Today in “brilliant ideas that only exist because people are awful,” the most popular movie theater chain in the world, Cinemark, has debuted a new app to dissuade moviegoers from texting during movies. Here’s how it works: when a movie starts, people are prompted to use the Cinemark app to put their phones into “Cinemode.” More »
Luckily, for the technologically inclined, the gadgets just keep getting more and more fancy. We’re in the age of “The Jetsons.” Actually, we’ve surpassed them. Except for the robots who do your chores for you. Soon! Click through to see some of the best gifts out there for the tech geek in your life. … More »
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 yesterday, and it did so with a special celebrity guest: Jessica Alba. Microsoft invited the actress to tout the phone’s “Kid’s Corner” feature, which allows parents to control what apps kids have access to, touting her as a “great example of the kind of people who we think Windows… More »
Do your arms get tired from lifting your DSLR to take artfully staged photos of every meal? Do you live in fear that you’ll miss the chance to capture a perfectly picturesque moment while brushing your teeth? Does Instagram not feel quite instant enough? No need to fear: the Memoto “lifeblogging camera” is here to save… More »
Facebook recently added a “promote” button, which allows users to pay a few bucks to ensure their posts reach a larger audience. This means Facebook posts now include “like,” “share,” and “promote” buttons, but still, we feel some key button opportunities are being missed. After the jump, a list of other buttons that would really… More »
I don’t think it’s just me when I say that there are so many ways to screw up a relationship now. It used to be fairly big things like standing someone up, cheating, being a big-time loser. Now I hear of people breaking up over of some of the most bizarre things like, “He followed his ex-girlfriend on… More »
Ladies and Gents, it’s time! The iPhone 5 is here. So what’s so special about this version? For starters there’s a larger Retina display. This basically means that everything on your phone is going to be crisper and clearer. The LTE wireless technology will also speed up all connections and the new A6 chip makes everything twice… More »
After you’ve removed all your friends’ babies from Facebook, here’s how to rid the Internet of another thing that is highly annoying: Brownout. It’s a Chrome extension that gets rid of all things Chris Brown: mentions of his name, pictures of him, everything.
Canadia’s Canada’s AUX TV station said they created the app after the recent… More »
Women of the Internet, start your editing engines. If it’s one thing we’ve learned recently from go-to Web info source Wikipedia, it’s that what the user-edited encyclopedia could use more of is you.
Researcher Santiago Oritz has developed Wikipedia Gender, “an interactive visualization that shows which articles have more male or female editors”. More »
Every technological and social revolution creates new behaviors and new relationships … and the need for new terminology to describe them. The progress and innovation in our virtual world is moving so fast yet, sadly, our language has not been able to keep up—AT ALL. Slowly, we’ve added words like “unfriend,” “hashtag” and — just… More »
I had such a case of the Mondays this week and accidentally spilled coffee all over my mousepad. My search for a replacement brought me to Etsy, where I found tons of cute, unique options that would add a hearty dose of style and personality to any desk. Ready to give your mouse a smooth… More »
Do you ever scroll through someone’s Facebook feed and think, “Wow, this person’s life is absolutely perfect”? They go on amazing vacations, have a hot, attentive husband, a spotless home, a dream job, and a total lack of bad hair days. It’s easy to forget that someone’s online identity is just that: a carefully constructed… More »
The iPad mini. Forever, it’s been this wacky rumor. Heck, leave it to Apple to come up with absolutely everything, eh? They already havethe perfect phone that practically everyone in the world owns, and the perfect super functional cool-looking iPad tablet that so totally OWNS every other tablet. Naturally, it’s time to add another gem to their Apple powerhouse arsenal.
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Every phone I’ve ever owned has met a tragic and untimely death. Whether it’s the toilet, the concrete, the washing machine, a sandy beach, or a spilled glass of juice, I am an expert at breaking cell phones, so when I splurged on a fancy new Android a few weeks ago, I vowed things would… More »
I might be more than a little obsessed with C.Wonder’s WASP-y clothes, jewelry and accessories. But you shouldn’t concern yourself with that — no, you should be concerned with which of these three preppy colors you’ll choose for a Bluetooth-connected tablet keyboard. The small keyboard is lightweight, easy to carry, and makes it so much… More »
Most yoga classes start out with a request to turn off or silence your cellphones, and a tacit understanding that if you do pull out your wireless device during class, you’re going to get some disapproving looks from the teacher and your classmates. As was the case during a lunchtime yoga class at Facebook headquarters,… More »
Genius computer person, Tanner Stokes, invented a browser extension that converts annoying YouTube comments into the language of “herp derp.” Just download and “herp derp” the crap out of those anonymous comments. If Tanner develops a “hero derp” button for all internet commenting, we could have a virtual mutiny on our hands. It will be… More »
We all have dodgy photos of our friends on our phones in embarrassing or damn near blackmail-worthy positions. But a survey of 1,500 people has shown that one-fourth of women say they’ve posted unflattering pic of their friends on Facebook on purpose. Yup, on purpose. The most common reason a “friend” posted a picture of… More »
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Polar Bear pillow that will wake me up every five minutes with a slap on the face. This new device called “Jukusui-kun,” meaning “Deep Sleep,” was designed by a Japanese professor to help sufferers of sleep apnea stop snoring… More »
I am writing this post at the request of my co-workers. This morning when I came into the office, my co-workers were talking about how our video server was being obstinate. My reply was, “You must romance it into submission.” This was met with confused looks. So, I was obliged to present my Theory Of… More »