Woman Does Lord’s Work, Makes Smart Vibrator

Woman Does Lord's Work, Makes Smart Vibrator

The vagina and clitoris are mysterious things. No, seriously they are. Scientists make big bucks studying the penis, but the vagina and clitoris often languish in official research circles. They languish in the bedroom too.

Lesbians (intimately familiar with the pootenanny) experience significantly more orgasms then straight or bisexual woman. If woman aren’t getting down to the business themselves there’s a good chance they won’t be rocking their kasbahs as often. And Liz Klinger wants to change that. She’s familiar with the habit of not talking about the things happening in the bedroom or on the kitchen table. As she told the Berkeley News, “I grew up in a more conservative family from the Midwest and we never talked about sex.”

That’s why she developed the Lioness. It’s a vibrator loaded for bear with sensors that report back on just about everything going on down under during states of arousal. It even tracks when it’s used and for how long. Sort of like a fitness tracker for your cooch.

The fitness tracker industry leveled off significantly this year. There were very few major new announcements at CES and technological advances seem to have stagnated. The Lioness, and the copycats that will inevitably follow, looks like they’ll really shake things up.

If you want to get in on Liz Klinger’s action you can pre-order the Lioness via Indiegogo for $190. Otherwise you can just hold out for the review we will absolutely be doing, because, you know, it’s a smart vibrator.

[Berkeley News]

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AT&T to Begin Testing 5G, 10-100 Times Faster Than 4G LTE


att_416x416AT&T has announced that it will begin trialing 5G wireless technologies this year, including lab tests in the second quarter and outdoor tests over the summer. The carrier anticipates 5G speeds to be 10-100 times faster than today’s average 4G LTE connections, with reduced latency.

Customers will see speeds measured in gigabits per second, not megabits. For reference, at one gigabit per second, you can download a TV show in less than 3 seconds. Customers will also see much lower latency with 5G. Latency, for example, is how long it takes after you press play on a video app for the video to start streaming on your device. We expect 5G latency in the range of 1 to 5 milliseconds.

Worldwide standards are still lacking for 5G technologies, but the 3GPP group aims to complete the first phase of that process in 2018. The widespread rollout of AT&T’s 5G network will likely take until 2020, but the carrier plans to provide wireless connectivity to fixed locations in Austin before the end of this year. The carrier joins Verizon, who will also be field testing 5G solutions this year.

AT&T’s 5G network will be based on technologies such as millimeter waves, network function virtualization (NFV), and software-defined networking (SDN). The carrier has already migrated 14 million wireless customers to its virtualized network, and it says millions more will be added this year. AT&T plans to virtualize 75% of its network over the next four years in the lead up to 5G.

It remains too early to predict Apple’s roadmap for 5G connectivity. Apple was quick to support LTE-Advanced, a faster standard of 4G LTE, on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus or later, but 3G and LTE wireless technologies were both available for years before Apple adopted them. Based on AT&T’s and 3GPP’s timelines, a 5G iPhone may not be released for at least three to four years.

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