Why Did WNYC Delete Its Podcast on the Male "Expert" on Women in Tech?

An episode of WNYC's On the Media podcast TLDR was unceremoniously removed from the On the Media website today, and people are not at all happy. Rightly so. (UPDATED: This post was updated on 2/13, to include comments from WNYC.) » 2/12/15 6:00pm 2/12/15 6:00pm

Crave Vesper: A Stealth Vibrator That's Also a Necklace

Let's face it. There are two reasons you'd want to use a vibrator: because you are a gadget-lover who can't imagine anything, including sex, without a little technology involved; or because you just want to have an orgasm, and fast. But with the Crave Vesper, there is a third possibility. » 2/09/15 3:18pm 2/09/15 3:18pm

The Future is Now: We Are ThisClose to Hot and Heavy 3D Sexting

What a time to be alive! If you're already proficient in sexting and getting a little bored by the process of sending nudes and typing out phrases such as "my dick is so hard I am currently lifting a bucket of water with it as I think of you," you're about to have your life changed. Imagine sexts, but with 3D printing. » 1/05/15 10:10am 1/05/15 10:10am

​Gifts for People Who Refuse to Embrace New Technology

My dear mom is in possession of a cellular phone—let's call it an iPhone—and yet you would not know it because she never picks up the cellular phone and because she frequently forgets the cellular phone at home. Just a couple weeks ago, she said something along the lines of, "What do I need a phone for?" » 12/18/14 6:10pm 12/18/14 6:10pm

Widow Takes Husband's Ashes to Phone Company to Prove He's Dead

A widow in Wales was forced to take her dead husband's ashes to a T-Mobile store to try and get his contract cancelled. » 11/18/14 6:20pm 11/18/14 6:20pm

Cheesy Cellphone Ringtones Are Way Better When Sting Sings Them

Ringtones! They are a constant source of heated political debate. They are either the most annoying part of setting up your new phone or you just don't give a shit and let it go to the default. » 10/17/14 9:30am 10/17/14 9:30am

Julian Assange Is Here to Discuss His New Book

Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks. A wanted man, he recently began his third year living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He joins us now to answer your questions about his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. » 9/15/14 11:50am 9/15/14 11:50am

Congressman Advises 'Sexting' As a Way to Encourage Voting

Congressman James Clyburn is the latest elected official to demonstrate they don't necessarily have a nuanced understanding of new technology. » 9/14/14 11:51pm 9/14/14 11:51pm

What in the Hell Is a Selfie Brush and Why Would Anyone Need One

At long last, technology has finally figured out how to combine two of the most important activities on Earth—taking pictures of ourselves and brushing our hair. » 9/08/14 6:30pm 9/08/14 6:30pm

Fark To Add 'Misogyny' to List of Bannable Offenses

Hell yes. A major online community is cracking down on instances of abusive language towards women and guess what? It's a really big fucking deal and you should feel good about it. » 8/20/14 11:50pm 8/20/14 11:50pm

Your Unlimited Data Plan Is Going Extinct

Enjoy those days of watching entire movies on your cell phone for one low rate while you can, because your cell phone company is trying to snatch away your unlimited data plan from your smartphone addicted hands. » 8/20/14 7:00pm 8/20/14 7:00pm

Teen Siblings Develop App to Hold Police Accountable

Asha, Caleb and Ima Christian are three siblings from Decatur, Georgia who collaborated to develop an app that helps people rate and document their police encounters. They founded a company named Pinetart and developed Five-O, an app designed to be a tool to empower communities to stop police brutality and abuse. » 8/19/14 9:45am 8/19/14 9:45am

12 Is the New Age to Demand a Cell Phone, Kids

It’s back-to-school time and all of the parents on your Facebook feed are thrilled to have their lives back. That is, right after they stopped crying about the cost of sending their little monsters to class with new clothes, learning supplies and cell phones. And these days, if a kid’s at least 12, many think it’s… » 8/14/14 6:15pm 8/14/14 6:15pm

Ringly Is the Fashion Accessory That Doubles as a Mini Smartphone

Are you desperately looking for another way to allow technology to completely take over your life? Is it too time consuming to reach for a smartphone readily available in your pocket or purse? If so, the makers of one new product totally feel you. » 8/05/14 11:30pm 8/05/14 11:30pm

Now People Are Using Drones to Photograph Their Weddings

You know the old saying: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, some kind of tentacled flying robot hovering above your wedding and watching you from its single hellish black eye." » 8/04/14 5:40pm 8/04/14 5:40pm

Want a Divorce? There Is, of Course, an App for That.

You know what’s more expensive than a wedding? Divorce. But maybe not anymore, thanks to the Sillicon Valley tech boom and a growing number of disgruntled couples! Introducing Wevore. » 7/31/14 2:00pm 7/31/14 2:00pm