Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz technology to cooking, fashion, pop culture, newsmakers and the arts. She has appeared on Fox Business News, and her work has been published in Time Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. All of this gives her a unique view on her passions, technology and modern lifestyle. You can find her where the two intersect, at TechnoBuffalo, or follow her on Twitter at @Adra_La

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What Disrupting Tech Should Apple Debut Next — an iWatch or an iTV? Cast Your Vote! [Poll]

What Disrupting Tech Should Apple Debut Next — an iWatch or an iTV? Cast Your Vote! [Poll]

Adriana Lee

In “Apple’s About to Shake Up the Tech Industry Again,” Todd Haselton makes a good point about the company’s knack for taking new or fledgling niches and rocketing them into the mainstream consciousness. There’s a solid history of proof to back this up: MP3 players existed and were even mildly popular, but they didn’t become über-hot, trendy products until iPods hit the scene. The...

Did Facebook Rip Off Its "Like" Button? Social Giant Sued For Infringing on Dead Programmer's Patent

Did Facebook Rip Off Its "Like" Button? Social Giant Sued For Infringing on Dead Programmer's Patent

Adriana Lee

Did Facebook poach its iconic “like” button? That’s the heart of a case being brought to court on behalf of deceased Dutch programmer Joannes Jozef Everardus Van Der Meer. The key argument is a simple matter of timeline. (No pun intended.) Six years before his death in 2004, Van Der Meer patented the “like” button for his budding social diary, Surfbook. Facebook, however, didn’t exist...

Kutcher Had Pancreas Problems After Following Steve Jobs' Diet, Early Reviews of "JOBS"

Kutcher Had Pancreas Problems After Following Steve Jobs' Diet, Early Reviews of "JOBS"

Adriana Lee

Actors sometimes do some crazy things to prepare for their roles on the big screen. Some so thoroughly inhabit their characters, they can't (or won't) shut them off even off-camera, like Daniel Day-Lewis. Others pork up or whittle way, way down, like Bridget Jones's Diary's Renée Zellweger or The Machinist's Christian Bale. Word has it, the latter even subsisted on just coffee and a...

Square COO Keith Rabois Quits Over Sexual Harassment Accusation, Posts His Side of Story

Square COO Keith Rabois Quits Over Sexual Harassment Accusation, Posts His Side of Story

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Politicians and Hollywood actors aren’t the only ones who get caught in sex scandals. Turns out, the technorati aren’t immune to it either. Chief Operating Officer Keith Rabois resigned from his position at mobile payment processing company Square after being accused of sexual harassment. New York attorney Steven Berger contacted the company a couple of weeks ago claiming that...