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If technology wasn’t weird enough, now there’s an iPhone app that allows you to immediately find your friend’s sexy photos from Facebook…SMH. For a small fee of $1.99, you can be the proud owner of an app that sifts through friends’ albums looking for sexy pics and puts them all in one place for your viewing convenience. May I present Badabing – the answer to your Facebook creeping prayers.
The app works similarly to facial-recognition technology, but instead of identifying faces, Badabing identifies body and bikini shape. With Facebook users uploading about 2.5 billion photos to Facebook per month, you’ve probably crept through (admit it – you’re guilty) vacation or party photos in an attempt to find bikini or scantily clad pics of a friend, crush, or that bitch you love to hate. But thanks to this cyber solution, no more.
If you’re simultaneously laughing and wondering who the hell would download this app, you should know that after the recent launch, it crashed due to so many simultaneous downloads! A web version of the app is currently in the works, but in the meantime, edit your privacy settings on social media and only upload photos you’d want your mother to see, because creeping has officially reached a new low. Talk about a badabing!
Posted by Carolyn
I love the fact that a couple from Utah came up with the idea for CarLashes, large eyelashes that attach to your car’s headlights to make the front of your car look like a flirty face. I first saw them on Stoollala.com and was blown away. It’s one thing to come up with the idea for a wacky product while socializing over a few beers with friends or daydreaming on your commute, but this couple actually went as far as getting them produced, patented and sold online (and added a second style with crystal eyeliner above the “lashline”). Can you imagine the reactions the founders get every time they describe what they’re trying to sell? Would you (or anyone you know) put CarLashes on a car and drive all around town with them? It looks like someone out there is buying them because almost 2000 CarLashes have sold since June. At $25 per pair, that’s $50,000 in revenue and were even unique enough to grab the attention of a CNN producer. Hey, even if they’re not your style, at least give some props to the entrepreneur couple from Utah who took these flirty lashes to market!
Posted by Brianne
Women. Man, we’re just so hard to figure out. What makes us tick? What do we want? What turns us on? Psychologist Nick Neave, of Northumbria University in Newcastle, seems to have it figured out: dance moves.
In a recent study, Neave analyzed the dance moves of nineteen men between the ages 18-35 to distinguish which types of movement attracted the most female attention. Because looks matter — obviously — each subject was filmed while dancing and then turned into an avatar so as to eliminate bias. The judges, thirty-seven young women, viewed 15-second clips of each avatar in order to determine attraction.
The results? “Good” dancers used a variety of movements in the head, neck, and torso — think John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever” — and “bad” ones were stiff and repetitive — think of your good ol’ Pops. Interestingly enough, those rated with the best dance moves also proved to be the healthiest, based on blood samples analyzed by Neave’s team.
Personally, I kind of get a kick out of the awkward moves guys make when dancing. They’re better than the blitz-attack, grind-from-behind which has kept me from the dance floor since I attended a high school social at Xavarian. That being said…“Jersey Shore fist-pumping? A scientifically proven turnoff.” Maybe Neave is onto something after all…
Posted by Haley
To most, classical music equals traditional and stuffy, whereas the world of social media equals new, young, innovative, etc. (though if you ask me, most of this social media buzz is BS). However, these two seemingly disparate worlds have a surprising number of intersections and overlap. Most recently, I received news about New England Conservatory’s new online collaborative music installation, NEC# (NEC-sharp). Basically, it is a new YouTube station started by the school to bring together students and non-students alike, profiling these young, emerging musicians in a collective online symphony. At this stage, the site is still being populated with musical vignettes submitted primarily by NEC students, however for all un-enrolled aspiring Beethovens, the public is invited to participate…voice, tuba, cello, organ pedals, all are welcome.
Follow this link to find step-by-step instructions for submitting your video: http://necmusic.edu/nec-sharp/add-video. Otherwise, just check out the site and drown yourself in little snippets of great music from great performers who you’d probably not have an opportunity to hear otherwise. The site is well-designed to provide short bios on each artist and a Featured Artist page profiles select performers.
Also — in good form, you can keep up with NEC# via Facebook and Twitter.
Posted by Sam
The cake is one of the best parts of a wedding because let’s face it, everyone loves dessert. Guests may not remember your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, but they’ll definitely remember how good (or how bad) your cake looked and tasted.
As I begin to plan my own wedding and make decisions on flowers, linens and of course, the cake, one of my bridesmaids sent me this link in an e-mail titled, “Please don’t do this…”
There’s bridezillas and then there’s just weirdos. I think this bride falls closer to the latter. She had a five-foot cake designed to resemble her on her wedding day — we’re talking jewelry, bouquet, and dress embroidery… the whole shebang baked up in frosting and flour!
But if you want your wedding guests eating a butterscotch version of your face, this, my fellow brides-to-be, could be the wedding cake for you!
Posted by Alyssa