Posts tagged "technology"

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 study hall, don't they? What could they possibly know about the "real world" or how to shape it? As it turns out, a whole lot.
By: Claire Hannum / December 7, 2013

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 activity to the next level, and now anything is possible. Each sweater features a pocket-like window in the stomach area for your smartphone, so all…
By: Rachel Krause / December 4, 2013

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 to throw away) and happened to discover a mood ring. It was in the shape of a dolphin and I was beside myself with glee.
By: Rachel Krause / December 3, 2013

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 for smartphones called ASPIRE News that seeks to aid women who are in abusive relationships. ASPIRE News is, on the surface, just…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2013

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 bar down the street with 2-for-1 Coronas calling your name, but you need a rock solid excuse for cutting out early. That's where…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2013

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, a company that turns your Instagram photos into personalized wrapping paper (brilliant, right? Help them meet their funding goal …
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 17, 2013

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. Immortality? No thanks. But the idea of strapping on a freakin' JETPACK and taking off to explore the great unknown? YES PLEASE. And you, sir, are quite…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

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 back seat of a car), but more often, the culprits of coitus interruptus are our modern day gadgets and gizmos. Technology is supposed…
By: The Frisky / November 7, 2013

Attention, Passengers: Soon You’ll Be Allowed To Play Angry Birds For Your Entire Flight

Good news, fliers! The FAA announced plans to ease up on its rules regarding electronics on planes. Soon, we'll be allowed to use portable devices for the entire flight. I imagine this is a huge relief to flight attendants who are probably sick of playing kindergarten teacher by telling grown adults to turn off their…
By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

Facebook Probably Knows Who You’re Dating, Even If You’ve Never Shared It

So here’s something kinda creepy -- Facebook probably knows who your significant other is, even if you’ve never posted it online before. Yep, I’m freaked out too, but also kind of fascinated. Maybe this shouldn't be all that surprising. The whole “the internet knows everything about you” rhetoric has been around long enough, but new…
By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2013

Tweeting Bra Lets Your Followers Know Every Time It’s Unclasped

If your tits could tweet, what would they say? Well, now you can kind of, sort of, find out -- OgilvyOne Athens has created a bra that tweets every time it's unclasped, giving your special list of followers a heads up that you're free-boobin' it. The thing is, 99 percent of the time that I take…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 25, 2013

Life Dream Status: A Clutch That Charges Your iPhone

Ladies, meet your new favorite accessory: the Mighty Purse. This cute little clutch is equipped with a built-in high-capacity battery that can recharge your smart phone up to 2 times per charge. An internal indicator light tells you exactly how much juice you have left before heading out on the town. Do you…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 23, 2013

6 Potentially Awkward Moments That May Arise When Dating Someone With A Smartwatch

This weekend, my boyfriend got a new Samsung Galaxy phone and accompanying smartwatch, which is exactly what it sounds like -- one of those watch phones they've been promising us since "The Jetsons." The next big thing is here indeed. But the next big thing is weird. At first, I wa…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 16, 2013

The Kids Won’t Be All Right: Here’s A Child’s Potty Affixed With An iPad

No wonder so many gross young people are grossly using social media on the toilet without realizing it is gross: we as a society are literally training them to do so. Yes, my flabbergasted friends, this is a child's potty affixed with an iPad stand so toddlers can play Toca Kitche…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013

Susan Bennett, The Voice Of Apple’s Siri, Thinks She Sounds A Little Creepy

Voice actress Susan Bennett has revealed herself to be the voice of Siri. Although Apple won't confirm it, voice forensic specialists have. Susan explains that she often records stuff without any idea of where or how it will be used. So, she had no idea that she would end up as the life concierge o…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel’s No Doctor, But He Did Find The Cure For iOS 7-Induced Nausea

Apple's latest operating system is divisive to a degree that's usually reserved for politics. Some love it, some people loathe it, and others … well, it just makes them sick. One of iOS 7's key differences from previous Apple interfaces is "parallax," an unnecessary if hypnotizing feature that enables the icons on the screen to…
By: Rachel Krause / October 2, 2013

Frisky Rant: Is It Just Me Or Is Apple Even More Classist Than It Used To Be?

I adore my iPhone. So many things I do on a daily basis would be impossible without it and I’m grateful to have one. That said, Apple and I have some issues. Namely, with this iPhone 5c and 5s craziness. It’s not as though Apple is a stranger to the "shiny new stuff" contest. iPods,…
By: Claire Hannum / September 20, 2013

Cat Proves The iPhone 5s Fingerprint Sensor Also Works For Pawprints

That fancy shmancy new sensor on the iPhone 5s that allows you to unlock your phone with a quick scan of your fingerprint? Turns out it also works for pets! TechCrunch tested the technology on a cat's paw, and while it took a few attempts, sure enough, the phone was able…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 19, 2013

It’s About To Become Socially Acceptable To Date Your Phone

You've probably heard about some rare instances where people were attracted to, fell in love with or even married things like the Eiffel Tower or their truck. It's called objectum sexuality, a fetish when a person feels romantic desire toward or interest i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 15, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Meet Sonya, The Google Street View Rescue Dog

When a woman who had been feeding a stray dog in Los Angeles asked a shelter to help her get the dog off the street, she had a little help in describing the animal's location: "Just look on Google Street View." The dog, who is now named Sonya, had been captured by Google cameras passing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 15, 2013
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