technology

This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

If you’re a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to…

Claire Hannum | February 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Here’s Your Daily Inspiration To Put Away Your Damn Phone

Photographer Eric Smith captured this photo in Redondo Beach, California, of a dude so engrossed in his phone that he missed a humpback whale and her calf breaching right next…

Claire Hannum | February 6, 2015 - 10:30 am

Break Free Of Your Phone Addiction With WNYC’s “Bored And Brilliant” Project

Most of us suffer from some form or another of smartphone addiction, and we have a tendency to whip out our phones anytime we’re alone with our thoughts or find ourselves…

Claire Hannum | January 31, 2015 - 11:00 am

Woman Fakes Her Own Death To Get Out Of A Bad Date

Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” when Miranda’s date dies on her? Apparently, Ann Gray saw that one too, and decided to fabricate something similar to dodge her…

Claire Hannum | January 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Coming Soon: A Mood Ring That Actually Works!

For those of us who made it past middle school without ceasing to be mystified by the magical powers of mood rings (ahem, me), good news: a Finnish startup is…

Claire Hannum | November 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

5 Technological Breakthroughs That Will Change The Way Men & Women Interact

Many of society’s roles and traditions that govern the male/female relationship have their roots in a single biological imperative: to procreate. We long understood that in order to keep our…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

Someone Got Google Glass Addiction And Had Real Withdrawal Symptoms

I was completely prepared to laugh at the idea that someone became genuinely addicted to Google Glass, but then I found out that the guy was being treated for alcohol…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2014 - 1:30 pm

I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for “Can…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

This Smart Yoga Mat Can Talk To You And Adjust Your Poses

An Indiegogo campaign has launched to finance SmartMat, a yoga mat that talks to you and corrects your posture. It looks like your average yoga mat, but it’s equipped with…

Claire Hannum | October 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Dream or Nightmare: You Can Text In The Air Now

T-Mobile customers now have the option of texting and photo messaging at 35,000 feet on planes equipped with WiFi (which, these days, is most of them). I realize this should…

Claire Hannum | September 25, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Apple Unveils The iPhone 6 And The Apple Watch

Today, Apple unveiled two new phones: the gigantic-screened iPhone 6 and the even clunkier iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will be released on September 19th. One exciting feature will…

Claire Hannum | September 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Tinder Exec Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Settlement

Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

The face of gaming is still a pack of rowdy preteen boys, faux-blasting each other with pixelated guns for giggles. In the United States, adult women are an impressive…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Little Girl Is Devastated To Learn That Deleted Photos Are Gone Forever

When four-year-old Cadence pressed the wrong buttons on her family’s digital camera, she realized she’d deleted a photo of her Uncle Dave — and that deleted photos never, ever come…

Claire Hannum | August 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The SexFit Is Basically A Pedometer That Will Post Your Dude’s Thrusting Stats To Facebook

You guys know me, I’m all for new advancements in sexual technology. Sex toys? I’ve tried ‘em. Cannabis lube? I’ve used up every drop! But a cock ring that monitors…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 8, 2014 - 11:00 am

Pop Virtual Pimples With This Super Zitty Game App

Now that I’ve reached the A-list in “Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood” — though I am still working my balls off and have a few more levels to go — I’m looking…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

This Bracelet Will Give You An Electric Shock For Indulging In Bad Habits

An upcoming bracelet and app called the Pavlok will help you change your habits by giving you an electric shock when you fail at them. You get to choose the…

Claire Hannum | July 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Meet Pikinis, A New Creepily Voyeuristic App!

It’s a special day. Pikinis, an app that syncs with your Facebook friends list and allows you to search exclusively for bikini pics, is now available for download.
According…

Jana Pollack | July 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Soon You Will Be Able To Preorder Your Starbucks Via An App

[Said in the voice of a petulant teenager:] “Thanks, Starbucks, for taking over my life EVEN MORE.”

The ‘bux announced last week that it’s making your fast food coffee…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

PurrVerse: Autobiography Of A Queer Gamer Girl

My first real game, the one I remember best, was Zork — good, old-fashioned white text on a black background. I was obsessed with it, the challenges intrinsic in playing it,…

Kitty Stryker | July 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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