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20 Killer Apps and Websites to Make College Life Easier

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Homework, study groups, classes, labs, family, friends, jobs: it’s a wonder how college students get everything done, and still manage to get a couple hours of sleep every night! Productivity, studying, and time management are three areas in which many college students struggle. No wonder, considering the activities many of them are juggling. Some students… Read more »

Record Calls (Literally) On The Go With Bluewire


Today’s smartphones really live up to their name, as they are filled with almost every tool we can imagine. From cameras that are more potent than most compact ones to high-end processing and computing power, they are as good as the next personal computer – I know for a fact that my actual phone is… Read more »

Oil is Cheap: Will Private Jet Access Take Off?

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The short answer is maybe. With the price of Jet A oil, one of the most commonly-used private jet fuels, falling by 9.5 % in the last twelve months, we could start to see the prices for private charter companies start to shift. The price for U.S. crude oil plummeted to $46 per barrel in… Read more »

What Burglars Can Teach Us about Network Security

network security

A little more than a decade ago, three famous paintings were on display at the Whitworth Gallery, an art museum in Manchester, England. Since the works of Gauguin, Picasso, and Van Gogh were valued at about $8 million, they were heavily protected by security guards and electronic systems. Guards patrolled the gallery. Alarms were set… Read more »

New Tech is Changing Lives for the Visually Impaired

vision correction

As tech moves forward, dead ends that previously seemed to block advancement can be circumnavigated to find new solutions – even ones that previously seemed impossible.  Visual issues affect many people in the world. Whether it’s because of age or because we don’t take care of them properly, at some point a lot of us are going… Read more »

10 iOS Apps You Can’t Get on Android


Presently there are more than one million apps in Apple’s App Store and according to Forrester Research, app sales will reach $100 billion by 2020. When it comes to a mobile operating system, Android is undoubtedly the most popular one in the world. But the best apps hit the iOS marketplace first, and Android ends up waiting for… Read more »

Bitcoin to Get its First Licensed US Exchange


Despite the reported price crash of Bitcoin, this crypto-currency remains strong, and there are several reasons to pay attention to it. Recently, on his Reddit’s AMA, Bill Gates stated that he supports Bitcoin, and now, Bitcoin has its own exchange. Coinbase, the Bitcoin wallet and exchange service headquartered in San Francisco, California, has announced the inauguration… Read more »

5 Must-Have Tools for Ecommerce Success in 2015


Consumer demands from brands and businesses change with every technological disruption, whether it is noticeable or not. Each year brings in a new set of opportunities and challenges. An ecommerce site, therefore, needs to be always prepared to change, upgrade, or even revamp (if required) in order to experience continued success and meet consumer expectations…. Read more »

6 Writing Mistakes That Won’t Get You Published Online

6 Writing Mistakes That Won't Get You Published

Let’s all get real here: not everyone can write great prose like Charles Dickens or George Orwell. We’ll probably never get into any of those guys’ leagues, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up on writing just yet. If anything, you should keep on writing. However, there are writing mistakes that you need… Read more »

3 Ways Social Network Use Can Be Positive at Work

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It is common for people to think that social network use in the office is wrong because it will distract employees from their duties. While this can be true in some cases, there are some situations where they can actually be (very) positive for the work’s journey and even bring improved results. Some social networks are… Read more »

Digital Video Needs to Adapt to Current Consumer Behavior

Digital Video Needs to Adapt to Current Consumer Behavior

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re sitting around with some friends and someone asks the group if they saw [insert television event]. Chances are someone hasn’t, so they search for the clip online and watch it. There’s a Constant Increase in Digital Video Consumption This scenario, or ones like it, has played out billions… Read more »

Bottles Waiting Taps Billion Dollar US Nightclub Industry

Bottles Waiting

I always knew the nightclub service industry was big, but I didn’t know it’s a multi-billion dollar economy within the US, per year. Las Vegas itself is one of the biggest centerpieces of the industry and they haul in $1.5 billion each year alone; some clubs hit around $75 million individually. There are people out… Read more »

How Mark Zuckerberg Started Facebook [Infographic]

Mark Zuckerberg

2014 was a great year for Facebook. For the seventh straight quarter, the social network company topped Wall Street profit and revenue forecasts as it won even more mobile advertising revenue, according to USA Today. More than two-thirds of Facebook advertising revenue now comes from mobile adds. Furthermore, Facebook continues to bring in an impressive number… Read more »

In Internet Commenters We Trust (Over Scientists)

In Internet Commenters We Trust (Over Scientists)

Despite the many years through which our species has evolved into our current, overall smarter selves, it seems that we may not actually be as smart as we think; indeed, some of use may even be convinced that the popular notion from the scientific community on the issue of human evolution is itself a complete farce – a… Read more »