Posts Tagged 'internet'

Multiple Media Use Linked to Depression & Anxiety

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In a new report published this week by Michigan State University’s psychology department, researchers found evidence that using multiple forms of media at the same time is linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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American Online News Consumption Finally Surpasses Radio & Print

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The conclusion of Pew Research Center’s latest study is that a new generation of consumers is getting their news from online sources, and no longer relies on radio or print. Even television is increasingly vulnerable.

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How To Deal When Your Internet is Down

partly offline 091412.jpgOver the last two days, I’ve been experiencing problems with my ISP. Since I do a lot of work online, and usually my computer is running 24/7, it was somewhat shocking to realize that I had no longer easy Internet access. However, since this has happened, I’ve still been able to remain productive and spend less time online, which is a good thing in my book. More

Optical Computer Memory Chips Could Ease Internet Traffic

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All-optical routers managing Internet traffic would be much more energy efficient than what we have today, but their development has been hindered by the lack of optical memory devices. Researchers have developed this kind of device, which could pave the way to a faster and more energy-efficient Internet.

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Asahi Vending Machines Now Dispense Free Wi-Fi and Beer!

It always annoys me when I’m stuck outside with my laptop trying to find a Wi-Fi network. Luckily where I am here in Taipei, there’s city-wide free Wi-Fi, so that’s never been a problem. It looks like it probably isn’t a problem in Japan either, because Asahi’s vending machines will now act as free Wi-Fi hotspots, where people can use the web without having  to register or log in.

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The Streisand Effect

The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.

 

Taking Time Outs From Social Apps to Be More Productive

120710_rg_StayingUnplggd_01.jpgWhile social networking is a great tool for many different reasons, it’s not always easy to be remain productive while you’ve got Facebook and Twitter running. We’ve found that constantly checking up on social networking feeds can actually be counterproductive. There are some easy ways to get around this in order to stay productive, especially when you spend time in front of a computer.

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Justin Smith on the Internet

Great essay on the effect on the Internet by Justin E. Smith over at 3QD.

Can You Live Without An Internet Connection At Home?

110110_rg_LiveWithoutInternet_01.jpgEven after you’ve canceled a lot of your monthly bills, like cable and the landline, there’s still the Internet connection. Can you easily live without one? It all depends on what exactly you do, but in modern times, it’s really hard to imagine living without high-speed Internet at home.

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Cutting Down Online Stresses With Time Management

102210_rg_DangersofFacebook_01.jpgIs social networking bringing you down? Are you getting tired of checking up on all of your Facebook “friends”? Then maybe it’s time to cut down on your online Facebook time by managing your stress and social networking by spending less time on those sites. Being connected 24/7 is slowly becoming a reality for everyone with a smart phone and an Internet connection.

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