• Am I amused?
    I've seen this site flying around techie blogs and sites the last day or two. wis.dm There's Facebook integration available, but it only shows your responses as opposed to letting friends respond to the questions, at least from what I see. This type of tool is useful for newspaper sites, as it allows the user to "gain [...]
  • Reader Comment of the Week
    The ironic thing is that women have the potential to have the best products created for them because they are much easier to tap into an emotional connection than men. Men tend to not change their styles drastically too much and are more easily lumped together [...]
  • How do you market technology to women?
    According to an article I read recently, "feminizing technology is more about a product's fundamentals, often expressed in its ease of use", not to mention its aesthetic appeal. "Feminizing technology" is also about making laptops with wider spaces between the keys to account for our long finger nails, and digital cameras which have "automatic focusing [...]
  • No, it's not just you
    Did you just feel that vibration in your pocket? Wait, it wasn't your phone... What was it? Phantom pocket vibrations [...]
  • OLPC - Competition?
    According to an article from 60 minutes, One Laptop per Child is having a bit of trouble being the philanthropist of the 21st century. Other companies are trying to make some bank off these efforts and its stifling the whole idea. Capitalism is fighting with Philanthropy. I bashed these laptops a while back in a [...]
  • Reader Comment of the Week
    These are huge generalizations. I'm sorry if most of your boyfriend's time and money is spent on gaming, but I myself am a gamer (and a pretty serious one) and I have plenty of other hobbies including reading, singing jazz, and writing. I enjoy [...]
  • Boys and Their Toys: Why I (Still) Hate Video Games, Part II
    At the risk of annoying my boyfriend and all of his fellow gamers, I have decided to write the second installment of my diatribe against the video game. After reading my last blog (and lovingly outlining all of the ways I was wrong) my boyfriend offered several points in defense of video games, and gamers [...]
  • Point and Click: Seriously.
    Check it out: gizmag | The 3D air-mouse you wear as a ring: MagicMouse, a three-dimensional ultrasonic computer mouse designed by a team of five WPI undergraduates, is one of 10 inventions honored with the inaugural PopSci Invention Awards, the cover story in the June 2007 issue of Popular Science. This would make exploring Google Maps about 300 [...]
  • Microsoft Surface - Touch me baby!
    Check it out if you haven't: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ Also check out the Multi-Input Touch Screen video that came out about a year ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-y3ZNaCqs Very similar. Both very cool. Ever since I saw the youtube video I wondered when either Apple or Microsoft would man up and make it happen. (I wish Apple [...]
  • Like the Amish do...
    I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for a couple of reasons. For a while there it was out of sheer busyness. There was simply no time for writing anything at all that wasn't 100% critical. Then graduation happened, and that excuse went right out the window. Yet, still [...]
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