Archive for category: Technology

E-Reader Showdown: Amazon Kindle 3 vs Apple iPad

Books, Humor, Technology

Ever since both the iPad and the new Kindle 3 were announced, critics have been comparing the two of them.  Now far be it from me to disagree with their assessments, but I figured it would be a real shame to not put in my own two-cents worth on the two devices.  So, let’s take […]

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Google Trends Throwdown

Humor, Internet, Technology

I spend way too much time on the internet, and today while checking out some stuff on Google Trends, I start comparing different search terms against their competitors to see who was getting more search volume.  Some of it was about what I expected, while others were a bit of a surprise.  So without further […]

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Who Won E3 2011? Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo

Technology, Video Games

E3 2011, June 6-9, presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) for the video gaming industry. In a slight departure from our normal kinds of posts, I unveil the winner of E3 2011. Each year the “Big 3” companies, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, hold a press conference, and each year one is crowned as winning E3. […]

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How to Build a Time Machine

Technology

The Doctor isn’t the only person with a working inter-dimensional time machine; at least not once you get through building your very own. Space and time are very interesting concepts and has been displayed in media for as long as we have been able to grasp the concept. If you think you’re up to the […]

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When Crowdfunding Goes Wrong

featured, Humor, Technology

credit: napkinshoe Crowdfunding. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? You get online, write an eloquent blog post about why your brand really, really needs this money you guys, rake it in and stick it to the man. Of course, it doesn’t always work like that. For every story about the little brand that could, there are thousands […]

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Tablet E-Commerce: Portrait of a Tablet User

Technology

Is your e-commerce website prepared for the future? Tablet users are becoming more prevalent in today’s online purchases. More money is spent purchasing goods by tablet users than by those on computers and smartphones. By making your website mobile friendly, you could increase the conversion rate of sales to those who are seemingly eager to […]

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The Australian Social Mobile and Email Revolution

Technology

If it seems like every other Aussie you know is surfing the web, you would be correct. In fact, 94 percent of Australians are regular internet users. A study done by Exact Target found some interesting facts about Australians and there love affair with the World Wide Web, which the infographic below illustrates. Always the […]

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The Prometheus Device

Comics, Technology

I’ve done more than my fair share of posts on comic book characters on this site, but Everett Bradford has taken it one step further. Inspired by the X-Men character of Pyro, he’s created what he calls the Prometheus Device. For those of us that may or may not have played with fire in our […]

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Best Fictional Weapons

Cartoons, Comics, Film, Technology, Video Games

First of all, a quick disclaimer: I am not glamorizing nor glorifying weapons, violence, or related topics. Ok, now that that’s out of the way…we’ve all watched some action movie, TV show, or played a video game and thought that the hero (or villain) had a badass weapon. But what are the best of these […]

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Program For Performance: The Car That Could Learn to Drive on It’s Own

Technology

Imagine our highways flowing efficiently, the lanes filled with intelligent driverless vehicles using computers and satellites to eliminate gridlock and reduce fuel consumption.  Thanks to an emphasis on science and engineering, as well as expanding the scope of engineering programs to include things like non traditional things like online graduate degree courses and supplementary K-12 […]

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