Big To Do
About Us

“Saving Love Lives The World Over!” e-mail e-mail to a friend in need

July 23, 2008

I just touched my orb to say I love you

Filed under: News,Treats — posted by Mia @ 2:36 pm

Being apart from your honey stings like a bee-atch, and, as Jackie recently reported here, the cost of fuel is making it harder to keep things sweet. Long-distance couples have plenty of keyboardy, computery ways to keep in touch — e-mail, IM, Skype — but those tools can be too task-oriented and disruptive. Over at Wired magazine, Regina Lynn recently explored the budding field of “tele-amore” — a whole new world of technology that may help “intimacy, playfulness and common experiences.” As Lynn writes: “Despite the frenzy around social media applications, we still don’t have sensual devices that extend that functionality beyond virtual space.” The gizmos she describes are all about nonverbal communication (but we’re not talking about “teledildonics”).

We’re talking, for one thing, about “ambient intimacy objects” — you know, like the ambient orb. They’ve been around for a few years in certain iterations (I’ve seen that orb giving a weather report!, but some researchers think they could do more. As Lynn reports: “Joseph Kaye, a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University studying human-computer interaction, developed the Virtual Intimate Object, or VIO, to study the effect of low-bandwidth applications on long-distance intimacy. The VIO is a dot that sits in your system tray (Windows) or desktop (Mac) and monitors an identical dot on your partner’s computer. When your partner clicks his or her dot, yours fills with color; as time goes by without a click, the color slowly fades until the circle is just an outline.” Worked for the couples who road-tested it: After one week, “participants had several suggestions for additional functionality: a choice of colors, the option to play a sound, and the ability to replace the circle with their own set of graphics. They had become emotionally engaged not just with their partners, but with the application,” writes Lynn. “If you can get all that from a 2-D dot, think what you could do with an object you can touch.”

To have one of our own, alas, we’ll have to look into the future (10 minutes from now?). “Unfortunately, the closest thing I can find to that type of technology for consumers is the Nabaztag rabbit, a wireless device that connects with other Nabaztag rabbits over the internet. From a strictly romantic standpoint, they one-up the Chumby and the Tux Droid in that the rabbits can ‘marry’ each other, so that when one partner moves their rabbit’s ears, the paired rabbit’s ears move the same way.” (Man. Remember when it was all about Furby?)

In any regard, the awesome here is that technology innovators are at least thinking about the sweet spot. For the moment, though, Wall-E can help us dream of wordless techno-romance.

1 Comment »

  1. money stuffing envelopes

    online payday loans

    best online payday loans

    fast cash with foreclosures cameron dunlap

    Comment by ValyaChums — June 18, 2017 @ 11:50 am

  2. cialis100mg


    generic cials

    cheapest soft cialis

    Comment by NataChums — June 18, 2017 @ 11:56 am

  3. cialis forum statistiques

    order cialis

    cialis cheap

    vendita cialis slovenia

    Comment by BrozovChums — June 18, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

  4. loan apr

    direct lenders for payday loans

    fast payday loans

    what is the best online payday loan site

    Comment by ValyaChums — June 18, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

  5. i use it cialis online canada

    order cialis

    cialis cheap

    cut cialis 20mg

    Comment by BrozovChums — June 18, 2017 @ 6:43 pm

  6. cheap viagra online
    cheap alternative to viagra
    viagra cheap fast delivery
    cheap viagra canada

    Comment by Herbertedich — June 18, 2017 @ 6:57 pm

  7. how to buy viagra online
    where to buy viagra
    buy generic viagra online
    buy viagra

    Comment by AubreyBax — June 18, 2017 @ 8:18 pm

  8. Hey there this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually
    code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so
    I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Comment by android car pc — June 18, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

  9. visit our site genuine cialis

    cialis canada

    buy cialis online

    cialis levitra sildenafi

    Comment by NataChums — June 18, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

  10. recommended site cost cialis



    best prices on generic cialis

    Comment by NataChums — June 18, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

  11. taking 40 mg of cialis


    cheap cialis

    try it acheter cialis france

    Comment by BrozovChums — June 19, 2017 @ 1:08 am

  12. cash money loans barrie

    online cash advance

    payday loan payday loans

    payday loan edmonton alberta

    Comment by ValyaChums — June 19, 2017 @ 1:13 am

  13. female viagra singapore sale


    cheap viagra

    50 mg viagra cost

    Comment by VladoChums — June 19, 2017 @ 4:14 am

  14. acheter cialis sublingual

    buy cialis online

    order cialis

    brand cialis pharmacy coupons

    Comment by BrozovChums — June 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

  15. online quote auto insurance insurance agents iaa insurance the hartford auto insurance
    alpha insurance

