BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 25, 2014
Sexting is slowly becoming a less taboo topic, and I’m all for it. As long as you’re two consenting adults OLD ENOUGH TO LEGALLY BE HAVING SEX then cool, I say send pics of your wiggly bits to each other all you want.
The big issue I do see with sexting is the unwanted sharing of photos and video, which can often lead to the widespread distribution of revenge porn. If only there was some way to send naughty photos with a guarantee that they would delete themselves!
Think Snapchat? Think again. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on May 09, 2014
New technology to battle technological dependence? Makes sense.
When I had a Smartphone I was prone to constantly checking my various apps out of fear that I would miss something that was happening. In fact, it is so easy to be sucked into a world of notifications and constant streams of information that people tend to tune the real world out completely. This trend is the inspiration for a new clothing line called FOCUS created by Japanese conceptual fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 09, 2013
You're like, a total spaz if you weren't seriously obsessed with Cher's magical computer-organized closet in Clueless. It's disappointing to think that the film is nearly 20 years old and Ikea STILL hasn't come up with anything remotely similar. But what's this? A light in the distance? It would appear the wonderful world of technology has smiled upon us mere plebes: Cher's style system is now iPhone compatible! Check out these apps and quit, like, buggin' out, okay?
Cloth is a wardrobe organizing app so beautiful it hurts. Read More
On Wednesday evening, The New York Times’s Frank Bruni was enjoying a cab ride home from dinner at New York’s Barbuto when he saw an inconspicuous little iPhone sitting on the seat beside him. Without a case and yet perfectly intact, he took the lost phone home and waited for it to ring. To his dismay, the phone was impenetrable. But there was a stream of texts coming in from celebrity contacts like psychic Peri Lyons and stylist Lo’renzo Hill-White. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
Long live the 90's craze! To complement that $60 flannel shirt you just bought from Urban Outfitters, why not dig even deeper into the age of Nirvana and scrunchies with the Tamagotchi App?!
You heard me right, people. Now you can care for your totally useless, pixilated virtual pets on your mobile device of choice. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love is fun everywhere, duh!) allows you to select from two modes: old school, and a newfangled, fancy-pants mode. Whoever would choose the latter just needs to stop.
I, for one, could not be more excited about this new development. Read More
Apple is a company known for it’s LGBT-friendliness, but if you looked up the word “gay” on the Apple Dictionary any time before this week, you wouldn’t know it. For a long time the dictionary defined “gay” as 1. homosexual; 2. lighthearted and carefree” and you’ll be shocked to read this one: “3 informal foolish; stupid. Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what exactly happened to what to the subject of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, the Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu is happy to inform you: he dropped his iPhone. In “Art x Smart,” the artist updates famous paintings, adding to their subjects the accessories of modern life. Of course the images satirize our dependance upon technology with their inclusion in monumental works of art, but I also like the work because so many of them feature women. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 11, 2013
This weekend, amidst my hectic schedule of clicking "Next Episode" on Netflix, I was introduced to the app ThirdLove. The just-launched app promises to fit the user for the perfect bra. I have been fitted for a bra in the past--a Victoria's Secret "professional" with a measuring tape and really cold hands curtly informed me I had a wide back and small boobs. But hey, my bras fit.
Nevertheless, I was intrigued by ThirdLove. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 31, 2013
Funeral Selfies are..a thing.
The internet is abuzz right now over a tumblr entitled “Selfies at Funerals,” Wherein-- you guessed it-- people take selfies at funerals.
Partly in jest, the selfies consist of teenagers making weird faces before , after and during funerals. The hashtags range anywhere from #funeral to #sadday.
Yes, our generation’s access to social media breeds superficiality (see pretty/ugly youtube trend). But holy smokes, I am terrified for the mental health of our teenagers. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 28, 2013
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.
It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Read More