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  • Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant.

    Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant.

    Five percent of Americans have resisted the siren song of cat listicles and hashtags. Specifically, they think the Internet is “irrelevant,” to use words of Pew, which just released a report on the demographic of Americans without Internet. In total, 15% of Americans don’t go online for a variety of reasons. By far the largest reason is that it’s a “waste of… Read More

  • Survey: Most Developers Now Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development

    Survey: Most Developers Now Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development

    According to a new survey commissioned by Telerik’s Kendo UI, the majority of developers now prefer to work with HTML5 instead of native apps for their cross-platform development. Half of the 5,000 developers surveyed in the company’s 2013 Global Developer Survey also said that they developed apps using HTML5 in 2012 and 90% of them plan to do so in 2013. Only 15% of developers said… Read More

  • Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops

    Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops

    It's no secret that most of us put more stock in the recommendations we get from friends than traditional forms of advertising. What's interesting, though, is that while most consumers also increasingly trust online reviews and ads, trust in paid advertising on television, magazines and newspapers has been declining pretty rapidly. The latest data from Nielsen's Global Trust in Advertising SurveyRead More

  • Facebook Wins “Worst API” in Developer Survey

    Facebook Wins “Worst API” in Developer Survey

    A survey of over 100 developers, previously posted here on Hacker News, aimed to determine which external APIs were the most difficult to integrate into developers' projects. The winner...or rather, the loser? Facebook. Developers mentioned the Facebook API the most in terms having bugs, poor documentation, never-ending API changes, slow response times, and other headaches. The Google APIs were… Read More

  • Study Shows People Are Clueless About Energy Savings – Here's What Actually Works.

    Study Shows People Are Clueless About Energy Savings – Here's What Actually Works.

    Quick, name one of the best things you can do to save energy at home. If you said "turning off the lights," you'd be wrong. But you are not alone, most Americans say the same thing. A new survey shows most people have misconceptions about what works best to save energy. Keeping lights off isn’t a bad idea in itself, but it has significantly less impact than swapping out the bulbs for more… Read More

  • Direct Deposit Makes Greenbacks Even Greener

    Direct Deposit Makes Greenbacks Even Greener

    Kermit the Frog once sang about the woes of being green, but the tune could be different for businesses. One simple way to be green is to pay employees using direct deposit. A company with 300 employees issuing paychecks every other week only via direct deposit would save 121 pounds of paper, 1,159 gallons of wastewater and 45 gallons of gas annually. Getting rid of paper paychecks would… Read More

  • Please take our survey

    Please take our survey

    Good morrow, friends! The west wind blows mighty today and brings portends of great joy! 'Tis the time for our first reader survey and we could totally use your help. Please go right here and fill it in. That's all. We're not running a contest or a giveaway just because we don't want a bunch of random answers so, out of the kindness of your own heart, please pop over. Read More

  • 2008 People's Choice survey: Mid-week results

    2008 People's Choice survey: Mid-week results

    Well, it seems you guys really like Firefox, the Tivo HD XL, and long walks on the beach. I’ve been going over the results so far and you have been a busy bunch, offering opinion after opinion and excoriating a few devices that deserve a good shellacking. Here’s what we know so far: Read More

  • 48% of U.S. drivers age 18 to 24 admit to texting while driving

    48% of U.S. drivers age 18 to 24 admit to texting while driving

    According to a new survey by FindLaw, nearly half of U.S. drivers between 18 and 24 say they have sent a text message, IM or e-mail while driving. But, thankfully, less than 2% of drivers age 55 and over admitted to the same multitasking urge. FindLaw broke its survey results down by age group: 48% of those 18 to 24 admitted to texting while driving 27% of 25-34 year-olds 19% of 35-44 year-olds… Read More

  • ABI says consumers giving Blu-ray players the shifty eye

    ABI says consumers giving Blu-ray players the shifty eye

    In its latest report, ABI Research said that consumers were reluctant to commit to Blu-ray players, saying they just weren’t sure they could settle down right now. Over half of the 1000 survey respondents said they had “other priorities” than buying a Blu-ray player, of the 23% that said they were pretty likely to go Blu-ray, but needed more time, like maybe a year. ABI Research… Read More

