Thursday, September 6, 2012
Indiana University has launched the Kinsey Reporter, a global mobile survey platform for reporting anonymous data about sexual encounters.
The free app is available through Apple iOS and Google Play stores and allows users to add their personal experiences in addition to sharing, exploring and visualizing the accumulated data.
"People are natural observers; it's part of being social," Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, told The Advocate. "We expect to get new insights into sexuality and relationships today. What do people notice? What are they involved in? . . . What can they relate to us about their lives and their communities?"
For more info, visit the app's official site, Twitter and Facebook page.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Whether they are bath salt enthusiasts or Haitians risen from the dead, North Americans are fascinated by zombies.
There is a divide between deadly fans who prefer fast zombies and those who like the traditional shambling slow zombies. I am in the fast zombie camp because slow zombies just aren't that scary.
London-based company Six To Start has taken our fear of these toothy terrors and created an app to motivate exercisers.
My friend Sarah Duff has been using the Zombies, Run! app for a few weeks and says it has added excitment to her daily running routine.
"It's motivated me to go a bit farther. It uses GPS to track your distance as if you are running away from zombies and sees if you can outrun them. There are twenty-two story missions and seven supply missions. In between the story it plays your own music."
Runners can choose a half-hour or full hour mission. Zombies, Run! is available for $7.99 on the iTunes store.