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People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness
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If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer …

This Mosquito Video Will Make You Feel Icky

Mosquitoes are the worst insect to ever grace this planet. They take a person’s blood without asking, and only leave behind West Nile and Malaria in its place. I thought a video showing how a Mosquito bites an animal would …

Google Glass May Just Help The Blind ‘See’ Google Glass May Just Help The Blind ‘See’

What do you think of when you hear about Google Glass? Is it Google being stingy about porn and facial recognition, or is it about the potential for crazy augmented reality video games? There’s even more that Google Glass can …

Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be? Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be?
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Research out this week from Foresee finds that customer satisfaction with Google (and other search engines and social networks) is down significantly. The firm suggests that the proliferation of advertising (especially in search engines) is “diminishing the customer experience.” Do …

3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You 3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You
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3D printers are hardly dangerous. Sure, they can make things that could kill you, but the actual 3D printer itself isn’t dangerous, right? Well, that’s what all of us thought until a recent study published in Atmospheric Environment called into …

The Rise Of Social Gaming Doesn’t Mean Gamers Are Becoming More Social

Social and mobile gaming is huge. That fact can’t be disputed. What can be disputed, however, is a perception that people are increasingly playing games together. A new research study has found that to not be the case. eMarketer released …

Forrester Report Finds Behavioral Marketing Data Is Working, But 45% Aren’t Capturing Data Forrester Report Finds Behavioral Marketing Data Is Working, But 45% Aren’t Capturing Data

Forrester has put out a new report commissioned by Silverpop, surveying 157 U.S. marketers on behavioral data and automation. “Of the findings, the most notable might be that while marketers who leverage buyer insight / data in their campaigns experience …

Mobile Ad Revenue Jumped 83% In 2012 Hitting Record $8.9 Billion Mobile Ad Revenue Jumped 83% In 2012 Hitting Record $8.9 Billion
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Mobile ad revenue in 2012 was up a whopping 82.8% hitting $8.9 billion, according to newly released findings from the U.S. IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, IAB Europe and IHS. In 2011 it was just $5.3 billion. Search led …

Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics
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Google has just unveiled a nice little data sharing tool for businesses that aims to keep up with the latest data available from studies Google chooses to include. It lets you easily get right to the data points you’re looking …

Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones
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For the first time ever, Pew Research Center can say that the majority of American adults own smartphones. Not the majority of American adult cellphone owners, mind you. They mean that the majority of all American adults now have a …

Browsing Your Own Facebook Page Makes You Happy and Dumb Browsing Your Own Facebook Page Makes You Happy and Dumb
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Could spending just a few minutes gazing lovingly at your own Facebook profile make you feel better about yourself, but in turn make you a little bit worse at performing a task afterward? That’s what findings from a University of …

DARPA Holds Off On Making Killer Robots For A Bit To Make These Amazing Prosthetics

DARPA is scary. The military research agency has created a number of robots that will ensure our destruction, but at least it’s now making advanced prosthetics for when the robots chop off our arms with chainsaws. DARPA updated the world …

Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year

2013 will be the year that global smartphone shipments finally top feature phones, according to new figured from NPD. According to the research firm, global smartphone shipments will hit 937 million units this year. That will just outpace global feature …

Fluoride Mystery Is Closer To Being Solved
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The fluoride mystery has stumped scientists for almost 50 years. How exactly does it help stop tooth decay? Scientists may finally be onto an answer. A recent study suggests that the fluoride mystery is actually pretty simple – the mineral …

WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases
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The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are …

Is International SEO More Important Now? Is International SEO More Important Now?
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Ranking in search engines, particularly Google, is not getting any easier, but how often are you considering the search engines around the globe? Many in the industry see international SEO as only gaining in importance. Do you think it’s more …

Drug Breathalyzer That Can Detect Pot, Cocaine, Meth, and More Touted by Swedish Researchers

The SensAbues DrugTrap is out to foil your drugged-up driving experiences. The breathalyzer. Anyone pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence knows it all too well. Since the 1980s, police have used the tool, first developed in 1967, …

A Few Rounds Of Tetris A Day May Cure Lazy Eyes
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As a child, I had a friend with a lazy eye. I was super jealous of him at the time because he got to wear a pirate-themed eye patch. Looking back on it now, it’s easy to see why being …

Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously. Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously.

According to a study from the University of Portsmouth, using Facebook as a gateway for a trip down memory lane may be the most positive thing you can do with the service. For starters, the study’s makeup looks like this: …

New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales

The music industry will tell you that piracy is the bane of its existence, and that it will end up killing the industry. There’s compelling evidence that suggests this is not the case, but the RIAA and its ilk conveniently …

Facebook: More People See Your Posts Than You Think Facebook: More People See Your Posts Than You Think
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The question of how Facebook decides how many people see the content that you post has been a pretty volatile topic over the last few months. Basically, Facebook has been accused to limiting the reach of people and page’s normal …