Your phone is hurting your dating life

iPhone? Android? Jitterbug?

You should be careful about which phone you choose, as that choice could decide who you end up dating.

According to DECLUTTR, 70% of people would rather date someone with an iPhone over someone with an Android device.

Women will avoid someone with an older phone model. And if you have a cracked screen, you better get that fixed before going on a date — 1/3 of people thought it reflected poorly on their companion.

News Science

Study: smartphones cause people to smoke more

Are you a smoker?

Do you own a smartphone (such as an iPhone or an Android device)?

Then chances are – there’s a correlation between the two that you haven’t realized.

iPhone case - Monkey Smoking Weed
Monkey Smoking Weed iPhone case

Internet Travel

Which country has the fastest Internet?

How fast is your Internet connection?

Do you think it’s fast, or just fast enough?

Remember back in the day (and we’re only talking about maybe 10 years ago for many) when you were still using dial-up modems to connect to the Internet at 56k speeds?  Heck – Web Watch still has a 2400 baud modem lying around here somewhere.  Yeah, that day you upgraded to that 56k rocket was awesome, wasn’t it?

Need for Speed Most Wanted Deluxe
Need for Speed Most Wanted Deluxe

Gadgets Internet

The average phone user checks their phone 150 times per day

How many times a day do you check your phone, whether it be for messages, emails, Twitter, Facebook status updates, Instagram, or actually making a phone call to someone?  We’re not even talking exclusively smartphone users, who have those things glued to their hands at all times.  We’re including all mobile phone users here.

Heck, you may even be reading this Web Watch post on your phone right now.

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The Museum of Endangered Sounds

You’re one of those old people, aren’t you?

Always living in the past, telling those young punks of today how easy they have it now.  You begin every sentence with, “oh yeah, well back in MY day, we didn’t have the Internet. And we LIKED it!”

So time marches on – it happens.

We can all agree that all sorts of things have changed over the past 50 years for sure, but even more so in the last 5-10 years.

Gadgets Internet

Read this if you’re wondering whether your cell phone is covered with fecal matter

Talking on the Phone While Sitting on the Toilet
Talking on the Phone While Sitting on the Toilet

Show of hands — how many of you have used your cell phone while using the bathroom?

Web Watch has one friend who does most of their best talking while sitting… although they are polite enough to not flush while the call is going on (we hope that they are only being that courteous while at home rather than being THAT person at the office who doesn’t flush).

Women, we can understand — they’re used to having full-blown conversations with the other gaggle of women who go to the bathroom en masse.  So picking up the phone to take care of business while they’re actually Taking Care of Business is not a surprise.   But men have that unwritten rule about no talking in the restroom, so when some D-Bag come barrelling in, yammering away on their Bluetooth headset as if they’re More Important Than Everyone Else kinda ruins the silent sanctity of the Men’s Room.

Science shopping

New high-tech underwear for women promises to keep you dry and odor-free

Knock Out Panties
Knock Out Panties

Angela Newman is a woman on a mission.

Much like the heralded Sara Blakely who created Spanx because she was looking for underwear and nylons that served a specific purpose (footless pantyhose, and super-supportive Spandex), Angela had an underwear problem that she wanted to solve.

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Famous people who should have just shut up (Charlie Sheen? Not on this list.)

I Wish I Hadn't Said That: The Experts Speak - and Get it Wrong!
I Wish I Hadn’t Said That:
The Experts Speak – and Get it Wrong!

Sometimes, history will tell us, that our visionaries sometimes lack vision.

That’s what Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky have to say in their book, I Wish I Hadn’t Said That: The Experts Speak – and Get it Wrong!  

In other words, just because you are super-smart and know what you’re talking about, it’s possible to blurt out your opinion on a topic and have that thrown back at you years later by people who want to point out how funny you sounded at the time. 

Let’s take a look at some examples:

  • Lee deForest, the inventor of the vacuum tube, said that “To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth–all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.”
  • Kenneth Olsen, founder of Digital Computer Corp: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home”
  • Advice given to Henry Ford’s lawyer: “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.”