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Tresorit: The Encrypted Dropbox Alternative

Online storage services seem like a must, especially if you’ve ever suffered from a local hard drive failure. These services will help you back up a number of items from your computers, so that you can access them from anywhere and in the event that a computer fails, you’ll have an offsite backup.

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Chinese Man Dies After 40-Hour Gaming Marathon

Actually, I’m kind of surprised that there aren’t more deaths caused by compulsive gaming. Just like anything else, you can become completely addicted to games if you’re not careful. That’s something that potentially led to the death of a Chinese man, who dropped dead during a marathon gaming session.

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Father Hired In-Game Assassins to Save Son from Gaming Obsession

MMORPGs and other kinds of online games can take over your life, if you’re not careful. Just like most things, there’s something to be said about moderation. In order to save his son from his growing gaming addiction, a father in China decided to take matters into his virtual hands – hiring some online hitmen to go after his son’s character.

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Pros and Cons: 5 Cloud Storage Options

cloud storage 101212.jpgIf you’re looking for a secure way of storing your data offsite, cloud storage is your best bet. These services allow users to store massive amounts of data online, and easily access the data from anywhere. Some services are very easy to use, while others are less user-friendly. Here, we weigh the pros and cons of 5 different options.

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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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Spending Time Online Lowers Self-Control and is Linked to Higher Debt

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People tend to have less self-control when dealing with online problems and issues, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, message boards or websites. They tend to say things that would never be said face to face. Anonymity seems to be a powerful force, but many websites no longer allow this since sites like Facebook usually connect comments directly with a profile.

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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

Mass Social Networking Study Indicates Influence of Close Friends Augmented Voter Participation

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According to a new study, 340,000 extra people turned out to vote in the 2010 US congressional elections because of a single-election day Facebook message. Researchers ran an experiment involving 61 million users of the social network.

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The Totem Pole of Communication

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Like many viewers, who saw HBO’s Girls last week, one of the most intriguing parts of the show was when a girl instructed her friend on the totem pole of chat. That term has been in my mind for the last week or so and I’ve spent time thinking about the idea. In our modern connected society, communication has evolved significantly, which is something that a lot of people have trouble grasping. It’s no longer the difference between snail mail and email, but the vast different ways that people of all ages communicate these days, from texts, messaging systems, and life streams.

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5 Ways Smartphones Change Lives

phone33012.jpgLast week, after having had the same phone for the last few years, I went to a local mobile carrier and purchased a brand new iPhone 4S. This is my first smartphone and here are the ways that it has changed my life.

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