Selfie Sticks Are Practical, But Using One Makes You Look Like a Dick

There's LITERALLY nothing worse than attempting to take a selfie of a large group. People get cut out, everyone has double chins and Kevin Spacey won't stop trying to push his big head into the center of the photo. If only there was a tool that could solve this! What? There's something called a monopod or "selfie… » 3/18/14 2:20pm 3/18/14 2:20pm

New 'Avoid Humans' App Helps Ensure That You'll Remain Forever Alone

Ever want to get out of the house even though you have no real desire to interact with other human beings? There's an app for that! Avoid Humans is the new web app that will warn you about which restaurants, bars and museums are more packed with the yelling, stinking, socializing masses (so you can avoid them,… » 3/07/14 1:30pm 3/07/14 1:30pm

I Tried BroApp and It Did Not Turn Me Into an Awesome Boyfriend

Every day on my way to work, I spend the entire train ride deleting inane press releases from my email inbox. Diet pills? Delete. A series of seminars on how to convince your boyfriend to propose? Delete. The launch of a new cake flavored vodka made especially for tampon soakage? .... Archive. But the other week, one… » 3/05/14 12:58pm 3/05/14 12:58pm

Kids Reacting to Rotary Phones Will Either Entertain or Depress You

This video of adorable children dumbfounded by old rotary phones will either make you chuckle because rotary phones are ridiculous and weird or it will make you burst into tears, especially when they start talking about how this is like the old phones their mom probably learned to use when she was little. Oh sigh. » 3/03/14 3:15pm 3/03/14 3:15pm

Threesome App Promises to Make Threesomes Slightly Less Awkward

There are apps for almost everything in the entire goddamn world — from preventing drunk dials to charting bowel movements to virtual zit popping — so it was really only a matter of time before the world was introduced to an app that allows couples — or adventurous singles — to use their smartphones to arrange… » 2/21/14 3:30pm 2/21/14 3:30pm

Time Capsule: "Why the Web Won't be Nirvana"

I still remember the first time I heard a commercial on the radio for a camera phone, I was driving to class. The commercial was one of those strange "reader's theater" style things, a little radio play. A female voice was talking to her friends on her cell about which shoes she should buy (yes, feminism in… » 1/23/14 8:59pm 1/23/14 8:59pm

Your Grandparents Are Totally Dominating Facebook Now

Welp. I guess there goes Mark Zuckerberg's evil plan to Logan's Run all of us Facebook users over the age of 35 and melt our internal organs down to use as fuel for his next phase of advertising algorithms. Turns out, the Olds are ever so quietly taking over America's most clickable social media platform. » 1/22/14 10:50am 1/22/14 10:50am

How to Make Your Boring Face More Memorable

Researchers at MIT have found that the memorability of your face — just like everything else about you — can be improved via Photoshop. Hooray. They project that this discovery will one day enable us to subtly manipulate photographs of ourselves in order to appear less forgettable online (in person we will all… » 1/10/14 2:30pm 1/10/14 2:30pm

Human Innovation Has Yielded Bluetooth-Connected Vibrating Pantyliner

Like a diminutive, pantyliner-shaped version of the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the latest in wearable tech has appeared upon our horizon, leaving us shrieking and jumping in place confusedly. It's called the OhMiBod Remote App, and it's a vibrator that connects, via Bluetooth, to your smartphone. » 1/08/14 5:30pm 1/08/14 5:30pm