3d printing
In terms of “Is it the future yet?” 3D printers are somewhere between a LaserJet and a Star Trek style replicator.
in

Jun 30, 2014 at 6:00pm | 49 comments

instagram
Just like Facebook, Instagram is too large and pervasive of a world to truly quit.
parents
My parents don't understand that I am not in charge of the “Interweb” nor do I have any means to fix it when it goes down.
millennials
Unlike texts, it’s easy to glean emotion from a person's voice and any mistakes or mispronunciations are impossible to erase.
friendship
The "selfie generation" -- supposedly vain, narcissistic and driven solely by instant gratification -- is actually very considerate when it comes to other people's insecurities, especially when it comes to posting photos online.
dildos
Sure, 3D printed sex toys are nothing new, but this is pretty damn user friendly.
embarrassing secrets
social media abuse
Some people are annoying online. Whether they’re filling your Twitter feed with obvious ploys to get new followers, or over-sharing on Facebook, some people just need to chill out.
photos
Don't you think those #365feministselfie pics deserve better than the grainy output of a 1.3 megapixel sensor? I think they do.
in

May 8, 2014 at 6:00pm | 12 comments

life on mars
cell phones
When I found out I was paying $200 to look at Buzzfeed quizzes and have no one call me, I canceled our cell phone plan.
algorithms
I felt precisely the same way I did before I downloaded a bunch of apps that judge your face and rate your physical beauty.
social media
In the wake of the overwhelmed Internet have come a new class of apps—apps to keep us from connecting.
science
Scientists announced the first direct evidence to support the Big Bang. This is a very big deal. Nobel Prize worthy.
yelp
I don’t CARE if it was raining the evening of your first date with Rick to Momofuku.
in

Mar 21, 2014 at 12:30pm | 119 comments

sxsw
This is me peaking.
in

Mar 20, 2014 at 1:30pm | 34 comments

internet magic
A new Twitter game allows you to send erotic, anonymous messages to strangers, and the results are weirdly touching.
secret app
That anonymous comment? You know it’s coming from a friend. You just don’t know which friend.
asteroids
science
issues
To maintain my crochety curmudgeon "Never happy with ANYTHING" status, I'm required to tell you that these changes aren't perfect.
in

Feb 13, 2014 at 5:30pm | 111 comments

addiction
Did you post a picture of you having the best time ever online? Yeah, that's a gloatgram.
phones
I want to see just how long I can continue making people squirm and do double-takes every time my phone makes an appearance in public.
in

Feb 11, 2014 at 1:00pm | 319 comments