 
  • Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    A recent survey by Swedish computer magazine PC för Alla, (PC for Everyone) reportedly found that women get more frustrated than men over just about every aspect of computers and using the Web. While many women could say they find men more frustrating than computers, since we don’t speak Swedish its unclear whether the magazine included that question. Here’s Pingdom’s breakdown… Read More

  • iPhone ranked No. 1 in Japanese smartphone survey, Blackberry last

    iPhone ranked No. 1 in Japanese smartphone survey, Blackberry last

    The iPhone will debut in Japan, one of the world’s biggest telecommunications markets, on July 11th and people here seem to be pretty excited about it already. In a recent survey on the popularity of smartphones in Japan, 57.9% of all respondents replied they are interested in the Apple model the most. The Blackberry ranked 6th (and last) with just 8.8%. Details can be found here (in… Read More

  • Apple, Toshiba and Canon most popular Tech brands in Japan

    Apple, Toshiba and Canon most popular Tech brands in Japan

    Apple, Toshiba and Canon ranked highest in an Internet survey conducted among over 40,000 Japanese consumers older than 16 years between October 2007 and March 2008. The results (based on customer satisfaction) were released yesterday by marketing research company GfK Marketing Services Japan. People in this country gave excellent grades to Apple in the field of laptops, desktop PCs and –… Read More

  • 89% Of America Wants To Ban Texting While Driving

    89% Of America Wants To Ban Texting While Driving

    TEXTING + DRIVING = DEAD MOOSE Driving while talking on your cellphone may have risks involved, but it’s still possible to do it safely via one way or another. However, when it comes to texting and driving, that’s just a bad mix no matter how you look at it. My roommate texts and drives all the time, even when he’s doing 80MPH down the BQE. It kind of freaks me out and I just… Read More

  • iChat For The iPhone Could Be Coming Soon

    iChat For The iPhone Could Be Coming Soon

    iPhone users were greeted with a survey over the weekend asking how they liked the amazingly fast EDGE service, which isn’t surprising since the iPhone has been on the market for a little over a week. Now this is all speculation and a possible flub on AT&T’s part, which shouldn’t be ruled out because it happens, but iChat was included in the list of services that run on the… Read More

  • Looks Like The iPhone Needs Some Pizzazz

    Looks Like The iPhone Needs Some Pizzazz

    I’m sure plenty of you are still excited about the iPhone, but when the end of June rolls around, will you buy one? It’s not looking likely according to a recent Markitecture poll. Out of 1300 people surveyed, only 6% said they were “likely to purchase the iPhone” when it comes out. The reason? Mostly the price and having to deal with a contract/specific carrier. Ouch! Read More

  • iPhone Too 'Spensive For Consumers

    iPhone Too 'Spensive For Consumers

    Looks like Apple may be in for some decreased sales come the release of the iPhone. According to a recent survey done with 379 people, the price of the iPhone is too expensive for most people’s tastes. In fact, only 1% of those surveyed said they’d shell out $500 for an iPhone. 42% said they’d pay $200 to $299, while 60% said they’d switch their carrier to get their hands… Read More

  • 1 in 8 Dudes Would Rather Have A Gadget Than A Chick

    1 in 8 Dudes Would Rather Have A Gadget Than A Chick

    Conducted by some group called GFK NOP, a bunch of people were interviewed on whether or not they’d swap love for gadgets. Well it turns out that us guys are total bastards after all (big surprise there)! 1 in 8 men said they would lose the girl in favor of a sweet gadget like an iPhone, widescreen TV set, or fridge freezer. Overall, 13% of the men surveyed wanted gadgets over girls while… Read More

  • Survey Reminder

    Survey Reminder

    I know most of you have filled out our advertising survey, so I apologize for flogging this thing so strongly. Nevertheless, for the few of you out there just tuning in, or those who haven’t gotten around to it yet, please follow the link and fill it out. It’ll take just a few minutes and will help us to improve the site all around. Thanks for your time! Survey! Read More

  • The Survey

    The Survey

    Greetings all, I just wanted to chime in with a quick reminder about our advertising survey. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to complete the survey so that we can better understand the needs of you, our readers. Thanks. Read More