With it being Valentine's Day, you might wish to send your significant other an amorous message or two, and while a card, flowers, or a box of chocolates may be the traditional ways to do so, sending a quick e-mail or chat message is not out of the question, either. Of course, you may wish to enhance said message with a heart or two. Sure, the first way that comes to mind would probably be to search the Web for an image you would like, but there are actually a couple of nice heart images buried in OS X … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn Google internship trailer debuts
- N.Y. restaurant offers fake "homemade" meal to go for amateur chefs, pre-dirtied cookwear included.
- In high-tech Japan, the fax machines roll on.
- Most definitely the scariest Valentines Day app around.
- Guns in movies: Find your favorites in the Internet Movie Firearms Database.
An ex is like a scar you once got after a seventh Cabernet in a bar with 12 steps.
Some days, you look at it and are proud. At other times, you wonder how you could have done it to yourself.
The lies, the hurt, the occasional odor of indifference and the underarm spray that was at least two years old -- they all serve as jogs and jags to the memory.
Sadly, many people still hold material relics of disappointed love all over the most important part of their lives -- yes, their Facebook timelines.
In the bowels of … Read more
A zero-day security flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat is being exploited through a series of targeted attacks against vulnerable computers, Adobe Systems said yesterday.
In a security bulletin, Adobe confirmed that the vulnerabilities could cause Reader and Acrobat to crash, potentially opening the door for an attacker to gain control of the system.
"Adobe is aware of reports that these vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick Windows users into clicking on a malicious PDF file delivered in an email message," the company revealed in the bulletin.
Adobe said it's … Read more
New research out of UC Davis suggests that when couples who are romantically involved interact, their heart and respiratory rates sync up.
But that doesn't mean you should bring a pair of heart rate monitors to scout out potential partners on your first date. When study participants were paired with someone outside their relationship, neither their heart rates nor their breathing closely matched.
To conduct their research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology and Emotion, the psychologists in one study placed couples a few feet apart in a quiet, calm room and instructed them not to talk or touch. In another, the couples were asked to mimic each other without speaking. In both instances, heart and respiratory rates were closely matched.… Read more
If you like someone just a teeny-weeny bit, this Cupid is your ticket to love on Valentine's Day.
Physics students at Brigham Young University crafted this nifty god from carbon nanotubes that are 10,000 times smaller than a human hair.
They began by laying down microscopic iron "seeds" to form a Cupid pattern. When they applied a heated gas to the iron, the seeds sprouted into the desired shape. … Read more
It's that time of year when you look your lover in the eyes, feel that stirring in your stomach, and hear you inner voice ask: "Is this the best I can do?"
Please, I don't mean to sound, well, mean.
It's just that in these days that champion immediacy and disposability, somehow interpersonal relations have become just another commodity.
Having mused on these thoughts in the shower, my inbox was kissed with an e-mail that told me 1 in 10 relationships among 35- to 55-year-olds will end on or before Valentine's Day.
It seems … Read more
"It's never been easier to find a date," says CyberDatingExpert.com publisher Julie Spira. And when it comes to online dating, she adds, the "stigma is gone."
She credits Facebook with helping to make people feel comfortable about sharing online and about joining an online dating site. Thousands of online dating sites exist, including niche sites aimed at Democrats and Republicans, as well as different religions and even vegans and vegetarians.
Spira is a fan of "truth in advertising" and recommends that people be authentic about their age, photos, and what they enjoy. … Read more
If your love is sweet, then 3D-print yourself for Valentine's Day and give the gift that says so.
At a recent workshop in Tokyo, attendees made bite-size versions of their heads in chocolate.
Valentine's Day is a horrible tradition. It's a romantic "musical chairs" where you either stand alone in a metaphorical puddle of rejection, or turn to your partner and price out the worth of their love in flowers and chocolates.
To hell with it.
To level the playing field, I say we need to put science fiction's premise of the humanoid robot companion on the fast track to becoming a reality. … Read more