Technology is increasingly assisting true love along its course from true north through true happiness to relationship gone truly south.
So, as a singular supporter of the digital aspects of love, my heart is pumping with extra vigor at the news of a Webcam that saved a wedding.
You might have heard that folks who happen to be over in Europe are having a little trouble with the first angry thing to come out of Iceland since the great Magnus Ver Magnussen's contorted face while winning the World's Strongest Man Contest for the third time in a row … Read more
Well Wendy Southgate, 52, might have become the most photographed person in a medium that is enjoyed by so many people around the world. Yes, the next best thing to "Vogue"--Google Street View.
According to the Sun, Southgate, who lives in Suffolk, England, one day decided to take her dog for a walk.
Indeed, she thought nothing more about the walk with Trixie until her husband, a man of infinite curiosity, logged on to Google Street View to see what he might find there. The English, you see, haven't completely warmed … Read more
The ad, which some might consider about as dangerous as an ice cream cone in a gunfight, showed a young chap take a Kin shot of whatever was up his shirt--presumably tautly trained pectorals-- and send it to an attractive person of the opposite sex.
A new motion in the Lower Merion School School District Webcam-spying case has presented extraordinary suggestions as to the frequency and intimate nature of the photographs allegedly taken remotely by the cameras on school-issued laptops.
On Thursday, lawyers for 15-year-old Blake Robbins and his family claimed that thousands of images were taken by the laptop Webcams. Included in these were, according to the motion, "pictures of Blake partially undressed and of Blake sleeping." In addition, images of Web sites visited and snapshots of their instant messages were also allegedly captured.
I first sold my soul to a girl with a very large gap in her teeth. It took me years to get it back. (Yes, souls are recoverable.) But then I met a former trapeze artist from a Hungarian circus. The rest, as they say, is misery.
So I feel a peculiar and vigorous bond with the 7,500 people who, so mesmerized by the idea of buying a video game, sold their souls to the UK gaming retailer GameStation.
You might think I am making this up. You might think that no one can buy someone else's soul. At least, not legally. Well, please check your own soul compartment, just in case you might have inadvertently sold its contents while ordering up a new Xbox 360.
According to Fox News, you see, GameStation decided to slip a clause into the terms and conditions of its purchase contracts that gave the company the rights to your immortal being.
The clause makes for stimulating reading: "By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non-transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."
The retailer reportedly began this clause as an April Fool's joke, but then developed it in order to prove to itself, the world, and the heated inhabitants of Haedes that no one reads these often draconian draftings. … Read more
I'm sure there are few people left in the world who have not, at one time or another, sent a picture of their most favorable body parts to someone they loved. Or at least coveted. Or at least knew. I am, therefore, moved to photograph the frothing in my brain caused by the controversy surrounding a video for Microsoft's new Kin phones aimed at young social-networking hipsters.
The film appears at Kin.com, a Microsoft promotional site that tells you the Kin is "impulsive" and that "the more you share, the more you get." … Read more
NFL stars have a real talent. It's just that sometimes their real talent for not quite thinking things through can get them into trouble.
So I would be curious what you might feel about the latest enterprise from Jeremy Shockey, the Super Bowl-winning tight end of the New Orleans Saints.
Shockey has a singular grasp of the power of social networking, as well as that of the English language. So he has announced a contest on his Facebook page, a contest that will hopefully throw up one woman who "deserves" to date him.
In the week in which Google CEO Eric Schmidt has said his company is now "paranoid" about security (not an advert for Chrome at all), a lone milkman in the UK has expressed a paranoia that seems to have been dismissed by the great search engine in the sky (and on the ground).
Gordon Rayner is a 54-year-old man without a mountain bike.
He used to have a mountain bike, but, according to the Telegraph, Rayner says Google's infinitely discreet Street View cameras published a picture of it to the world--which includes the underworld. The cameras happened … Read more
When I first heard about this, I wanted to believe it was about teeth.
Mine were still chattering from a piece of research performed by the University of Iowa that suggested that young gamers enjoyed more cavities. I experienced a severe attack of lockjaw, however, at the news that Korea--that's the nice Korea without the strange leader with dead Elvis' hair-- has imposed a nighttime ban on certain online games.
It seems, though, that the Korean government is less concerned about young gamers' molars and more concerned about their deep-seated obsession with being deep seated in their bedrooms into … Read more