Miranda July’s “Somebody” App

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

Created by film director, actor and artist Miranda July in partnership with fashion label Miu Miu, the new iOS app dubbed Somebody is a comment on how technology affects our most intimate relations. Send a text message through the app and it goes not to your friend, but a Somebody user close by (most likely a stranger) who then delivers the message verbally, acting as …

Churn and Burn

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

Hammacher Schlemmer may have just created every kid—and adult’s—dream toy: the Kickball Ice Cream Maker. An inner chamber holds the necessary ice cream ingredients while another compartment houses rock salt and ice. Once you’ve got the essentials packed inside, it’s go time. The rubber outer keeps the inside safe from breakage so you can kick, throw and play to your heart’s content. After about 20 …

Help Is On The Nails

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

There’s been a recent surge in new sexual assault prevention apps that focus on keeping users safe and their friends informed. Engineering students at North Carolina State University took it one step further, wanting to integrate technology into products that women often use, by developing a range of nail polish that detects date rape drugs. Dip a manicured finger into a drink, and a color …