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  Take a close look at these pictures Google developer Isabelle Olsson posted on her Google Plus feed late last month. Wicked cute, right? That’s Google Glass in action, my friends. Yep--the same thing that this guy is wearing. Could things finally be looking up for techies who aren't okay with looking like Urkel?!   Glass, Google’s latest technological endeavor, is a smartphone-esque platform worn around the face. Read More
Oh my grash, gals, I must be stuck in the dark ages. Sometimes I forget that they make an app for everything these days, but it never occurred to me that there are apps that would track your period. BUT THERE ARE. THERE TOTALLY ARE.  Truth be told, I'm on the pill, which is supposed to (keyword being "supposed") make it so I know exactly when I'll get it. And even when I wasn't on the pill, I was incredibly sloppy at tracking my period on my Bettie Page calendar. Read More
  Woah, Nellie! We’re in the future! A few years ago I discovered 3D printing - some friends of mine got into it, printing their own jar lids, toys, bolts, and even their own parts to build their own printer. But personally, I think new inventions gain their validity when they can be used to better the world. Like when they can print a new foot for a one-footed duck. Meet Buttercup, a young, fluffy duck who was born with a backward foot. Read More
So virtual Burn Books are a thing now, apparently.  Kids these days, amirite? This Tuesday, two Swedish girls (aged 15 and 16 respectively) were found guilty of “aggravated defamation” for slut-shaming 38 of their peers via Instagram. As early as December, the two were on a lookout for the “worst sluts in Gothenburg,” receiving 1000 suggestions. From there, they published photos (primarily of females) along with cruel comments on their alleged sexual activities. This started riots at at least two high schools. Hell no, I did not leave Stockholm for this. Read More
Eurostar, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, has created a tablet specifically for women, and the result is nothing good.  Their new creation, the ePad Femme, has an 8-inch touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0.  Oh – and let’s not forget the pink cover and homescreen – this is for women after all. The ePad Femme, which currently costs $170, is currently only sold in the Middle East and parts of Asia.  And it isn’t the first product marketed exclusively for women. Read More
Smartphones are kind of a necessary evil these days. Sure, you can read your email and get on the internet whenever you want, but owning a smartphone can feel a lot like this scene from Futurama: Up until now, the misfortunes of smartphones have been more of an annoyance than a major problem, and the more tech-savvy of us have found loopholes. Any smartphone user who felt constricted by their carrier could simply unlock their phone, a practice which would allow them to switch networks if need be, and it was perfectly legal... until this weekend. Read More
When I was in junior high school, I went to a “Women in Science” event at the local university. I learned about solar panels (awesome), and I got to feed a deadly centipede from South America through a tube (creepy and awesome). It was great to be exposed to women working in science, because it made me feel like I could do it too. Sadly, these types of programs are few and far between. Read More
  Are you frustrated because, nothing is going as planned? Do you feel like this month has been blanketed as a haze of confusion? Do you find yourself lost and taking the wrong path, when you know the way? Well, prepare for more mayhem because Mercury is in Retrograde. This means that the planet Mercury appears to be going backwards in its orbit from our point of view on Earth. While it isn’t actually going backwards, it looks appears this way for about three weeks. It happens four times a year. Read More
  DEFCON is a tech conference held annually in Las Vegas that allows thousands of hackers to learn about the latest ways to crack into any and all types of online security systems. Sounds fun, right? But over the past few years, many women who’ve attended DEFCON have reported that they’ve been victims of sexual harassment. Along with the typical techy stuff, a large part of the convention consists of recreational events for the hackers, like hacking contests, DJ sets, and parties with tons of booze, where much of the harassment takes place. Read More
A new, breakthrough technology has just been unveiled to accurately assess tissue samples for signs of breast cancer through a minimally invasive procedure. But wait! There’s a twist: The cloud-based neural network was brought to us by a girl at the young age of 17. I repeat, the mastermind behind this breakthrough technology is a 17-year-old girl, and in addition, she won the top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair because of it! “I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,” Brittany Wenger, the aforementioned scientific genius, told MSNBC. Read More