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[7 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Yipes. 144.8 Billion Emails are Sent Every Day!

In the time it took you read this sentence, 20 Million emails were written!
If you are a slow reader, maybe even more!

How many emails do YOU send per day. 10? 20? 50?
Yes this includes quick replies, personal and work related.

Please respond in comments below as well as take our polls!

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[2 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Can’t Sleep? It’s the iPad’s fault. Study says so.

A recent study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, studied the impact of backlit devices such as the iPhone and iPad at on our production of Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that helps induce drowsiness and lower body temperature, both important to help us to fall sleep. The research shows that two ours of tablet use before bed can suppress melatonin production up to 22%. In English, that means tablet use is making it harder for us to fall asleep…

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[16 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Watch the New TV Ad for Microsoft Surface Tablet

Microsoft just release it’s first television ad for the Surface tablet. It is called “The Surface Movement” where the characters spontaneously enter into a dance routine focused around their unique attachable cover keyboards. The Surface tablet itself wasn’t prominently featured, but the coordination involved in the dance routine is impressive and those keyboards had drawn a lot of interest because it simply made a lot of sense to integrate it into the cover…

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[24 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Teens Standing up to Cyber Bullies on Facebook

It’s Back to School & Cyberbulling
It’s back to school time. Many schools will be starting this week or the next. It’s the time to think about new classes, new teachers, perhaps new friends, but also a time to think about the many issues in present youth culture.

One of the biggest is cyberbullying. According to a new study, 1 in 4 kids claim to be targets of cyberbullying, nearly 2 of 3 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, but only 10% of parents are aware that their own teens are one of the recipients. Most of these attacks happen on Facebook where a whopping 92.6% of teens say cruel behavior takes place.

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[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video’s Social Commentary

I found this iPhone 5 Promo video, hilarious, but in the same time a bit sad as it pokes fun at our media-centric culture. Although some of the lines were meant to be hyperbole, the social commentary can be poignant…

Watch & share what you think!

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Movies, News »

[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Colorado Theater Massacre – Who to Blame?

The Colorado Theater Massacre is such a tragic story. I am incredibly saddened by what happened and much prayers go out to the families and loved ones involved.

The alleged shooter is 24 year old James Holmes, who faces 142 criminal counts for shooting at a packed midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises. For whatever reason, motive still uncertain, he proceeded to open fire into the crowds leaving 12 dead and 58 injured.

In most circumstances as people try to make sense of this kind of senseless killing, our first instinct is to want to blame something or someone…

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[21 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Can We Live Without Smartphones? Statistics Says You Will Panic

How much time you spend a day staring at your smartphone?
How many of you have an iPhone but really don’t need it? Honestly.

Is it the first thing you grab for when you wake up in the morning?
The last thing you look at before you go to bed?

54% of people say they do all of the above. You?

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[22 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
McDonald’s Photoshop Burger Advertisment Video

Dear McDonald – “Why does your food look different in the advertising than what is in the store?”

This was a question asked by a customer to McDonald. I am sure lot of us always wondered or at least balked at how perfect the burgers look on the ads yet look so flat, small, and less appetizing in real life.

McDonald responds in video!

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[5 Jun 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
Should Children be Allowed on Facebook?

News is spreading.

Facebook is considering allowing children under the age of 13 to have accounts on Facebook.

Previously anyone under the age of 13 were not allowed to have accounts, though a Consumer Report study estimated that out of 20 million minors on Facebook, 7.5 million of these children were younger than 13. Among these users, 5 million were 10 years or younger and were not being supervised by their parents…

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Movies »

[29 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
The Muppets Movie Review: Good for Children?

The Muppets have always been grown-up versions of the “Sesame Street” characters. If you were a little kid in the late 1970s, you probably have fond memories of watching their variety show. I watched it with my grandfather, listening to him chuckle over the antics of Kermit, Fozzie and the rest…

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Art & Design, News »

[21 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Top 10 Creative iPhone 5 Design Mockups

Apple has always been a leader in design and usability. As each new product nears it’s launch period, numerous design mockups and speculations start to appear around the web. The iPhone 5 is nearing it’s speculated launch date. See below some of the excellent mockups “guessing” what Apple might do. I’ve ranked 10 different designs in my own personal top 10 based on 3 factors:

creativity | realistic | awesomeness

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