Posts tagged "technology"

Textercuff: The Perfect Sex Toy For Text Addicts

For some, the pleasure of returning text messages is one that should be denied. The Textercuff, part handcuff, part thumb gag, is the perfect sex toy for restraining your technology addict from the instant gratification he desires. Deny him the touch of his iPhone, shame him for being too plugged in, make him beg to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 2012

How Would You Use An X-Ray Vision App?

In today's edition of "Real Life Is Basically Already 'Star Trek'," researchers at the University of Texas have created a device that would allow cellphones to see through walls, wood, plastic, paper, and other solid objects. Yes, seriously. A microchip taps into a range of the electromagnetic spectrum, a receiver translates the data, and ta-da:…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2012

20 Facebook Friend Dealbreakers

This past week, I unfriended an old friend from high school because he posted a really douchey comment on my Facebook page, and the whole debacle got me thinking about Facebook Friend Dealbreakers: those annoying/offensive/stupid things that always send us searching for the "unfriend" button. I polled the rest of the Frisky staff and we…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2012

Weekend Project: Bubble Envelope Ipad Case

There are tons of cool iPad cases out there, but if you want something that's totally unique, you gotta make your own. This tutorial for how to turn a bubble envelope into an iPad case is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most creative I've seen so far. All you need is a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 21, 2012

MacBook Perfume Brings All The Nerds To The Yard

There are beautiful smells like vanilla, lavender, jasmine, and rose, and then there is the most beautiful smell of all: the scent of a freshly purchased MacBook Pro. Now, thanks to a collaboration between a group of artists and the scent scientists at Air Aroma, that intoxicating Apple product smell has been recreated and bottled…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 20, 2012

New 3D Chocolate Printer Is Way More Delicious Than A Regular Printer

Your old printer has served you well. It's dutifully churned out term papers, contracts, and last-minute photo gifts. But wouldn't it be nice to upgrade to a printer that prints chocolate? Seriously though: a team of researchers in the UK have devised a machine that does just that. Apparently the magical chocolate printer works like…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2012

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

I'll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All of the stuff that I believe can change the prevalence of sexual violence — harsher punishments for criminals, a cultural change on what consent means,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

Soon You Will Get All Your Texts Through Your Vibrating Tattoo

Yeah, I know. Whaaat? Nokia has invented a "magnetic vibrating tattoo" that wirelessly connects to your cell phone. So basically you'll never have to worry about ever missing another text or email because this device will emit vibrating alerts directly to your wrist or abdomen. And if you're not into the idea of getting inked, you…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 21, 2012

5 Reasons The New iPad Is A Waste of Money

The jig is up. We've been bamboozled. Had. Got the wool pulled over our eyes. There isn't, in fact, an iPad3, or an iPad Mini, like some had been hoping. Instead, there's the "New iPad." Whatever that means. Obviously, there are some cool things aboutApple's latest gadget -- and we told you about them yesterday, so I won't…
By: The Stir / March 8, 2012

Is That A Keyboard In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

If you've been frustrated by the chronic separation of your keyboard and your pants, then today is your day, my friend. A Dutch design company has finally created a pair of jeans with a keyboard, wireless mouse, and speakers sewn right in. They're fashion-forward too: dark denim with orange seams stitched to resemble the wiring…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 29, 2012

Go Ahead, Drop Your Cellphone In The Toilet As Many Times As You Want

If you've ever lost a cellphone to a toilet bowl, rainstorm, or a really important call in the shower, a new product might be able to help you out: Liquipel is a waterproof protective coating 1000 times thinner than a human hair. Customers get their phones treated as a preventive measure, and then, after that…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 1, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Gifts For The Man In Your Life

You want to pick out a great gadget gift for that special guy in your life, but you have no idea where to start? Well, we'll let you in on a little tech expert secret here — start by matching the device to his personality. We've spent countless hours doing extensive research on this subject ("extensive…
By: tecca / December 18, 2011

How To Use Your Smartphone To Send Holiday Cards

E-cards work well for a quick greeting, but sometimes you want to give the pleasure of a physical card in the mail. Gone are the days of simply finding a card in the store, signing your name and maybe writing a word or two. Thankfully, there are some great, easy ways to send cards without ever…
By: tecca / December 13, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times] Check…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Plugged-In Girl

You know who I'm talking about: she's always got headphones glued to her ears, stood in line to score the iPhone4S, and mocks you endlessly for still having a Hotmail account. Here are 10 gifts that will make the plugged-in girl in your life jump for joy.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2011

OMG, Teen Sexting Is, Like, So Not Cool

Sexting is, like, so not cool. Only one percent of kids age 10 to 17 have shared naked pics of themselves, according to new data released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers on the APA study disputed a commonly cited piece of data which said that one in five — or 20 percent — of kid…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Contrary To Stereotype, Online Gamers Are Actually Women

Gamers get a bad rep: They're typecast as plump, basement-dwelling man-children who lead reclusive lives and collect actions figures. Apparently, that's way off base. A study by GameHouse says that 55 percent of online gamers are actually female. Not only that, but in comparison to female non-gamers, they are happier, more social, and get it on more often!
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 2, 2011

New Software Can Tell You How Much Pics Have Been Photoshopped

Surprise, surprise: basically all of the photos we see in the media today are Photoshopped in some way. Lighting is tweaked; blemishes, pores, and cellulite vanish; and wrinkles smooth into oblivion. But now two computer image specialists at Dartmouth College have developed a software program that can tell, say, feminist bloggers just how much a…
By: Rachel Krause / November 30, 2011

Condom Company Scares Guys Into Wrapping It Up Via Facebook

Of all the good reasons to wrap it up, not bringing a bundle of joy into the world who you are ill-prepared to care for is a big one. A Brazilian ad agency took this idea to the extreme by Facebook friending young men with a profile of their fake "baby" with their name followed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay: The Perfect Gift For The Glamorous Gadget Lover

There's one thing fashion and gadgets have in common: both can be quite expensive. This holiday season, though, Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay has the perfect gift for the glamorous gadget lover that will not break your bank -- an iPhone case. These aren't your run-of-the-mill iPhone cases. Two feature raised cheetah designs in color combinatio…
By: Annika Harris / November 26, 2011
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