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Okay…we need to talk about something: “they” are making a menstrual cup with Bluetooth and texting capacity. I’m talking a piece of silicone with some serious hardware in your yoni, and I’m not on some cyberpunk or George Orwell trip either. Introducing...the world’s first-ever smart menstrual cup: Looncup. The cup has sensors, batteries, Bluetooth, and an antenna. Call me an alarmist conspiracy theorist but like, HELLO DUDE, our reproductive systems sort of control the whole world, and also are constantly under attack in EVERY WAY, OKAY?! THIS IS REAL. Read More
If you can write, you can create your very own computer game. Remember playing The Oregon Trail? The name probably invokes nostalgia for those who have fond memories of forging a river and choosing what provisions to bring. But for grown-up gamers, text-based games similar to The Oregon Trail are still popular, and it’s easier than ever to create your own. Read More
  To say women of color are underrepresented in science and tech fields is a gross understatement. Black women fill just three percent of computing jobs in the U.S. And according to a recent study, despite expressing interest in STEM fields in higher numbers, black women are less likely than their white counterparts to obtain degrees in those fields. Read More
  Barbie is now accessorizing with a cute clutch, small computer, stilettos...and Wifi hardware? Matel has created a new Barbie that can intelligently respond to its owner’s voice. Think Siri from your iPhone, but packed into a disproportionate doll wielded by small children with formative brains. It works by processing the child's voice and sending it through the internet to create a response. Then, at the end of the day the guardian of the child can (optionally) receive an e-mail with the day's conversational highlights. Read More
In recent nifty gadget news, tech industries are releasing more and more products marketed towards women. Unsurprisingly, these new toys are mainly health and fitness trackers designed to be prettier and thus more appealing. Here’s where that aggravates us: First off, making your new fitness trackers look pretty for women because you think a couple of crystals will win us over is dumb. Utility products should  be about utility, not how much you can bling something out. Read More
Frozen bras don’t sound particularly pleasant; Frozen inspired bras sound magical. And they are. The Close Sisters Bra from Japanese lingerie company Triumph, inspired by the close sisters Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen, changes colors when the wearer encounters a buddy also wearing the bra. Read More
    I attended my first game jam ever this weekend at NYU’s Gaming Center and I was incredibly nervous and intimidated. I was invited by one of the ladies of Code Liberation, an all-girl organization that aims to level the playing field in the game world and provides free game programing classes to women in order to create gender equality in the gaming industry. This particular event was hosted by a research center centered around game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art. Read More
Dear Kate, our favorite (high tech and period proof!) underwear brand here at Bust, just released its latest collection yesterday, the Ada Collection. Named after Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer, the collection is full of the brand's signature cute, functional, and breathable underwear and matching bralets.  Even more notable, the collection comes along with an amazing lookbook chock-full of amazing models-- all leading women from the tech industry!  Dear Kate didn't have to use real, inspiring women from the technology field as models, but they did, saying,"... Read More
On your marks, get set, code! This weekend, The Ace Hotel kicks off its second Codeathon series, this time with a focus on women’s health. The Ace and its partners, Jawbone and the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Initiative, will challenge female developers and designers to create new apps focused around women’s physical and mental health.  Female innovators in technology and medicine will mentor these women and also judge the final products. Read More
We can all see how technology is changing our lives (for better or for worse—I’m looking at you, trolls), but for some reason the music world has been slow on the uptake; songs addressing technology are few and far between.  Erika M. Anderson, better known by her stage name EMA, is changing that with her new album The Future’s Void.  Clash Music (clashmusic.com) has described her work as both “genre-busting” and “gnomic” (not sure what they meant with that one.  But apparently her work is “of, pertaining to, or resembling a gnome. Read More