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The next iPhone: What We Think We Know

The next iPhone: What We Think We Know

Apple rumors — or tech rumors in general, for that matter — are frustrating. They tend to come from anonymous sources who may or may not be familiar with matters, briefed on plans or even awake. They can sometimes spin out of control and lead people to believe that the next iPhone will cost $800 or be made of a material that’s not quite ... Read More »

Facebook Admits That 8.7% of Users are Fake!!!

Facebook Admits That 8.7% of Users are Fake!!!

Online fakery is a hot topic at the moment.  Mitt Romney was accused yesterday of buying thousands of fake Twitter followers after his account gained 140,000 new followers in two days.  Researchearlier this year revealed that as many as 50% of the followers of big brands were in fact fakes. Facebook has not been immune from criticism though.  The BBC ... Read More »

10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs

10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs

The world has gone digital. At this point, most companies big and small have a website, Facebook Page and Twitter handle. With these new digital properties comes a slew of digital jobs — with that comes the demand for new staff members to create digital assets, design logos, manage a website and transform sketches on napkins into actual products. In ... Read More »

Is Social Media Destroying Real-World Relationships?

Is Social Media Destroying Real-World Relationships?

There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things. But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life? Consider this: 24% of respondents to one survey said they’ve missed out on enjoying special moments in person because ... Read More »

How a Google Search Travels Around the World

How a Google Search Travels Around the World

Google has put together an infographic that shows the journey of a search on the site, from how a query travels 1,500 miles at nearly the speed of light to hit different data centers around the world to how it ranks its results. In an infographic given to media, Google likens the web to a book with millions of pages. The search ... Read More »

Now There Are More Internet Addresses Than Stars in the Universe

Now There Are More Internet Addresses Than Stars in the Universe

Long story short: After this week’s switchover to a new protocol called IPv6, there are a whole lot of IP addresses on the Internet. How many more? Just one day after the world wide web made a permanent and forever change on Wednesday, CNN reported the Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion unique addresses. That’s 340 undecillion. We knew ... Read More »

Age Limit For Facebook Users

Age Limit For Facebook Users

Although it is required by law for Facebook users to be at least 13 to join the network, many believe the age limit should be higher, a new study says. According to a poll conducted among 2,000 consumers on the opinion-based community SodaHead.com, about 34% of respondents said Facebook users should be at least the age of 13 to join. ... Read More »

Growth Of Mobile App Market Economy

Growth Of Mobile App Market Economy

Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the production and mainstream usage of smartphones has exploded. The device opened a world of innovation in mobile technology, which was soon followed by a similar boom from apps. Today, we rely on apps to do just about everything, from keeping us organized to pure entertainment. Millions of downloads later, the ... Read More »

How Employers Are Paying in 2012

How Employers Are Paying in 2012

For those of you who have been working hard for your companies under tight financial constraints during the last few years, a silver lining might be coming your way. Thanks to rosy outlooks of employers in companies of all sizes across the country, it looks as though 2012 is going to be the year of the raise. According to the ... Read More »

6 Tips for Better Facebook Parenting

6 Tips for Better Facebook Parenting

Recently, many people chimed in about the “Laptop Shooting Dad‘s” reaction to his 15-year-old daughter’s Facebook posts. Not only is the subject of social media parenting popular, but his stunt has surpassed 30 million views on YouTube. While it’s evident that we live in a country of extremes — parents who use guns to make a point vs. parents that ... Read More »