women

  • Fixing Societal Problems: It Starts With Mom and Dad

    Fixing Societal Problems: It Starts With Mom and Dad

    I am quite used to controversy—unsurprisingly, given the topics that I have been exploring with my academic research. But what has really been a surprise is the hornet’s nest that I seem to have stirred up with my two TechCrunch posts and BusinessWeek column on the dearth of women entrepreneurs. At every event I’ve been to recently, women have come up to me to say thanks for raising… Read More

  • For women only: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W530D

    For women only: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W530D

    Sony Japan today announced [JP] a new digital camera that's specifically geared towards women. Technically speaking, the DSC-W530D isn't really a new device (it was unveiled earlier this year in Japan and is available for $200 in the US, too). But Sony changed the design to (possibly) make the Cyber-shot more appealing to female customers. Read More

  • Buffalo announces "women-only" USB sticks

    Buffalo announces "women-only" USB sticks

    Are you a woman? Are you sick of seeing all those manly USB sticks around you every day? Then these four new models announced [JP] by Buffalo in Japan today might be right for you. Read More

  • A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails

    A Fix for Discrimination: Follow the Indian Trails

    Women, Hispanics and blacks have always been underrepresented in the ranks of the Valley’s tech companies. A new analysis by the Mercury News shows that from 2000 to 2008, the proportion of women tech workers in Silicon Valley dropped from 25.3% to 23.8%, and that the national numbers dropped from 30% to 27.4%. In 2008, blacks and Hispanics constituted only 1.5% and 4.7% respectively of the… Read More

  • Shock: Men are loathe to read instruction manuals, women have no such qualms

    Shock: Men are loathe to read instruction manuals, women have no such qualms

    So I was browsing Pravda, as I do from time to time, when I stumbled upon this fascinating story. It seems that women are far more likely to read a gadget's instruction manual than men. It's the old, “men never ask for directions” bit, yes. Read More

  • Lingerie has built-in GPS: Safety measure or unnecessary spying?

    Lingerie has built-in GPS: Safety measure or unnecessary spying?

    Leave it to the Daily Mail to bring this controversy to light. What is it all about, you ask? A Brazilian designer has created lingerie that has built-in GPS. This has caused women’s rights groups to freak out, alleging that that the designer has created nothing more than a modern day chastity belt. Since it has built-in GPS, men—husbands and boyfriends—theoretically will know… Read More

  • PowerShot E1: Canon's women-only digital camera

    PowerShot E1: Canon's women-only digital camera

    First Sega Toys girls-only portable audio player, now this: The PowerShot E1, a new digital camera from Canon [JP], specifically made for women. The company has presented a few new cameras in the last days but this model is unique in its own way: Canon says it used relaxation, positive feelings and friendliness as the main guidelines for the design of the camera. The PowerShot E1 comes in three… Read More

  • Costume: The portable hard drive for senoritas

    Costume: The portable hard drive for senoritas

    Someone took the time to throw together a render of a portable hard drive for girls, the Costume. Overtly targeting girls with technology can be dangerous proposition; dipping a phone in pink and calling it “for girls, now!” usually has less than a snowball’s chance in hell of getting anywhere, but Costume seems to have been designed with care. It’s supposed to match all… Read More

  • Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    A recent survey by Swedish computer magazine PC för Alla, (PC for Everyone) reportedly found that women get more frustrated than men over just about every aspect of computers and using the Web. While many women could say they find men more frustrating than computers, since we don’t speak Swedish its unclear whether the magazine included that question. Here’s Pingdom’s breakdown… Read More

  • Pregnant women, beware: Cellphones linked childhood behavioral problems

    Pregnant women, beware: Cellphones linked childhood behavioral problems

    A new study has found links between cellphone use during pregnancy and behavioral problems in children later in life. Just the type of news the cellphone industry wants to hear, I’m sure. The study, conducted by UCLA and a Danish university, sampled some 13,000 kids. It found that children whose mothers had used a cellphone “two or three” times a day had increased likelihoods of… Read More

