Facebook Undergoes Gender Transformation

Representatives from social media site Facebook have announced that they are adding several new site options, which will allow users to effectively customize their gender.

This action was taken after Facebook employees consulted members of 5 leading gay and transgender advocacy groups.

There will now be around 50 new options, including ‘bi-gender’, ‘transgender’ and ‘androgynous’. It will also be possible for users to choose whether the site refers to them as ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘they’. Continue reading

Review of that portable Motorola gp340 two way radio

The other week we celebrated the 40th celebration for the world’s 1st cell phone call. Predictably, it’s a Motorola engineer who completed the historic phone call and, much more predictably, the phone call was made on a Motorola phone (or, in this case, prototype telephone). If you are taking one thing from this introductory section, it needs to be this: Motorola are boss, and when it relates to comms.

With that in perspective, I reviewed the GP340 Portable Walkie talkie, the prevalent in a lingering line of very good Motorola two way radio devices. The following is what I deliberated about it. Continue reading

Patrick Stewart ‘Outed’ by Guardian Blunder

Guardian columnist Jane Czyzselska, writing for the newspaper’s companion website, mistakenly ‘outed’ Shakespearean actor and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ star Patrick Stewart as being gay.

In a column celebrating ‘Inception’ actress Ellen Page actually coming out as gay, Czyzselska wrote “some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy because a high-profile and surprisingly politically aware young actress has decided not to play by the rules that so many closeted Hollywood actors are advised to follow if they are to enjoy mainstream success,” Continue reading