Posts tagged "technology"

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

Dating Don’ts: 13 Types Of Texters To Be Wary Of

As if dating wasn’t hard enough – you throw in a portable, typed-word machine and suddenly it’s pandemonium. Tones, intentions, invitations all get jumbled in this lawless land of shorthand communication. Suddenly the guy you’re dating’s “C u later” message means he’s dumping you when he really just wanted to let you know he’d see…

By: Alyson Penn / June 18, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Jean MacDonald, Founder Of App Camp For Girls

It’s no secret that fewer girls than boys go into the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). But Jean MacDonald, the founder of App Camp For Girls, is doing something great to start to change that. Inspired by Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, App Camp aims to make women currently involved with designing…

By: Mary Odell / June 11, 2013

Wacko App Allows You To Measure How Hard You Spank Someone With Your Phone

Yes, with your phone. Because who doesn’t want to explain to the gal at the Android store that you cracked your screen whacking someone on the ass so you could measure the intensity of a spanking? A $1 app called Spanking Meter— which “doesn’t support violence against mobile phones, tablets or women,” mind you —…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2013

Today In Pizza Technology: A DVD That Smells Like Pizza

Pizza people, never stop trying to make pizza bigger, better and more delicious, okay? That’s what the folks at Domino’s have done, with a new DVD disk that smells like pizza. Brazilian advertising firm Artplan created the disks, which somehow make a pizza smell when you stick them in your DVD player. Right now, the…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2013

Why The Inventor Of The GIF Is Annoyed With Us All

“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations … They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF and winner of a Webby award, expresses his irritation at the bastardization of the word. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I’m going to be able…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 22, 2013

The Unsung Benefits Of A Cracked Cellphone Screen

When I spent a ridiculous amount of money on a brand new smartphone, I knew it was only a matter of time until I broke it, and sure enough, two weeks after I got it, I was touring a house my best friend was considering renting, and dropped my phone while attempting to take a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2013

New Fave Tumblr: White Men Wearing Google Glass

Have you seen Google Glass yet? It’s the impossibly expensive ($1,500) new toy Google recently unleashed. What it is: An attachment one affixes to your eyeglasses that allows you to snap photos and record video with the blink of an eye. A sort of creepy, futuristic “Jetsons”-type gadget, Google Glass is basically like affixing a…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2013

Facebook Unveils ‘Home’ For Phones

The “Facebook phone” is here and, as expected, it is not a phone built by Facebook. Instead, the company unveiled “Facebook Home,” a download that converts an Android phone into a Facebook-centric device, reports CNET. It will be available on a limited basis April 12 at the Google Play store. That’s the same day HTC is rolling…

By: Newser / April 4, 2013

“Romance Pants” Are The Clapper Of Sex

Putting smooth jazz on the stereo, lighting scented candles, dimming the lights; these seduction techniques seem like so much extra work when you consider the latest innovation in hands-free mood setting. “Romance Pants,” a Red Bull Creation entry by Team Instructables, will take the seduction game to a whole new level. These jeans may look…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 4, 2013

Dating With Tinder: What It’s Really Like To Date With Hookup Apps

I joined Tinder last month at the insistence of my friends. Before I downloaded the app, I had no clue what it was, but listening to my buddies raving about it, you’d think it was the second coming of Facebook.

For guys who love looking at pictures of girls in bikinis and frivolously…

By: Ask Men / March 11, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 7 Types Of Vine Videos That Will Almost Certainly Scare Dates Away

Forget Instagram! Vine is the new social media hot spot. Six second videos from all your best digital friends? Sign me up. As long as they’re interesting, that is. As a general rule of thumb in social media, no one wants to see mundane posts about your Friday night viewing of “Bridesmaids” or a rundow…

By: Emma Sarran / March 5, 2013

Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting That Instagram Photo

I’ve decided to stop using Instagram. It only just occurred to me that maybe I don’t want people to see where I am and who I’m with at that exact moment. There are lots of other things you can use Instagram for, of course, and I can always take those photos and ‘gram ‘em later, but that…

By: Almie Rose / March 4, 2013

5 New Gadgets & How To Use Them For Porn

With every New Year comes a new round of technological gadgets that are supposed to make our lives easier. Not only do they usually do that, but after awhile someone realizes that on top of bringing us closer — communication wise — and making the world seem smaller, the aforementioned gadgets are actually really handy when it comes to pornography.

By: YourTango.com / February 25, 2013

Today’s Lady News: With “Bang With Friends,” The Virtual World Tries To Create Actual Hookups

Want to see if there’s mutual lust between you and your Facebook friends?  There’s an app for that: Bang With Friends. Slate wants to know if an app created by the male-dominated tech industry will be used by women. [Slate]
France’s National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health pulled an acne…

By: Sarah Gray / January 30, 2013

13 Apps Perfect For Weirdos Like Us

I’m weird. I’m very weird. I’m proud of how weird I am. You’re probably weird, too. I think everyone is weird in their own unique way. Like snowflakes. When I found out that there was a BellyButton app for my iPhone, my first reaction was, “I want it.” It does nothing but show pictures of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 9, 2013

The 10 Most Instagrammed Things Of Every Year Ever

So, the list of the most Instagrammed places in the world for 2012 has been released. The Bangkok Airport came in at #1, and the rest of the spots–Disneyland, the Eiffel Tower, Times Square–are pretty predictable, but focusing on the most popular places leaves out some really iconic Instagram photo subjects. I mean, where are the freshly…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 2, 2013

Hacktivists Threaten To Release Personal Information Of Football Players Allegedly Involved In Assaulting Drunk Girl

Two weeks ago, The New York Times ran an enormous article about a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, where members of the football team participated in the rape of a drunk girl in August. Images and videos captured the night, when a 15-year-old drunk girl was carried to multiple parties, raped and peed upon. Two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2012

The Purr-fect iPhone Stand

I can’t be the only Mac addict whose iPhone gets lost over the course of the day somewhere underneath the mail, lip balms, and napkins in my purse. How am I supposed to respond to my What’s App? messages within 12 seconds of receiving them if I can’t find my phone?! Rest assured, because there’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2012

This What Tyra Banks’ Smize Yourself! App Did To My Face

OMFG! I’ve discovered the most worthwhile way to waste time EVER. Amelia informed me that a Tyra Banks Smize Yourself! app existed and of course, I purchased it immediately.

Basically, you line up your face in a cut out and then you smize into the camera while Tyra tells you how “fierce” you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2012
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