 
  • Live from the Miss Playboy Mobile press conference

    Live from the Miss Playboy Mobile press conference

    Doug Aamoth and Peter Ha here in Hugh Hefner’s private loft on the 34th floor of the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Nine girls will be competing for the title of “Miss Mobile Playboy” as a kickoff to Playboy’s second generation of mobile content. Read More

  • BFF Post: Women gamers wanted – perhaps a bit too much…

    BFF Post: Women gamers wanted – perhaps a bit too much…

    Great post by JAS on women in gaming. As in any industry, when it get’s big it only wants to get bigger. How do you do this? Easy. Find what demographics are not the biggest fans and make something to convert them into fans. The question is, when your weakest demographic becomes the majority target will the majority suffer? Women. Women have consistently been targeted as the weakest… Read More

  • Belkin Supports Boobs

    Belkin Supports Boobs

    Belkin announced today the launch of two products benefiting the fight against breast cancer. It has pledged 10 percent of the proceeds from a new pink iPod nano Sport Armband and the “Hope” Remix Metal Nano case. Belkin will give a minimum of $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The items will be available on May 6 for $30 each. Here is your opportunity to wear pink and not feel… Read More

  • You Work it Girl: Women's Fitness

    You Work it Girl: Women's Fitness

    Let’s face it: Almost all fitness gear, from free weights to running shoes, is designed with men in mind. When companies make a “women’s version,” it’s usually clad in pink plastic. Well, today we’re taking back the gym and saying “No!” to Hello Kitty-themed treadmills. Here are some great women’s fitness gadgets to keep you running, biking and… Read More

  • The Futurist: What Women Want In Gadgets (Hint: It's Not Just Pink Paint)

    The Futurist: What Women Want In Gadgets (Hint: It's Not Just Pink Paint)

    For the most part, the attention gadget designers give to women doesn’t go much deeper than a thin coat of pink paint. Dip it in fuchsia, slap a label like “Rose” on it, and CE companies take it for granted that the fairer sex will claw at each other to grab their products off store shelves. But what does it take to make a truly female-friendly product? Could it be that the needs… Read More

  • Cell Phone Anklet

    Cell Phone Anklet

    This is stupider than those belt clips that guys use for their cell phones. I never understood why guys do that anyway. I mean, your pocket is like 2-inches away. Anyway, consider this the equivalent for women. Now they too can wear their cell phones in a ridiculous place: their ankles. Totally convenient too. Just bend over every time you want to answer your phone. No way it’d get all… Read More

  • A CrunchGear Valentine's Day: What To Get Your Lady

    A CrunchGear Valentine's Day: What To Get Your Lady

    I know that Valentine’s Day is a big pain in the ass and that getting a gift for your lady is the most boring waste of time ever. This year though, get her something the both of you can enjoy as a dorky couple. I guarantee you will find something to get her out of these next five items or I’ll call you cheap and berate you about it. Now, onto the goods! Read More

  • Geek Porn: Women Of Warcraft

    Geek Porn: Women Of Warcraft

    It seems the people over at GameDaily are getting very lonely. They’ve thrown up a little piece called “Women of Warcraft” where they compare in-game female characters of different races to real-life celebs. Think of it as Perez Hilton meets Blizzard. Read More

  • 1 in 8 Dudes Would Rather Have A Gadget Than A Chick

    1 in 8 Dudes Would Rather Have A Gadget Than A Chick

    Conducted by some group called GFK NOP, a bunch of people were interviewed on whether or not they’d swap love for gadgets. Well it turns out that us guys are total bastards after all (big surprise there)! 1 in 8 men said they would lose the girl in favor of a sweet gadget like an iPhone, widescreen TV set, or fridge freezer. Overall, 13% of the men surveyed wanted gadgets over girls while… Read More