Posts tagged "technology"

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 that guys “can spend more time with the Bros.” Because those extra two minutes of time spent lifting, gaming or hanging with the bros are…

Ami Angelowicz / March 2, 2014

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 fake product that is basically a cone of shame, makes it impossible for a person to look down at their phone and instead, forces them…

Claire Hannum / February 21, 2014

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 it’s hard not to wonder what it means for us as a species. In the future, will public sidewalks be dotted with as many “Don’t

Claire Hannum / January 26, 2014

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. Earlier this week, 26-year-old Ken Hoang fell into the frigid Chicago River while trying to retrieve his phone, which he dropped on the ice. His two…

Claire Hannum / January 15, 2014

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

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 her mother and 14-year-old sister — both topless in a hot tub — and it got spread around a couple of Missouri high schools.

Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

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…

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…

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.

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 your standard new…

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 the “Happy…

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 here!), I decided to round up some…

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…

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 to be…

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…

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 network…

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…

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 know what thi…

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 was just so relieved that he didn’t…

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 Kitchen Monsters while they’re doing their…

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013
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