It's Valentine's Day, everyone, so we've got a special edition of Computer Love with special guest Dr. Wendy Walsh dishing out the love 2.0 advice. Also, in the tech news, the worst-kept secret in the tech world is unveiled in Barcelona: the PlayStation Phone. Plus, 10-inch tablets creep out of the woodwork to take on the iPad -- finally -- and will an iPhone Nano make an appearance? --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Groupon and FTD get caught allegedly selling flowers for twice the price in a Valentine's Day deal scam
Sony makes the PlayStation phone official. It's called the Sony Xperia Play
Sony also launches the Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro
LG unveils the Optimus 3D, a smartphone that can capture and play 3D content
Bank of America may have had a security breach over the weekend
Google launches a site to … Read more
This blog has always had love at its heart.
So I know that, at this time of year, those of you who work too hard--or merely drink too much--might be feeling lonely, lost and fearing that you will never again experience the joys of asking someone's name in the morning.
I therefore give you Virtual Dating Assistants. This is a company that does all the online dating for you. Well, most of it.
Virtual Dating Assistants makes heady promises on its Web site. For example: "We do it. You date. Online dating, simplified."
Please allow me to … Read more
On today's show, I tee off a little bit on Internet haters who just can't let it go ... in a way that might seem to suggest I can't let it go. Hm. Anyway, in tech news proper, Apple shareholders demand a succession plan, Verizon users demand their iPhone 4s, and AT&T demands $499 and a two-year contract for people who want an Atrix 4G with the laptop dock. Plus: Computer Love! Aloha, everyone! --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Will Courtney Love's lawyers argue that Twitter is just so fun and awesome that she can't be held responsible for defamatory crazy talk she types on it? If so, we're about to go crazy on Twitter. Also, Apple and News Corp may have pushed back their launch date for the Daily, BBC says no to Smart TV fragmentation, and why can't Samsung just give us our dang Froyo already? --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Are you ready for some cheery PR spin? Some deeply thought out, loving, but slightly cold-hearted PR spin?
Alright then. Staples, the people who offer you the Easy button, would like to impart some important personal information to ease your spirit.
For the company has just performed its fifth-annual Small Business Survey (yes, I missed the first four, too) and discovered that techno-love has now superseded the fleshy, inadequate, unsatisfying version in which so many of us still naively believe.
It appears that 60 percent of small business owners admit that they dedicate more time to holding their cell phones … Read more
How much do you know about your lover?
You know, things that they don't know you know, things that you happen to have read when they might have idly left their laptop open on their Gmail homepage.
Or do you, perhaps, know your lover's password and regularly check what they write about you? Do you worry, indeed, that they are unfaithful in body as well as in spirit?
I ask because some enterprising justice-seeking prosecutors in Michigan have decided to bring charges against a husband for reading his wife's e-mail.
DWe're pretty sure that both Lukin (in Computer Love) and the CIA are displaying a sense of humor this week, but frankly, it's kind of hard to tell. WTF? Also, did the FCC really try to tell us that they don't need wireless Net neutrality regulations because, um, Android is open? Wow. And NPR hands it to Ping in a big way, calling it one of the worst ideas in music in 2010. Ouch. And ... yes. And a special Computer Love on a Wednesday because it's the last live show of the year! See you all in 2011, everyone! --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
On today's show, the Internet revolts over Yahoo's plans to shutter Delicious, the U.S. is looking into a privacy "Bill of Rights," and Facebook suffers an embarrassing code leak.Plus, using augmented reality to translate information in real time, plus all the world's information organized to show us how language has evolved over the last 200 years? Dudes, the Singularity is seriously right outside the door, and it wants IN. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Right now, millions of men all over the world are sweating.
They are poised over their laptops, wondering what to write to a girl whose fetching photograph they have espied on Facebook, eHarmony or, perhaps, Lifestyle Lounge.
They are wondering whether to tell her she has beautiful hair. They are twisted about whether to compliment her eyes, her cheeks or even, perish the daring, her obvious intelligence.
One false step and they will disappear into the trash.
I want to save these men from themselves and their torture. Thankfully, armed with new research from dating site Badoo.com, I bear … Read more