There’s a pretty adventurous idea out there for an online community where consumers can connect directly with electronics manufacturers to pre-order product and provide feedback to product managers, marketers and designers as early adopters of product. It’s called Prelaunch, and it, um, launched at CES this year. Originally, the site, which looks a lot like its spiritual brethren Kickstarter, offered special pre-launch prices on upcoming products to individuals. Now the site has introduced “crowd discounts.”
eBay is urging users to change their passwords following a security breach weeks ago. The online marketplace says that a cyberattack was made possible after hackers infiltrated a few employee computers. The attack only affects a database that includes personal rather than financial information, though encrypted passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, etc are at-risk.
The Bitcoin world is trying not to panic at the news popular Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox has abruptly disappeared. Two weeks ago they halted withdrawals due to what they called “technical issues” regarding suspicious activity. Then on Sunday the company’s CEO Mark Karpeles quit the board of the Bitcoin foundation and all of Mt. Gox’s tweets were deleted.
Things certainly have changed quickly over the past few years, as technology and gadgets have pervaded so many aspects of our daily lives. As such, a recent nationwide survey has shown that women strongly prefer amorous relationships with gadget-obsessed males over the gym-obsessed ones.
Every once in awhile we come across those people who seem to have done so much in their life, especially for their (relatively) young age. Grandiose experiences such as trips to other countries, base jumping, or swimming with dolphins tend to gather oohs and aahs from the listening audience. But if you talk longer and more »
Although 3D printing has been out for quite some time, it has only recently started to become more affordable and accessible to the common consumer. We saw some great projects launch and succeed in 2013, so 2014 might be where 3D printing hits a new stride.
Mark Zuckerburg just won’t end his shopping spree for new startups. Facebook recently acquired an India-based technology start-up Little Eye Labs. The latter is a known developer of tools for Android app developers.
Alright, I know that sounds bad but hear me out! It could be worse…I could be advising you to have a baby just to get Amazon discounts, and that’s not the case. So what exactly am I talking about? Good question, mystery reader!
There are a ho-ho-whole lot more options for keeping tabs on the Big Man’s whereabouts this year.
No doubt that Twitter has been revolutionary. I remember signing up for the micro-blogging website more than five years ago and I haven’t stopped ‘tweeting’ since then. Between Facebook and Twitter, I prefer the latter because of its ease of use and you know how Facebook posts can be annoying.
We’re all guilty of it to some degree or another. There is something about human nature that allows us to witness tragic events happen to people all around us, yet somehow we maintain the belief that it could never happen to us. Until it does. It’s been over a year and a half since my more »
Do you have a few Facebook friends you really don’t like but just can’t bring yourself to unfriend? According to a newly released British study, you’re not alone. The study surveyed 2,683 people and found that 34-percent said they had friends they really don’t like but are reluctant to unfriend. Why? 58-percent said because of more »