tech

SXSW Film: <em>Small, Beautifully Moving Parts</em> is a Road Movie for Tech Geeks

Sarah Sparks loves technology. A freelance tech geek, she fixes everything from new computers to old radios and calls her home pregnancy test a “nifty gadget.” When its digital... Read more »

Geek Feminism Has you Covered at Conferences

Following a great expose ("The Dark side of Open Source Conferences") by Valerie Aurora on harassment and sexism in Open Source (technology that is horizontally integrated, anyone... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Michael Arrington, Technological Determinist

OK, so we can all agree that there is a lack of women in positions of power in the tech industry, right? Right. Well, according to Douche du Jour Michael Arrington, it’s our own damn fault. In his piece for TechCrunch (charmingly titled... Read more »

Making Geek Chic: Can tech crafting outfit more girls for technology?

Wearable technology may feel like science fiction, but it's actually becoming a reality right before our eyes. Law enforcement, the military, and the medical industry have long sought ways to integrate technology with clothing to augment health and personal safety. More recently, high fashion... Read more »

Mad World: No Girls Allowed: File Sharing Culture and BitTorrent

Every time I go to download files from a BitTorrent tracker site I am constantly bombarded with ads for sex/dating sites or straight up pornography and I’m sick of it. Women are engaging in online technologies as well and we are repetitively told that we don’t belong. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Media is the Message

Luddites beware! For my first BitchTapes as the resident New Media Intern, it seemed only appropriate that my to compile some of my favorite songs about just that: media and technology! Read more »

Control Womb: Are iPhone apps the new fertility specialists?

Want to get pregnant? There's an app for that. Want to not get pregnant? There's an app for that, too (and no, it's not condoms). Want to know why you're so damn moody? There's—yep—an app for that. They could be considered the Our Bodies, Ourselves for the tech-savvy... Read more »

Where the Women Are

No surprise here: the internets can be a hostile space women. Women who are sports fans and athletes find their fair share of, by turns, erasure and hostility. As Salon's Broadsheet... Read more »

Finally, an AMP iPhone App for the Predatory Douchenozzle Set

Let’s say that you’re out at a bar, and you meet an attractive girl. You want to talk to her, but you are completely devoid of all redeeming qualities and are literally incapable of striking up a conversation with anyone, let alone someone you hope to have sex with. Before now, you... Read more »

Runway Robot Debuts Old Stereotypes

There’s a new brand of supermodel in town, and, good news for the fashion industry, hunger-fuelled temper tantrums aren’t part of her coding. It’s the HRP-4C fembot, who... Read more »

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