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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 patterns or looks like it’s filling up or draining. We suppose the only caveat is that you have to carry around that machine with you, too. Whatever—a girl’s gotta accessorize, right? [Gawker TV] Keep reading »

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 track “Nebula.” But clearly I’m not the only music/tech nerd, she’s mega popular, and even sponsors her own race car. Swanky! And lucky for her, she’ll be sweet 16 for life. Bitch. Keep reading »

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 your fave apathetic teen will tell you where to go on the regs. Awesome! For $9.95, you can download the GPS Navtones here. Signature eye roll not included. Now, if only they could get Trent to pop in every now and again … [MTV Clutch] Keep reading »

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 of preppy fonts and colors — mostly pink and green, natch — and saves your monogram into your photo album. Tap it to make your monogram into your iPhone wallpaper. It’s easier than popping your collar! [3initials.com] Keep reading »

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 networking, our options are a little more extensive, which begs the question: What’s the appropriate hierarchy of birthday greetings (or, perhaps it begs another question: Why does everything have to be so complicated?)? Keep reading »

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. As the paint disperses through the fabric, it creates a unique design. Check out the video to see how it works! [Fashioning Tech] Keep reading »

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

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“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 comment which said she loved the Facebook movie except for “the lack of a decent portrayal of women.” With the exception of Rashida Jones‘ character, Tarazza wrote, the women in the movie “were basically sex objects/stupid groupies,” adding “kinda makes me think that Aaron Sorkin (though I love his writing) failed the women in this script. Kind of a shame considering he’s written great women characters like C.J. Gregg!” (The female communications director on “The West Wing.”)

Sorkin then took to Ken Levine’s blog himself. Keep reading »

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? [Salon.com]
  • A 20-something male-to-female transsexual in Hong Kong has lost a court battle to marry her boyfriend. [BBC]
  • In the mid-90s, a Department of Defense employee operated a Museum of Menstruation out of his suburban basement. If that sounds creepy, it wasn’t. Amanda Hess at TDB.com interviewed Harry Finley on why the Museum of Menstruation closed up shop. (But don’t worry — it can still be found online!) [TDB.com]

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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 prints based on your vocal patterns, and sticks them on sweaters, sweatpants, and basics. A program on the website takes a sound recording and converts the frequencies into edgy, futuristic-looking binary codes. So people can now appreciate the sound of your voice … by being seen and not heard. [Fashioning Tech] Keep reading »

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 helpful when companies market to your gender specifically so you don’t have to think for yourself about what you might like or not. [Engadget] Keep reading »

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