Posts tagged "technology"

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

18 Inventions We Need Now

Science is a beautiful thing. Science has brought us many technological advancements, such as and including, air travel, tanning beds and mini-pizzas. But there are many things that science has yet to deliver on. And that’s got us kind of mad with science. We kind of want to have some words with science, okay? I…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2011

Man Calls 911 Over Broken iPhone

Ah, stupid people doing stupid things. A man named Michael Alan Skopec was arrested after he called 911 five times to report a grave emergency — his iPhone was broken! To his credit, when police arrived  to investigate a disorderly conduct charge, he was intoxicated. Skopec, a resident of Bristol, Illinois is no fumbling frat boy,…

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 12, 2011

Tech-A-Lingus: 10 Geek Words That Annoy People

Geek speak is a special slanguage that evolved from our cultural immersion in the techno-verse.  Growing up, I never would have guessed that I would come to think of the term “LOL” (or any variation thereof) as a dating dealbreaker  or that someone (Anthony Weiner) would resign from public office over “sexting” gone wrong. According…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2011

Googlher: The Google-Powered Vibration For Search Engine Oh-Oh-OH-ptimization (NSFW)

Leave it to geeks to figure out a way to combine sex toys and the Internet. Googlher is a Google-powered vibrator that plugs into your computer and vibrates like a “bullet vibrator” with the help of the Googlher Firefox Add-on.

Sounds overly complicated to me. I firmly believe that masturbation should not threate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2011

App Helps French Mothers Figure Out If Sons Are “Le Gay”

Apparently even French mothers have trouble answering the question “gay or European?” A new smartphone app offers French mothers a questionnaire to help figure out if their sons like sticking their French bread in a warm, buttery croissant … or not. The $2.69 app asks 20 questions which inquire whether their bébé mimics gay stereotype…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2011

A Remote Control To Tune Out Whatever Celeb You Hate

This may just be the most genius invention of all time. A video producer named Matt Richardson has created a remote control that automatically mutes out the voice of specific celebrities, as well as instances where someone else might be talking about them. Why? Because there is always a celebrity he can’t stand to hear…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 13, 2011

A Cell Phone That Can Kiss You

It was only a matter of time beside someone decided to take sexting to the next level. A dude by the name of Fabian Hemmert, a designer at the Berlin University of the Arts, is working on three prototypes for phones that can give you actual physical affection that corresponds to the actions of the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 11, 2011

Ashton Kutcher Thinks Fashion Will Have High-Tech Smarts Soon

“I think the big next wave will be wearable technologies. Your phone will be your true PC, and these technologies will act as your mouse and keyboard. You’ll have a high-fashion bracelet that will perform functions for you—it’ll track your health, your movement, your sleep, your activity—and by wearing a couple of rings, you’ll be…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2011

70 Percent Of Women Would Give Up Sex Rather Than Their Cellphone

Which would you rather give up—sex or your cellphone? A recent study by TeleNav found that a surprising number of people—a third of all those that they surveyed—would choose to forego the former rather than the latter. And the percentage shot up when they looked at women’s answers. Gulp, a whopping 70 percent of ladie…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 11, 2011

Penelope Trunk Says Startups Shouldn’t Hire Women Because We’re Too Emotional

Technology startups should not hire women because their crying jags and fit-throwing at the office is too much of a distraction, according to Brazen Careerist and business writer Penelope Trunk, writing for business site BNET.com. Oh, you know us ladies and our hormones. It’s a wonder we get anything done when we’re weeping all the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2011

Found: The Grossest iPhone Case Ever

Well, you’ll always be able to find your phone in your purse, right? [Buzzfeed]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 7, 2011

#ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend Trended This Weekend On Twitter

My love/hate relationship with Twitter grew ever-so-slightly more complicated this weekend when the hashtag #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend trended on Sunday. (For the Twitter-uninitiated, a hashtag is a word or phrase prefaced by the # sign, which usually describes a theme people are talking about — for example, #JetsGame or #AmericanIdol.) When a hashtag or phrase becomes so…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

Announce Your Pregnancy On Facebook: Site Adds “I’m Expecting” Option

Facebook’s new “I’m expecting” option is the new way to tell all 613 of your closest friends that you are pregnant. In the “Family” section, users now have the option to announce their due date (month, day, and year), as well as the baby’s sex and name.

It’s about time that Facebook did…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

Crap You Don’t Need: Jelly Belly Scented iPhone Case

Something new to file under “Crap You Don’t Need”: techies can now choose what their smartphone will smell like. ESI Cases is selling five new cases, each scented like a different flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans — Strawberry Cheesecake, Very Cherry, Blueberry, Berry Blue and Licorice. The cases sell for $15 a pop and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2011

Smell-O-Vision, Coming Soon

Smell-o-vision sounds like something that could only happen in the year 2030, but it could actually be a reality … pretty soon. Samsung has commissioned researched at UCSD to make a device that attaches to your television and produces scents. The device has a 100×100 matrix of wires that burn in different patterns to create…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 25, 2011

YWCA’s “Safety Siren” iPhone App Sends An S.O.S. Message For Help On A Sketchy Date

Ten years ago, when I was 17, I got into a car with a young guy I barely knew who was a customer at my job. We drove deep into the woods, parked his car, and got stoned. Bryan* eventually became my boyfriend, but I often think back to that night when I went off…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2011

What Exactly Is A Cloud Girlfriend?

Need a fake girlfriend? Have no fear—a company called Cloud Girlfriend is here to bring you one. All you have to do is tell them a bit about what your perfect girlfriend would look and be like, and they’ll create an online personality for her. They’ll even have her post on your Facebook wall, just…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 30, 2011
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