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Date: Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 18:01

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When you discover you’re a new mother you can often get overwhelmed by the amount of information being thrown at you.  It’s hard to know what’s true and what is not.  One of the big things you hear about is that new mothers should be careful around items that emit radiation while they’re pregnant.  Well one company is offering a solution for that, well maybe.  That or they’re just selling an overpriced maternity shirt with a little more padding.

There are heated debates on both sides of the spectrum.  It’s still even a debate whether or not microwaves are even remotely harmful to the baby growing within.  Both sides have their very important researchers to back them up, but at the end of the day it still leaves new mothers questioning which direction to go.  If you want to give these Belly Armor shirts a shot you’re going to be paying quite a bit for all of one shirt.  These cost $59 for a t-shirt, $69 for a blanket and $109 for the Luxe blanket.  Before you go picking these up, I’d advise reading through this and drawing your own conclusions.

Source: Bookofjoe

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Science"
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Date: Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 16:54

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When people used to talk about being entered into rehab, you used to always assume they were being treated for a drug or alcohol problem.  No longer is that really the case.  Now, it’s entirely possible that their online addictions will get addressed as well.  I had heard of places that catered solely to online addictions, well now as it turns out while you’re getting your drug problems taken care of you can also handle that Twitter addiction.  Apparently Lindsay Lohan is doing exactly that while she’s away at the Betty Ford Center.

I’m not saying that it’s unnecessary, after all, Lindsay is well known for her keeping everyone updated through her Twitter account.   It’s just interesting that now we need a support group to keep our internet addictions under control.  If you have an addictive personality already though, then it’s not surprising that you’d latch onto something as addictive as the internet.  Hopefully the group will help Lohan keep her online life a little more in control.  I’m curious to see if the groups do actually help though.

Source: ChipChick

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Sunday, 03 Oct 2010 22:50

brain-fluid-girl

Don’t worry, she’s not a part of some strange teenage cult that you’ve never heard about.  Instead she has a medical condition that’s causing debilitating migraines.  Her condition causes her to create far too much spinal fluid, which is why she gets the headaches.  The solution was to drain that extra fluid, but it has to go somewhere.

Melissa shockingly found out that the doctors intended to make the fluid run straight to her digestive system.  The 17-year old now has a surgically implanted tube that drains the fluid and runs it through her digestive system.  Except for getting a little bit of a dull ache when she wakes up, it seems to have solved the problem.  So far she hasn’t mentioned any cravings to digest anyone else’s brain fluids, I imagine her own fluid is weird enough for her.

Source: Gearfuse

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Science"
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Date: Sunday, 03 Oct 2010 21:18

greathouse

Very few people that frequent the internet have managed to avoid someone chewing them out unnecessarily.  In real life you’d get a nasty look for the occasional round of bad grammar or having an oppinion that differs from someone else.  However, on the internet death threats over something so small are nothing out of the ordinary.  Names that would normally be kept in someone’s head to simmer over later are sent out for the world to see over something incredibly trivial.  Well one woman became fed up with the remarks of one man and decided to take off with gun in hand, ready to kill.

The 25-year-old, Breana, traveled over 200 miles from Kansas City, Missouri.  She was picked up Wednesday morning in Ottumwa, Iowa.  All of that just to chase down Forrest Jamison who made derogatory postings about her on the internet.  By now she’s probably out in the world thanks to her mother posting the $35,000 cash bond.  Of course her mother, Susan Greathouse was also arrested for calling and harassing Jamison.  It turns out some of those crazy overreactors online are just as nuts in the real world.  Sometimes those annonymous bashings cause real world problems.

Source:  Switched

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Monday, 27 Sep 2010 03:09

homsley

Even bankrobbers can’t help but confess their daily activites to Facebook.  Try as they may that urge to broadcast to the world is clearly too much for them.  Police believe that they have nabbed the Where’s Waldo Robber all by the handy process of spying on Facebook.  The diabetic bank robber posted that he committed a bank robbery in order to pay for his medical expenses.

According to the police the robber threatened to blow up a bank.  The brother of the robber admits that his brother the bank robber has a serious drug problem, which explains a whole lot.  The 29 year old, Ryan Homsley is now a suspect in the robbery thanks to his confession and for posting a surveillance photo of himself at the bank on Facebook.  Did I mention he has a serious drug problem?

Source: Switched

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Monday, 27 Sep 2010 01:37

Kiss-ME

Technology is truly a beautiful thing and most of us wouldn’t know quite how to live without it.  Sure, we’d live without Facebook, but you start cutting out the basic items like the washer and dryer then there will be issues.  Despite that we all love our technology, sometimes you get a little worried about how far things are being taken.  Like this new program that’s out called Kiss ME.  Go ahead and guess what it does.

