Posts tagged "technology"

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 habit you’d like to work on, like spending too much time on the internet, going to the gym, losing hard-earned cash, or getting up at…

Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

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 to the app’s creator, Ted Kramer, Pikinis is for both men and women who want to see those they desire is a state of partial…

Jana Pollack / July 28, 2014

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 experience even easier: you will soon be able to preorder your drinks and pay via an app, according to the tech blog Recode. Just like hailing a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2014

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, and the mythology attached. I read the books that came with the series obsessively, and even did a school report (sadly not preserved for posterity)…

Kitty Stryker / July 18, 2014

Watch The iPhone 6’s Sapphire Crystal Screen Survive A Stabbing

I have a love/hate relationship with every single Apple product I own. I am what you might call an Apple Truther, someone who believes that Apple products are designed to break right after your warranty is up, either through “normal” wear and tear or the installation of “critical” updates that are actually critical because they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2014

6 Tiny Ways To Look Up From Your Smartphone More Often

The more time I spend staring at my iPhone when I don’t really need to, the more choppy and unfocused my thoughts are. When I’m staring at the thing too often, my mind is more likely to veer toward mopey thoughts, time moves faster, and a low-grade anxiety hums in the back of my mind.

Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

This App Helps Us Get Real About How Many Hours We Spend On Our iPhones

A new app called Moment is an attempt to help us curb our iPhone addictions by telling us exactly how much time we spend staring it at each day. I think most of us don’t realize the massive cumulative impact of the little 5-minute phone checks we do while waiting in line at the store or o…

Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

Congrats Dudes, You Can Actually F**k Your iPad Now!

Welp, here we are! It is the year 2014 and dudes can officially fuck their handheld devices. Fleshlight, the makers of tubular vagina sex toys for men, has debuted LaunchPAD, a Fleshlight attachment for your iPad or tablet that allows you to thrust your dick into the very device you’re watching porn on. Isn’t technology…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 26, 2014

Meet China’s Hands-Free Sperm Extractor Machine (For The Times When A Regular Handjob Won’t Do)

File this one under “Things I Had To Check Weren’t A Clickhole Post First”: hospitals in China have machines to extract sperm. The hands-free gizmos are used by urology departments to manually pump out semen through a “massage pipe” when extracting it the, ummm, normal way doesn’t work anymore. Apparently it is used for sperm…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

How Many Of Us Are Online At Any Given Second?


Ever wonder just how fast the Internet moves? PennyStocks put together one of the scariest, most mind-blowing GIF charts I’ve ever seen, illustrating just how much activity happens in each second online. This realtime infographic can show you how many people are Instagramming, Snapchatting, tweeting, pinning, and everything else digital under the sun. I can’t decide…

Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

Now Available For XXX Enthusiasts: Just-For-Porn Headphones

If you’re sick of watching porn and having to lower the volume for fear that your roommate/partner/neighbors will hear all of those sensual moans and groans, have we got good news for you!

Katie Oldenburg / May 30, 2014

Only 30 Percent Women: Google Releases Data About Their (Lack Of) Diversity

Google released information yesterday about diversity within its workforce — and if you guessed that the majority of their employees “white” and “male,” you win a prize! According to data from January 2014 onward, 70 percent of its workforce are men and 30 percent are women. Sixty-one percent are white, 30 percent are Asian,…

Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

Co-Founder Of Rap Genius Fired Over Jokes About Elliot Rodger’s Misogynist Manifesto

The co-founder of Rap Genius, the website that allows readers to explain what the hell Kanye means in his lyrics through annotations, was fired this weekend after posting jokes about Elliot Rodger’s 140-page misogynist “manifesto.” After emailing the manifesto to his parents, therapist and others, Rodger went on to kill six people near the UC Santa…

Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2014

Cool Or Creepy: New App Lets You Embed Yourself In The Life Of A Stranger

We all got stern warnings about stranger danger when we were kids, but according to a research group at MIT, we could all use more contact with strangers, not less. That’s why they developed a new iPhone app called 20 Day Stranger, which connects you and a stranger and lets you anonymously observe each other’…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 21, 2014

Cosmopolitan Declares Techie Guys Are “Trending” — Here’s What I Know About Dating Them

Well, Mark Zuckerberg, you’ve finally made it: Cosmopolitan has written an article on the pros and cons — sorry, make that bros and cons — of dating a “start-up techie.” You may not have had much success with girls at Harvard, but according to Cosmo, your type is now “trending” as “Hollywood It Girls are…

Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

The Soapbox: Hating On Social Media Is Trendy, But It’s Also Wrong

It seems like lots of people lately wax poetic about the good old days before we were all staring at computer screens. Take, for example, the popularity of the “Look Up” spoken word video. I hear these complaints from mostly people my age, maybe a bit older, so we’re not that far apart in our…

Kitty Stryker / May 9, 2014

How To Watch The Sunrise On Twitter

Twitter data analyst Simon Rogers used the geotags on all Tweets that mentioned the word “sunrise” to create this animated map of the sun’s first light — and people talking about it — moving across the world. Sure, it’s not quite as breathtaking as watching an actual sunrise (OK, not even close), but it’s still…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2014

Need: Vibrating Insoles That Give You Toe-Tickling Directions While You Walk

Contrary to popular belief, “vibrotactile ticklers” is not the latest trend in sex toys, it’s the name of the high-tech motors embedded in a crazy new navigation system called SuperShoes. SuperShoes are flexible insoles that you can add to a pair of normal shoes. You plug in your destination with your smartphone, and the shoe…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2014

“CodeBabes” Is A Thing That Exists To Teach Internet Coding

Please tell me CodeBabes is a joke. Please. [Washington Post]
Fuckin’ Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia isn’t fucking happy about “ladies” using the fucking “F-word.” He probably shouldn’t watch this week’s episode of Funny Girl Sex Guide… [TIME]
Pap smears may be going the way of the dinosaurs. (No, not an asteroid…

Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Attention, Cat Ladies: Kittyo App Lets You Hang Out With Your Cat Long-Distance

Does the thought of missing Mr. Bojangles’ adorably pawing at shadows on the wall give you social anxiety?  Kittyo, an intriguing/obnoxious new app, will allow you to hang out with your cat via iPhone remote control when you’re not home.

Kittyo features a webcam for owners to check in on their cats, a…

Claire Hannum / April 25, 2014
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