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[1 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer [Video]

The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is out! The movie continues the story of Bilbo and the Dwarves as they seek out the Lonely Mountain to reclaim their glory past against the Dragon Smaug. There is also another familiar face – Legolas!

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Internet, News »

[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Google Celebrates it’s 15th Birthday with Pinata

15 years ago, two Stanford Grads, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founded a little company called Google. Google Incorporated was established on September 7th, Google.com domain was registered on September 15th but the official birthday was formalized to September 27th. Don’t ask me why. With the goal of showing the best results through simplicity and speed, Google entered a fragmented market search engine lanscape. Now it owns more than 70% of the search market…

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Internet »

[16 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
Top 10 Countries with Fastest Internet. United States is #11.

What are the Fastest Countries in the World?

A recent survey by Akamai of the world’s 243 countries found the United States’s Internet speeds were 11th fastest. With U.S. consumers now having access to streaming high-definition video and movies, those speeds are nothing to slouch at. Still, consumers, Internet providers and the countries themselves are always in pursuit of faster Internet speeds that expedite the sharing of information.

If you are curious, US came in at No. 11 with 36.6 Mbps, double the global average… who is #1?

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Art & Design »

[13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Life Before and After Mobile Phones – Illustration

I remember a time when there were no mobile phones (I am dating myself aren’t I?).
I remember I knew my friends numbers by heart. I remember having to meet up with them to play.

Times have changed. Soon after mobile phones became mainstream, so much of how we interact with others have changed. For better or worse?

Enjoy this hilarious series of Before and After Cellphone illustrations…

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Video »

[11 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Amazing One World Trade Center Time-Lapse Video

In honor of 9/11, the fateful day the world trade centers were attacked. Watch this time-lapse video clip highlighting the rise of the One World Trade Center which was built on top of the World Trade Center grounds. These shots were taken from October 2004 to September 2013. The One World Trade Center stands at 1,776 feet making it the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

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Articles »

[6 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
If you had $1 million dollars would you feel wealthy? You won’t.

Does money make us happy?
What is considered “wealthy?”
How much money would it take for you to be happy?

Did you know the majority of millionaires don’t consider themselves wealthy? Only 31% of these millionaires consider themselves wealthy.

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Internet, Social Media »

[16 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Are Teenagers bored of Facebook? [Infographic]

Did you know…

– Facebook usage among teens in the US has declined 7% in the last 6 months?
– Facebook users are getting older?
– Tumblr has become the biggest player in teen usage?
– Mothers are taking over Facebook!?

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Advertising »

[9 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
The Power of Words Changes Eating Behavior

Ever wonder why a medium soda at Jack in the box soda is a size of a tub and why Starbucks insists calling it’s small drink a tall?

Well here is something to chew on. A new study from the Cornell Food Brand Lab found that simply calling the same portion of spaghetti “double-size” caused the diners to eat considerably less. The group thinking they were eating double-sized meals left 10x as much food leftover.

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Internet, Social Media »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
What Happens Online in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

So what happens online in any given minute? How about…

2 million searches on Google
72 hours of video uploaded on youtube
1.8 million likes on facebook
11,000 searches on linkedin…

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Internet, Video »

[26 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Watching Puppy Videos increases Performance! Scientifically Proven?

It’s the justification you have been waiting for. You don’t have to feel guilty about watching puppy & kitten videos anymore, because they make you better at your job. Dog lovers have always had a hunch this was true, but now science can officially back it up.

The Power of Kawaii (kawaii means cute in Japanese), a study by the University of Hiroshima, set out to analyze the effects of cute images on your brain. The results?…

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Advertising, Movies »

[1 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Product Placement: A Reflection of Reality or Sneaky Advertising?

Love it or hate it, product placement in television, movies, music videos and even Broadway plays is here to stay. Product placement is the art and science of getting a company’s brand featured in a popular movie or television series with the implied endorsement that goes along with the placement. Broadcasting & Cable reported that two-thirds of advertisers use product placement as part of their marketing plans, most of which (80 percent) is used in television, according to an Association of National Advertisers survey. With this proliferation of products in the media, it’s difficult to know just how such use of products in media affects the general public.

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