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iPhone’s Killer App? Siri Horror Trailer Hits the Web iPhone’s Killer App? Siri Horror Trailer Hits the Web

The advance of technology always brings with it a certain amount of trepidation. The smarter our machines get, the more convinced we are that some day they’ll decide they don’t need us anymore. Whether it’s Skynet, GLaDOS, the machines from …

Infographic Shows Importance of Wifi To College Students Infographic Shows Importance of Wifi To College Students
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A new study has been released by Online Colleges, a website that puts students in touch with colleges offering robust online education experiences. The survey deals with the use of technology by US college students and has some interesting, if …

Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds?
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Are the effects of multitasking, as well as constant distractions via whatever device of your choosing, causing your brain to rewire, and potentially impacting the length of our attention spa… Oh, look! A Facebook update! I think you get the …

Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos
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The whole “what makes a journalist a journalist”/”are bloggers journalists?” discussion is one that won’t go away, and we’ve certainly weighed in on it a number of times. While preparing a recent piece on the subject, I was perusing our …

TextSecure App For Android Is Now Open Source TextSecure App For Android Is Now Open Source

Following the discovery of Carrier IQ, the devious app that stealthily collects data on smartphone users, putting a little more priority on security is worth considering. After all, you never know who is watching so you should probably assume that …

Watch A Robot And A Scanner Rock “Little Drummer Boy” Watch A Robot And A Scanner Rock “Little Drummer Boy”
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When you think of all the great versions of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy,” what comes to mind? Bing Crosby and David Bowie? Bob Seger? What would you say if I told you one of the best versions to …

Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers

For the first several years of the smartphone era, companies provided their employees with devices – the Blackberry, the Palm Treo, and the like were the go-to phones of the business world. Even before that, company-issued computers were standard operating …

2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda 2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda
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Perhaps the biggest story line in Internet search this year has been the ongoing saga of the Google Panda Update. Let’s recap, and look ahead to next year. Has Panda been the most significant thing to happen in search this …

Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars

You can take two important things from a recent study on honesty in communications. One, you really are more likely to lie in a text and two, that person you lied to is going to be incredibly pissed that you …

Zagat On Holiday Tipping Zagat On Holiday Tipping

If you’re wondering how much tipping you should be doing this holiday season, Zagat has just the infographic for you (pictured below). The averages, Zagat (recently acquired by Google) says, are based on results from their 2011 holiday tipping survey, …

If You’re in Online Retail, You Better Be Thinking About Support [Infographic] If You’re in Online Retail, You Better Be Thinking About Support [Infographic]

This may come as a shock to you, but it’s a good idea not to piss your customers off. And nothing pisses customers off more than poor customer service. That goes for online businesses too, believe it or not. Zendesk …

Best Google Doodles of 2011 Best Google Doodles of 2011
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When you think about it, Google Doodles are some of the most-viewed artwork around. The basic formula is simple: Take a significant event for the date in question and spell “Google” in an artistic but (mostly) still recognizable fashion. But …

Google’s Advice For Testing Your Site Google’s Advice For Testing Your Site
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This week, Google put out a post on the Webmaster Central Blog, discussing user research and testing for your website. More importantly, how to do so without having to spend a lot of money. While I’d certainly encourage you to …

Google Rich Snippets: Take Better Advantage Of Them Google Rich Snippets: Take Better Advantage Of Them
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Google has put out a series of videos to help you better take advantage of their rich snippet offerings. Doing so can help your content stand out in search results, and inspire more clicks and search traffic. In an increasingly …

Pinterest Is Getting Huge Pinterest Is Getting Huge
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Experian Hitwise put out a report today looking at how popular online pinboard site Pinterest is getting. While this is only showing U.S. data, this graph pretty much says it all:

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content And Different Languages Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content And Different Languages
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out a video talking about duplicate content. He was responding to the following user-submitted question: Will multilingual translations of one [piece of] content across different websites attract [a] duplicate content penalty? “The simple answer is …

This Battlefield 3 Light Show Is Holiday Perfection This Battlefield 3 Light Show Is Holiday Perfection
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If you’re like me, it’s pretty hard to separate Christmas from video games. Many of my best holiday memories revolve around video games – like the time my parents tricked me into thinking they didn’t get me an N64, or …

Evernote Brings Skitch to iPad Evernote Brings Skitch to iPad

Late this summer Evernote, makers of the uber-popular note taking software of the same name, announced that they were buying Skitch, the company that made an (also eponymous) image annotation app for the Mac and Android phones. Today, Evernote announced …

Blackberry’s Newest Phone May Already Be a Bust Blackberry’s Newest Phone May Already Be a Bust

Blackberry has been on the ropes for some time. After almost single-handedly creating the smartphone industry (along with Palm) the company ruled the roost for several years, only to be upstaged dramatically by Apple’s iPhone, then by a spate of …

Christmas Sweaters, The Nativity Scene, and Snooki’s New Year’s Resolutions Christmas Sweaters, The Nativity Scene, and Snooki’s New Year’s Resolutions

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Scribd Previews Your Internet After SOPA Scribd Previews Your Internet After SOPA
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You have presumably heard that SOPA has drawn the ire of everybody. Really, it’s everybody. Everybody. More everybody. And, finally, everybody. The latest company to join the anti-SOPA movement is Scribd, the web’s largest publishing and reading site that claims …

Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports

No, I’m not talking about Christmas greetings from ABC’s now-defunct Wide World of Sports, but that would be pretty cool, as well. Unfortunately, there aren’t any fitting such a category on YouTube, although, there are quite a few WWoS intro …

Prometheus Trailer Releases, Looks Alien-ish Prometheus Trailer Releases, Looks Alien-ish
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Ok, so this isn’t the prequel to Alien, we know that. After watching the trailer, you can’t help but think of the classic series. Ridley Scott has a stellar cast attached to the project: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, …

Google+ Hits 150 Million Active Users Google+ Hits 150 Million Active Users
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According to data collected by GlobalWebIndex, Google+ has skyrocketed in the past few months and can now boast over 150 million actives users. From GWI: When we looked into it further, we didn’t find anyone else who had any type …