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The Future Is Now!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Get Kicked Up A Notch Thanks To Technology [VIDEO]

Have you ever worn a Christmas sweater and thought, “You know what would make this better? A slot for my cell phone to broadcast themed graphics from my chest. No? Well here’s a thing for that. And make sure you watch through to the end. You can purchase these “Digital Dudz” at MorphSuits.com.

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BAD IDEAS FROM SMART PEOPLE

Film Critic Calls 911 After Spotting Cell Phone Use At Press Screening

Many theater-goers are annoyed by cell phone use during films but one journalist at the Toronto International Film Festival took his response to the extreme yesterday – he called 911.

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If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

Google’s Sergey Brin Says Using Cell Phones Is Emasculating

“When we started Google 15 years ago,” Brin says, “my vision was that information would come to you as you need it. You wouldn’t have to search query at all.” But for now, we get information by disconnecting from other people, looking down into our smartphone. Brin asks: “Is this the way you’re meant to interact with other people?” Is the future of connection just people walking around hunched up, looking down, rubbing a featureless piece of glass? In an intimate moment, he says, “It’s kind of emasculating. Is this what you’re meant to do with your body?” – Taken from the TED Blog post quoting Google’s Sergey Brin on why Google Glass is totes better than a smartphone.

Either that word does not mean what Brin thinks it means or he has a really bizarre outlook on technology. Dear Brin, if you truly believe your masculinity is threatened by swiping a cell phone screen, we have a few GIFs we think you should see. 

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Is That A Life-Sized Lobster iPhone Case Or Are You Headed To Dinner?

Cell phone cases have become quite the personal statement, haven’t they? Whether you’re looking for form, fashion, or function, there’s something out there for everyone. Just the other day we showed you some DC and Marvel character cases but today we bring you something very…different. Designer Elliot Gorham of Noddy Boffin has created the perfect iPhone case for people who are really, really into lobster. Practical? Not in the least. You can barely use any of the functions of the phone while the case is on so this is purely a fashion statement, or maybe a culinary one. Let’s not stop here, let’s push the boundaries further. I’ll take a life-size kangaroo case, please.

(via Mashable)

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Winter Is Coming

Does Your Phone Deserve To Sit Upon The Iron Throne?

In the Game of Phones, your battery charges or dies. nuPROTO has created the iThrone, a dock perfect for HBO’s Game of Thrones fans. You can pre-order one for $69.99. It’s not made out of jagged metal so you don’t have to worry about scratching your phone. Your phone, however, should be prepared to be usurped by its next generation any day now…

(via Nerd Approved)

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Almost Totally Excellent

Reward For Not Texting In A Theater? There’s An App For That.

At a recent trip to the theater I was greeted with two things; one was a message from the chain asking us not to use our cellphones during the show, another was a paid advertisement that talked about texting during a movie as if it were ok. Needless to say, while I assume most people are against cell phone usage of any kind during a film, there are those out there who think it’s ok. But a new app aims to reward customers for good behavior. Will it work? 

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Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Theater Executives Seriously Discuss Allowing Cell Phone Use During Movies

We’ve brought you stories before about texting in movie theaters and musical venues but now, some major theater executives have put their hat into the ring. The boxing analogy fits here, you see, because these executives are considering allowing cell phone use in theaters and a lot of moviegoers are not happy about it. 

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A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Get Pregnant, Immediately Purchase Smartphone Says New Study

Lots of people are gaga over smartphones these days, just look at the pre-orders for iPhones. But did you know, becoming a mother means you’ll start wanting one if you didn’t already? So says a new study by BabyCenter. In other news, your baby will likely drool on your smartphone. 

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No. No no no no no no no. no.

Creepy Cell Phone Homunculus Mimics Human Facial Expressions

Yes, that is a sentence that I just wrote.

This little homunculus, known as Elfoid, is actually a cellphone, and was based on a larger robot created by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. A larger version, Telenoid, was designed to recreate the physical presence of a remote user in teleconferencing situations, making Elfoid the mobile version of the technology.

The idea is that the relatively featureless (and limbless, and hairless, and ear-less, and /shudder) look of Elfoid will capture the facial expression of who you’re talking to with a camera and cause your handheld to mimic them.

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