Posts tagged "technology"

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 21, 2014 - 9:30 am

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.”…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Kitty Stryker | May 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 6:15 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | April 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Life Dream Status: Desperate For A Doughnut Right Away? There’s An App For That!

Doughbot is the stuff the American Dream is made of: for only 99 cents, you can have at your fingertips access to the exact location of any and all doughnut…

Claire Hannum | April 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Banksy’s Latest Takes Aim At Cellphone Addiction

Banksy’s latest work sure hits close to home, doesn’t it? The painting was posted to the artist’s website on Monday, and then the original was finally found by a number…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Preserve Your Best 140-Character Zingers For All Eternity With An Etched Wood “Permanent Retweet”

Have you ever written a truly hilarious, perfectly constructed, exceedingly clever tweet, sent it out into the Twittersphere, and then felt like, “Damn, that’s it?” I mean, 10 retweets and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 3, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Soapbox: I Know How To Get More Girls Interested In STEM Fields

The race to find a silver bullet to solve the “Where are all the girls in science and engineering?” puzzle is fast and furious. And as someone who works to…

Veronica Arreola | March 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Some Good News For Once: Apple Will Create More Racially Diverse Emojis

You may have noticed by now that you can text a koala, the Mexican flag, sushi or a space alien, but when it comes to depictions of humans, iPhone emojis…

Claire Hannum | March 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

You Can Actually Hire Someone To Live Tweet Your Wedding For $3,000

In case simply posting wedding pics on Facebook isn’t enough — and these days, apparently that isn’t enough for most people — you can now have someone LiveTweet your wedding for the oh-so-reasonable fee of…

Claire Hannum | March 26, 2014 - 11:40 am

Tech Conference Features Booth Babes In A Tee Pee, Because Of Course It Does

Holy cultural appropriation, nerds! Last week, a tech company erected a teepee at a conference and hired models to dress in faux Native American garb while they hung around…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Are Millennials Really Having Less Sex?

According to a recent UK study, definitely. It appears that British twentysomethings are banging less than prior generations did — but is that representative of the rest of the world’s…

Claire Hannum | March 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

With Choupette Emojis, We Can All Speak Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s regal kitten/veritable princess is the perfect way to start or finish any text message conversation. If I could, most of my text message convos with my best friends…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm App Keeps Detailed Information About Your Sex Partners

Lindsay Lohan may keep track of her sexual conquests on paper, but in the 21st century, we can all use an app on our phone. It’s called and it’s…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2014 - 6:00 pm

A Shakespeare-To-GIF Translator Is Coming To The Interwebs And I Can’t Contain Myself

Two graduate students at the MIT Media Lab have created a research site that quantifies the emotional content of GIFs, and they hope that one day soon it…

Claire Hannum | March 13, 2014 - 10:20 am

Pole Dancing Robots Appear At Technology Trade Fair

Women in tech have got more to worry about than sexist attitudes and an abysmal dude-to-lady ratio: at a tech trade show in Germany on Sunday night, there were pole-dancing robots.

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Etsy Spotlight: 14 Cool & Cute Tablet Covers To Protect Your Precious E-Reader

Jessica is turning 30 next week and her husband is gifting her with a Kindle Paperwhite, which really is the perfect gift for a book nerd like her. Naturally, she’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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