This program comes straight from the National University of Singapore.  It’s a wireless digital communications media that’s meant to send out a tele-kiss.  Yes, it’s a kiss sent in real time to mobile devices.  Somehow I think I could survive to wait until the real thing.  Getting an electronic kiss just doesn’t taste the same.  They even want to create a system that has the convincing properties of a real kiss, such as using an artificial mount with life-like lips and the proper amount of pressure and temperature.  Ew.

Source: Newlaunches

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Mobile"
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Date: Monday, 20 Sep 2010 01:44

StandingDesk

I know I’m not the only one that has seen the desks that try to get people not only up and standing, but up and moving in some cases.  For the most part I really just don’t see standing desks really catching on.  Now I imagine some will convert to the standing desks, but I’m not sure it’s the right choice for everyone.  However, it’s quite obvious that sitting around all day isn’t the best for your health.  In fact the American Cancer Society links those jobs that require us to sit around to a rise in obesity, diabetes and morality.   Which might be enough to get some people to change their ways.

I’ve never minded being up on my feet all day long, in fact I prefer it.  Yet I’ve always found it uncomfortable to stand in the same place all day long, which is what a standing desk would require.  Yet that’s what some are suggesting is the solution to this predicament, since our bodies are made to be up and moving.  Personally, I read about a trick (oddly in a fashion magazine) that I’ve been trying out.  It was actually an article about losing weight without trying and one tip has helped keep me from getting that drowsy feeling you get from sitting at a computer too long.  The concept was to set an alarm on your computer for 10 till and for those ten minutes you get up and do something that requires you to stand.  It’s one of those tricks that would only be usable if your job allows it, but when I’ve remembered to do it it’s helped a great deal.

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Monday, 20 Sep 2010 00:07

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I know, another day and yet another study.  However, this one offers news that should be surprising, but in some ways really isn’t.  PC Tools released a study that revealed all sorts of unattractive things about some US internet users.  Of course PC Tools put a spin on the news that almost makes the statistics seem a little less ridiculous.

According to the study a quarter of us are perfectly ok with staying connected during sex.  Not only that but according to 29 percent it’s just fine to connect during a wedding.  That largest number was 41 percent who don’t see a problem with being online during family dinners.  Now PC Tools claims this just means that staying connected is a very serious issue and that we have to stay connected no matter what the circumstance.  Personally, I still like to shut off my gadgets in order to really enjoy what’s going on around me as I know others out there still prefer to do.  A strange twist is that people would rather get a colonoscopy, visit the dentist, change a diaper or get stuck in traffic than to clean up their computers.  Basically a lot can’t handle shutting down, but even more refuse to do the day to day maintenance that keeps computers running smoothly.

Source: Switched

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Monday, 13 Sep 2010 00:29

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At some point or another we have all been a little bit of an addict to our tech toys.  Some have it a little worse than others, but none of us are perfect.  Every so often I have a day that I feel like I have to step away from the technology.  Truthfully, I don’t have that hard of a time, but that’s just because I really enjoy hiking.  Hiking is one task that can take all day and you really can’t use your phone in the areas I tend to frequent.  Now there are others that may not remember the last time they went completely offline.  If you want to give it a try there is one site that you can head to and make a pledge.

You’ll be pledging to do 10 no device dinners between now and Thanksgiving of this year.  Then on Thanksgiving Day have a full no device day.  Originally it was set for September 18th, but they’ve changed it to Thanksgiving Day.  The goal of the founders is to help people really enjoy the people around them instead of constantly checking their phone.  You can read all about why the founders decided to start up this pledge.  Right now they have 10,729 pledges and it’s still a long way from Thanksgiving.  Head on over to their website if you think you can handle the time away from your gadgets.

Source: GadgetLab

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet, Mobile"
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Date: Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 22:19

3dtv

I’m not one of the many that’s fascinated by 3-D movies and actually I truthfully avoid most movies that I hear are going to be presented in only 3-D.   Which makes the fact that I’m not even going to bother with getting 3-D TV far from surprising.  However, I was a little surprised that one study reported that I am far from being the only one that’s not thrilled over 3-D TV.  It’s not necessarily that they don’t like watching 3-D, but more because they didn’t like the technology it requires.

Nielsen did a study that focuses on the 3D TV experience and got 425 people involved.  They were all given glasses and asked to watch 30 minutes of 3-D television.  Half of them complained that the glasses themselves were just uncomfortable.  A hefty 89% complained that they make it hard to multitask, which is annoying for those of us that like to do other things while watching TV.  Then to finish it off they weren’t happy over the multiple 3D technologies.  If you take your Sony glasses over to watch your friend’s 3-D Samsung TV it won’t work.  All around it sounds like if they don’t start working out some issues people are going to get fed up and just not bother with 3D TV.  Then again more than half of the people involved with the study were impressed by the quality of 3-D images.

