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Gates Foundation offers $100k for 'next-gen condom'

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that if condoms actually felt better to use, global health could improve substantially.

By Mar. 22, 2013


Condom-storing case protects you and your iPhone

Good news, fellas. Someone's finally invented an iPhone case where you can store your condoms.

By Apr. 3, 2012


Facebook friend request from son is a condom ad

A condom company creates fake profiles for the as yet non-existent children of Facebook users and then sends the users a friend request.

By Dec. 4, 2011


New ringtone refrain: 'Condom, condom!'

Ringtone is part of a three-year campaign to normalize condom use in India. And it's actually quite catchy.

By Aug. 19, 2008


Condom meets tampon to extract stem cells

Design student envisions a device made of medical-grade silicone that makes it easy for women to collect their menstrual stem cells.

By May. 19, 2010


USB flash drives need a condom

You never know where that USB flash drive has been.

By Mar. 15, 2008


Global condom tech on parade

Spray-on and easy-on condoms

By Nov. 30, 2006


The 404 211: Where Wilson wears a BeenVerified condom all day

Our reservoir of embarrassing stories about Jeff is bottoming out, so we're happy to welcome his old chums from BeenVerified.com to refill the glass. Josh, Ross, and Jay are ushering in a new generation of background checks for employers and job seekers.

By Oct. 22, 2008


Bill Gates' next project: condoms for the developing world

Gates has granted Manchester University £62,000 to research making condoms out of a new material.

By Nov. 23, 2013


The 404 1,436: Where you're never too old to start Tindering (podcast)

On today's 404, we'll tell you about Apple bringing the iPhone experience into your next car, a condom that shocks you with electricity to "increase sensation," the story of a 60-year-old's scandalous Tinder exploits, and a FitBit hack that pauses your Netflix when you fall asleep!

By Mar. 3, 2014