York Times earlier this year, women make up just 13% of total contributors). Two, that, apparently, the only subjects where the ratio almost levels out are on drastically female-body-oriented subjects like menstruation, or, for reasons that could perhaps merit their own article, gender identity. In fact, of the 3,000 articles analyzed by Ortiz, the only article that has a female majority is the one for the Cloth Menstrual Pad. Understandable, but….yikes. Read more …

Hexclamationists, Vampeers & iPadophiles: A Cyberslang Lexicon For The 21st Century

Every technological and social revolution creates new behaviors and new relationships … and the need for new terminology to describe them. The progress and innovation in our virtual world is moving so fast yet, sadly, our language has not been able to keep up—AT ALL.  Slowly, we’ve added words like “unfriend,” “hashtag” and — just this year — “sexting” to our dictionary, but those hardly cover the extent of our kooky cyber behaviors. Click on for  a complete lexicon that covers our souped-up, super-techno culture.

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Etsy Spotlight: 10 Marvelous Mousepads To Decorate Your Desk

I had such a case of the Mondays this week and accidentally spilled coffee all over my mousepad. My search for a replacement brought me to Etsy, where I found tons of cute, unique options that would add a hearty dose of style and personality to any desk. Ready to give your mouse a smooth new spot to rest? Click through to check out 10 of my favorites, featuring sugar skulls, flowers, polka dots, mustaches, and more!

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