Technology and fashion mixed–or tried to, at least–during William Rast’s New York Fashion Week show Wednesday night.
Sony joined forces with the label by streaming his runway show on video site Vevo, projecting it on enormous Bravia screens and providing Vaio notebooks and “Bloggie” video cameras to reporters.
Did anything other than the iPad happen Wednesday?
Did anything even matter before the iPad? Or did the lives of tech geeks as they knew them officially begin today?
Answers: No (unless you count Larry Ellison’s dream of buying the Golden State Warriors), no, and finally, yes. Especially if you have at least $499 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire to browse the Internet for 10 hours straight.
As the countdown goes on to the moment when the almighty Apple tablet is introduced (and geekery as we know it is forever changed), a preponderance of fake “leaked” photos and even commercials for the much-hyped gadget have spread across the Internet like wildfire.
Mufti Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and the country’s highest religious legal authority, denounced the use of the Muslim prayer call or verses from the Quran as cell phone ringtones, saying that it trivializes the word of God.
The Federal Trade Commission is still trying to define how it will enforce new disclosure guidelines for bloggers who may have received free products from the companies they cover, according to northeast regional director Leonard Gordon.
“If the consumer wouldn’t understand that the endorser, whether it’s a celebrity or a mommy blogger, is being paid…to talk about the product, that’s something that we’re concerned about, because we think consumers are being misled,” said Mr. Gordon in a panel discussion on Thursday.
If Polaroid wanted attention by hiring Lady Gaga as its new creative director, it certainly succeeded.
I arrived 45 minutes early for Polaroid’s CES event Thursday, only to find 200 people already crowded into a press pen. The pop star’s music, with lyrics such as “I love your psycho, your vertigo stareschtick,” blared from the speakers (sadly, I know all the words).
For parents who want to keep their kids from sexting–or just texting at the dinner table–new cellphone software called Protector keeps them in the loop.
Protector, which debuts Thursday at CES, is made by Taser International, a company that’s best known for its series of electronic stun guns.