Posts tagged "technology"

Japanese Dude Marries Virtual Girlfriend

A Japanese man who goes by the online handle Sal9000 has married his anime character girlfriend, Nene Anegasaki. It’s all so romantic. Nene is part of the Nintendo DS video game Love Plus, the wedding was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and a real priest was on hand. The ceremony was broadcast…

Susannah Breslin / November 25, 2009

Be The Life Of The Party By Lighting Up The Party

Wowwwww. Check out this amazing “Galaxy” gown created by CuteCircuit design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz. Illuminated by 24,000 tiny, lightweight LED lights, the dress is totally wearable and powered by iPod batteries. The circuits and Swarovski crystals are layered on silk “so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightne…

Susannah Breslin / November 16, 2009

Blood-Powered Digital Tattoos Are Some Futuristic Freakiness

For anyone who has ever been freaked out by the idea of getting a tattoo, here’s a new invention that will really make you squirm: the Digital Tattoo, an implant which sits beneath a layer of your skin and shows up as a tattoo-like electronic interface. Here’s where things get really weird—this gadget can work…

Leonora Epstein / November 12, 2009

Does Anyone Actually Use iPhone Fashion Apps?

“What is ‘apps’?” is apparently what shoe designer Christian Louboutin recently asked a reporter. “I’m a very bad technician. Technology, zero.”

While Louboutin might not be so in the loop, his industry cohorts have been rushing to the Apple platform in desperate droves. In the past year, we’ve seen a lot of new…

Leonora Epstein / November 2, 2009

The Red Pentax K-x DSLR Is Too Sexy For This Planet

Man, this is one sexy camera. I started taking photographs in 2002 on a little silver digital camera that belonged to my boyfriend-at-the-time. Eventually, I got my own digital camera. And, earlier this year, I upgraded to a pretty nice one. You know, it’s got all the bells and whistles, and it’s big, bulky, and…

Susannah Breslin / October 16, 2009

10 More Things You Should Never Tweet After Sex

Our boys at Asylum have created the handy “10 Things You Should Never Tweet After Sex” guide. Their post-coital Twitter no-nos include “LOL, looks like the condom slipped off, hope she didn’t notice,” “Not as good as her mom, but not bad,” and “It’s confirmed, I’m definitely gay.” Here are 10 tweets the ladies should…

Susannah Breslin / October 16, 2009

New Gmail Feature Minimizes Risk Of Sending Messages To Exes, Frenemies

I’m a Gmail user. And I’m also in the unfortunate situation of having a father whose name begins with the letters D and A, an ex whose name also begins “Da,” and a friend who has the same name as the ex. As you probably know, in Gmail, as you begin typing the recipient’s name…

Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2009

Quick Pic: Where My Geeks At?

This photograph was taken at Tokyo Game Show 2009 at the exact moment that these two models realized you couldn’t pay them enough to: a.) put up with all these geeks, b.) smile for the camera, and c.) wear those godforsaken outfits. [9/23/09, Tokyo]…

Susannah Breslin / September 24, 2009

What To Do With A Guy Who Only Texts

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Jessica Biel Is The Most Dangerous Celebrity

Jessica Biel has been ranked more dangerous than any of those burly, gun-toting, wannabe bad-ass celebs. Don’t go seeking her out online because, trust me, your search will end badly. Computer security company McAfee reveals that one out of every five internet searches for this actress ends at a website that will cause your computer…

Nikki Dowling / August 25, 2009

Girl Talk: Why EChem is Just Not Enough

I heart words and communication. This includes emails, text messages, Gchat, Blackberry Messenger, iChat — the works. I am a sucker for a well-crafted email or a witty text message. My motto: The way to my heart is through my brain. That’s why I thought Joe could be Mr. Perfect for me. Joe and I…

Ami Angelowicz / July 22, 2009

Wheelchairs You Control With Your Mind

We don’t give it a second thought walking down the street and turning wherever we want but for some people it’s not so simple. Toyota has just come out with a way for wheelchair bound folks to steer their way easily just by using their mind. Just by willing themselves to turn a corner, the…

Deborah Findling / June 30, 2009

How To Cheat Without Using Modern Technology

You would think that with all the different advancements in communication having an affair would be easier. Not so, according to a survey by Telstra Corp, a dominant phone company in Australia. The survey found that 25 percent of Australian cell phone users found out their partner or someone else’s was being unfaithful through text…

Annika Harris / June 24, 2009

20 Relationships And Technology Dos And Don’ts

Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend… and then realized it was actually to your boss? Do you know your partner’s email password? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you’re on a date? Even if you’ve never experienced these tech troubles, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe… / June 16, 2009

Where She Goes, Everybody Knows Thanks To Signal Jacket

At the risk of seeming totally un-hipster (which, would make me more hipster? Like, whatever…), I don’t ride a bike. I would like to, but I am terrified. And riding around in the dark? Forget it. This new invention by Leah Buechley, however, gives me hope and calms my fears. A sweatshirt outfitted with flashing…

Leonora Epstein / June 5, 2009

Cell Phone Works As An Ultrasound Machine

Washington University engineers have figured out how to turn a smartphone into an ultrasound machine. This cellphone displays data from a USB ultrasound probe, which could allow for increased prenatal care in developing countries as a cell phone and probe are easier to transport and cost less than a regular ultrasound machine. Researchers say we…

Annika Harris / May 13, 2009

21 Twitter Pick-Up Lines (er, Tweets)

Breaking news before the slow-poke networks, staying atop of Ashton Kutcher’s activities, bringing the pound sign back: Twitter gives us all of this. But what does Twitter do for love, we asked? The answer: the chance to write clever pick-up lines in 140 characters or less. / May 6, 2009

Who Should Be The New NonSociety Girl?

Yesterday, a breaking news item of epic importance tore its way across the blogosphere. Mary Rambin, the blond, bebobbed, bubbly third portion of the NonSociety crew, was leaving the fold. After we picked ourselves up off the floor, wiped away our tears, and told ourselves everything really would be OK if we just prayed a…

Susannah Breslin / April 14, 2009

Is Our Facebook Romance Real?

The guy I lost my virginity to found me on Facebook a few months ago. I opened my inbox to read, “Is this Teri? If so, hit me back.” It was an absurdly casual message, as if he had no idea I associated him with puking from anesthesia in the parking lot of an abortio… / March 4, 2009

New York Governor Plans On Taxing Porn Downloaders

New York governor David Paterson plans to target those who download porn with a sales tax. Previously, Paterson had proposed a so-called “iPod tax” aimed at those downloading music, movies, and software. Now, it turns out, that plan also includes taxing porn downloaders or those who buy their porn via pay-per-view cable. Interestingly, the tax…

Susannah Breslin / February 16, 2009
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