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New Instagram Update Means Photos No Longer Have To Be Square!

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Starting Thursday, you're no longer restricted to square photos on Instagram. You can upload both portrait and landscape photos and videos now. What a time to be alive! 

When you upload a photo to Instagram, you'll have a few more options than before. Until now, when you added a picture...

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Friends Are Better Than Boyfriends, And Facebook Finally Gets That

(59) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 2:33 PM

Like many professional, single 20-somethings, my friends are some of the most important people in my life. Just because I don't have a boyfriend, that doesn't mean I shouldn't celebrate important milestones with the people I love. Facebook's "On This Day" feature shows you what you and your...

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원격 조정이 가능한 애플 워치 연동 섹스토이(동영상)

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 5:57 PM

애플 워치와 스마트폰을 이용해 당신의 파트너와 조금 야한 장난을 칠 수 있는 기구가 등장했다.

바로 'LOVENSE'에서 만든 애플 워치와 블루투스로 연동되는 바이브레이터 '블러시'(Blush)다. 연동된 기기에서 바이브레이터의 세기를 조절할 수 있다. 그러니 장애물이 없다면 약 9m 장애물이 있다면 약 3m 거리에서 조정할 수 있다. 이 바이브레이터를 착용한 상태에서...

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That Time 'Gilmore Girls' Predicted The Future Of Online News

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 12:30 PM

"Gilmore Girls" was a groundbreaking show. It was celebrated for its portrayal of a nuanced relationship between a single mother and daughter, was written in a trademark style and has experienced a major resurgence in popularity in the past year, since coming to Netflix. 

We always knew the...

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Here's The First Apple Watch Sex Toy

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 9:18 AM

Your smartphone can do everything. It can connect you with your friends, tell you how to get somewhere, entertain you and ... really entertain you.

Sex toy manufacturer Lovense has a new remote control vibrator called Blush, which connects to your phone and your partner's phone to...

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Instantly Make GIFs Of Anything In The World With ‘Giphy Cam’ App

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 9:08 AM

Static images are out. GIFs are in.

You're already collecting, enjoying and sharing GIFs from sites like Giphy. Now you can make your own. 

Giphy, arguably the biggest GIF website online, has created a new app called Giphy Cam. The iOS app, released Thursday, lets you create moving...

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Here's The First Apple Watch Sex Toy

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 10:48 AM

Your smartphone can do everything. It can connect you with your friends, tell you how to get somewhere, entertain you and ... really entertain you. 

Sex toy manufacturer Lovense has a new remote control vibrator called Blush, which connects to your phone and your partner's phone to create some high-tech sexual experiences. Blush launched an Indiegogo campaign this week to raise $10,000 for its phone and Apple Watch-connected vibrator. 

Here's a little video demonstration:

There are plenty of ways to use Blush. A woman can control the vibrator with her own phone or Apple Watch, with the app acting as a remote control.

Blush claims to be the first sex toy controlled via Apple Watch.

Apple's wearable device also has a built-in feature that could be considered sexual: You can share your heartbeat from one Apple Watch to another. Thankfully, though, only one partner needs to own an Apple Watch for you to control your Blush with it. Here's what that looks like: 

If you connect the vibrator with your partner's phone (iOS or Android) via Bluetooth, you have some options as far as distance goes. If you and your partner are both standing across from one another, you can be up to 30 feet apart. If there's something obstructing your direct line of sight, you have up to 10 feet.

If the person wearing the vibrator is sitting, you have a range of 5 to 10 feet. If both phones are connected to the Internet (either through data or WiFi) the vibrator can be any distance from your partner's phone. Perfect for long-distance couples. 

Other features include the ability to sync the vibrator to music or ambient noise and lets users choose from a bunch of different vibration patterns or even create their own. You can also message with your partner, and give and receive control of the device via the app.

Blush certainly isn't the first sex toy that someone other than the wearer can control. OhMiBod is a vibrator that connects to your phone, and the We-Vibe 4 Plus comes with its own remote control and syncs with an app.  