Source: Switched

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Hardware"
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Date: Sunday, 05 Sep 2010 21:27

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Sometimes I get genuinely concerned about the level of intelligence that some people in this world seem to have.  I keep reminding myself that there are smart people out there and that bad news travels faster than good.  It makes it so that I can still have a small amount of hope in this world.  What would also give me hope is if there was an intelligence test before people were allowed to breed.  On that note one 18 year old high school student pulled a stunt with some electrical equipment and instead of the parents feeling that they should have educated him on electricity being dangerous they want to sue the kid’s teacher.   After all, parenting is meant to be done by teachers!

The kid attached an electrical clamp to one nipple while another student attached another clamp to his other nipple.  Then a third student plugged in the cord.  Yes, 3 geniuses were involved in this one and it never occurred to them that this was a horribly stupid stunt.  In turn the parents want to sue the teacher of the electrical trades class.  Here’s a thought, try doing the parenting yourself instead of relying on teachers to tell your kid it’s stupid to attach electrical wires to your nipples.  I swear, there have to be intelligent teenagers out there and decent parents somewhere.  I hope…

Source: Geekologie

Kid Electrocutes Himself And Parents Sue Teacher
Author: "Ally" Tags: "Science"
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Date: Sunday, 05 Sep 2010 20:24

loveplus-gamer

When a child clings a little too long to an imaginary friend, people start to get worried and analyze the reason.  They send them off to therapy and make them talk about their feelings.  However, when a 20-30 year old Japanese man creates an imaginary girlfriend through LovePlus, well, one Japanese resort latches onto it as a way to make money.  Oh, and of course, iPhone makes an app for it.

LovePlus is a game for the Nintendo DS that allows men to choose between a few different virtual high school girls.  Then once they have made their choice, they have to actually maintain the relationship.  There is a town that gets referenced in the game, it’s an area that used to be a booming resort for newlyweds, but in recent years it’s lost a lot of business.  The resort decided to do a full on promotion and create a romantic experience for the men and their virtual girlfriends.  Despite that the men are the only ones in the $500 rooms, they will set up everything for two to make the experience more real.  Then to top off their experience, their iPhone will let them take a picture with their virtual girlfriend.  It’s all just so romantic.

Source: Technabob

Author: "Ally" Tags: "gaming"
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Date: Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 20:46

church-gas

With gas prices high, there have been many reports over the past few years of people that attempt to steal gas from unattended vehicles.  Well this scumbag not only did a poor job, but he managed to set himself along with the van he was stealing from on fire.  Oh and did I mention the van belonged to Abundant Faith Church?  Yep, he tried to steal gas out of a van that is used to pick up about 20 church members throughout the week.  He’s a real winner.

Blake King went to the 2001 Chevrolet van and attempted to drill the gas out of the tank.  The obvious thing happened, he caught himself and the van on fire.  As of a few days ago Blake King was in stable condition in the Vanderbilt University Hospital’s Burn Center.  Right now he isn’t being charged with anything, but as soon as he’s released from the hospital he will likely be faced with preliminary charges of theft from a motor vehicle and criminal mischief to a motor vehicle.  Both of which are felonies, so he’s looking at a very happy life.

Source: Geekologie

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Transportation"
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Date: Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 19:16

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There has been talk of people getting Blackberry thumb in cases where the person has used their phone to text excessively.  Now obviously the injury can come from multiple types of phones since the issue is with the way a person texts on their phone.  In cases of text related injuries, the person often required expensive massages just for their hands.  However, one banker has a much more severe version of the Blackberry thumb.  She was texting clients 12 hours a day on her iPhone and ended up requiring surgery.

The tendons in her thumb had become so inflamed they had to actually be removed.  Her recovery after the surgery could take up to 2 months.  Hopefully her job paid for all of this, despite the fact that they could never give her enough cash to compensate for such an injury.  Hopefully those who text too excessively will consider cutting back before any extreme precautions need to be taken.

Source: Switched

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Mobile"
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Date: Sunday, 22 Aug 2010 21:56

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There has been a whole lot of scuff over what gets approved and what does not as far as apps go.  Some are considered to be too vulgar, such as boob jiggling applications.  Well Cosmo is a big time female magazine that along with makeup tips is chocked full of sex tips.  Now instead of keeping their tips in paper form, they’ve branched out to create an app.  Despite all of the apps that have been shot down, Cosmo’s  Sex Position Of The Day App made it to the list for not only the iPhone, but for Android users too.

