At the risk of overkill, this third (and likely final) mention of the bra is to put to rest all the rumors of just what the male counterpart will be. And no, it is not a jock strap.
With Jeff's wedding creeping up sooner than we expected, it's about time that The 404 Podcast discusses exactly what we'll be wearing to the ceremonies. Always the responsible one, Wilson is prepared with his own suit, and Jeff will obviously be wearing the cheapest tux money can rent, but I've somehow made it 26 years without ever buying a suit and I refuse to start now...hopefully Stacie is OK with me wearing this old thing.
Options abound for those of us too lazy to go to the store who like to take a more active role in what we wear. I wrote about ShirtsMyWay awhile back, and recently, the folks at Blank Label asked me to give their site a look-see as well.
The process is much like that of ShirtsMyWay, where you design your own shirt by picking out fabric, styles, details--the whole nine yards. And while both sites look nice, Blank Label gives off a more youthful, edgy vibe; this is neither better nor worse. In fact, I kinda dig it because depending … Read more
Reunited and it feels so good! Today we cover the ways in which technology allows you to spy (or be spied upon!) Your paranoia is officially justified.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 176
What a concept (Big … Read more
Many years ago, my husband told me he didn't like the way I folded his shirts. "You sound like a man who wants to fold his own shirts," I told him, and ever since then, he has held the title of Official Laundry Folder in our home.
Now that we have five children, we generate the amount of laundry you might expect to see in a small country. And since our oldest children are 8 and 10, we'd like to put them to work. Their folding skills may be lacking, but I've already claimed that … Read more
Not only are the gifts covered in today's episode perfect to meet the mediocre expectations of a white elephant party, but this episode itself is in essence our very own white elephant gift to you! Interpret that as you will, and have a wonderful holiday, everyone!Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 166
Over the weekend Apple confirmed it had in fact picked up music service Lala, an acquisition that could drastically change the company's iTunes business and product offerings. It remains to be seen what parts of Lala's technology and services Apple chooses to integrate into its own.
We also get CNET writer and copy editor Jeff Sparkman in the studio to talk about his recent foray into the world of creating customized dress shirts online, a process he says has been made easier by playing video games. Find out more about the service he checked out, and how involved … Read more
I've been told more than once that skills learned from video games don't really translate to the real world. To those who have told me this, I can only say: neener-neener-neener.
More and more companies are offering customers the choice to customize the products they buy. Vans, among others, allows you to create your own shoes. Heck, I've even seen a build-your-own-toy-lightsaber kit that I really wanted to buy for my son.
But this is a new wrinkle to me.
(Pause for inevitable laughter.)
The folks at ShirtsMyWay have set up a process in which for about $75 and a few minutes of your day, you can design your own men's dress shirt. Why is this thrilling, exactly? I'll tell you why. Have you ever noticed that roughly 99 percent (anecdotal research on my part) of all clothing stores are devoted to women's apparel?
Seriously, if you're a guy, you've got like maybe four colors and two styles of dress shirt to choose from. I'm not quite the average male, I suppose, but I know I would be more inclined to wear a dress shirt without the threat of death if I got to have some say about what my shirt looked like.
This is where those video game skills come in handy. The process goes roughly like this: you go to the ShirtsMyWay site, and you choose from 25 different fabrics. That's just the first part. Via the site's very user-friendly interface, you will then decide on just about every aspect of your shirt's creation.
It reminded me a lot of playing The Sims.… Read more
There will be no episode of Gadgettes this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the US. So, have a listen to a classic episode from the Gadgettes archive. Remember to read this entire blog post in your own "hot breath" voice for the full effect. Go ahead. You know you want to. Enjoy!Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 86
I already own a couple of camera/photography-related tees, and I have to say they are some of my favorite wear. But looking at the roundup of such clothing put together by PetaPixel makes me want to hit the links and get even more.
My favorite of the 21 shirts in the collection has to be the above "oh, crop" design, which takes a leaf out of Adobe Photoshop's crop tool. The camera display panel shirt looks pretty awesome, too, and I'm still trying to figure out which dSLR display it copies. Of course, there are … Read more