technology

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

Nipple.io 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 Nipple.io 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

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
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