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Facebook Buys Oculus Rift

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift 2

The social media giant has just announced that it made the $2 billion purchase of one of the most revered gaming start ups in the industry, Oculus VR. In the press release Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says “”Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play(…)

What is the environmental impact of Keurig K-Cups?

What is the environmental impact of Keurig K-Cups? 1

K-Cups—those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine—are all the rage these days. Each K-Cup is made up of a plastic outer container with one cup’s worth of ground coffee and a small filter inside, capped off with a foil lid.(…)

What Google Chromecast Means For Gaming

What Google Chromecast Means For Gaming 0

Google Chromecast is still in its infancy but has already made huge strides in the technology market, transporting the functions of web browser, Chrome to a high-definition television, giving users the chance to stream the likes of Netflix and YouTube beyond the desktop or mobile. Although whilst uses are still fairly limited, the demand is(…)

Trend Alert: Wearable Tech is here

Trend Alert: Wearable Tech is here 4

Technology has continually been integrated with our lives since the beginning of mankind. Over time, it has gotten more personal, convenient, and entertaining. It is no surprise that wearable tech is the newest trend taking over the tech world. From Google Glass to the Fitbit, wearable tech has the potential to change the way people(…)

3nder App Intends to Pave the Way for Easy Threesome Hookups

3nder App Intends to Pave the Way for Easy Threesome Hookups 0

Joining the ranks of other notable hookup apps like Grindr, Blendr, and Tinder, 3nder is specifically designed to organize threesomes in your area and will probably do its part to continue to ruin dating as we know it. The app does not discriminate against couples or singles—its motto seems to be come one, come all.(…)

Spidey and Stone Swing in to Save the World

Spidey and Stone Swing in to Save the World 0

But didn’t we already know Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were kind of superheroes? A Columbia Pictures press release announced Friday that the charismatic duo, who play Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in the Amazing Spider-Man film series, are backing two projects on Earth Hour Blue, a platform run by WWF. Earth Hour allows people from varied backgrounds and countries(…)

Facebook to Lose 80% of Users by 2017?

Facebook to Lose 80% of Users by 2017? 0

Facebook will lose 80 percent of its users by 2017, according to a study by Princeton University researchers. The study followed assumptions from “Epidemiological modeling of online social network dynamics” by John Cannarella and Joshua A. Spechler.  The premise is that epidemiology models can be applied to social networks. In other words, Facebook is like(…)

Poor Best Buy Holiday Sales Leads Shares to Fall

Poor Best Buy Holiday Sales Leads Shares to Fall 0

Best Buy experienced disappointing sales during the holiday season, and its shares declined by 27 percent. This reflects increasing worry from investors about the future of the company. Best Buy was struggling even before the holiday season due to competition from online stores, like Amazon.com, and discounters, like Wal-Mart. The company decided to try a(…)

Facebook Adds Trending Feature

Facebook Adds Trending Feature 0

Facebook adds a new feature, entitled Trending, in order to better compete with Twitter. This new module highlights the most popular topics across the social network at any given moment.  It lists hot topics at the top right hand corner of the news stream. This is an important addition for Facebook as it battles with(…)

Fitbit Force Causing Skin Irritation for Some Users

Fitbit Force Causing Skin Irritation for Some Users 0

Fitbit is offering refunds and replacements for its latest wearable fitness device after some users complained of skin irritation. Reports of rashes arose in December on the company’s forum, where several users claimed to have an “allergic reaction” to the device. The Fitbit Force came out in October for about $130.  Users wear this gadget(…)

Worldwide Gmail outage reported Friday

Worldwide Gmail outage reported Friday 1

Second update: As of 3:20 p.m., Gmail appears to be back up and running. Update: As of 3 p.m., Gmail appears to up sporadically. The App Status Dashboard shows Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Sites, Google Groups, and G+ Hangouts all have “Service Disruptions. Gmail users around the world are having trouble accessing their(…)

Roundup: Snugg iPhone Cases You Should Consider

Roundup: Snugg iPhone Cases You Should Consider 0

OtterBox cases for iPhone tend to steal the show, but there are other phone case brands worth mentioning as well.  Snugg provides a variety of cases that can protect your iPhone and keep it stylish too. Pouch Case in Premium Leather This is a high-quality case with a black stitch finish along the edges of(…)

Are smart thermostats really a smart buy?

Are smart thermostats really a smart buy? 0

Spending $200 or more to replace that older, still functioning thermostat with a new whiz-bang “smart” variety might seem like a waste of money, but it can be one of the best small investments a homeowner can make, given the potential for energy and cost savings down the line. The coolest of the bunch of(…)