    Comment by marshalfupEL — June 19, 2017 @ 7:22 am

  16. daily cialis discount


    cialis generic

    cialis kamagra pharmacy onlin

    Comment by BrozovChums — June 19, 2017 @ 11:58 am

  17. como tomar cialis 10 mg

    cialis price

    generic cialis

    achat cialis grenoble

    Comment by TanyaChums — June 19, 2017 @ 11:59 am

  18. buy levitra online paypal

    buy levitra

    is it legal to buy levitra online

    where to buy levitra cheap

    Comment by RobertLop — June 19, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

  19. i pill cialis website

    cialis price

    buy cialis

    wow look it canadian cialis

    Comment by TanyaChums — June 19, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

  20. wow)) viagra or cialis

    viagra online

    cheap viagra online

    compra viagra madrid

    Comment by VarenChums — June 19, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

  21. viagra pfizer nebenwirkungen

    viagra online

    viagra online

    cocaine and viagra

    Comment by VarenChums — June 19, 2017 @ 9:10 pm

  22. cialis preis 5 mg schweiz

    buy cialis

    cialis price

    options cialis

    Comment by YanaChums — June 20, 2017 @ 12:15 am

  23. achat en ligne cialis

    cialis online

    cheap cialis

    acquisto cialis per post

    Comment by TanyaChums — June 20, 2017 @ 1:16 am

  24. buy prednisone online overnight
    buy prednisone online
    buy prednisone online overnight
    prednisone for dogs buy online

    Comment by Robertbug — June 20, 2017 @ 4:29 am

  25. viagra street price uk

    buy viagra online

    cheap viagra online

    buy viagra karachi pakistan

    Comment by VarenChums — June 20, 2017 @ 8:04 am

  26. visit web site indian cialis

    cialis cheap

    cheap cialis

    we choice where to buy cialis

    Comment by YanaChums — June 20, 2017 @ 11:25 am

  27. cialis 20mg 6 tablets price

    generic cialis online

    generic cialis

    cialis 20mg eurim

    Comment by CurtChums — June 20, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

  28. synthesis viagra

    cheap viagra

    generic viagra online

    online generic viagra india

    Comment by VarenChums — June 20, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

  29. cialis precio en mexico

    generic cialis

    cialis cheap

    cialis overnight cheap

    Comment by YanaChums — June 20, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

  30. how many men take viagra stats

    generic viagra online

    online viagra

    viagra posologia consigliata

    Comment by VarenChums — June 20, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

  31. can i buy amoxil over the counter
    buy amoxil 500 mg online
    buy glaxo smith kline amoxil online
    buy cheap amoxil

    Comment by Michaelbuh — June 21, 2017 @ 4:17 am

  32. cheap cialis 5mg
    cheap cialis canada
    cheap online cialis
    buying cheap cialis online

    Comment by AndrewThund — June 21, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

  33. best place to buy cialis online
    buy cialis generic online
    buy cialis online
    where can i buy cialis online

    Comment by DonaldWeibe — June 21, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

  34. cvs pharmacy cialis price
    cialis 5mg price
    cialis 5mg price walmart
    cialis 5mg best price

    Comment by MatthewMob — June 21, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

  35. cheap viagra for sale online
    viagra for men for sale
    viagra online for sale
    ebay viagra for sale

    Comment by Richardpraky — June 21, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

  36. viagra canada cheap
    cheap viagra online pharmacy
    cheap viagra
    viagra cheap online

    Comment by TimmyBeife — June 21, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

  37. best places to buy viagra
    buy viagra
    buy viagra online
    viagra best buy reviews

    Comment by Geraldror — June 21, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

  38. pfizer viagra 100mg price
    pfizer viagra 100mg price
    viagra generic price
    viagra price per pill

    Comment by Josephdorry — June 21, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

  39. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

    Comment by Elmo — June 21, 2017 @ 10:59 pm

  40. levitra et prix cialis

    buy generic cialis

    cheap cialis online

    lowest price name brand cialis

    Comment by VindoChums — June 22, 2017 @ 12:31 am

  41. wh0cd700716 Generic Seroquel wellbutrin generic

    Comment by Alfredzelry — June 22, 2017 @ 5:18 am

  42. wh0cd538156 augmentin view site

    Comment by Michaelclome — June 22, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

  43. wh0cd19276 CIALIS NO RX cephalexin no rx

    Comment by KennethMaT — June 23, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

  44. At this moment I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my
    breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

    Comment by security services — June 23, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

  45. This paragraph offers clear idea in favor of the new visitors of blogging, that really how to
    do running a blog.

    Comment by Clarence — June 24, 2017 @ 8:29 pm

  46. Hello I am so thrilled I found your blog, I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Google for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a marvelous post
    and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added
    your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome b.

    Comment by c2c.upscholar.com — June 25, 2017 @ 1:02 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

**Mean or otherwise out-of-line comments will be deleted. That’s just how we roll.


blog | advice | comics | animation | goodies | to do | archive | about us

Breakup Girl created by Lynn Harris & Chris Kalb
© 2008 Just Friends Productions, Inc.
| privacy policy
Cool Aid!

Important Breakup Girl Maxim:
Breakup Girl Sez


Powered by WordPress