Posts tagged "technology"

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

Life Dream Status: “Miracle Machine” Turns Water Into Wine

It might soon be much easier for all of us to become a little more Christ-like, if only in the “being able to turn water into wine” department. As you’ll…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 7, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Unsanitary App Of The Day: Lick This Lets You Practice Oral Sex On Your iPhone Screen

A sex new app called Lick This allows users to engage in interactive exercises that supposedly train your tongue for pleasure. I know what you’re thinking: Great idea, but how

Ami Angelowicz | March 7, 2014 - 3:30 pm

I Would Go To Pizza Hut Just To Play With Their Touchscreen Menu

Living in New York City means I have no reason to ever order from or eat at a chain pizza establishment like Pizza Hut. I mean, if you’re going to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 4, 2014 - 1:40 pm

BroApp Will Text Your Girlfriend So You Can Have More Bro Time

BroApp, the android app created by two, 29-year-old Aussie bros Tom and James, is being billed as  “a clever relationship wingman” that pre-programs and sends text messages to girlfriends so…

Ami Angelowicz | March 2, 2014 - 9:00 am

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 10:40 am

Study: Yes, Texting While Walking Is Horrible For You

We’ve all been guilty of texting while walking, and potentially running into our fellow pedestrians as a result. The nightly news stations love to dissect this habit on the regular, and…

Claire Hannum | January 26, 2014 - 10:00 am

A Phone Fell Into A River And Two People Died Trying To Get It Back (Yes, Really)

Apparently, we haven’t had enough people plunge into massive bodies of water for the sake of their phones yet — it’s happened again. This time, though, the story isn’t quite so funny.

Claire Hannum | January 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Hate Your Job? This App Will Send A Breakup Text To Your Boss

Technology! Ain’t it grand? A new app called Quit Your Job will, yes, quit your job for you and it will do the whole thing via text. Seriously.

Claire Hannum | January 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Topless Photo Of Mom & 14-Year-Old Daughter In Hot Tub Circulates, Police Not Amused

Another good reason for teens to have restricted use of technology that makes it easier for stupid stuff to happen: a 13-year-old girl allegedly took a picture on SnapChat of…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Can Teenagers Predict The Future Of Technology?

Much to the eye-rolling chagrin of teens, it seems that most people have a tendency to overlook their youthful opinions. After all, they spend their days doodling on notebooks in…

Claire Hannum | December 7, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Be The Talk Of Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party This Year

If you’re the type who finds joy in getting in on the ugly sweater game come mid-December, listen up: a company called Digital Dudz has just taken your humble holiday…

Rachel Krause | December 4, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Hi-Tech “Mood Sweater” Changes Color According To Your Emotions

A few months ago at my parents’ house I was rifling through a drawer full of tokens of my adolescence (read: a bunch of old stuff my mom has failed…

Rachel Krause | December 3, 2013 - 2:30 pm

New Smartphone App Offers Help & Resources For Domestic Violence Victims Hidden In Traditional News Reader

You’ll never hear me offer up much praise for Dr. Phil, but his wife, Robin McGraw, is owed some props. Her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, has released a free app…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Want To Pretend Your Computer’s Broken And Leave Work Early? There’s A “Happy Hour Virus” For That!

It’s 3:30. The afternoon is draaaaagggggiiinnnggg. Your coworker won’t stop clearing his throat. If you look at one more spreadsheet, your eyes will fall out of your head. There’s a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 18, 2013 - 9:20 am

Wrapping Paper, Magnets, Throw Pillows, And Other Instagram Products We Love

Don’t let your amazing Instagram photos languish on your tiny cell phone screen. Turn them into awesome things like magnets, cell phone cases, posters, and throw pillows! After reading about PicPaperie,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Yves Rossy, The Swiss Daredevil Who Circled Mt. Fuji With A Custom Jetpack

Dear Yves Rossy AKA “Jetman,”

Ever since I was a kid, the technological advancement I’ve been most impatient for is the personal jetpack. Flying cars? Meh. Teleportation? Whatevs.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 11, 2013 - 9:40 am

8 Technological Sex Interruptions That Will Totally Ruin The Moment

We’ve all been awkwardly interrupted during sex at some point. It’s just unavoidable. Sometimes the circumstances are more extreme (hoodlums peeing on the windshield while we’re giving head in the…

The Frisky | November 7, 2013 - 10:00 am
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