Now all you have to do is grab your phone to find a sex position for the evening.  It features the Carnal Challenge Rating, which shows more or less flames just depending on the difficulty of the position.  It even has instructions and colorful illustrations to help you along the way.  Considering all of the barely perverse apps that have been shot down it’s a little surprising that this one passed, but maybe it’ll give you something fun to do on a lazy afternoon.

Source: Crunchgear

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Mobile"
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Date: Sunday, 22 Aug 2010 20:31

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The Star Wars Celebration V has spawned an insane amount of Star Wars products, some good and others not so good.  In addition to that there have been all sorts of strange celebrations, one of which is a 3 day event packed full of speed dating sessions just for the conventioneers headed to the Orlando celebration.  It’s not so surprisingly the first ever speed dating event just for Star Wars fans.

As hilarious as the whole idea sounds, you have to wonder if any fans will find themselves paired with someone they actually click well with.  At least they know they have one thing in common.  Although the age range was meant for those 18 to 54, most of the fans that showed up were in their mid-20’s.    They also were quick to point out that the guys for the most part left their lightsabers at home and looked more like Luke Skywalker than they did Jabba the Hut.  It sounds like all around despite the strange circumstances the speed dating round was actually a pretty decent success.

Source: Neatorama

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Science Fiction"
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Date: Sunday, 15 Aug 2010 16:10

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Google Street View is notorious for catching all sorts of strange events.  This time it caught a girl laying face down on the sidewalk in such a way that people were soon outraged.  They all thought there must be some unreported crime in the neighborhood and complained that the Street View car didn’t even bother to stop and help the clearly injured girl.  After a little digging it turned out though that the little girl was just fine and only playing a small trick on her friend.

The 10 year old girl of Worcester, England, Azura, was playing with another child when she tripped and fell.  She thought it’d be funny to instead of jumping up, play dead.  She had no idea that the Google car was taking all sorts of images of her playing possum.  She is now very proud of her internet publicity and is excited to go back to school and tell all of her friends about the incident.

Source: Switched

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Sunday, 15 Aug 2010 15:04

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There are always debates on which smart phone is the absolute best out there.  Phone users can get into heated arguments over it, all the while listing off the top specifications of their phone of choice.  Well now iPhone users have one more thing to give them a little edge above the other brands out there.  It turns out that iPhone users are having a whole lot of sex when compared to Blackberry and Android users.

One graph is kind enough to show how much the men and women are having separately.  In each case the women were having a bit more fun than the male phone owners.  There is another chart that shows the layout by age as well.  Now I would like to point out that all of this data comes from the dating site OkCupid.  This isn’t some deep long researched study done by Harvard.  They’re just some statistics that were thrown onto Excell from the dating site.  That means that you iPhone users can swear by its accuracy, but the Blackberry and Android owners have room to claim that it couldn’t possibly be correct.

Source: Technabob

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Mobile"
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Date: Monday, 09 Aug 2010 00:12

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Sometimes you just are in a rush to get your posting up and running, so you just quickly click through your pictures when you’re selecting them.  After all, they were all together, so just mass uploading them shouldn’t be a problem.  Those of you that have nude photos on your phone or computer may want to double check your pictures though.  Otherwise you may make the same mistake as this seller.

The British man was attempting to sell his 1996 MG MFT on eBay when he accidentally uploaded the picture above.  I could see how it could happen, but that doesn’t make the guy any less foolish.  It’s always wise to just double check your entire post for any slip ups, even if you’re not worried about stray nudes making it onto your post.

Source: Geekologie

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Internet"
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Date: Sunday, 08 Aug 2010 22:21

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There are a lot of important factors when you’re choosing not only an apartment, but the person you intend to share it with.  Things like your budget and the area you’d like to live in make perfect sense.  Also it’s important to get along with the person, so sometimes you need to meet and see how you get along with each other.  Along those lines I suppose it’s best to avoid living with someone who pulls all sorts of things that make you crazy.  Well this guy had all the basic guidelines down on his Craigslist post looking for a place to live in NYC.  He even declared his big pet peeve, iPhones.  Yes, if you have sold your soul to Steve Jobs you shouldn’t call him up to find a place.

Also if you’re against those who react overly strongly to anything as trivial as the usage of a certain brand of phone, this is probably not the roommate for you.  Sure, it’s fun to make fun of the guy publicly throwing a fit over iPhones in a random housing post, but at least you didn’t get stuck finding out he was obsessive after you’d signed a lease with him.

Source: GeeksAreSexy

Author: "Ally" Tags: "Mobile"
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