"What makes our toy stand out is the connectivity range," Lovense's marketing manager Eddy Olivares told The Huffington Post via email. "During the research phase of our development, we tested all the bluetooth toys on the market. All insert-able toys had a reliable connectivity range of 1-3 feet." 

The Blush is also significantly quieter (and therefore more discrete) than its competitors, as shown in this video:

Blush will cost either $79 or $89, according to Olivares, but if you donate $39 to the product's Indiegogo campaign you'll get one for that price. It should arrive by October. 

Olivares recommends that only women use the vibrator internally, for now. Lovense says that a Bluetooth-connected plug for men is in development. 

As much fun as Blush appears, there are certainly some safety concerns. Obviously, it would be horrifying if your vibrator were hacked. However, all messaging from phone to vibrator is encrypted, and none of the messages go through the company's servers, according to Blush's Indiegogo site.  

We're also not convinced that having Bluetooth and/or WiFi connected to your private parts is the safest idea, and Blush hasn't addressed this concern. Olivares told HuffPost that he was not qualified to discuss whether or not there's any medical danger to using a WiFi-connected vibrator.

This story has been updated with new information about We-Vibe's latest...

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Wahrscheinlich weißt du nicht, dass dein iPhone das hier kann

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 2:50 AM

Sind deine Hände zu klein, um dein iPhone6 oder 6Plus bequem verwenden zu können? Du bist damit nicht allein und dir ist möglicherweise noch nicht aufgefallen, dass Apple schon eine Lösung für dein Problem eingebaut hat.

Wenn du mit einer Hand von unten an das obere Ende des...

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iPhone 6でこんなことができるなんて 手の小さい人にとって画期的な機能はこれだ

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 10:12 PM

あなたの手ではiPhone 6やiPhone 6 Plusは大きすぎて扱いづらくないだろうか?

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You Probably Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do This

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 2:33 PM

Are your hands too small to comfortably use your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? You're not alone, and you probably didn't realize that Apple created a built-in solution to your problem. 

If you need to reach the top of your screen with one hand (which is almost impossible...

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7 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Google

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 9:35 AM

Google isn't the same little search engine you remember. It's now part of Alphabet, a new conglomerate started by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In honor of this coming-of-age, we're paying homage to Google's history with a few fun facts about the company:

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Wear Whatever The Hell You Want To The Theater

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 9:58 AM

On Tuesday, New York Post theater critic Elisabeth Vincentelli wrote a piece called "For the love of God, stop dressing like crap." In it, she describes a few incidents in which she witnessed theatergoers wearing what she describes as "hideous" attire. She berates women who "look as...

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I Invited My Friends to Play 'Candy Crush' and Now I Have None

(9) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 5:29 PM

On Wednesday night I did the worst thing a person could do on Facebook. I did something that I have made fun of people for doing. Something I have read countless stories urging people not to do.

I invited most of my Facebook friends to play "Candy Crush Soda Saga." I am my own worst nightmare.

I am a tech writer and former editor of HuffPost Tech. I am an adult, college-educated, sophisticated woman. I should know better. Here's what happened:

I've been playing "Candy Crush" and the spinoff, "Candy Crush Soda Saga," for a few years now. I've generally been able to keep it a secret. I'm not embarrassed about it, per se, but I'm not proud of it either. I'm on level 437 on "Candy Crush" and level 297 on "Candy Crush Soda Saga." I'm great at these games and I play them often. We all have our guilty pleasures, okay? Every night, before I go to sleep, I lie in bed listening to a comedy podcast and playing "Candy Crush." Side note: Yes, I know it's bad to stare at screens before bed. Do as I say, not as I do.


On Wednesday night I was hanging out in my apartment, watching TV and candy crushing when the unimaginable happened. I pressed the wrong thing and sent a request to everyone I know on Facebook.

