Posts tagged "technology"

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

TechCrunch Conference Apologizes For Australians’ Titstare App

The technology blog TechCrunch apologized on Sunday for sexist and juvenile behavior at their TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 conference after a pair of Australians debuted a new app called Titstare and another presentor pretended to jerk off onstage. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

Addicted To Facebook? Cure Yourself With The Pavlov Poke!

Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff, two PhD candidates at MIT, estimate that they waste a combined 50 hours a week scrolling mindlessly through Facebook. In an effort to curb their social media addiction, the pair came up with a novel solution called the Pavlov Poke. Named after the famous physiologist Ivan Pavlov, whose bell-ringing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 4, 2013

A How-To Guide To Using Emojis In Your Dating Life

Now that any online dating experience will eventually escalate to mobile messaging (whether What’s App, iMessage, or How About We’s app), it’s not enough to have mastered the English language. We live in an emoji world now. Originally added to iOS for Japanese teenagers, the diverse set of smileys is now used by people of…

By: Ella Riley Adams / August 24, 2013

Adolescent Boys Think Sexual Aggression Is Flirting, Apparently?

For a long time, eyebrow-arching and pearl-clutching over “hookup culture” has focused on young women: they will feel used by young men and come to believe they can only derive value in themselves from their sexuality. Such concerns have been roundly and fairly criticizing as portraying young women as victims lacking in agency, or worse,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2013

The Ryan Gosling Chrome Browser Extension Turns Every Website Into My Dream Website

This, my friends, is kinda, sorta what The Frisky would look like if I wasn’t so terrified of another Goservention. The “Hey Girl” Chrome browser extension will turn any website into a Ryan Gosling website, by replacing all of the photos with Gosling snaps. Using Chrome, head on over to heygirl.io and drag the HEY GIRL butto…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2013

Super Hot Tech News! Sydney Leathers Is The New Face Of iHookup — Plus, There’s An App That Lets You Know If You’re Great In Bed

It’s an exciting day in the app world. According to TMZ, Sydney Leathers has signed a six figure endorsement deal to be the new face of iHookup, a mobile app for “casual dating based on sexual chemistry.” (I think that might be code for NSA sex?) Her duties will include having an active profile and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 13, 2013

Maintain Your Smartphone’s Modesty With A Pair Of Silicone Panties

Apparently, Japanese teens are going hogwild for smartphone-sized panties, or pantsu. The miniature undies are touted as a way to protect your phone’s home button, but they also make your phone pretty much impossible to operate until they’re removed (sexy!). Pantsu come in a variety of styles –including little boxer briefs! — and are currently…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 9, 2013

9 Naughty Apps That Are Worth The Download

Test drive these digital turn-ons and get jiggy with your iPhone, iPad or Android for $2.99 or less! Starting with…

By: iVillage / August 8, 2013

Your Computer Is Sexist

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh designed the first ever computer capable of producing jokes on command. Only problem: their PC wasn’t so PC. Following the lead of successful, male comedians, the software was programed to make a statement followed by an unexpected comment. The computer’s algorithm finds unlikely word pairings and makes a connectio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 7, 2013

“Her” Offers A Glimpse Of Our Scary, Tech-Obsessed Future

Do we have unhealthy relationships with our computers and smartphones? Hell to the yes. My constant need to check Facebook and email is super duper unhealthy. Will I stop? Not likely.

The good thing is, I have real, functioning human relationships that supersede my tech obsessions. Not so for Theodore, the protagonist i…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 7, 2013

6 Ways Smart Technology Has Made Things Dumber

People are pretty technology-happy these days. We pore over rumors and specs on technology websites, we stand in line to get the newest gadgets, and we beat up people who dare own phones a couple years out of date. New technology isn’t just anticipated, it’s damn near fetishized. Witness the growing trend of “unboxing,” YouTube…

By: Cracked / July 31, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 Things That Can Go Terribly Wrong On Tinder And Grouper

When meeting people in real life became too much work, we went online to date. When online dating becomes tedious (and it pretty much already has), what’s next? We date through apps, obviously. After all, why spend hours combing through various online profiles, when you can just tap a button on your phone? If you haven’t…

By: Alyson Penn / July 30, 2013

“Leftover Swap” App Lets You Share Your Cold Pizza With Strangers

Imagine opening your fridge to find a couple boxes of chow mein from last night, but not much else (you probably don’t have to try too hard to conjure up this scenario, huh?). The only problem is you don’t feel like chow mein, so you snap a quick photo of last night’s noodles, post it…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2013

Situations When It Is Acceptable/Not Acceptable To Write IN ALL CAPS

Everything that I say and write is important. Very important. Smetimes when I am writing and my thoughts are super, extra-important, I write it IN ALL CAPS for extra emphasis. Sure, I know some people read capital letters as “screaming,” i.e. rude. That’s especially true if you’re tweeting or writing an entire email in caps.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2013

Sorry, Bro: Posting A Video On The Internet Of Your Wife Having A Temper Tantrum Is Indefensible

By now you may have seen a video, which made the rounds on Monday, of a woman throwing a crazy-ass temper tantrum in the car while her husband films her flipping out. Jim Mongiat and his wife, Whitney Styles Mongiat, from Knoxville, Tennessee, were fighting because she wanted to spend the weekend at the lake,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2013

That Store Knows Where You Shopped Last Summer

I, like many people do, figure that while online shopping, companies track the things I look at, how long I look at them, and whether or not I buy them. This is, of course, then reflected in the advertisements that I will later see on other websites. Although slightly unnerving, tech-savvy consumers have come to…

By: Mary Odell / July 15, 2013

Evening Quickies: RIP, Google Reader!

RIP Google Reader! The picture on the right depicts every single member of The Frisky staff right now (on the inside at least). Here’s a handy flowchart to finding your perfect Google Reader replacement. Yes, you really do have to give it up now. I’ve gone with Feedly but The Old Reader is okay, too. Let…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2013

Are Creepy Hackers Watching You Right This Second?

Stealing credit card information and social security numbers is so passé nowadays. The new fad of invading privacy online is to actually watch unsuspecting victims, or, I’m sorry, “slaves” as these hackers like to call them, through their own webcams.

That’s right, ladies: internet hackers have just found an alarmingly inventive way of…

By: Alyson Penn / June 23, 2013

Life-Improving Tip Of The Day: Try Gmail’s Organized Inbox (Seriously, Do It Now)

This morning I woke up before my alarm went off and started mindlessly surfing the web on my phone. A few random clicks led me to this article about how Gmail’s Organized Inbox feature will literally change your life. I read through it, thought, Huh, that sounds kinda cool, and then fell back asleep, relegating…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2013
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