'Tinderella' Is The Perfect Fairy Tale For Our Time

Fans of the popular Tinder app will appreciate the newest offering from the funny people at College Humor — an animated fairy tale about a beautiful princess and a handsome prince who are brought together by fate. Sorry— not fate; they're brought together by smartphones and boredom, the Cupid's arrow of 2014. » 1/30/14 7:15pm 1/30/14 7:15pm

If You Want To Forget Something, Instagram The Hell Out Of It

Thanks to the ubiquity of digital photo capturing devices, nothing need go undocumented. Food? Instagram that shit. Baby? Vines or it didn't happen. Engagements? #NoFilter #OMG And tag your new fiancee or otherwise no one will know. But although the intention of photographing everything from the banal to the momentous… » 12/10/13 1:20pm 12/10/13 1:20pm

Smartphones Are Made for Giant Man-Hands

About a month and a half ago, after years of relentless Blackberry mockery from my plugged in coworkers, I did something pretty out of my typically Luddite character: I bought a smartphone. And so far, I like it just fine. I can listen to Spotify on my phone now, which is nice. And the picture quality is much better… » 11/08/13 7:00pm 11/08/13 7:00pm

If You Are a Woman, You Use Your Phone Differently Than a Man

When they're not busy making computer technology and being started by Bill Gates, Microsoft is doing research. Or more specifically, Facebook polling, on things that will better your life and teach you things, like how "both genders see eye to eye on mobile phone pet peeves but differ when protecting their personal… » 6/03/13 7:00pm 6/03/13 7:00pm

Cool Boss Marissa Mayer Is Giving New Smartphones to Yahoo Employees

In her effort to be the cool new Yahoo boss who has pre-cocktail hour cocktails at two and designates the third Wednesday of every month as Cookie Potluck Day, Marissa Mayer recently sent a memo to all full time (and part time!) Yahoo employees in the US informing them Oprah-style that they all get...smartphones!! Not… » 9/16/12 11:30am 9/16/12 11:30am

Everyone Should Download the 'Election Protection Smartphone App'

Texting is pretty easy. Voting can be harder. So a bunch of noteworthy organizations — the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National Association of Latino Appointed and Elected Officials Education Fund, New Organizing Institute, Rock the Vote and Verified Voting Foundation — have teamed up to create… » 8/09/12 3:20pm 8/09/12 3:20pm

Tech-Obsessed Jerks Care More About Their Dumb Phones Than Their…

Adults these days! According to a new survey, Americans report that they'd find it more stressful to lose their phone than they would to lose their wedding ring, because one is a symbol of an everlasting commitment and the other is just a chintzy piece of jewelry some priest said magic over. » 6/21/12 2:00pm 6/21/12 2:00pm

Looks Like Siri Has Been a Sociopath All Along

Siri can be used for many purposes — from telling Zooey Deschanel that when water falls from the sky, that's called "rain" to claiming she doesn't know who Samuel L. Jackson is (seriously! Ask her! She'll lie!) But did you know that Siri can also be a malevolent entity worthy of her own series of R. L. Stein books? » 5/23/12 3:05pm 5/23/12 3:05pm

Find Yourself A Husband With Words With Friends

A couple who met when they were randomly matched for a game of Words with Friends has taken their spelling-based relationship up a jillion notches by getting married. This means that a game so good it practically landed Alec Baldwin on the No Fly List is now responsible for just as many intact marriages as Kris… » 1/05/12 1:55pm 1/05/12 1:55pm