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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Research’

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 make me perhaps appreciate the little bloodsuckers in some small way, but it just makes me hate them more. National …

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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 do, but you probably never thought Google’s AR glasses would ever help the blind see. Say hello to OpenGlass, a …

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Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be?

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 agree? Are ads making the search experience worse? Are you less satisfied with Google or other search engines than you …

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3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You

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 question the safety of 3D printers. In short, the researchers found that 3D printers emit ultrafine particles, or UFP, …

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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 the results of a study conducted by AYTM Market Reserch today that surveyed U.S. Internet users about their gaming habits. …

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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 significant biz benefits above their peers, behavioral data still remains, per Forrester, ‘the greatest untapped marketing asset’—with only 45% actually …

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Mobile Ad Revenue Jumped 83% In 2012 Hitting Record $8.9 Billion

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 the pack in 2012 with a growth rate of 88.8%, closely followed by display at 87.3% growth, then messaging with …

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Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics

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 for, and share them with others in visually appealing ways. The tool is called the Databoard for Research Insights, and …

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Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones

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 smartphone. 56%, in fact. That’s quite the milestone. Here’s how Pew explains it: 55% of cell phone owners say that …

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Browsing Your Own Facebook Page Makes You Happy and Dumb

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 Wisconsin-Madison study suggest. Researchers had 159 students either browse their own profiles or a stranger’s profile, then used physchogical testing …

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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 this week on its progress with the Reliable Neural-Interface Technology program. As the name suggests, it’s a program dedicated to …

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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 phone shipments – which will top out at 889 million. Looking forward, NPD says that global smartphone shipments will break …

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