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Pretty much that. Already have lusted after the ZuneHD and the Droid, as mentioned here. Might I also mention the imminent rise of Songbird, which with every release gets closer to being a stylish itunes killer.
This is super super important. The article explains how nano-technology is going to make being a diabetic a bit easier, with contact lenses which tint a certain color depending upon your blood sugar–detected in your tears. Seriously. There are a lot of downsides of being diabetic, but one of the daily problems is the copious amount of testing one needs to do to maintain a proper level of blood sugar. This would mitigate that problem and loss of nerves in the tips of fingers from too much stabbing with a short, sharp needle 4+ times a day.
Pandering to everyone’s obsession with re-hashing the last ten years (I agree with TIME: A decade from hell, and ne’er shall I think of it again), Gizmodo discusses the tech-duds of the past decade.
Really, who thought that bluetooth headsets were going to go mainstream? Not only do you look like a tool with one of them, you really are one, with crappy reception and everything. And the Segway? Because yes, Americans really need to stop walking everywhere. Why even bother flipping over in bed, eh?
Sultry or Sophisticated Tonight? Women Know (and are annoyed by this) It’s A Careful Clothing Choice
This is an amusing (but horribly accurate) flowchart portrayal and discussion of the conundrum which faces women when they get up every day. “Do I wear jeans and the black boots? With the silver earrings? Wait, is that too Boho for this occassion?” Okay, perhaps not all women (like myself). But it does accurately pinpoint how much more the subtleties play into dressing for women. Also, new favorite summation of much of advertising/media/enculturation-of-youngsters: “Men are People and Women are Women.” Sums it all up, eh?
I know a few people who think a good topographical map is a thing of beauty, and spend hours holed up in the geology lab looking at sediment deposit graphs, but for the rest of us normal people the earth is…earth. Not anymore! These 60 pictures of various topographical Earth features are like abstract paintings. Background fodder here we come! (via Gizmodo)
File under “awesome.” Perhaps you all don’t understand the greatness of bacon. Its smoky quality. Its incredible versatility. So good. But if you, like me, understand bacon, this might be a great way to turn your friends onto it!