- How did we live without Inspector Gadget Legos?! — Geekosystem
- Refrigerators melted into chairs take on an interesting look — Geek.com
- Burning ice atmospheres and other real planets that put sci-fi to shame — Cracked
- Cops make cheeky video in response to Anonymous's website hacking — Newser
- Lady Gaga's social network looks suspiciously like Pinterest — Dvice
- See the moon in its 3D glory — Tecca
According to a new study, 68 percent of new tablet owners spend more time getting to know their new gadget than getting it on with their significant other during the first few months of ownership. This "honeymoon phase" could be attributed to the fact that tablets are super portable and easy to use in multiple areas of the home, including the bedroom. Of course, tech overload in the boudoir isn't exactly a new concept. In fact, 10 percent of people check texts during sex. Now that's addiction.
Getting the hang of a new gadget is fun, but it shouldn't be done at the expense of your sex life, your family, or even your friends. If you do tend to get caught up in the excitement of a new toy and ignore the world around you, maybe it's time for a tech intervention. Tell us — do you go through a tech "honeymoon phase" when you purchase a new gadget?
If you've moved to Gmail recently (congratulations!), it's possible that you could get overwhelmed with all of the options, settings, and possibilities at your fingertips. We've got a ton of tips to share, but let's start with a few basic and handy tips that you could use every day. Check them out below!
- Make voice calls — You can easily make voice calls in Gmail on the cheap. In the "Chat" section, just click the "Call Phone" button and enter the digits. You'll then be able to make free calls to landlines the US and Canada, and for super cheap you can call cell phones and landlines worldwide.
- Search with options — If you haven't discovered the "Show Search Options" link to the right of the Gmail search bar, you're in for a treat. Clicking it reveals a host of helpful options, including the ability to search by sender, date, attachment, subject, and more. It's extremely helpful if you are less than diligent about labeling and filing emails in your inbox.
- Use rich text signatures — Tired of those boring text-only signatures or canned responses coming from your Gmail account? Take note: Gmail supports rich text signatures! Add links, colors, images, or formatting to your Gmail account signature, or any other account you've set up to send from Gmail. It's super easy to set up — just head to your settings page, scroll down to the Signature section, and design away!
- Use keyboard shortcuts — First, enable keyboard shortcuts in your Settings menu. Then, use these fast and easy keyboard shortcuts to navigate!
See the rest of the list after the break.
Obsessed with mobile photography? Submit your pics to our Cool Capture group or to Instagram by tagging them with #CoolCapture. Your pics might be featured on the GeekSugar homepage! We found a lot of snow flurries hitting the #CoolCapture tag this week — do you have any to share?
Source: Instagram user bunniexoxo
Steve Jobs was honored with the Trustees Award at last night's 2012 Grammys for his contributions to the music industry and his role in creating the iPod and iTunes, which helped shape the music industry as we know it today. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services accepted the award on behalf of Steve last night. In case you missed it, check out his speech below.
Red-carpet fashion and beauty coverage:
- Who was the best dressed?
- Vote on all the red-carpet love it or hate it polls
- Grammy Awards 2012: find out who wore what
- 360 glam: view the Grammys hairstyles from all sides
- Close encounter: see the gorgeous Grammys makeup up close
- Give the girl a hand: check out the hottest Grammy manicures
Catch up on other arrivals fun you may have missed:
- Nicki, Carrie, Katy, and more kick off the Grammy red carpet in style!
- See all the glamorous arrivals at the Grammy Awards
- Hot couples arrive in tune at the Grammys
The list of all the winners, and more Grammy Awards fun:
Purveyors of all things chic and of-the-moment, Opening Ceremony has released its latest Spring import, and we're already craving more! iPhone cases from Japanese company Candies are making their adorable US debut. Candies creates all their cases from 100 percent natural silicone, free of nasty chemicals — good for you and Mother Earth.
Check out the range of cases including wheeled skate decks, cuddly cartoons, and bright graphics in the gallery.