How Are You Decking the Halls With Tech This Year?


Mashable and CNN iReport want to know: How are you decking the halls with tech this holiday season? Have you got something incredible planned, like this Angry Bird-themed light show? Or maybe you’re making some social media-themed decorations?

The best responses could be featured on Mashable and CNN iReport. Tweet photos or videos with the hashtag #holidaytech or upload them to our post. Please enter all submissions by Friday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m. ET, then watch for the winners!

Reblogged from Mashable HQ


thatzombie submitted this photo with the comment “My friend, Valter, climbing a tree in leather pants in one of the most haunted cemeteries in Chicago: Bachelor’s Grove.”

Climbing trees in haunted cemeteries in leather pants at night time?  YES! Valter looks pretty impressed with himself and not scared of being in a haunted cemetery at all.  I also don’t find cemeteries all that scary, especially as once I was at a party at night near the biggest cemetery in our town and, being the excellent drunken Goths we were, a group of girls went into the cemetery and found a dildo and brought it back to the party on a stick.  Why? I don’t know. I’m guessing it’s only my friends who go into cemeteries and collect sex-aids. Probably. But why was it there in the first place? Perhaps a some necrophiliacs left it there after secret necrophiliac shenanigans. BUT TO EACH THEIR OWN.  I should probably just shut up.

Valter is not smiling, it’s daylight and he is all leathered up and hating cows in a haunted cemetery.

5 out of 5 - Look out for necrophiliacs wielding dildos at your next cemetery visit.

Reblogged from Goths up trees


A Fuzzy, Cuddly Depression-Fighting Robot Is The Platonic Ideal Of Cute

Like a non-virtual tamagotchi, the Babyloid is designed to lift the spirits of lonely older people.

“Be as smart as a puppy” is the advice that Matt Jones of BERG has for robots of the near future. You can see that design principle in action with MIT Media Lab’s Boxie robot, but a robot developed in Japan called Babyloid takes it a step further.

Read on…

Reblogged from Fast Company


Let’s talk about how much I resent that this is not a picture of Craig from The Lodger/Closing Time.



Daily chart: how slow is the recovery? The great recession hit America even harder than previously thought, according to revised figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The recovery has been painfully slow.

Reblogged from The Economist