News, technology

Google Music: Because Aren’t We All Sick Of iTunes?

Travis Walter Donovan :: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 7:30 pm

In a further step toward their eventual world domination, Google could be launching their own iTunes-slaughtering music service platform as early as this fall, CNET reports. In addition to multiple industry sources confirming the rumor, Google not only previewed a web-based music browser at their I/O conference last month, but a “Google Music” logo has been discovered hosted on their domain. MORE »


New York, News, technology

How to Get Girls With Your Gadgets

Carmel Lobello :: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 2:44 pm

Top Secret Tip: If you play your cards right, your gadgets can help get you laid. In celebration of New York’s Internet Week, Death + Taxes is jumping on the Geek Train by looking back at the Masters of Gadgetry for lessons on how to get girls with your gadgets. Check out the list after the jump: MORE »


News, technology

iPhone 4G Meets Tired Warning

Carmel Lobello :: Monday, June 7th, 2010 10:02 am

It’s Monday June 7th, and everyone is waiting excitedly for Steve Jobs to unveil the new iPhone this morning—the one with the front facing camera, higher res screen, bigger battery and flash that Gizmodo heroically spoiled for us back in April.

If your excitement is getting the better of you, is running a great distractionary article on the front page about the negative side effects of technology, particularly smart phones and tablets. I scanned the entire article on my iPhone, and I thought it was great, even though its main thrust was to outline all of the risks of our quickening immersion into personal computing technology- something that a lot of us already (very) casually lament. Since most of your attention spans are probably too short to read the whole piece, here’s the hyper-abbreviated version: MORE »


News, technology

Does Apple Have the Wrong Idea About the Future of Music?

Alex Moore :: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 10:30 am

The music streaming service Lala was shut down yesterday as Apple promised it would be, just five months after acquiring it for $80 million, raising speculation as to what Apple plans to do with the technology.

Do you miss it? Neither do we. We thought Lala’s pay-per-stream subscription service was convoluted and over-complicated. Which is why we fear that for once Apple may have the wrong idea about the future of music. MORE »


Shit Going On In The World, technology

Cupidtino, The Awful New Dating Website For Lovers Of Apple Products

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 3:00 pm

Do you base your entire personality on the fact that you own the same popular, expensive technology as most of the people around you?  Well, luckily for you, there’s finally a dating website that can bring you together with singles just as bland as you are!  Cupidtino, a dating website that will launch in June 2010, is a “beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products!”  This raises a few interesting questions.  What does this say about the extent to which Apple has invaded our culture?  Could this website even work without quickly devolving into a gold-diggers’ paradise?  How can a dating website even be “beautiful?”  And last but not least, what? MORE »


Television, technology

A Star Is Born, Literally

Johnny Sanford :: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 12:00 pm

Stephen Hawking’s new television show, Into the Universe, airing  on the Discovery Channel, has more than a few mind-bending concepts to absorb. On Monday, D+T Editor Alex Moore wrote an article about Hawking, which  intrigued me enough to sit down and watch the show. It simulates some pretty f’ing cool alien life, and ends with the doomsday proposal that if intelligent alien life does exist, they most likely would want our precious resources and would fly halfway across the universe to take them. Hawking proposes that the way they would do so would be by opening up a wormhole by focusing the intense rays of a star into a single point. Fascinating, but hard for me to image outside the movie theater. Until now. MORE »


News, technology

Topeka, Kansas Temporarily Changes Name To Google

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 12:20 pm

On Monday, it was announced that Topeka, Kansas, is changing its name for a month.  Is the name change meant to honor a historical figure who hails from the Midwestern town?  Is it an homage to a groundbreaking event that took place in Topeka that changed the world for the better?  Well, not exactly.  Instead, Topeka is temporarily changing its name to, um, Google.