A freelance coder was eating lunch in downtown Toronto yesterday when she claimed she overheard some IBM executives casually discussing why they don’t hire women. Like any sensible tech professional who supports gender equality, self-proclaimed feminist activist Lyndsay Kirkham live-tweeted the entire alleged affair. Read More
Attention rich people: There’s a new gadget for you to blow your weekly earnings on.
Samsung is introducing a 105-inch curved television that’s priced at a wallet-busting $120,000. Nope, we didn’t add in an extra two zeroes there — it really costs the same amount as a nice house in Pittsburgh. Read More
Go grab the nearest alcohol vaporizer, because it’s been proven that binge drinkers are cooler than all their friends.
Men and women who frequently participate in heavy drinking tend to have higher social standings within their friend groups, the Daily Beast reports. The study, called Drinking to Reach the Top (guess we’ll have to rename our autobiography), is scheduled to appear in the October issue of Addictive Behaviors. Read More
Kim Kardashian’s app has been exploding in popularity — it’s finally reached number one spot for free apps at the Apple App Store, and is slowly making its way to the top of the highest-grossing charts as well. Meanwhile, the hype has caused game developer Glu Mobile’s stock prices to soar. But what about Kim’s cut of the profits?
Now there’s a site that tell you what Ms. Kardashian’s estimated royalties from the app will be. Aptly named KardashianCash.com, it was launched silently last night by Texas-based analyst firm PTT Research. Read More
Ahhh, the sweet smell of innovation. Wait, those are farts.
One silly English dude is building the world’s biggest fart machine so he can let one rip on France. Read More
With a massive $700 price tag, it’s hard to call Sony’s new Walkman a comeback. But apparently the groundbreaking gadget, which was praised for its affordability when it launched 35 years ago, has been revived in Japan. Read More
Friends can be terrible matchmakers, and blind dates are notorious for going horribly, horribly wrong. But if you’re willing to give it all another chance, you can now do it from the comfort of your iPhone.
A new app called Hitch can add a little mystery to your mobile dating life by letting your friends set you up on virtual blind dates. Finally, you can look for love without the superficial swipes. Read More
Parents love to gripe about how often kids these days are staring at screens — but new research from the UK shows that a lot of kids have the same complaint about their Facebook-obsessed parents.
Almost 70 percent of kids surveyed said their parents spend too much time on their phone, iPad or other devices, the Telegraph reports. At the same time, slightly fewer parents — 60 percent — had the same worry about their children. Read More
At the beginning of August, hundreds of fans will pack Miami’s Eden Roc Hotel to meet models with whom they’ve all been intimate, and yet have never actually met beyond the screens of their webcams.
“[They'll] meet the models [they]’ve been chatting to for four years. People could start fainting,” Clinton Cox, the founder of the first annual CammingCon, told me over the phone. “There’s going to be a huge level of nerves… Who knows what the energy’s going to be like? It’s a giant science experiment.” Read More