This is what my friends saw on their Facebook feeds last night:

candy crushed my life

At the time, I didn't realize it had happened, but before I knew it, the texts started pouring in. Not just from friends and family, but from coworkers. Here's a text I got from HuffPost Business editor Alex Kaufman last night:

candy crushed my life

Nope. I wasn't hacked. Though at this point I feel like being hacked would have been less embarrassing than this.

I'm here to say that this could happen to anyone. Seriously.

It's an easy mistake to make. In "Candy Crush" you have the option to send your friends extra lives. Some of my friends and coworkers (don't worry, I won't out you as a candy crusher) send each other lives all the time. There is also an option within the game to invite all of your Facebook friends who aren't playing the game to play the game.

The problem is: Both of these pages look the same. It is VERY easy to accidentally press the wrong button.

Below, you'll see what the page that allows you to ask-every-human-you've-ever-interacted-with-to-play-a-dumb-iPhone-game on the left and a page that lets you ask-your-friends-who-already-play-this-dumb-iPhone-game-for-extra-lives on the right. THEY LOOK THE SAME!

candy crushed my life

This is to say that it's an easy mistake to make, and maybe you shouldn't judge people who send you game requests on Facebook. They're just trying their best.

On an unrelated note, I'll be hiding in my room for the rest of the month if you need...

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Here's What Happens When You're Too Obsessed With Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 11:48 AM

There's nothing like the feeling of collecting "Likes" on a great Instagram pic, especially if it's a photo of you. Few things can make you feel as confident and glamorous as racking up those little hearts. 

On the other hand, is there a worse feeling than seeing some garbage photo get tons of sweet, sweet "Likes" while a gorgeous shot of you is being ignored? Not okay. 

Comedy writer John Bershad created a video of what happens when someone takes Instagram a little too seriously.

Be generous with your "Likes," or you may see a meltdown like this one at your next party....

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The 8 Commandments Of Group Texting

(18) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 10:33 AM

I'm in a lot of group texts. I have one with my parents, one with my college friends, one with my improv team, and various others that pop up to plan parties and get-togethers. Group texts have the ability to brighten or ruin a day.

1. Thou shalt not text...

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세상에서 가장 편한 개 샤워기 발명(동영상)

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 2:51 PM

개를 샤워시키는 건 정말이지 귀찮다.

중간에 물 털기라도 해버리면 옷을 버리는 건 물론이고 화장실 전체가 엉망이 된다.

그러나 바야흐로 21세기는 3D와 360도 입체의 세기. 획기적인 제품이 나왔으니 바로 '우프 워셔 360'이다.

이렇게 고상한 자세로 샤워를 시킬 수 있다는 게 아름답지 않은가?

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This Is Definitely The Funniest Way To Wash Your Dog

(47) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 4:06 PM

Washing your dog is a pain -- and if you have a pet prone to digging, swimming or befriending skunks, you probably spend a good amount of time scrubbing your pooch. There is a new piece of technology created to make washing your pup a bit easier, and a lot...

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This Is The Cutest Way To Thank Another Driver On The Road

(53) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 11:51 AM

There's enough road rage in the world; it's time to spread some smiles.

Now there's MotorMood, a little light-up smiley face that goes on your car's rear window and lets you say "thanks" to other drivers. The team behind MotorMood has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $130,500...

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These Emojis Nail Those Feelings You Can't Put Into Words

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 12:26 PM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, an emoji is worth five thousand. That's because emojis are meant to replace language! But sometimes, a smile or a smirk just won't cut it. That's where illustrator Chris Gerringer comes in.

Gerringer, whose work can be found on his Tumblr

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Voici les plus belles photos prises avec un iPhone en 2015

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Les lauréats des iPhone Photography Awards de cette année ont été dévoilés, et les photos sont incroyables.

Cette année, des photographes de plus de 80 pays ont soumis leur candidature.

La compétition annuelle est organisée depuis 2007, lorsque le premier iPhone a été lancé. Aujourd'hui, il existe plusieurs catégories, allant...

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